Pay to Participate Fees

The Board of Education has determined that students shall pay a participation fee for athletics, arts and clubs, based on recouping a portion of the amount paid out to support the activities beyond the structure of a regular school day. All students participating in co-curricular and extracurricular activities pay a participant fee. The pay to participate program is reviewed annually.

About Pay to Participate Fees

2017-18 Pay to Participate Fees

The Pickerington Board of Education has set the following pay-to-participate fees for the 2017-18 school year:

  • High school athletics: $275 (The fee for a student who participates in a second sport in the same season will be $140. )
  • Junior high school athletics: $155
  • Marching band: $150 (includes a $40 uniform fee and $10 transportation fee)
  • Theater: $75
  • Chorale: $75
  • Dance: $75
  • Strings: $35
  • High school clubs: $35
  • Junior high school clubs: $25
  • Middle school clubs: $25
For detailed information, please see Board Policy 2432.04 AG.

Payments may be made by check, money order, cash or credit card. Makes checks payable to Pickerington Local School District. Payments may be made in one or two installments (see schedule below). School buildings will announce the times and places to make payments.

All school fees from previous years must be paid in full in order to participate.

All returned (NSF) checks or non-payment will render the student ineligible to participate (including practice) until the fee is paid in full. An additional fee will be assessed for a returned check. Payments for returned checks may be made by money order, cash or credit card.

Students participating in athletics, co-curricular activities, theater and music may not participate in practice, contests or even scrimmages until the payment is received or arrangements for payment have been made.

Students participating in two or more sports in the same season will pay the standard fee ($275) for the first sport and $140 for any subsequent sports in the same season.

Payment Plans (High School)

High School Athletics

Option 1: One payment

  • Fall: $275 due by August 11, 2017
  • Winter: $275 due by November 18, 2017
  • Spring: $275 due by March 16, 2018


Option 2: Two payments

  • Fall: $140 due on August 11, 2017, and $135 due by September 15, 2017
  • Winter: $140 due on November 18, 2017, and $135 due by January 12, 2018
  • Spring: $140 due on March 16, 2018, and $135 due by April 12, 2018

Junior High School Athletics

Option 1: One payment

  • Fall: $155 due by August 11, 2017
  • Winter: $155 due by November 18, 2017
  • Spring: $155 due by March 16, 2018

Option 2: Two payments

  • Fall: $80 due on August 11, 2017, and $75 due by September 15, 2017
  • Winter: $80 due on November 18, 2017, and $75 due by January 12, 2018
  • Spring: $80 due on March 16, 2018, and $75 due by April 12, 2018
Financially Disadvantaged Students Info and Application

The Spring 2018 application is due by March 9, 2018. You must submit a minimum of half payment for your athlete(s) by March 16, 2018, and the other half by April 12, 2018. Submitting an application does not waive your fee(s) obligation for participation.

All students participating in extracurricular activities are responsible for paying some portion of the assigned fee per activity.

Families may apply for a reduced extracurricular participation fee by filling out a Financially Disadvantaged Students Fee Application. These forms are due on or before March 9, 2018. You must provide copies of all the required documents. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

This application is separate from the National School Lunch Program form for free and reduced lunches. The application must be filled out and turned in to the Director of Student Activities in order to qualify for a reduced participation fee.

The Director of Student Activities will review the application. If approved, you will receive an email/letter indicating reduced fee amount and payment dates.

The deadlines for next year’s applications will be added to the district calendar after submission dates have been finalized.

For more information, contact the Director of Student Activities at 614.833.2110.