The 6+1 Rule - In order to gain and/ or maintain eligibility a student-athlete must pass six credit bearing courses (not 6 credits) + physical education, if taken, in the most recent final marking period (Trimester 1, 2 or 3). In addition, a student-athlete must pass six credit bearing courses + physical education in the marking periods closest to December 1st and /or April 15th to continue his/her eligibility.
At least four of the six subjects passed must be core subjects – English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and/or Science.
Incoming 9th grade student-athletes are eligible to compete in athletic activities immediately upon entry into high school. The second report card is the first report card used to determine academic eligibility for 9th grade students.
A senior programmed for 4 or 5 classes who fails one class, in his/her senior year, will be eligible for athletics so long as the failed class is not required for graduation. The date report cards are issued within a school is the official date for determining athletic eligibility.
When a student-athlete has satisfied the requirements for graduation, any credit bearing courses may be used to evaluate eligibility for the 6 + 1 rule requirement.
A student-athlete programmed for fewer than 5 classes must pass all his/her classes in order to fulfill the 6+1 rule requirement.
A student-athlete must obtain a minimum GPA (grade point average) of 65 on the report card used for evaluating eligibility.
Academic eligibility, at the beginning of each term, is determined by the final grades of the previous term. Grades that are earned in summer school, and accepted by the home school, shall be counted as grades for the previous June. A passing summer school grade may be used in calculating the June GPA requirement.
A student-athlete who is academically ineligible may become academically eligible by participating in the submission of an Incomplete Assignment for each of the failed courses. A student-athlete will also need to be passing six-credit bearing subjects and physical education in the most recent marking period, provided the student fulfills the GPA requirement.
An ineligible student-athlete may practice with a team provided he/she has an updated medical and parent consent form on file and is listed on the roster. All student-athletes who practice with a team must be listed on the roster as Active or Inactive. Student-athletes listed on the roster as Inactive may not participate in any games (league and non-league).
A student-athlete must be present in school and must attend all scheduled classes in order to participate in any tryout, practice, scrimmage, or contest on that day.
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