Academic Eligibility for Athletics and Extra-Curricular Activities

  • ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY POLICY

     

          A student at Maryvale High School must maintain Academic Eligibility in order to participate in any extracurricular club, activity or sport. Students are academically eligible to participate as long as they are a registered student at Maryvale High School, scheduled for the minimum 6 credits per year, and have a passing average in all subjects at each time that eligibility is determined.

     

    Eligibility is determined every five weeks.  Progress reports will be used to determine eligibility at the 5th, 15th, 25th and 35th week of school.  At the end of the first ten weeks, 1st quarter grades will determine eligibility.  At the end of the 20th week, 2nd quarter grades will be used unless the course ends. In that case, the final mark will determine eligibility.  At the end of the 30th week, 3rd quarter grades will determine eligibility. At the end of the 40th week, the final mark will determine eligibility for the first marking period of the following year.

     

    If the student is failing one subject at the time of eligibility determination, the student will remain eligible to participate as long as they receive remediation in the failed subject until the teacher verifies that the student in now passing. The Maryvale Eligibility Evaluation Form must be signed by the teacher, indicating that the ineligible student has been receiving the required remediation and that the student is now in good academic standing. These forms are available through the Athletic Director’s office.  If the student does not receive remediation, he/she becomes ineligible. 

     

    If the student is failing two or more subjects at the time of eligibility determination, the student is ineligible for participation for a minimum of two weeks during which time the student must receive remediation in the failed subjects. During this period of ineligibility, the student may rehearse, prepare, and in the case of interscholastic sports, practice but cannot participate in that activity or contest as a member.

    {N.B. - New York State Public High School Athletic Association regulations require that a student must meet mandated practice requirements in order to compete in an athletic competition.}

         

    A student may have their eligibility reinstated at the end of the second full week of each five-week period by submitting proof of successful remediation using the Maryvale Eligibility Evaluation Form. This form must be signed by the teachers of the failed subjects. If the student’s work is not satisfactory, eligibility will not be given. The student must re-establish eligibility each week until a new five-week eligibility list has been issued.  If eligibility is not initially reinstated, the student may attempt to re-gain eligibility in succeeding weeks.

     

    If a student is ineligible at the end of the 40th week, he/she is placed on PROBATION for a minimum of five weeks at the beginning of the next school year.  During the probationary period, the student must remain in good academic standing in all subjects. Proof of good academic standing must be submitted to the coach, athletic director or advisor weekly. If the student fails to receive remediation, he/she becomes ineligible immediately. The student must remain in good academic standing in all subjects for the duration of the probationary period.

     

    Of course, students may avoid the probationary period by attending summer school to correct the deficiency.

     

    Students who are working toward IEP (Individualized Education Plan) diplomas and who do not maintain the standards of their IEP, will be evaluated individually.  The evaluators will include the IEP primary service provider, the coach or advisor, and the Building Principal.

     

    It is the coach or advisor’s responsibility to monitor the student’s academic progress.  If an ineligibility report is returned to the coach or advisor, the student and/or the coach or advisor may appeal this report to a committee. The committee consists of the Building Principal, Athletic Director, coach or advisor, and the teachers whose classes have been failed.