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Mission Statement

The mission of the Arkansas Activities Association is to promote the value of participation in interscholastic activities in the AAA member schools and to provide services to the schools in a fair and impartial manner while assisting and supporting their efforts to develop thinking, productive and prepared individuals as they become positive, contributing citizens modeling the democratic principles of our state and nation.


More specifically the main purposes of the association shall be to:

A.    Promote the educational values inherent in interscholastic activities that contribute to the accepted aims of education while avoiding interference with the educational goals of the school.

B.    Ensure that interscholastic activities shall remain an integral part of the educational program as they provide opportunities for youth to acquire worthwhile knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

C.    Promote an understanding that participation in interscholastic activities is a privilege accorded to those who meet the adopted criteria.

D.    Foster a cooperative spirit of good sportsmanship on the part of the school representatives, school patrons, and students.

E.    Support opportunities for students to experience the benefits that are derived from teamwork, developing a sense of fair play and accomplishment. Promote an understanding and appreciation that rules, consistently applied, create order and discipline.

F.    Provide standard and consistent interpretations of the rules of the association as adopted by the member schools or authorized by the Board of Directors.

G.    Conduct championship events by the procedures adopted by the schools in a thorough and impartial manner.

H.    Prevent exploitation of youth by special interest groups.

I.    Develop standards of officiating and adjudicating to ensure greater statewide consistency and quality.