Eligibility Guidelines

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    Student/Athlete Eligibility Procedures and Guidelines

    School Year 2022-23

     

    1. All athletes are STUDENTS FIRST AND ATHLETES SECOND. 

    2. Full eligibility checks will be completed every week on Thursday at 12:00 PM for students competing on an athletic team. 

    3. Teachers will be notified of the athletes who are failing and have until 12:00 PM on Friday to confirm that the student is failing or inform the Athletic Director that they are passing their class.  

    4. If the athlete is confirmed to be failing a class, they will be notified by their teacher and by the Athletic Director or one of their coaches.  One F qualifies an athlete to be ineligible.     

    5. The athlete’s parents will also receive an email from the school stating that their  son/daughter is failing a particular class. 

    6. The athlete will receive a hard copy of the letter.  

    7. There are four levels of eligibility that an athlete can fall under. (See Below) 

    8. If a grade reporting period (trimester) ends during an eligibility period, the athlete’s eligibility record will be wiped clean to start the new grade-reporting period.   

     

    Explanation of Levels of Eligibility

     

    Level 1: Probation, but athlete may practice AND compete

    1. The first time that an athlete is failing any class, they fall under level 1. 

    2. Level 1 is considered a warning and the athlete is allowed to practice and compete. 

    3. The athlete will be rechecked the following Thursday in the class they were failing to see if they are passing.

    4. If they are now passing, they will be taken off of level 1 of eligibility. 

    5. If they are still failing any class, they will move to level 2.

     

    Level 2: Student may practice but NOT COMPETE

    1. If an athlete is failing any class two weeks in a row, they fall under level 2.

    2. Under level 2, the athlete MAY CONTINUE TO PRACTICE, BUT WILL NOT COMPETE.

    3. The athlete will be checked the following Thursday.

    4. If the athlete is still failing any class, they will move to level 3.

     

    Level 3: Student will NOT PRACTICE and will NOT COMPETE

    1. If an athlete is failing any class three weeks in a row, they fall under level 3.

    2. Under level 3, the athlete MAY NOT PRACTICE OR COMPETE. The expectation is they are to go home and work on their schoolwork to raise their grade. 

    3. The athlete will be checked the following Thursday.  

    4. If they are still failing any class, they will be move removed from the team.  

     

    Attendance Requirements:

    • An athlete must be present for some portion of the school day.  a minimum of one period, in order to participate in practice or contests.   

     

    Participation Requirements w/ PE:

    • If an athlete has to sit out of PE due to an injury, they are not eligible to participate with their athletic team’s practice or contest that day. They may watch, but they can’t actively participate. 

     

    Code of Conduct 

    • Any athlete who receives an In-School Suspension, Out of School Suspension, or Saturday School Detention will be ineligible for next contest.