Answers to Athletic Frequently Asked Questions

Academic Eligibility

My child failed French last year. Is he still ineligible?

All students participating in co-curricular activities must maintain a 70% average and a passing grade (65 or higher) in ALL courses. Participants are encouraged to practice and attend games during this probation period, but are not allowed to suit up or play in games. Students will be monitored for grades at each warning period and at the close of each marking period. Students who are deemed ineligible at the close of the warning period will serve a minimum one-week probation period and may not resume playing or participating in games or performances until eligibility requirements have been met. Students who have a final course failing grade must sit out 1/8 of their season's games/performances and may not resume playing or participating in games or performances until eligibility requirements have been met.

I failed a course last spring, but I received academic credit by completing and passing the course over the summer. Will I be eligible to play sports in the fall?

No. Completing and passing a summer course will give you the academic credit you need, but it will have no impact on fall season academic eligibility. Fall academic eligibility is based only on a student's final second semester grade. Since ALL courses are not offered during the summer for make-up, it was decided from an equity standpoint that passing summer classes could not be used to become eligible for sports.


How does my child become academically eligible after the one-week probation period?

After the minimum one-week period, the ineligible student must get an Academic Eligibility Report sheet from the Activities office and complete it with a teacher's signature for each course, verifying that the student is passing all classes at that present time. If the student has not me eligibility requirements (passing ALL classes), probation continues until requirements are met.

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