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UCSD #6 Eligibility Policy


In addition to the Wyoming High School Activities Association student eligibility policies(section 6.2), the following academic and behavior standards will be required of students participating in activities in Uinta County School District #6:

Weekly and Quarterly eligibility will be required of all extra-curricular and co-curricular activity (out of town events) participants. Students not meeting eligibility requirements will be ineligible for after school activities including: performances, games, competitions or recitals. If there are questions about eligibility, students, parents, teachers, coaches or administrators will have the opportunity to meet with the eligibility appeals committee to express their concerns.

Purpose:

  • To promote educational excellence through activities.
  • To encourage activities participants to make a strong commitment to academics and activities.
  • To promote self-discipline and high academic standards.
  • To encourage a strong attendance and participation pattern for life long success.

 Weekly Eligibility:

  1. You must be passing (current grade of 60% or higher) in all subjects or the equivalent of by Thursday at the end of the regular school day. Both credit and non- credit courses will count towards your weekly eligibility. Students and Coaches will receive their first warning on Monday at the end of the school day.
  2. If you fail to meet this requirement, you will lose your ability to participate in: performances, games, competitions, or recitals, immediately from the next day Friday through the following Thursday.
  3. Students will be required to practice during the ineligibility period unless receiving school requested after school academic assistance. Students may be required to attend academic support sessions and practice, if time permits.
  4. No student shall be allowed to travel with the team or group during the ineligible period.
  5. Parents, Coach/Sponsor, Principal, and Counselors will be notified immediately of ineligibility by the Athletic Office.
  6. Students cannot regain eligibility during ineligible period. No late work, missing assignments, or make-up tests will regain eligibility during the ineligible period.
  7. Individuals can appeal their eligibility in extreme cases only by written request with the Activities Director, School Principal, or Academic Counselor. Deliver your request to the principal’s secretary in the appropriate building.
  8. A student must be on both the Monday and Thursday list in the same course to be deemed academically ineligible.

Quarterly Eligibility: High School Only

  1. You must have passed (70% cumulative grade) 6 of 8 courses or 75% of scheduled courses.
  2. You must have a minimum of a 2.0 G.P.A. for all credit courses for the quarter.
  3. An Incomplete is a failure.
  4. If students fail to meet these requirements, they will lose eligibility for one full quarter.
  5. Summer school can be used for quarterly eligibility recovery.
  6. Students must be making progress towards a high school diploma (on track for graduation) by taking courses in the core academic areas in every school year.
  7. Any Home School or Virtual School student will be required to meet the same standards as U.C.S.D. #6 students.

Home School Eligibility: In accordance with WHSAA policy 6.2.92 affiliate home school students may establish academic eligibility by:

  1. Attaining a composite score, not less than the twenty-fifth percentile, on a nationally norm referenced achievement test administered according to the guidelines established by test in question. The test score will be used to determine academic eligibility for one calendar year from the date of the results being received in the WHSAA office from the testing company; or
  1. Grades and assessments given by a teacher currently certified by the 

Professional Teaching Standards Board meeting 6.2.1 through 6.2.50 above. The certified teacher must have a minimum of twenty (20) class hours of contact with the Affiliate home school student per week. or

c.   Verification of acceptable academic progress (“passing five solid subjects”) being submitted to the Activities office prior to the end of school each Thursday.

COACHES AND SPONSORS are to encourage students to maintain high academic standards, which include good study habits, strong attendance patterns, completing and turning in quality work, and seeking teacher assistance when appropriate.

TEACHERS are expected to maintain current grades updated on a weekly basis and to communicate with students, parents, coaches/sponsors when poor academic progress is observed.

ADMINISTRATION are expected to create a list of students failing 1 or more classes on Monday at 3:00 p.m. and an ineligible list on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. for high school students. Middle schools will create a list of students failing 1 or more classes on Monday at 8:00 a.m. and an ineligible list on Thursday at 11:00 a.m.

In addition to the academic standards outlined in this policy students are expected to refrain from negative behavior. Any student found to be engaged in bullying, harassment, intimidation, or cyber-bullying shall immediately be deemed ineligible for at least one week from the time of the principal’s completed investigation.

Students shall attend all classes on time each school day. If attendance (either absences or tardies) become a problem students may be deemed ineligible to participate in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.

Furthermore, students shall, in accordance with policy JFCI, participate in voluntary random drug testing.

Adoption Date: 7/15/2015