Extra-Curricular Eligibility Requirements:Students participating in groups such as NAL, student government, athletics, cheerleaders, etc. are required to meet and maintain eligibility requirements as specified by each group. Academic and citizenship eligibility is determined by the printed report card(s) and shall be official no later than the fifth calendar day following the last day of the quarter. Grade changes after that time cannot restore lost eligibility.
• Eligibility must be established before aname may be placed on a ballot, or before try-outs occur.
• A serious violation of school rules or behavior that brings discredit to the organization or the school may render a student ineligible to run or tryout. During the tenure of office a serious violation of school rules or behavior will result in the student being placed on probation or dropped from the organization.
• Students must sign and adhere to the District Code of Conduct in order to participate.
• A student who is on suspension from school may not participate, practice or play during the time of suspension.
• It is the responsibility of the advisor of the organization/activity to determine eligibility and enforce established rules and procedures.
Students not meeting eligibility requirements because of an extra-ordinary reason may be eligible to appeal their case to the School Standards Committee for a possible variance. An application, which is available in the office,must be submitted to the Assistant Principal at least three days before tryouts or before ballots are prepared; according to the timeline of the activity involved.
Students who desire to be a candidate for one of these groups must maintain a specific grade point and citizenship average for the three terms prior to possible selection. The GPA and citizenship requirement for these groups will be as follows:
• Student leaders and cheerleaders must have a 3.0 GPA or better for the first three terms of the year prior to their selection. During the year they serve, they must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA each term and receive no F grades. Printed report cards will be the basis for determining eligibility and any I’s must the resolved prior to consideration.
• The citizenship requirement is the same for student government and cheerleading. Students may not have more than one N and no U’s for each of the three quarters prior to selection. These requirements must also be maintained throughout the entire term of office or as a cheerleader.
• Should a student fail to maintain the above standards while in office, he/she would be placed on probation for a length of timeto be determined by the administration or advisor. If the standards are not achieved during the probationary term, the student will be dropped from the organization.
• It is a privilege to participate as a representative of our school, and good overall citizenship must always be demonstrated. A serious violation of school rules, behavior, or code of conduct which may bring discredit to the organization or the school will result in the student being placed on probation or dropped from the organization.
• It is the responsibility of the advisor to determine eligibility and carry out consequences.
Tryouts and elections for cheerleaders,student body and class officers will be held during the second semester. The Cheerleader and School Constitutions govern these organizations. Copies of these Constitutions may be obtained from the office.
• Citizenship:A student interested in junior high athletics would be eligible to tryout/participate as long as he/she has no more than one U, or one N and one U, or two N’s for the previous and current quarter as determined by the last official report card. Other combinations beyond this will result in an ineligible status for tryouts or team participation. The report card will be the basis for determining eligibility.
Any grade change must be finalized within five days of the end of the quarter in order to affect eligibility.
• Scholastic:Students must attain and maintain a 2.0 GPA or better with no more than one ‘F’ for the previous and current quarter as determined by the last official report card; or a cumulative 2.0 GPA computed from the four previous successive quarters with no more than one ‘F’ per quarter. The printed report card will be the basis for determining eligibility. Incomplete grades must be resolved prior to eligibility consideration. Any grade change must be finalized within five days of the end of the quarter in order to affect eligibility.
• All athletes/student representatives must sign the WSD Code of Conduct.Any conduct that results in dishonor to the athlete, the team, or the school will not be tolerated. Athletes representing the school are expected to maintain high standards of behavior. A serious violation of school rules or behavior that brings discredit to the organization or the school (i.e. inappropriate behavior to include but not limited to theft, truancy, vandalism, disrespect, immorality, violations of law, etc.) will result in the student being placed on probation, or being dropped from the team/organization.
• It is the responsibility of the coach to determine and carry out consequences. If a question arises, the situation may be referred to an eligibility committee. This committee consists of the Assistant Principal and three teachers, one of which shall be named by the student.
• A student who is on suspension from school may not practice or play during the time of suspension.