Current Status Of All Participants
During each grading period the Activities Office will send a list of all students registered for an extracurricular program to all classroom teachers. This will be done at five weeks and nine into each trimester. All teaching staff will verify at this point in the trimester whether a student is passing or failing.
Any students who are failing at this time will serve a two-week probationary period, but can continue to practice and participate. After two weeks from the initial date of grade checks, these students will take an academic eligibility sheet to all their classes to check their academic status. Any probationary students who are still failing will serve a two-week ineligible period from contests. They will remain ineligible until they are passing all classes. Students who are ineligible may continue to practice.
Failures From A Previous Grading Period
Any student registered for an extracurricular activity who has a failure from a previous grading period will be ineligible for the next two contests after report cards are distributed. The ineligibility will begin on the following Monday. For activities with less than 10 regularly scheduled season events, the student will miss the first contest after grades are distributed. Grades from spring trimester will affect fall activities.
On Wednesday of the third week of a new trimester, students who have failed a class will take an academic eligibility sheet to all their current teachers. This will continue on a weekly basis during the current grading period. Students who have failed a class will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular contests until they are showing significant progress in all classes, but they may continue to practice.
A request for a review from any person involved will be referred to a review board made up of the High School Principal, Activities Director, and the classroom teacher(s) who issued the failure(s). The student and the parents may be present if they desire.
Any student wishing to participate in extracurricular activities must have enough credits to be on track to graduate according to his/her grad year. Credits are earned beginning with the 9th grade year. In order to be “on track” to graduate students must have accumulated credits according to the following criteria, at the end of the respective grading periods.
Grade 9 Spring Trimester: 12
Grade 10 Spring Trimester: 25
Grade 11 Spring Trimester: 39
Students in activities must be in attendance during the 3rd, 4th, and 5th hours in order to participate or practice in an activity the same day. Any unexcused absence during the school day will result in no participation in activities that evening. School sponsored activities are considered class periods. Students in evening activities are expected to be in all their classes the following day, or will not be allowed to participate in the next contest. No early release will be given for students leaving for an activity to get clothes, food, etc.