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Athletic Eligibility Standards

Athletic Eligibility Standards

ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS – Revised February 2013

What are the Standards?

1.     Student must have earned a GPA of 2.0 or better in combined subjects during the academic grading period immediately preceding.

2.     Student must be enrolled in and passing a minimum of 4 subjects.

3.     Maintain progress toward meeting high school graduation requirements as prescribed by the governing board.   Must have completed a minimum of 20 credits in the preceding 6 week grading period. A pass cannot be used if a student did not complete a minimum of 20 credits in the preceding 6 week grading period.

4.     Any grading period a student earns less than a 2.0, earns 2 F’s, or earns 2 U’s in citizenship the student shall be declared ineligible for the next six week grading period. During their season of sport students may choose to use their allotted probation pass once in order to remain eligible for the subsequent six week grading period.  

5.     Excessive unexcused absences and tardies may result in a U in citizenship which could jeopardize academic eligibility.

6.     Athletic P.E. and E20/20 class grades are taken into account at the semester grading periods only. Athletic P.E. and E20/20 class grades and credits are not accounted for during the first two six week grading periods of each semester.

7.     Summer school credits may be counted toward making up deficiencies in the preceding spring semester. (Must be same class taken in Spring Semester to receive credit)

8.     Parent/Guardians agree to attend the team parent meeting. The coach will arrange the meeting after team member selection. If a parent/guardian fails to attend the mandatory meeting the student athlete will not be allowed to attend practice or play a game until parent/guardian attend a follow up meeting with either the coach or the Athletic Director.

A 2.0 grade point average in all courses means that all courses in which the student is enrolled are included in the computation. This computation uses a 4.0 scale for the grade of A. (No additional credit is given to AP classes.) A student can receive an "F" grade and still be scholastically eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities. Students initially entering 9th grade are eligible for the first 6 weeks of school.

Activities to Which These Standards Relate

1.     Grades 9 - 12.

2.     Any extra-class activity that is competitive (music festivals and competitions, speech and drama contest, debates, etc.)

3.     Activities as members of Associated Student Body central governing bodies such as student councils, or service as president of subsidiary student organizations, or as class officers.

4.     Any interscholastic activity including athletics, cheerleading, song, color guard, band and choir.

5.     Other activities (dances and assemblies) may be applicable at the discretion of the principal.

Activities which are an extension of a class held after school hours are exempt from this procedure providing there is no competition between schools.

Why Have Standards?

The primary reason for attending school is to obtain a quality academic education, but extra-curricular activities often play a very important part in a student's educational experience. When a student's grades fall below a "C" average (2.0), it becomes apparent that an insufficient amount of time is being devoted to studies. Therefore, a student will not be allowed to participate in extra-curricular competition until the grading standards are met.

When does a Grading Period Close?

Grading periods occur every 6 weeks. Eligibility is determined every 6 weeks - not by semester. Although the grading period closes with the last day of school in the grading period, the date of eligibility begins when the Eligibility Report is put in the coaches boxes. 

What if Standards are Not Met?

Any grading period a student earns less than a 2.0, earns 2 F’s or earns 2 U’s in citizenship the student shall be declared ineligible for the next six week grading period. During their season of sport students may choose to use their allotted probation pass once in order to remain eligible for the subsequent six week grading period. Students who are not passing a minimum of 20 credits in the preceding 6 weeks are not eligible to use their pass. No student shall have two (2) F’s or two (2) U’s or be below 2.0 more than one (1) 6 week grading period their 9th grade year or more than one (1) 6 week grading period their 10th,11th, and 12th grade years combined, these students become ineligible to participate in any extra-curricular activities.  Students will be withdrawn from participation by the Athletic Director. Ineligible athletes may practice at coach’s discretion but may NOT play in, or dress out for any games or scrimmages. Students will remain ineligible until they achieve a 2.0 or higher, have less than two (2) F’s and have less than two (2) U’s earned. Eligibility will be determined after each 6 week grading period. 

What's the Best Way to Prepare for Meeting These Standards?

Whether you are playing sports or involved in other extra-curricular activities, you should apply the same principles to class work as you do to your outside activities. Here are some suggestions:

-       Pay attention to what your teacher (coach or instructor) is telling you.

-       Ask questions if you do not understand.

-       Do the homework that is required (plus a little more).

-       Avoid absences or tardies.

-       Ask for assistance from parents, friends, coaches, or teachers if you need help.

-       Develop a technique for studying such as SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review).

-       Develop a positive mental attitude about your classes just as you do for your club or sport.

Need More Information?Your Coach and Athletic Director want you to be as successful in your classes as you are in your sport or other after-school activity. Should you have any questions regarding these standards please consult with the Athletic Department. They will be happy to assist you.

NCAA Clearinghouse

All Junior and Senior athletes that feel that they have the potential to play a sport at the NCAA Division 1 or Division 2 level must be cleared through the NCAA Clearinghouse. For further information go to http://www.act.org.ncaa.