Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA)
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History of the AIA

The AIA is a voluntary association of public and private high schools which was established by and is responsible to its members. The democratic governance of the AIA provides representation and input opportunities to all its member schools through their governing board members, administrators and teachers who serve on the Legislative Council, Executive Board and ad hoc committees.

The history of the AIA, since its beginning in 1925, has been marked by rapid growth, constant improvement, and successful achievement of its major goals. These achievements have occurred primarily through the harmonious and cooperative efforts of those individuals who have been selected by the membership to represent their interest.

Mission Statement

Create and sustain an ethical culture through activities that encourages maximum student participation by providing AIA member schools with an even playing field to ensure fair and equitable competition in interscholastic activities.


  • Interscholastic activities are beneficial to the total education program.
  • Committed to the inclusion of equitable interscholastic opportunities for both boys and girls in all Arizona high schools.
  • There is a need to maintain a proper balance between the academic programs and extracurricular activities of the member schools.

More Information

AIA Home Page 
AIA Constitution and Bylaws 
AIA Bylaws; Article 15. Student Eligibility Rules

AIA State Schedules
AIA State Champion Archives
AIA Power Rankings

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