Academic Requirements

  • Academic Requirements

     

    1. The academic performance of extracurricular participants will be monitored on a weekly basis. Students in grades 9-12 who fall below a 60% in more than one (1) class will be declared academically ineligible for the following week (see “B” below).  Students in grades 7 & 8 who fall below 60% in more than two (2) core classes will be declared academically ineligible for the following week.  Academic ineligibility means that the student will not be permitted to participate in any scheduled interscholastic athletic contest or event during the suspension period.
    2. Student will be required to seek academic help before and/or after school or during other available times as necessary.
    3. Student will be given permission to seek additional academic help after school without penalty in their extracurricular activity as long as they produce valid documentation regarding the help session.
    4. Student may be permitted to practice with their team or group during the period of academic ineligibility in accordance with items 1 and 2 above.
    5. Student will not be permitted to dress, in uniform, for any interscholastic athletic contest or game during the suspension period.
    6. Student may be permitted to travel with the team or group to any official contest or event, with administrative approval.
    7. Students in grades 9-12 falling below 70% but above 60% in more than one (1) class will be placed on academic probation for the following week. Students in grades 7-8 who are falling below 70% but above 60% in more than two (2) core classes will be placed on academic probation. Academic probationmeans the student is in danger of becoming academically ineligible for athletics or extracurricular activities.
    8. Student will be required to seek academic help before and/or after school or during other available times as necessary.
    9. Student will be given permission to seek additional academic help after school without penalty in their extracurricular activity as long as they produce valid documentation regarding the help session.
    10. Student may be permitted to practice with their team or group during the period of academic probation in accordance with items 1 and 2 above.
    11. Academic eligibility is determined each Friday. The period of suspension or probation runs from the Sunday immediately following that Friday until the next Sunday.
    12. Students on academic suspension of three (3) or more consecutive weeks during the season may be dismissed from the activity by the head coach, advisor or administration. 
    13. The student, the student’s parents or guardians, teachers, the head coach or advisor, the school administration, and the guidance department will all be notified in writing by the athletic director of the student’s suspension or probation.
    14. According to PIAA regulations, if a student’s grades are not passing minimum standards at the end of the marking period, that student will be placed on suspension for a period of 15 school days at the start of the next marking period. This suspension begins on the first day report cards are issued.
    15. Academic performance will be regarded as continuous from one year to the next and from middle school to high school. At the end of the school year, the student’s final credits in his subjects rather than his/her credits for the last grading period, shall be used to determine his/her eligibility for the next grading period.
    16. Students, whose work does not meet minimum standards, who attend summer school and correct their deficiencies, shall be eligible.