Athletics at APA
Athletics play an integral part in the life of the Arendell Parrott Academy student body with over 80 percent of students in grades 7-12 participating in one or more sports. Students find ways to participate in the athletic program as players, cheerleaders, managers, statisticians, or film assistants. Through practice and competition, students develop group spirit, enhance individual physical skills, and engender "Patriot Pride."
The campus has fields for football, soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, and field hockey. Six tennis courts are used for practices and matches. Ellis-Simon Gymnasium at the Donald L. Henson, Sr. Sports Complex has locker facilities for boys and girls, and a college-sized basketball court. The Monk Austin Student Activity Center has two additional locker rooms and a basketball court for practice and Middle School basketball games. The Minges Field House provides four additional locker rooms. The state-of-the-art Lee Fitness Center houses equipment and free weights. The cross country team uses a practice course on campus. Our partnership with the Woodmen of the World provides our swim team the opportunity to practice and hold meets at that facility.
The Academy is a member of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA), which offers opportunities for competition against other private and independent schools from across the state. Regionally, the school is affiliated with the Colonial Carolina Conference (CCC) for eight-man football and the Coastal Rivers Conference (CRC) for most other sports. Membership in these organizations ensures the Academy is maintaining an athletic program of the highest quality.
Support is a core component of Arendell Parrott Academy's athletic tradition. Parental support is an integral and necessary part of our athletic success. We strongly encourage our parents to join the Patriot Club, our booster club.