Academic Eligibility for Student Athletes

Academic Eligibility for Varsity/Junior Varsity and Modified Interscholastic Athletic Teams

If a student is failing one subject in any five week marking period, the student may continue to participate but will be required to contract with the teacher, coach, parent and administration to bring the grade up to passing. Students will be allowed to participate with one failing grade, but must receive extra help in the course to be eligible to practice or participate in clubs and athletics. Students receiving extra help will require a practice pass signed by the appropriate teacher/administrator and must present that pass to their coach or advisor. If, in the opinion of the teacher, the student is not making a valid effort to correct his/her deficiencies, the Building Principal or his/her designee may exclude the student from participation for a specific period of time.

If a student is failing two subjects in any five week marking period, the student has two weeks from the date of notification to bring at least one of the subjects up to a passing grade and the student may continue to participate. The student will contract with the teacher, coach, parent and administration to bring his/her grades up to passing. Students receiving extra help will require a practice pass signed by the appropriate teacher/administrator and must present that pass to their coach or advisor. If, in the opinion of the teacher, the student is not making a valid effort to correct his/her deficiencies, the Building Principal or his/her designee may exclude the student from participation for a specific period of time.

If, after the two weeks, the student is still failing two subjects, he/she will be suspended from the activity until the next five week marking period when new grades have been received. A student-athlete’s ineligibility continues until at least one grade is brought up to passing. Whenever a student is participating with one failing grade, the conditions set forth in paragraph one above will be in effect.

If a student is failing in excess of two subjects, the student will be declared ineligible to participate in any activity until the end of the five marking period when new grades have been received At that point, the student-athlete may participate as long as he/she is no longer failing more than one class.

It should be noted that a student-athlete may tryout for a sport team only if the student if failing one or two classes. If a student is failing in excess of two subjects, the student will be declared ineligible to tryout for a particular team.

1. 10th period extra help with teacher will be required unless the teacher decides or suggests that other options below are a better fit.

2. The extra help may involve the following activities in order to receive a signed practice pass.

· 10th period extra help with the teacher

· Extra help from another teacher within that subject area if the teacher of the course is unavailable.

· A review session during a teacher’s resource period if the teacher’s and the student’s schedule coincide.

· An assignment done outside of class, with the teacher’s permission, that addresses the student’s deficiencies.

· Extra help during the student’s lunch period if appropriate.

· Extra help from a special education teacher if appropriate.

3. An administrator may sign a pass under special circumstances.

4. If a department (social studies, math, etc) is unavailable because of a department meeting, a student can get a signature on the practice pass by an administrator.

5. Days on which grades 7 -12 faculty meetings are scheduled for the 10th period are considered special circumstance. Students do not need a signed practice pass on these days.