The athletics program at Northwood High School seeks to provide an experience of competition that will allow students to cultivate athletic skills and personal potentials. We think that through athletics, students have the chance to acquire the lifelong ideals of self-discipline, commitment, good sportsmanship, leadership, and friendship.

At Northwood High School, athletics and academics are a partnership. Students must carry a 2.0-grade point average in order to participate in athletics.

Prior to any athletic participation, athletes must complete a physical exam by a licensed physician, and create an athletic clearance account at .  All required documents must be completed, and a signed confirmation sheet turned in to the NHS Athletics Office.