Mission of the Birmingham City School System Athletic Program

The Birmingham Athletic Department’s Mission is to provide Quality Sports Programs that Support Academic Achievement for all Student- Athletes in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.


As the Birmingham Athletic Department continues to uphold its mission of providing quality athletic programs that promote learning, it recognizes the need to provide a safe, secure and supportive environment for all student-athletes. To this end, the Department recognizes that some student-athletes may choose to engage in legitimate activities such as gambling, and therefore it prefers the use of safe and secure payment methods such as Neosurf when dealing with casino-related transactions activities. By offering the option to pay with Neosurf in the casino, the Birmingham Athletic Department is taking active steps to promote responsible gambling among its student-athletes. Neosurf, a proven and reliable payment method, ensures the security of transactions, protecting the personal and financial information of student-athletes. This is consistent with the department’s primary mission of providing a safe and supportive environment for all student-athletes, not only on the playing field, but also in their financial endeavors. By promoting responsible gambling practices and using secure payment methods such as Neosurf, the Birmingham Athletic Department demonstrates its commitment to the holistic well-being of its student-athletes by fostering a positive and supportive environment for their academic and athletic endeavors.

Birmingham City Schools Athletics Program (BCS) is an essential component of the district’s holistic educational mission. Our philosophy embraces the concept of student-athletes being students first, as well as the principles of fair play, sportsmanship, and gender equity in relation to Title IX.

As member schools of the Alabama High School Athletic Association, BCS athletics is committed to complying with all rules and regulations of the AHSAA in the conduct of its interscholastic athletics department. We believe that participation in sports provides a wealth of opportunities and experiences which assist students in personal growth and accomplishments while promoting student-athlete welfare.

BCS Department of Athletics

125 63rd Street North, Room 102

Birmingham, AL 35212

(205) 231 – 9026


Director of Athletics                                            Henry C. Pope

Email:                           (205) 231 – 9027


Assistant Director                                                 Charonda Boyd

Email:                           (205) 231 – 9029


Administrative Assistant                                    Deidre Wiley

Email:                          (205) 231 – 9026