Athletic Eligibility

  1. There are three “columns” on the athletic eligibility list
    1. Athlete
    2. Athletic Probation
    3. Athletic Ineligibility
  2. It is only possible for a student-athlete to move one column at a time (i.e., per week) in either direction.
    1. A student cannot go from Athlete to Athletic Ineligibility in one week, without going through a week of being on Athletic Probation.
    2. Neither can a student go from Athletic Ineligibility to being Athlete in one week.
  3. If a teacher wishes to move a student down a column, certain criteria must be met.
    1. To place a student on Athletic Probation, the teacher must indicate that the student is performing at D or worse in the course for the quarter at that point.
      1. The teacher may keep the student on Athletic Probation for as long as the student is performing at D or worse level. It is possible for student to be on Athletic probation for an entire semester.
      2. To maintain a student on Athletic Probation, the teacher must submit the student’s name each week on the Eligibility Form.
      3. The teacher must indicate in the explanation column on the Eligibility Form the reason for the student’s borderline status, e.g. failing a test, not turning in assignments, inadequate work, etc.
      4. If a student’s name is not turned in by any teacher for a given week, that student’s name returns to the Athlete column.
    2. To place a student on Athletic Ineligibility column
      1. The student must ALREADY be in the Athletic Probation column for that class.
      2. The student must be receiving an “F” for the quarter at that point.
      3. The teacher must indicate the “Missed Opportunity” for improving the grade for which the student failed to take advantage (e.g. failing a test, failure to turn assignments, failure to meet with tutor, etc.)
      4. The teacher must make a reasonable attempt to contact the parent(s) and inform them of the student’s performance.
      5. If an The student must complete a “Plan for Improvement” which is approved by the teacher, detailing what steps the student will take to rectify the problem and get off the Athletic Ineligibility column.
      6. If there is no opportunity for student to improve the grade, the student will return to the Athletic Probation column.
  4. Consequences
    1. Athletic Probation
      1. Whenever a student is placed on Athletic Probation by a teacher, the Athletic Director’s Office will relay this information to
      2. the student
      3. the coach
      4. the Guidance Office
      5. A student may remain on Athletic Probation as long as student is in academic danger.
      6. If a student is placed on Athletic Probation by three teachers in any given week, the Athletic Director will check with those teachers to determine actual grade percentages, which may affect eligibility (per IHSA rules).
    2. Athletic Ineligibility
      1. Whenever a student is placed on Athletic Ineligibility by a teacher, the Athletic Director’s Office will relay this information to:
        1. the student
        2. the coach
        3. the Guidance Office
        4. the Assistant Principal
        5. the parent (by way of follow up call or letter)
      2. If student is placed on Athletic Ineligibility for a single teacher, that student may not participate in any interscholastic athletic games for the calendar week.
  5. Failing Semester/Quarter
    1. Quarter Failure
      1. athlete fails the quarter he will be ineligible for the first week of athlete competition the following quarter.
      2. If an athlete fails two quarter classes then the athlete will be ineligible for the first two weeks of athletic competition the following quarter.
      3. If the athlete fails three classes in the quarter he will be dismissed from the team or not be able to tryout for the next season.
    2. 1st Semester Failure (same as Quarter Failure)
    3. 2nd Semester Failure
      1. If athlete fails a 2nd Semester course, that student must take summer school courses to be allowed back into school so that athlete will be eligible

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