Eligibility For Activities/Athletics
To participate in athletics, pep, or the performing arts a student must:
- HOLD AN ASB CARD
- MEET ACADEMIC STANDARDS
- MEET THE SCHOOL "C" AVERAGE REQUIREMENT
- BE PASSING IN FOUR SUBJECTS
- RECEIVE NO MORE THAN ONE "F"
- MEET CITIZENSHIP STANDARDS
- NO MORE THAN ONE "D" GRADE IN CLASS CITIZENSHIP
- NO "F" IN ANY CLASS
ELIGIBILITY CHECK: Eligibility will be based on report card grades. Eligibility for citizenship will be checked on an on-going basis. Academic eligibility will be based on quarter report cards. If necessary, summer school grades may supplement, but not replace, spring grades.
INELIGIBILITY: A student who does not meet the minimum requirements for eligibility at the time the check is made becomes ineligible for the following prescribed period: students not meeting the citizenship requirements will be ineligible for a two-week period, unless the average is raised prior to the end of the period. If a student has not achieved a 2.0 academic grade at the quarter, the student will be placed on probation for one quarter if at least 4 classes have been passed and with not more than one “F” grade. The student may continue to compete while on probation, but if a 2.0 average is not achieved at the end of the probation period, the student will be ineligible for competition the following quarter. Students not passing at least four classes will become immediately ineligible and may not represent the school in any interscholastic activity.
ATHLETICS: To continue to be eligible, a participant must adhere to the training rules set up by the Athletic Director and coach. An infraction of these rules may result in suspension from all athletic competition for the rest of the athletic season and possibly a drop/fail from the team (see page 21). According to district policy, any student disciplined for the use or possession of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs will be suspended from all athletic competition for a minimum of two weeks or two interscholastic competitions, whichever is greater. The coach and administration may lengthen the period of ineligibility up to the length of the remainder of the season. A second offense may lead to the permanent loss of the student’s athletic eligibility at S.M.H.S. An infraction of these rules will also lead to the forfeiture of any individual awards.
OTHER EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Students involved in ASB, band, pep, choir, speech, drama, or dance that are disciplined by the school for the use or possession of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs will be suspended from the activity for the remainder of the quarter, or a period of time determined as suitable by the administration in consultation with the activity advisor.
GENERAL RULES: A student must be present at school for at least 3 classes in order to be eligible to participate in an extra-curricular activity that occurs after school or in the evening of the same day.
BUS TRANSPORTATION: Students must ride the bus to and from school activities. A student may ride home with his or her parent, upon direct face-to-face communication between the parent and the school sponsor directly responsible for the student. Students shall not be released to anyone else.