Athletics

ATHLETICS

New Heights Charter School is proud of our strong and historically successful athletic program.  Utilizing the research-based SPARKS and PlayWorks program, students engage in daily physical education aimed at increasing students’ endurance, flexibility, strength, and teamwork.

From grades TK-8, this program inspires students to pursue competitive team sports, which further friendships, build character on and off the field, and promote school and individual pride.

The following teams are currently part of the after school Athletic Program: Girls’ & Boys’ Basketball, Coed Flag Football, Girls’ & Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Volleyball, and Coed T-Ball and Baseball.

New Heights is a proud member of the City of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Leagues which allows us to field as many teams as we can.  The upper school athletic program provides student athletes the opportunity to compete at high levels. Our athletic program seeks to teach sportsmanship, leadership and character as well as skills and strategy.

New Heights Charter School teams have won many honors including:

  • Baseball / T-Ball Championships: 2010 Rancho Park, 2011 Rancho Park, 2012 Exposition Center, 2015 Rancho Park, 2017 Rancho Park
  • Soccer Girls’ Championship: 2010 Exposition Center
  • Flag Football Championship: 2010-11 Minor Division Exposition Center
  • Basketball Championships: 2011 Girls Exposition Center, 2010, 11, and 12 Pee-Wee Division Crenshaw YMCA, 2010, 11, 12 Major Division Crenshaw YMCA, 2011 Boys Minor Division Exposition Center, and 2011 and 12 Boys Major Division Exposition Center, 2014 Expo Center, 
  • Volleyball Championships: 2016 Expo Center

In addition to competitive sports, students at the Transitional Kinder/Kinder – Second Grade level children have the opportunity to participate in the dynamic Imagination Playground.  Through a grant from the KaBoom Foundation, students work on their design skills, physical coordination, initial understanding of physics, and teamwork.  The Imagination Playground – a playground with lots of loose parts for children to create their own play spaces – allows students the freedom to engage in creative, free play in a safe environment.

At the Upper Campus, swimming lessons are offered to boys and girls once a week though the Afterschool program.