Academic Eligibility Policy

Academic Performance Academic Eligibility

To earn credit in classes in grades 7 - 12, students must maintain a minimum attendance level of 89% in each class and at least a 65 average in each class. To encourage students in grades 7 - 12 to maintain class averages of at least 65, any student who does not maintain at least a 65 average in two or more classes shall be ineligible to participate in any school sport contest, club event, dance, school drama production, and/or any school community sponsored activity (including, but not limited to, attending: school athletic events as a spectator, prom, extra-curricular field trips like the Washington trip and senior class trip) for at least one week.

 

Any student in grades 7 - 12 who has two or more "Incomplete" grades or an "Incomplete" in one class and a class average of less than 65 in another class will be considered ineligible until the grade(s) is (are) changed to (a) numerical grade(s). If the grade(s) is(are) 65 or higher, then the student will automatically return to being eligible. If the grade(s) lead(s) to the student not maintaining at least a 65 average in two or more classes, then the student shall be ineligible to participate in any school sport contest, club event, dance, school drama production, and/or any school community sponsored activity (including, but not limited to, attending: school athletic events as a spectator, prom, extra-curricular field trips like the Washington trip and senior class trip) for at least one week.

 

Academic Ineligibility will be determined seven times in each school year at five week intervals according to the following schedule.

 

1.            5 Week—End of Interim Progress Report Marking Period

 

2.            10 Week—End of 1st Quarter Marking Period

 

3.            15 Week—End of Interim Progress Report Marking Period

 

4.            20 Week— End of 2nd Quarter Marking Period

 

5.            25 Week—End of Interim Progress Report Marking Period

 

6.            30 Week— End of 3rd Quarter Marking Period

 

7.            35 Week—End of Interim Progress Report Marking Period

 

To be removed from the Ineligibility List and placed on the Academic Warning List (students on the Academic Warning List are considered eligible), the ineligible student will be solely responsible for completing the following 3-step process.

 

1.            On Monday of the week the student is listed as ineligible, the student shall obtain an Eligibility Checklist from the Guidance Office, listing each class in which the student has not maintained at least a 65 minimum average and provide a copy of the checklist to all of the student's classroom teachers.

 

2.            On each day, Monday through Friday, of the week the student is listed as ineligible, the student should hand in all homework in class, complete all class work, including note taking, be on time for class, arrive for class prepared, attend any extra assistance sessions set forth by the classroom teacher, and have no office discipline referrals. The student's classroom teacher(s) will, in turn, use the Eligibility Checklist to keep track of the student's daily progress for the week on each expectation listed above.

 

3.            On Friday of the week the student is listed as ineligible, the student shall collect the Eligibility Checklists from teacher(s) and return them to the Guidance Office no later than Friday at 2:55 pm. Eligibility Checklists will only be accepted after this deadline (Friday by 2:55 pm) if the student or classroom teacher(s) was/were absent from school on Friday. In that case only, the Ineligibility Checklists will be accepted in the Guidance Office until Noon on Monday (next school day).

 

If a student on the Ineligibility List fails to complete the above-described 3-step process during any week of ineligibility, the student will remain on the Ineligible List and will be expected to complete the 3-step process at least for the following week.

 

If, on Friday, a student on the Ineligible List produces (a) checklist(s) for each class in which the student did not maintain at least a 65 average and the Checklist(s) confirm(s) that the student has met all of the criteria to be removed from the Ineligibility List for each class, the student will be removed from the Ineligible List and placed on the Academic Warning List. The student will be given documentation, which the student must give to each extracurricular advisor and/or coach, indicating that they are eligible to participate in all aspects of the extracurricular activity and/or sport. Upon receipt of said documentation by the advisor and/or coach, the student will be allowed to participate. Advisors and coaches must receive said documentation from the student before permitting the student to participate.

 

Students will remain on the Academic Warning List for the remainder of the five weeks between ineligibility determination intervals. If a student on Academic Warning does not achieve at least a 65 average in the two or more classes that placed the student on the Ineligibility List or does not maintain at least a 65 average in two or more classes by the end of the five week interval, then the student will again be placed on the Ineligibility List. In this case, the student will, once again, be required to complete the 3-step process for at least one week and will again be ineligible to participate in any school sport contest, club event, dance, school drama production, and/or any school community sponsored activity (including, but not limited to, attending: school athletic events as a spectator, prom, extra-curricular field trips like the Washington trip and senior class trip) for at least one week. If, on the other hand, the student has no class or one class in which the student has not maintained at least a 65 average at the end of the five week interval, the student will be removed from the Academic Warning List.

 

Ineligible students may attend drama production rehearsals, extracurricular club meetings, and school sport practices, but shall be ineligible to participate in any school sport contest, club event, dance, school drama production, and/or any school community sponsored activity (including, but not limited to, attending: school athletic events as a spectator, prom, extra-curricular field trips like the Washington trip and senior class trip) for at least one week. Ineligible athletes are expected to sit with their team for games.

 

Students on the Ineligible List or the Academic Warning List who do not comply with Academic Eligibility expectations are subject to consequences for Insubordination as listed in the School Code of Conduct.