Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The National Federation of State High School Associations serves its members, related professional organizations and students by providing leadership for the administration of education-based interscholastic activities, which support academic achievement, good citizenship and equitable opportunities.

We Believe

  • The NFHS is the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs.
  • Interscholastic activity programs enrich each student's educational experience.
  • Participation in education-based activity programs promotes student academic achievement.
  • Student participation in interscholastic activity programs is a privilege.
  • Interscholastic participation develops good citizenship and healthy lifestyles.
  • Interscholastic activity programs foster involvement of a diverse population.
  • Interscholastic activity programs promote positive school/community relations.
  • The NFHS is the pre-eminent authority on competition rules for interscholastic activity programs.
  • National competition rules promote fair play and minimize risks for student participants.
  • Cooperation among state associations advances their individual and collective well-being.
  • Properly trained administrators/coaches/directors promote the educational mission of the interscholastic experience.
  • Properly trained officials/judges enhance interscholastic competition.