Extra-Curricular

ELIGIBILITY POLICY (6145.2D)


HIGH SCHOOL FULL EXTRA-CURRICULAR ELIGIBILITY

Quarter 1, 2 and 3 grades will be used to determine eligibility during the winter and spring seasons. Final end of the year grades, 2nd semester and summer school grades will determine eligibility for the fall season. During the school year, student eligibility and ineligibility status is determined on the day report cards are distributed or on the fourteenth (14) calendar day following the end of the marking period. In order to be eligible to participate in all aspects of an extra-curricular activity, a student must meet the following criteria:

Fall Season

A student is eligible when he/she:

  • Is entering grade 9 from grade 8 OR must have received a minimum of five and a half (5.5) academic credits plus .5 physical education credit from the previous school year and summer school. Students attending BTEC or transferring into a Bristol School may have the .5 physical education credit waived by the building principal.
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of five and a half (5.5) academic credits plus .5 physical education credit during the current school year.
  • Passes all courses OR
  • Fails one class for the year or second semester with a grade no lower than 60, not retaken or failed in summer school and has a weighted semester two GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • If the student retakes the failed course in the fall, the student must achieve a grade of 65 or higher in that failed course by the midterm of the marking period. Eligibility of these students will be determined on the third school day after the progress reporting period.

If the student does not repeat the failed course, all grades must be a 70 or better at the midterm of the first marking period. Eligibility of these students will be determined on the third school day after the progress reporting period.

  • The student must be a member of the school in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12.
  • The student shall not have reached his or her twentieth (20th) birthday. A student-athlete will not be allowed to start a season or compete during a season in which his/her twentieth (20th) birthday falls.
  • A student has eight (8) consecutive semesters or four (4) consecutive years of eligibility from the date of entry into the ninth grade to be eligible for interscholastic competition.
  • Any student who has been enrolled in grades 10, 11, 12 inclusive in any school (member or non-member) shall not participate in the same branch of athletics for more than (3) seasons. A student, upon enrolling in grade nine (9) shall have 4 continuous or uninterrupted years to complete his or her athletic eligibility.

Winter and Spring Seasons

  • At the end of the previous marking period, the student is eligible when he/she:
  • Is enrolled in a minimum of five and a half (5.5) academic credits plus ½ physical education credit.
  • Passes all courses OR
  • Fails one class with a grade no lower than 60 and have a weighted quarter GPA of 2.0 or higher.
    • To maintain full eligibility the student must achieve a grade of 65 or higher in the failed course on the progress report following the marking period in which the failure occurred.
    • If the student does not repeat the failed course, all grades must be a 70 or better at the progress report following the marking period in which the failure occurred.
    • Eligibility of these students will be determined on the third school day after the progress reporting period
  • Students with an incomplete become ineligible the day grades are distributed or on the 14 calendar date after the close of the term. The student then has 10 days to make up the incomplete. If a student does not make up the incomplete within 10 days, the student remains ineligible. A student becomes eligible when the incomplete grade has been resolved within the 10 days.
  • The student should be a member of that school in grade 9, 10, 11, 12.
  • The student shall not have reached his or her twentieth (20th) birthday. A student-athlete will not be allowed to start a season or compete during a season in which his/her twentieth (20th) birthday falls.
  • A student has eight (8) consecutive semesters or four (4) consecutive years of eligibility from the date of entry into the ninth grade to be eligible for interscholastic competition.
  • Any student who has been enrolled in grades 10, 11, 12 inclusive in any school (member or non-member) shall not participate in the same branch of athletics for more than (3) seasons. A student, upon enrolling in grade nine (9) shall have 4 continuous or uninterrupted years to complete his or her athletic eligibility.