I have been on many student panels and spoken with many prospective students and parents, and I hear one question a lot:
How do you balance your time between athletics and academics?
I play lacrosse, and the commitment, like most varsity sports at UHS, is five to six days a week, rounding out to about ten to twelve hours weekly. Despite the notable commitment, I still find I have copious amounts of time to complete my work. Teachers are also very understanding and willing to give extensions if I have an away game or other conflict—and this flexibility is not limited to the school’s lacrosse season. Many of teammates and I play on one or more club teams year-round, and we often need to travel to places like San Diego, or even locations as far-flung as Philadelphia, on weekends. These sorts of travel commitments can require players to occasionally miss class in order to make flights, which means asking teachers to reschedule tests, quizzes, or papers. Though teachers are by no means obligated to accommodate students in such away, I personally have never had a teacher deny my request for an extension. To put your minds at ease, the teachers at University are here to help!