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Class Act Schools

The CIAC commends the schools listed below for voluntarily committing to follow the Class Act School standards and promote sound sportsmanship principles in our schools.

Schools can voluntarily opt-in as Class Act Schools via the Online Eligibility Center

CAS-CIAC has also created a new Student Athletic Advisory Board, to empower students to promote good sportsmanship within their leagues and address other issues regarding athletics.

Click on the “SAAB” tab on this page for more info.

Berkshire League

Housatonic Valley Reg. High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 7, 2018
Principal:Ian Strever
Athletic Director:Anne Macneil
Student Leader:TBA
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Lakeview High School
Class Act Commitment Date: August 31, 2021
Principal:Mr. Michael Pascento
Athletic Director:Kyle Weaver
Student Leader:Jeremina Prenoveau
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Lakeview High School
Class Act Commitment Date: August 31, 2021
Principal:Mr. Michael Pascento
Athletic Director:Mary Stolle
Student Leader:Jeremina Prenoveau
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Lakeview High School
Class Act Commitment Date: August 31, 2021
Principal:Sabin Loveland
Athletic Director:Kyle Weaver
Student Leader:Jeremina Prenoveau
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Lakeview High School
Class Act Commitment Date: August 31, 2021
Principal:Sabin Loveland
Athletic Director:Mary Stolle
Student Leader:Jeremina Prenoveau
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Nonnewaug High School
Class Act Commitment Date: January 20, 2017
Principal:Mr. Mykal Kuslis
Athletic Director:Declan Curtin
Student Leader:Mia Higgins
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Northwestern Regional High School
Class Act Commitment Date: October 13, 2018
Principal:Gary Franklin
Athletic Director:Fred Williams
Student Leader:TBA
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Shepaug Valley School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Donald Schels
Athletic Director:Matthew Perachi
Student Leader:Alan Stinson
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The Gilbert School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Deb Lewis
Athletic Director:Josh Penn
Student Leader:Liz Wexler
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Thomaston High School
Class Act Commitment Date: October 12, 2023
Principal:Cristina Kingsbury
Athletic Director:Michael Watson
Student Leader:Nicole Decker
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Capitol Region Athletic League

Academy of Aerospace and Engineering
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Adam Johnson
Athletic Director:Jonathan Winer
Student Leader:Zach Krar
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Academy of Computer Science and Engineering
Class Act Commitment Date: November 18, 2016
Principal:Greg Carter
Athletic Director:Jonathan Winer
Student Leader:Zuleydy Torres
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Academy of International Studies
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Yesenia Hernandez
Athletic Director:Jonathan Winer
Student Leader:Ariana Hussain
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Academy of Science and Innovation
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Karen Mooney
Athletic Director:Jonathan Winer
Student Leader:Niara Largent
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Achievement First Hartford High School
Class Act Commitment Date: September 16, 2018
Principal:Ben Cruz
Athletic Director:Tauren Minnifield
Student Leader:Makhi Buckly
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Bulkeley High School
Class Act Commitment Date: October 19, 2021
Principal:Matthew Espinosa
Athletic Director:Diane Callis
Student Leader:Jenascia Weir
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Capital Preparatory Magnet School
Class Act Commitment Date: April 13, 2020
Principal:Dr. Kitsia Ferguson
Athletic Director:Dr. Lauren Davern
Student Leader:TBD
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Classical Magnet School
Class Act Commitment Date: January 17, 2020
Principal:Bethany Sullivan
Athletic Director:Melissa Yennie StJuste
Student Leader:Mathew Rivera
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Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy
Class Act Commitment Date: November 8, 2021
Principal:Richard Quinn
Athletic Director:Adam Leonard
Student Leader:Ashley Walters
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Parish Hill Middle-High School
Class Act Commitment Date: September 27, 2018
Principal:Brian Tedeschi
Athletic Director:John Krot
Student Leader:Ethan Jacobson
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University High School of Science and Engineering
Class Act Commitment Date: September 19, 2018
Principal:Sean Tomany
Athletic Director:Anthony Mucciaro
Student Leader:Travis Brown
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Weaver High School
Class Act Commitment Date: January 16, 2020
Principal:Glynis Richardson
Athletic Director:Sterling Scanlon
Student Leader:Norjae Brown
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Central Connecticut Conference

Avon High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 6, 2017
Principal:Dr. Stephanie Lockhart
Athletic Director:Tim Filon
Student Leader:Carly Smithberger
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Berlin High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Katie Amenta
Athletic Director:David A. Francalangia
Student Leader:Amy Kuckel
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Bloomfield High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Daniel Moleti
Athletic Director:Allison Borowski
Student Leader:Tanae Spears
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Bristol Central High School
Class Act Commitment Date: September 26, 2017
Principal:Mr. Peter L. Wininger
Athletic Director:Cera Galluzzo
Student Leader:Student One
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Bristol Eastern High School
Class Act Commitment Date: July 21, 2023
Principal:Michael Higgins
Athletic Director:Cera Galluzzo
Student Leader:Student One
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East Catholic High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Sean Brennan
Athletic Director:Jon Dahlquist
Student Leader:Tito Pasqualoni
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East Hartford High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 5, 2022
Principal:Matt Ryan
Athletic Director:Clevens St Juste
Student Leader:Darryl Young
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Enfield High School
Class Act Commitment Date: April 4, 2019
Principal:Erin Clark
Athletic Director:Cory O'Connell
Student Leader:Cameron Carlin
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Farmington High School
Class Act Commitment Date: August 3, 2023
Principal:Russ Crist
Athletic Director:Matt Martorelli
Student Leader:TBA
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Francis T. Maloney High School
Class Act Commitment Date: April 24, 2023
Principal:Jennifer Straub
Athletic Director:Zenaida Vazquez
Student Leader:Bria Benigni
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Glastonbury High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Dr. Nancy Bean
Athletic Director:Trish Witkin, CMAA
Student Leader:TBD
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Hartford Public High School
Class Act Commitment Date: October 3, 2023
Principal:Ms. Flora Padro
Athletic Director:Frank Giannini
Student Leader:Givanni Perry
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Lewis Mills High School
Class Act Commitment Date: October 23, 2017
Principal:Chris Rau
Athletic Director:Jay Pelchar
Student Leader:TBD
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Manchester High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 14, 2018
Principal:Katelyn Miner
Athletic Director:Lindsey Boutilier
Student Leader:Colin Zorger
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Middletown High School
Class Act Commitment Date: January 27, 2017
Principal:Dr. Dawn Brooks
Athletic Director:Elisha De Jesus
Student Leader:Karly Koski
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New Britain High School
Class Act Commitment Date: May 15, 2020
Principal:Damon Pearce
Athletic Director:Lisa Kawecki
Student Leader:Denzell Barnett
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Newington High School
Class Act Commitment Date: September 28, 2018
Principal:Ms. Terra Tigno
Athletic Director:Christopher Meyers
Student Leader:Ava Johnson
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Northwest Catholic High School
Class Act Commitment Date: October 27, 2021
Principal:Jennifer Montoney
Athletic Director:Ashley Mara
Student Leader:Emily Nicholas
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O.H. Platt High School
Class Act Commitment Date: February 26, 2021
Principal:Daniel Corsetti
Athletic Director:Patricia Wodatch
Student Leader:Anthony Nimani
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Plainville High School
Class Act Commitment Date: January 19, 2017
Principal:Jennifer DeLorenzo
Athletic Director:Mark Fritz
Student Leader:Nick Costantini
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RHAM High School
Class Act Commitment Date: July 24, 2023
Principal:Dr. Penny Brysgel
Athletic Director:Dan Trudeau
Student Leader:Paul Busa
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Rocky Hill High School
Class Act Commitment Date: September 20, 2018
Principal:John Fote
Athletic Director:Joe Horvath
Student Leader:TBA
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Simsbury High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 18, 2016
Principal:Margaret Seidel
Athletic Director:Jeffrey Pinney
Student Leader:Steven Sparks
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Southington High School
Class Act Commitment Date: May 25, 2017
Principal:RICH AROIAN
Athletic Director:Steve Risser
Student Leader:Jeremy Mercier
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Tolland High School
Class Act Commitment Date: October 24, 2018
Principal:Thomas Poland
Athletic Director:Tim McCluskey
Student Leader:Tim Restall
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Wethersfield High School
Class Act Commitment Date: July 13, 2023
Principal:Mrs. Siobhan O'Connor
Athletic Director:Michael Maltese
Student Leader:TBA
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Windsor High School
Class Act Commitment Date: September 5, 2023
Principal:Breon Parker
Athletic Director:Christopher Fulton
Student Leader:TBA
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Connecticut Technical Conference

A.I. Prince Technical High School
Class Act Commitment Date: February 4, 2020
Principal:Daniel Mello
Athletic Director:Dennis Mercado
Student Leader:Salvatore LaPira
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Bullard-Havens Technical High School
Class Act Commitment Date: February 6, 2020
Principal:Susan Foss
Athletic Director:Amber Lewandowski
Student Leader:Nicholas Jones
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E. C. Goodwin Technical High School
Class Act Commitment Date: May 19, 2017
Principal:David Telesca
Athletic Director:Jeff Bemis
Student Leader:Megan Lukaszewski
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Eli Whitney Technical High School
Class Act Commitment Date: September 20, 2021
Principal:Joseph DiNatale
Athletic Director:Eva Esposito
Student Leader:Valerie Garcia
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Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Technical High School
Class Act Commitment Date: May 19, 2017
Principal:Mrs. Patricia M. Feeney
Athletic Director:Gregg Antoch
Student Leader:Rhema Phillips
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Emmett O'Brien Technical High School
Class Act Commitment Date: May 19, 2017
Principal:Laurie LeBouthillier
Athletic Director:Sue Schryver
Student Leader:Nathan Shulik
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H.C. Wilcox Technical High School
Class Act Commitment Date: May 31, 2018
Principal:Mrs. Stacy Butkus
Athletic Director:Steve Wodarski
Student Leader:Tatiana Gonzalez / Katie Kearney
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Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 18, 2016
Principal:Jennifer Jarmon
Athletic Director:Brooke DiFormato
Student Leader:Hayden Ferland
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Henry Abbott Technical High School
Class Act Commitment Date: May 19, 2017
Principal:Mr. Kevin Durkin
Athletic Director:Jonathan P. Nadeau
Student Leader:Sydney Rivera/Ciara Hubertus
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Howell Cheney Technical High School
Class Act Commitment Date: March 22, 2019
Principal:Charles Shooshan
Athletic Director:Adam Starvish
Student Leader:Sofia Moreno-Sanchez
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J.M. Wright Technical High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 7, 2018
Principal:Jayme Beckham
Athletic Director:Robert Kucharski
Student Leader:Kelsy Pinto
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Norwich Technical High School
Class Act Commitment Date: January 11, 2017
Principal:Don Concascia
Athletic Director:Timothy DeLucia
Student Leader:Alicia Burroughs
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Oliver Wolcott Technical High School
Class Act Commitment Date: January 10, 2017
Principal:Rich Shellman
Athletic Director:Ray Tanguay
Student Leader:Will utilize team captains until a leader is selected
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Platt Technical High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:John Ryan
Athletic Director:Victor Cooper
Student Leader:JJ Pedersen
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Vinal Technical High School
Class Act Commitment Date: September 21, 2017
Principal:Javette Giannelli-Allen
Athletic Director:Jason Bouvier
Student Leader:Mark Francis
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W.F. Kaynor Technical High School
Class Act Commitment Date: May 19, 2017
Principal:Dr. Ken Hilliard
Athletic Director:David Parillo
Student Leader:Scott Dalesio
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Windham Technical High School
Class Act Commitment Date: May 22, 2017
Principal:Eric Hilversum
Athletic Director:Elizabeth Scheff
Student Leader:Justin Graubaum
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Eastern Connecticut Conference

Bacon Academy
Class Act Commitment Date: November 30, 2017
Principal:Amy Begue
Athletic Director:Kevin Burke
Student Leader:David Fox
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East Lyme High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 30, 2017
Principal:Ms. Deb Roselli Kelly
Athletic Director:Kevin Marcoux
Student Leader:Henry Gannoe
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Griswold High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 18, 2017
Principal:Erin Palonen
Athletic Director:Stephen Cravinho
Student Leader:Mathew DePonte
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Killingly High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 6, 2016
Principal:Karen Lagace
Athletic Director:James Lackner
Student Leader:Laura Farquhar
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Ledyard High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 16, 2017
Principal:Ms. Amanda Fagan
Athletic Director:James Buonocore
Student Leader:Madison McLeod
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Lyman Memorial High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 5, 2017
Principal:Mr. James C. Apicelli
Athletic Director:Scott Elliott
Student Leader:Kate Anderson
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Montville High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 10, 2020
Principal:Mr. Robert Alves
Athletic Director:Tim Dilweg
Student Leader:Maya Hillman
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New London High School
Class Act Commitment Date: August 23, 2018
Principal:Bryan Mahon
Athletic Director:Phil Orbe
Student Leader:Kmara Royster
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Norwich Free Academy
Class Act Commitment Date: September 26, 2017
Principal:Dr. Nathan Quesnel
Athletic Director:Roy Wentworth
Student Leader:Alex Jacobik
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Plainfield High School
Class Act Commitment Date: July 10, 2023
Principal:Matthew Peel
Athletic Director:Thomas Hardy
Student Leader:Morgan Yonush
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Putnam High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 16, 2017
Principal:Heather Taylor
Athletic Director:Joe Pishka
Student Leader:Scott Davagian
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Robert E. Fitch High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Matthew Brown
Athletic Director:Marc Romano
Student Leader:Fiona Taber
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Saint Bernard School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2017
Principal:Donald Macrino
Athletic Director:Susan Griffin
Student Leader:Addy Arvidson and Jahden Murphy
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Stonington High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 6, 2017
Principal:Alicia Dawe
Athletic Director:Bryan Morrone
Student Leader:Sophia Fernholz
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The Woodstock Academy
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Mrs. Holly Singleton
Athletic Director:Sean Saucier
Student Leader:Sydney Haskins
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Tourtellotte Memorial High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 8, 2017
Principal:Kim Granato
Athletic Director:Deb Spinelli
Student Leader:Mary Steglitz
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Waterford High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 20, 2017
Principal:Mr. Kirk Samuelson
Athletic Director:Chris Landry
Student Leader:Emma Devito
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Wheeler High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 30, 2017
Principal:Mrs. Kristen St. Germain
Athletic Director:Ellen Turner
Student Leader:Deondre Bransford
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Wheeler High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 30, 2017
Principal:Mrs. Kristen St. Germain
Athletic Director:Bernadette Macca
Student Leader:Deondre Bransford
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Windham High School
Class Act Commitment Date: October 25, 2018
Principal:Pam Cavanagh
Athletic Director:Zack Konopka
Student Leader:Cecilia Hunter
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Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference

Brien McMahon High School
Class Act Commitment Date: May 5, 2017
Principal:Barbara Wood
Athletic Director:John Cross
Student Leader:Tatiana Arias
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Danbury High School
Class Act Commitment Date: August 24, 2022
Principal: Dan Donovan
Athletic Director:Chip Salvestrini
Student Leader:Mali Nepeman
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Darien High School
Class Act Commitment Date: August 4, 2022
Principal:Mrs. Ellen Dunn
Athletic Director:Chris Manfredonia
Student Leader:TBA
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Fairfield Ludlowe High School
Class Act Commitment Date: July 13, 2023
Principal:Greg Hatzis
Athletic Director:Todd Parness
Student Leader:Stuart Kagel
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Fairfield Warde High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 14, 2021
Principal:Mr. Paul Cavanna
Athletic Director:Gina DiGiacomo
Student Leader:Chris Silk
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Norwalk High School
Class Act Commitment Date: October 17, 2018
Principal:Dr. Lynne Moore
Athletic Director:Doug Marchetti
Student Leader:Jagger Opalinski, Sofia Vitti
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St. Joseph High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Mrs. Nancy DiBuono
Athletic Director:Kevin Butler
Student Leader:Sophia Jagoe-Seidl
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Stamford High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 9, 2016
Principal:Matt Forker
Athletic Director:Chris Passamano
Student Leader:Justin Wexler
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Staples High School
Class Act Commitment Date: October 2, 2018
Principal:Stafford Thomas
Athletic Director:VJ Sarullo
Student Leader:Zach Horowitz
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Trumbull High School
Class Act Commitment Date: June 10, 2023
Principal:Mr. Todd Manuel
Athletic Director:Michael King
Student Leader:Ella Peterson and Kyle Helminger
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Westhill High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 28, 2016
Principal:Mike Rinaldi
Athletic Director:Dick Cerone
Student Leader:Paige Sottosanti
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Wilton High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Dr. Robert O`Donnell
Athletic Director:Bobby Rushton
Student Leader:Brody Hess
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Independent

Warren Harding High School
Class Act Commitment Date: August 14, 2023
Principal:Vernon Thompson
Athletic Director:Amanda Parshley
Student Leader:Luisa Delgado
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Naugatuck Valley League

Derby High School
Class Act Commitment Date: September 25, 2017
Principal:Jennifer Olson
Athletic Director:Jennifer Moffat
Student Leader:Aliana Campbell
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Holy Cross High School
Class Act Commitment Date: January 9, 2017
Principal:Mr. Thomas Pompei
Athletic Director:Michael Giampetruzzi
Student Leader:Julia Mecca/ Dillon Sanzari
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John F. Kennedy High School
Class Act Commitment Date: August 17, 2023
Principal:Mr. Robert Johnston
Athletic Director:Joseph DelDebbio
Student Leader:Terrance Morrison
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Naugatuck High School
Class Act Commitment Date: June 6, 2022
Principal:John Harris
Athletic Director:Brian Mariano
Student Leader:Ava and Sophia DeFilippo
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Oxford High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 16, 2022
Principal:Anthony Hibbert
Athletic Director:Joseph Stochmal
Student Leader:Nick Cuomo
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Seymour High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Mr. James Freund
Athletic Director:Cathy Federowicz
Student Leader:Cade Klarides-Ditria
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St. Paul Catholic High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Mr, Cary Dupont
Athletic Director:David Dennehy
Student Leader:Adam Zwolinski and Jocelyn Kennedy
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Torrington High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 29, 2018
Principal:Brian Scott
Athletic Director:Michael McKenna
Student Leader:Olivia Smith
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Waterbury Career Academy High School
Class Act Commitment Date: January 10, 2023
Principal:Michael Harris
Athletic Director:Ryan McDonald
Student Leader:Janele Lawrence
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Wolcott High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 13, 2016
Principal:Walter Drewry
Athletic Director:Sara Tedesco
Student Leader:Megan Prescott
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Woodland Regional High School
Class Act Commitment Date: September 21, 2017
Principal:Kurt Ogren
Athletic Director:Chris Dailey
Student Leader:Riley Kane
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North Central Connecticut Conference

Canton High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Mr. Andrew DiPippo
Athletic Director:Kim Hirth, CMAA
Student Leader:Avery Brown
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Coventry High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Joseph Blake
Athletic Director:Patrick Cox
Student Leader:Lydia Tata
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East Granby High School
Class Act Commitment Date: July 26, 2021
Principal:Antonio DeMelo
Athletic Director:Curt Field
Student Leader:James Fagnant, Aishani Nagamalla
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East Windsor High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Allison Anderson
Athletic Director:Dean Edwards
Student Leader:TBA
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Ellington High School
Class Act Commitment Date: May 18, 2023
Principal:Mr. John Guidry
Athletic Director:Anderson Rawlins
Student Leader:Katy Murphy
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Granby Memorial High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Mike Dunn
Athletic Director:Brian Maltese
Student Leader:Lauren Roy
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Rockville High School
Class Act Commitment Date: June 25, 2021
Principal:Jason Magao
Athletic Director:Jeff Farrell
Student Leader:Kourtney Anderson
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Somers High School
Class Act Commitment Date: September 29, 2019
Principal:Mr. David Brown
Athletic Director:Scott Czerwinski
Student Leader:Grace Majowicz & Emily Lawlor
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Stafford High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Mr. Marco Pelliccia
Athletic Director:Damian Frassinelli
Student Leader:Anna Murphy & Angelina Gill
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Suffield High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 18, 2016
Principal:Carrie Apanovitch
Athletic Director:Todd Zenczak
Student Leader:Rylie Baril & Andrew Bombard
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Shoreline Conference

Coginchaug Reg. High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Mrs. Debra Stone
Athletic Director:Todd Petronio
Student Leader:Tanner Jameson
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Cromwell High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Andrew Kuckel
Athletic Director:Kelly Maher
Student Leader:Sadie Budzik
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East Hampton High School
Class Act Commitment Date: February 12, 2020
Principal:Eric Verner
Athletic Director:Shaun Russell
Student Leader:Angela Mercaldi
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Haddam Killingworth High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Donna Hayward
Athletic Director:Lynne Flint
Student Leader:Callen Powers
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Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:James Wygonik
Athletic Director:Hildie Heck
Student Leader:Ali Kyle
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Nathan Hale Ray High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 13, 2016
Principal:Mr. Chris Eckert
Athletic Director:Mike Bosworth
Student Leader:Juliana Cazassa
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North Branford High School
Class Act Commitment Date: January 3, 2017
Principal:Mr. Todd Stoeffler
Athletic Director:Lori Connelly
Student Leader:Morgan Violette
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Old Saybrook High School
Class Act Commitment Date: October 17, 2017
Principal:Mr. Joseph Anastasio
Athletic Director:Brendan Saunders
Student Leader:Michael Kapij
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Portland High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 18, 2016
Principal:Ms. Kathryn Lawson
Athletic Director:Frank Cardona
Student Leader:Grant Collins
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The Morgan School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Keri Hagness
Athletic Director:Meagan Sears
Student Leader:Alyssa LeMay
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Valley Regional High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Michael Barile
Athletic Director:Lewis Pappariella
Student Leader:Morgan Bakoledis
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Westbrook High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Ms. Tara Winch
Athletic Director:Caitlin Eichler
Student Leader:Hever Gomez
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South Western Conference

Bethel High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Chris Troetti
Athletic Director:Mark Caron
Student Leader:Brooke Lacey, Lorenzo Almonte, and Ruby Ackerman
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Brookfield High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Mr. Marc Balanda
Athletic Director:Stephen Baldwin
Student Leader:Catherine Sollose, Vanessa Greenstein, Rylee Mcgee, Sasha Gelfand, Ryan Sharpe, Courtney Sterry, Ava Wassmuth
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Bunnell High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 20, 2016
Principal:Dr. Katie Graf
Athletic Director:Wayne Thrall
Student Leader:Dardielle Exantus
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Immaculate High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Wendy Neil
Athletic Director:Nelson Mingachos
Student Leader:Isaiah payton
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Joel Barlow High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 21, 2016
Principal:Mario Almeida
Athletic Director:Michael Santangeli
Student Leader:Nicole Spinelli
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Kolbe-Cathedral High School
Class Act Commitment Date: April 24, 2018
Principal:
Athletic Director:Larry Hamilton Jr
Student Leader:Sabrina DaSilva
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Masuk High School
Class Act Commitment Date: October 3, 2017
Principal:Mr. Steven Swensen
Athletic Director:Brian Hourigan
Student Leader:Lauren Breyan and Ella Bunovsky
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New Fairfield High School
Class Act Commitment Date: January 31, 2017
Principal:James D'Amico
Athletic Director:Mark Ottusch
Student Leader:Caitlyn Rea
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New Milford High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 15, 2016
Principal:Mr. Raymond Manka
Athletic Director:Keith Lipinsky
Student Leader:Hannah Milot
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Newtown High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Kimberly Longobucco
Athletic Director:Matthew Memoli
Student Leader:Chloe O'Connell
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Notre Dame Catholic High School
Class Act Commitment Date: January 23, 2018
Principal:Mr. Christopher Cipriano
Athletic Director:John Johnson
Student Leader:Student Council President
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Pomperaug High School
Class Act Commitment Date: May 1, 2018
Principal:Paul Jones
Athletic Director:Ron Plasky
Student Leader:Erin Flanagan and Ava Amara
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Stratford High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 7, 2016
Principal:Jack Dellapiano
Athletic Director:Tony DeAngelo
Student Leader:Amanda Ogrodowicz
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Weston High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Ms. Meghan Conetta
Athletic Director:Mark Berkowitz
Student Leader:Jay Watson
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Southern Connecticut Conference

Academy of Our Lady of Mercy - Lauralton Hall
Class Act Commitment Date: January 10, 2017
Principal:Beth Coyne
Athletic Director:Chris Lindwall
Student Leader:Grace Patrignelli
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Amity Regional High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Andre Hauser
Athletic Director:Ernie Goodwin, CAA
Student Leader:Meredyth Laskowski, JC Rodriguez
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Branford High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 11, 2017
Principal:Mr. Lee Panagoulias
Athletic Director:Michael Woods
Student Leader:Melanie Sachs
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Cheshire High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 18, 2016
Principal:Dr Mary Gadd
Athletic Director:John Perosino
Student Leader:Neve Stanziale
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Daniel Hand High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 22, 2016
Principal:Anthony Salutari Jr
Athletic Director:Chris Farrell
Student Leader:Patrick Flanagan
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East Haven High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 2, 2016
Principal:Vin DeNuzzo
Athletic Director:Anthony Verderame
Student Leader:Paul Carangelo & Richard Ackom-Brew
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Fairfield College Preparatory School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 18, 2020
Principal:Tim Dee
Athletic Director:Tom Curran
Student Leader:Conner Moore
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Hamden High School
Class Act Commitment Date: August 5, 2022
Principal:Eric Jackson
Athletic Director:Tom Dyer
Student Leader:TBA
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Jonathan Law High School
Class Act Commitment Date: August 9, 2017
Principal:Bryan Darcy
Athletic Director:Tom Drew
Student Leader:2022 Fall Captains
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Joseph A. Foran High School
Class Act Commitment Date: December 22, 2016
Principal:Mr. Max Berkowitz
Athletic Director:Anthony Vitelli
Student Leader:Joe Gaetano, Zoe Fallon, Chloe Nittoly, Matt Miller
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North Haven High School
Class Act Commitment Date: January 30, 2017
Principal:Dr. Russell Dallai
Athletic Director:Steve Blumenthal
Student Leader:Mikey Brandt
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Notre Dame High School
Class Act Commitment Date: September 1, 2021
Principal:Robert Curis
Athletic Director:Jason Shea
Student Leader:Colby Faughnan
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Sheehan High School
Class Act Commitment Date: January 17, 2017
Principal:Mr. Enzo Zocco
Athletic Director:Gary Gravina
Student Leader:TBA
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Shelton High School
Class Act Commitment Date: November 17, 2016
Principal:Mrs. Kathy Riddle
Athletic Director:Scott Snell
Student Leader:TBA
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West Haven High School
Class Act Commitment Date: January 11, 2017
Principal:Mrs. Dana Paredes
Athletic Director:Joseph Morrell / Michael Anquillare
Student Leader:Taylor Alfano
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CIAC CLASS ACT PROGRAM

(Revised 3/6/2023)

The CIAC is committed to a philosophy of education based athletics. Learning to uphold the highest level of character under the pressured situations that present themselves through sports is our highest valued educational outcome in athletics. Articulating those expectations sets the direction for what we hold as most important. These Class Act Standards are set forth as a statement of what we strive to achieve and are intended to create a consistent framework for acceptable behavior from all stakeholders including participants, coaches, students, spectators and parents.

Education in athletics is a process. When individuals fall short of our ideals, we look on it as an opportunity to grow. We hope that our students will always be evolving into better versions of themselves.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A CLASS ACT SCHOOL?

When schools commit to being a Class Act School they are agreeing to strive, as well as they can manage, to achieve the standards and make the effort to follow the processes stated in this document. Class Act is not a reward program. Class Act is not a designation that the school has reached a level of sportsmanship. Class Act is a commitment to pursue these principles toward learning to be better as a school, athletic program, coach, team, parent and spectator.

The CIAC’s Class Act Schools initiative is designed to empower schools and particularly students to take ownership for all issues related to sportsmanship within the athletics department. Doing so includes striving to follow an established set of guidelines for behavior at sporting events and create a student-led group to monitor and address sportsmanship concerns within the school. The CIAC will serve as the sponsor for the program, which aims to provide a framework enabling schools to promote, encourage, and monitor positive sportsmanship within their departments.

CIAC membership has expressed that one challenge in promoting positive sportsmanship is consistency. Actions that one school might not object to are considered inappropriate at another school. By choosing to be a part of the program a school is defining what is considered acceptable actions within interscholastic athletics, and then challenging its student leaders to address concerns either within their school or with an opponent.

CLASS ACT STANDARDS

The CIAC acknowledges that the school administration is responsible for the athletic program, including making both broad and specific policies and procedures related to sportsmanship and the conduct of activities in the school. To that end, the CIAC urges each school’s Principal and Athletic Director to adopt the following sportsmanship procedures and standards for their school and to champion the “Class Act” sportsmanship program.

RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CIAC

  1. Articulate and disseminate the expectations for standards of behavior in athletics for its member schools.
  2. Provide support for the development of Class Act Programs and Class Act Councils.
  3. Support and train new Athletic Directors (along with CAAD) on the responsibilities of the athletic director and the rules of the CIAC related to sportsmanship.
  4. The CIAC Board of Control will hold schools accountable for incidents of gross misbehavior.
  5. The CIAC is not a policing or supervisory agency for its member schools.

RESPONSIBILITY OF ATHLETIC DIRECTORS

The Athletic Director is the key person in maintaining an educational atmosphere in all aspects of the school’s sports program. Most of what is described below falls within their realm of responsibility. Committing to Class Act SAVES TIME because prevention is more educational, is a more positive experience and is more efficient than resolving conflicts. Additionally, empowering students fosters a growth mindset and shares the burden of responsibility.

  1. Register as a Class Act School on the CIAC Website.
  2. Form a student-based council (“Class Act Council” or any other name that fits the school and is responsible for sportsmanship) that will assist the athletic department in overseeing the implementation of and adherence to these standards.
  3. Emphasize that all school personnel; coaches, game workers, faculty, security – follow CIAC expectations for good sportsmanship during the regular season as well as CIAC tournaments.
  4. Require that athletes and members of the student body conduct themselves in a manner that reflects positively upon your school. Any unsportsmanlike conduct on the part of students and adults is unacceptable and will be addressed with clear and appropriate measures.
  5. Articulate the “Expectations of All Spectators” to the public at sports events. (Read by PA announcers prior to each contest where a PA system is available. Post the CIAC sportsmanship standards of conduct prominently at all possible sports venues.)
  6. Require that athletes and parents/guardians, sign an acknowledgement which would show that they have read and understand the CIAC sportsmanship standards. (Through permission forms or student athletic handbook.)
  7. Disseminate the CIAC sportsmanship standards as widely as possible using whatever means are most effective at your school. Communicate during the pre-season with student-athletes, coaches and parents to review the CIAC sportsmanship standards. (This communication may take place in any format that is practical and feasible at the school.)
  8. Designate specific seating areas for students, bands, adults and visitors. (If possible, opposing student bodies should be separated.)
  9. Arrange for adequate security and supervision at contests as needed.
  10. Adhere to the CIAC guidelines for welcoming officials.
  11. Take measures to prevent fans from getting near or on the playing area and around the players benches. After the contest, prevent fans from going onto the playing area.
  12. Train coaches on the “CIAC Procedures for Coach/Official Communication”. (Include behavioral expectations for coaches during orientation, preseason meetings, the coaches handbook and reinforce these ideals frequently.)
  13. Address the first sign of negative behavior at contests immediately. Do not let comments go unchecked.

EXPECTATIONS OF ALL SPECTATORS (INCLUDING PARENTS)

  1. Adhere to the host school’s acceptable dress code at all home and away contests commensurate with classroom behavior. For CIAC tournament contests all spectators will be appropriately attired with their torso completely covered and with no visible degrading or demeaning writings/logos.
  2. Any signs must be positive in nature, reference only the school supported by the sign maker, and must be pre-approved by the athletic director of the school referenced in the sign.
  3. During outdoor sports, no air horns or horns of any kind or whistles will be used, and any other noisemakers will be allowed with the host athletic director’s approval and only be used during “dead ball” situations to celebrate good play.
  4. During indoor sports, no noise makers will be used. Pep bands are allowable at a home contest if the school provides adult supervision and the band only plays during “dead ball” situations.
  5. Spectators will cheer positively to support their team, and will not cheer negatively against the opponent. (Schools and leagues may adopt a “No Negatives, No Names, No Numbers” slogan.)
  6. Spectators will show respect for the game officials and their decisions.
  7. Spectators will show respect during the playing of the National Anthem.

RESPONSIBILITY OF LEAGUES

  1. Sportsmanship should be on the agenda at all league leadership meetings.
  2. All CIAC Leagues will encourage each of its members to be a Class Act School. Leagues may make it mandatory, as a prerequisite to its membership, that schools must be a Class Act School.
  3. Leagues are encouraged to adopt a rating system whereby each team, coach and spectator group in every sport is rated on their sportsmanship. Develop sport specific criteria from which programs can be rated.
  4. Leagues are encouraged to develop a recognition system within the league for sportsmanship.
  5. Leagues should create a format where students, coaches, and athletic directors can meet regularly to discuss sportsmanship standards, create positive programs in the league, support student leadership development, and resolve issues as they arise.
  6. Schools and Athletic Directors in the league should maintain cordial relationships and professional communication.
  7. Support other schools in their effort to maintain standards of behavior for your fans at away contests.
Adopt a pregame announcement that is made by students/captains of each team at home contests where possible.

GAME PERSONNEL/ANNOUNCERS

  1. Explain and consistently reinforce host school expectations for spectators.
  2. Remain enthusiastic but not show favoritism while making announcements, and never publicly question or criticize the players, coaches, or officials.
  3. Encourage respect for the National Anthem and remind spectators to remove caps and stand.

RESPONSIBILITY OF COACHES

  1. Exemplify high moral character, behavior and leadership, lead by example, and set a standard for players and spectators to follow both on and off the athletic arena.
  2. Teach players the rules of the game and to respect the game, and take action when athletes exhibit poor sportsmanship.
  3. Teach students to respect their opponents and not demonize their opponents.
  4. Adhere to the CIAC guidelines for coach/official communication.
  5. Be aware of the competitive balance of contests and manage the score in a manner that is sportsmanlike and respectful of opponents.
  6. Teach players about personal responsibility and character using teachable moments.
  7. Prepare your team for adverse and emotional situations that come up during their sport and how players should conduct themselves during those moments.

RESPONSIBILITY OF ATHLETES

  1. Accept the responsibility and privilege the student-athlete has in representing their school and community by learning and showing teamwork, sportsmanship and discipline in all aspects of the game.
  2. Conduct themselves responsibly during adverse or emotional situations.
  3. Demonstrate respect for self, coach, teammates, opponents, officials and spectators by exhibiting good character and conducting themselves as a positive role model.
  4. Win and lose graciously.
  5. Cheer for your team, not against your opponent.
  6. Congratulate opponents in a sincere manner following either victory or defeat.
  7. Refrain from taunting opponents.

CLASS ACT COUNCILS

  1. Hold scheduled meetings.
  2. Work with the Athletic Director and Principal to promote sportsmanship standards at your school.
  3. When necessary, work to resolve sportsmanship issues at home contests and between your school and opponents.
  4. Work to encourage parents and spectators to be accountable for their behaviors at athletics events.
  5. Class Act councils frequently create programs and special events that support sportsmanship.
  6. Consider fostering initiatives beyond athletics that create good will in your community.
  7. Consider working with captains to coordinate sportsmanship at your school including pregame music and the overall atmosphere of athletic contests.

STEPS TO FORM A CLASS ACT COUNCIL

  1. The administration or athletic director should identify a core group of student leaders to form the Class Act Council. (Schools can contact the CIAC for support in forming their Class Act Council.)
  2. The administration or athlete director will meet with these students and brainstorm ideas for the formation of the Class Act Council.
  3. The brainstorming or formation meeting can result in, but are not limited to the following**:
    • Which student athletes will be members of the Class Act Council and how will they be selected.
    • The number of students you want on your Class Act Council.
    • How often will the Class Act Council meet?
    • Determine who will take part in developing an agenda for each meeting.
    • What will be the mission statement and the initial goals of this council.
  4. Have a system for getting younger students involved as leaders. (Solicit coaches recommendations.)

* It is not necessary to use the title “Class Act Council” at your school. You can use a title that fits your school. Call it a club.

**Class Act Councils can take on other initiatives related to community service.

CAS-CIAC is excited to announce the sixth year of the Student Athletic Advisory Board. Class Act schools will continue to be able to have a statewide advisory board of students to promote good sportsmanship within their leagues and to address other issues regarding athletics. In addition, students will be able to share highlights within their leagues so that they can learn from each other and take great ideas back to their leagues. Students will continue to have a voice to educate and promote respect, teamwork, and character in all of our Class Act schools and beyond.

2024-25 Meeting Dates
• October 22, 2024
• December 17, 2024
• February 25, 2025
• April 1, 2025
• May 13, 2025

Application Process
• The SAAB will consist of 6 students from each league
• 6 students with each student representing a different “Class Act” school within the league
• Complete an application (available below)
• Write a letter of interest
• Submit 2 recommendation letters from a teacher, coach, or any staff member

Commissioners must send in selections to Cherese Miller-Odukwe at by June 12, 2024.

Please note: Student-athletes may continue to serve on the board once selected until they graduate. They DO NOT need to reapply. Only new student-athletes need to apply. It is up to the league to decide how they would like to make selections each year.


The Class Act Schools program is a school and student-driven initiative powered by the successes and sharing of our schools. This is a chance to show your work!

Share your positive sportsmanship experiences and ideas on social media using #ClassActSportsmanship on your favorite social media sites, and/or email them directly to and we will share them all on this page.

Brookfield High School has embraced the Class Act Program and continues to find ways to expand and improve the program.

Killingly High School has created the following audio clip highlighting the Class Act standards which is played before sporting events.

The Capitol Region Athletic League has a student-sponsored initiative where athletes come together before and after games and exchange bracelets stating the shared emphasis on sportsmanship


To help you promote this program in your school, we have two companies sponsoring signs and t-shirts displaying our “Class Act” logo at drastically reduced prices.

For signs and banners:
Signs on Demand LLC
777 Laurel Grove Road, Middletown, CT 06457
Phone/Fax 860-346-1720
Order Form: http://www.casciac.org/pdfs/CASign.docx

For tee shirts in school colors:
GimaSport
241 Ledyard St., Hartford, CT 06114
Phone 860-296-4441 * Fax 860-296-8423
Order Form: http://www.casciac.org/pdfs/CATees.pdf

If a school observes behavior inconsistent with the Class Act Standards, the following steps should be followed:

Note: The CIAC should be notified immediately on all matters of a serious nature.
Step 1: The school observing a behavior inconsistent with the Class Act Standards should contact the opponent directly and identify the specific incident or concern. The school receiving the concern should relay the concern/incident to the Class Act Leadership Council, address it, and reply to the school submitting the concern explaining how the concern was addressed.

Step 2: If the concern/incident was not satisfactorily addressed, the school which observed the issue initially should notify Gregg Simon at the CIAC

Student Equity Advisory Board

CAS-CIAC Student Equity Advisory Board aspires to promote inclusivity in our schools, communities, state, country and world.

PURPOSE
To bring awareness to inequity in Connecticut and collaborate on ways to enhance inclusion in schools for all students.

MISSION
To foster diversity among students, teachers, administrators, coaches and community members by promoting inclusivity, awareness, appreciation and respect for all.

MEMBERS
Consists of six students from each CIAC league in the state of Connecticut. Those members develop and implement ideas and action plans to bring to their respective leagues, schools and communities.

FOCUS
To celebrate diversity in a safe welcoming environment. We are committed to difficult conversations that will focus on actions which lead to institutional change for groups and communities that have traditionally been disadvantaged.

2024-25 Meeting Dates
• August 12, 2024 Student board orientation
• October 9, 2024
• November 6, 2024
• December 4, 2024
• February 12, 2025
• March 12 2025
• April 30, 2025
• May 21, 2025
• May 29, 2025 – Final Presentation

Application Process
• The SEAB will consist of 6 students from each league
• 6 students with each student representing a different “Class Act” school within the league
• Complete an application (available below)
• Write a letter of interest
• Submit 2 recommendation letters from a teacher, coach, or any staff member

Commissioners must send in selections to Cherese Miller-Odukwe at by June 12, 2024.

Please note: Student-athletes may continue to serve on the board once selected until they graduate. They DO NOT need to reapply. Only new student-athletes need to apply. It is up to the league to decide how they would like to make selections each year.