Athletic Eligibility 7-12

Lakewood City Schools
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2430.03 - DISTRICT-APPROVED INTERSCHOLASTIC EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES; STANDARDS OF ELIGIBILITY

The Board recognizes the values associated with and gained as a result of participation in interscholastic extra-curricular activities sponsored by the School District.

The Board further recognizes the incentives which participation in interscholastic extra-curricular activities provides to students to achieve success in the classroom.

For the purposes of this policy interscholastic extra-curricular activity means a student activity program that a school or the District sponsors or participates in and that includes participants for more than one (1) school or district. Interscholastic extra-curricular activity does not include any activity included in the District's graded course of study except for interscholastic athletics used for physical education credit.

In order to be eligible to participate in any interscholastic extra-curricular activities the Board has established the following requirements for students in grades 7-12:

 

A.

Students Enrolled in Grade 9-12

     
 

1.

In the immediately preceding grading period, a student must receive a passing grade in a minimum of five (5) one (1) credit courses or the equivalent, which count toward graduation and those grades must, when combined, be a total grade point average of at least 1.0 on a four point (4.0) scale.

     
 

2.

A student enrolled in the first grading period after advancement from the eighth grade must have passed five (5) classes carried the previous grading period in which the student was enrolled and those grades must, when combined, be a total grade point average of at least 1.0 on a four point (4.0) scale.

     
 

3.

Any student whose grade point average is above 1.0 but below 1.5 on a four point (4.0) scale must attend a school-sponsored study table during the season, or time, of participation in order to remain eligible for participation.

     
 

B.

Students Enrolled in Grades 7-8

     
   

A student enrolling in the seventh grade for the first time will be eligible for the first grading period regardless of previous academic achievement. Thereafter, in order to be eligible, a student in grade 7 or 8 must have received passing grades in five (5) classes carried the previous grading period in which the student was enrolled and those grades must, when combined, be a total grade point average of at least 1.0 on a four point (4.0) scale.

     
 

C.

Pass/Fail Policy

     
   

Any student who received a failing grade for any class or course of study for the previous grading period may be eligible to participate in interscholastic extra-curricular activities provided s/he meets all of the requirements of (A) or (B) above.

     
 

D.

All other eligibility requirements of this Board and, in the case of interscholastic athletics, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, must be met in addition to those declared in this policy.

     
 

E.

For the purpose of this policy:

     
 

1.

"Preceding grading period" shall mean the first grading period for the current school year and, thereafter, the grading period immediately preceding the period of participation.

     
 

2.

Student eligibility or ineligibility is determined each grading period of the school year and is in effect until the fifth school day of the next grading period, at which time the grades from the immediately preceding grading period become effective. Eligibility or ineligibility for the first grading period of the school year commences with the start of the interscholastic extra-curricular activities program.

     
 

3.

Summer school grades earned may not be used to substitute for failing grades from the preceding grading period of the regular school year.

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