New Eligibility Policy approved 7/21/2016
In our school, a student is considered ineligible if he/she has an F in any course. Eligibility will be checked Monday mornings every week during the school years, beginning the third week of each new semester. If a student is ineligible, the student will not be allowed to participate in any competitions during the current week, however they are allowed to practice. Ineligible or probationary students will use the seminar period to correct their grade with the appropriate teacher. Ineligible students use the beginning of practice as an opportunity to raise their grades by attending after school tutoring.
If students have a D in any class, they will also be placed on the probationary list, but will be eligible to participate.
A preliminary list will be run Monday morning @ 8:30 a.m., so that teachers may check to see if they need to update grades in the system by or before 12:00 p.m. (noon). Then a final list will be run by 12:00 p.m. (noon) so students can be notified of their ineligibility. If teachers have not updated grades for 10 days, the students will be considered eligible. A final list will be typed up and released to the teachers, so they are aware of who is on the eligible list.
Events that are exempt from the eligibility policy include but are not limited to: Prom, homecoming activities, field trip, local music events (show choir dinner), pep band, and events tied to grades for example.
Events that are affected by the eligibility policy but not limited to are all KSHSAA sanctioned competition events those included are both athletic and non-athletic competitions. Athletic includes: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Swim and Dive, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, and Wrestling. Non-Athletic includes: Debate, Kay, Music (including Band), Piano, Scholar’s Bowl, Speech and Drama, Spirit Activities, Student Council.