All sixth grade students must complete physical education courses. The majority of seventh and eighth grade students are enrolled in physical education but have the option of taking athletics if they have a completed physical by a licensed physician. This physical is offered each May at Bryan High school for $10, but can be obtained throughout the area. In addition to having a successful physical, all courses must be passed each six weeks. Student athletes are expected to be good representatives of Jane Long Middle School and maintain an "I can" attitude.
Athletics is a privilege that is earned through academic achievement in all courses, effort in all classrooms and in practice, and attitude. Student athletes are students first, and athletes second. Student athletes are held to a high standard regarding decisions made both in and out of the classroom. Athletes monitor their progress through the use of tracking sheets that note academic and social behavior daily.