While serving as a junior high school principal in Porterville, California, I had an idea for a special event for students. This event would offer all students the opportunity to participate in an Olympic type setting focusing on sportsmanship, academics and athletics. The event culminated in an awards assembly that recognized students for their participation, effort and achievement. It was implemented for several years at Bartlett and proved to be a valuable tool for getting kids fired up about school with the added benefit of exciting staff along with the kids.
In February 2012 Bob Pugh and I formed All-American Student Classic LLC. Since those early days when we had 50 participants, we are now averaging 200 + participants, staff and school districts are anxiously looking forward to doing it again.
This event will be one that makes a tremendously positive impact on your students, staff and school campus for many years. Morale and self-esteem will surface in many ways as your school annually sponsors the All-American Student Classic ©.
The All-American Student Classic © has certainly been a “Dream Come True”.
Richard “Dick” Schlagel
Founder / CEO
The All American Student Classic has four major components. They are participation, competition, sportsmanship and recognition.
To Offer an innovative world-class Ten Star Event to our Nation's 4-5-6 and 7-8 grade students in their pursuit of excellence in a school environment focusing on good sportsmanship and competition.
"Our mission is to provide a first-class all-school event featuring both academics and athletics."
The All American Student Classic is one, if not the major highlight of the school year for both students and staff.
To present a world-class extra-curricular event available to students in grades 4-5-6 and 7-8.
To provide a life-changing activity which promotes participation, effort, sportsmanship, achievement and recognition.
To expand the All-American Student Classic for schools across our Nation and perhaps to foreign countries.
To get students “fired up about going to school”
To offer a school in these important middle grades (4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th) a first class event focusing on both the academics and athletics.
An event available to every student in grades 4-5-6 and grades 7-8
Focusing on both the academics and athletics
Our awards for student participation, effort and achievement
Student’s success is stressed throughout the event.