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                                                           Policy 5.60
                                              This policy is under review and is subject to change.

                                                         High School
            A high school student must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 unweighted scale, in the
            courses required for high school graduation, at the conclusion of each semester to be academically eligible to
            participate  in  interscholastic  athletic  programs  during  the  next  semester.  If  a  student  falls  below  the  2.0
            cumulative GPA requirement for the second semester of 9  grade or for the first semester of 10  grade, the
            student must sign an Academic Performance Contract, sit out the semester of ineligibility, and attend summer
            school or its graded equivalent as available.  If the student does not regain a cumulative 2.0 GPA at the conclusion
            of the semester of ineligibility, he/she may be granted academic eligibility for the next semester if the student
            earns a 2.0 GPA on all courses taken during the semester of ineligibility.

            Once the student has completed 10  grade, however, he/she must have and maintain, from that point forward,
            a 2.0 cumulative GPA to be eligible. A student who is academically eligible at the beginning of a semester shall be
            eligible during the remainder of the semester, except for lack of attendance, improper conduct that violates
            District and/or school rules, or other valid reasons, which may cause the principal to declare the student ineligible
            before the end of the semester.  Likewise, a student who is academically ineligible at the beginning of a semester
            will continue to be academically ineligible for the remainder of that semester.

            A student is limited to four (4) consecutive calendar years of eligibility from the date he/she begins 9  grade for
            the first time.  A student who reaches the age of 19 on or after September 1, and who has not exceeded his/her
            four-year limit of eligibility, may participate in interscholastic athletics during that school year.

                                                        Middle School
            Failure in more than one (1) subject during a given 9-week grading period shall cause a student to be ineligible for
            practice and competition during the following 9-week grading period. The student needs a specified GPA of 2.0,
            as well as appropriate conduct in accordance with District and/or school rules as determined by the principal, for
            the previous 9-week period.

            A student shall be eligible for participation for three (3) consecutive years from the time the student first enters
            the sixth grade.  Any student who has attained the age of 15 prior to September 1 of the current school year may
            submit a hardship waiver to the school’s athletic director to be considered for participation.

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