It has been forty-nine years since the passage of Title IX, providing women and girls with equal opportunities for athletics. Since then, participation for girls and women in sports continue to grow and improve. According to the Women’s Sports Foundation, there has been an increase of 990% participation in sports for girls at the high school level since the legislation was passed. APH is proud to be a part of that tradition and a place for women to excel in athletics.
As we approach the spring season and the formation of six varsity teams, more than half of our Penguin Hall students will be participating in sports. Our students take on every role. From team captain to club leader to peer tutor, APH students are team-players, leaders and supporters of one another. When you look at the facts, it’s easy to see why our students feel empowered:
- Nearly 75% of girls attending girls’ schools say that the experience taught them that women can accomplish anything; girls’ school graduates demonstrate more self-confidence and ambition.
- Nearly 80% of girls’ school graduates play competitive sports, and a majority play at least two or three sports.
- 83% of girls’ school graduates perceive themselves to be better prepared for college than female counterparts from co-ed high schools.
- 80% of girls from girls’ schools hold leadership positions after high school.
*Statistics from the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, including a 2000 and 2005 study conducted for NCGS by the Goodman Research Group of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Part of Penguin Hall’s mission is to empower and encourage its students in their goals, dreams, academics and overall futures.. Whether it’s being captain of the volleyball team, organizing an art gallery, cleaning up litter from a community or staying after school to help tutor a friend in homework, our students blaze their own trails, from today to tomorrow.