WELCOME TO ARMSTRONG HIGH SCHOOL – HOME OF THE FALCONS!
Armstrong High School offers a variety of extra and co-curricular activities designed to meet the interests of the students.
A function of the extra and co-curricular program is to promote lifelong personal growth and development. Student participation in the extra and co-curricular program can encourage individual development by providing opportunities for leadership, sportsmanship, fellowship, teamwork, commitment to goal achievement, character building, communication skills, competition and school pride.
Through their involvement in the program students are expected to improve their decision-making processes, develop self-discipline and self-esteem, respect individual differences, and promote a healthy attitude toward addressing challenges. Opportunities for activities include a wide variety of alternatives offered on an ongoing basis and additional activities which become available throughout the school year.
The Armstrong Falcons compete in the Northwest Suburban Conference. The athletic teams, debate, speech, one-act play, visual arts and music are registered with the Minnesota State High School League. Students are encouraged to become active in a variety of activities while attending Armstrong High School.
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How to Register:
All participants in athletic programs at Armstrong High School must be fully registered prior to the athlete's first practice and/or tryout. Registration forms can be picked up at the Armstrong Activities Office after August 1st or downloaded from our website. Registration forms and participation fees can be returned to the Activities Office beginning the first week of August. Office hours are 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Click here to download the ATHLETIC REGISTRATION FORM or ACTIVITY REGISTRATION FORM. These forms must be completed once per school year.
An Emergency Card must be completed each season of participation. Click here to download the ACTIVITY EMERGENCY CARD.
Athletes must provide proof of a sports qualifying physical exam, done within three calendar years, prior to the first day of practice. Check with the athletic secretary or the school nurse to confirm that a current physical is on file before the sports practice season starts. If the student does not have a copy of a sports qualifying physical on file with the school nurse, the parent/guardian should call their doctor/clinic and get a copy. If the doctor's office needs a form to fill out, a copy of our physical exam form may be picked up in the athletic office or downloaded from the Armstrong website. If the student has not had a physical in the last three years, then the student must get a physical. It is a Minnesota State High School League rule that all students participating in sports must have a current up-to-date physical on file with the school at the time of registration. (The physical must state whether the student is able to participate in sports.) Click here to download the HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM.
A student-athlete who has transferred to Armstrong High School during their high school career, is moving into the school district, or is a foreign exchange student should register in person accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Middle School students will be allowed to participate in activities at the high school level only if the sport is not available at the middles school or if they will be playing at the junior varsity or varsity level of competition. Middle school students will not be allowed to play at the 9th or 10th grade levels. Students will not be allowed to leave school early for high school team practices. Click here to download the required MIDDLE SCHOOL PARTICIPATION FORM.
- There will be no exceptions to the sports qualifying physical examination requirement.
- Paperwork must be turned in to the Armstrong Activities Office. Please do not bring paperwork to your first practice and/or tryout or the Armstrong main office.
- Refunds will be given if your son/daughter does not make the team.
- Make sure the doctor signs and dates your physical before leaving the doctor's office.
- 7-8 grade students participating in 7-12 programs (Cross Country, Swim and Dive, Adapted sports, Nordic and Alpine Skiing) must register through the Armstrong Activities Office.
- All students involved in our extracurricular activities must meet academic criteria to participate.