Co-curricular Eligibility

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2020-2021 Eligibility Requirements

A student must maintain a minimum eligibility GPA of 2.3 in order to be eligible for participation in Arts, Athletics, Speech & Debate, Student Government, or any other co-curricular program as determined by those program directors and/or the Director of Academics.

Progress grades calculated every three weeks for Progress Reports and grades recorded for the first and second academic semesters are used to calculate the eligibility GPA. Students having two or more “F” grades, regardless of the GPA, will be considered ineligible for the next grading period. “I” grades are calculated as “F” grades until the “I” grade is removed.

The first two times a student fails to meet the minimum eligibility GPA (2.3) in a given grading period, he or she will be placed on a 3-week probation and allowed to continue participation as long as he or she is not failing two or more classes as per CHSAA’s minimum requirement. This probation period is used automatically following the first and second failure to meet the minimum eligibility GPA requirement, regardless of if a student is participating in a co-curricular activity at that particular time.

For the 2020-21 school year, returning students who have already used their grace period will be granted one more 3-week grace period. A grace period is not allowed if a student is failing two classes because this violates CHSAA’s requirements.

Subsequent failure to meet the minimum eligibility GPA at the end of each Progress Report or semester grades, regardless of time past since the two-time probationary period will result in non-participation status until the student meets the minimum eligibility GPA at the next reporting period. Non-participation is for contests only; practice participation is at the discretion of the coach or director in consultation with, and agreement by, Dean of Academics.

The Academic Support Lead shall be the administrative representative responsible for maintaining the academic eligibility files. Eligibility status will begin and conclude on the next Sunday following each Progress Report. Keep in mind that this eligibility minimum requirement is a low-bar for appropriate academic progress. Our expectation is for each individual to work to the God-given level they are able to.