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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.

        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, and 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 6
        grade.  Any student who has attained the age of 15 before September 1 of the current school year, may submit a hardship
        waiver to the school’s athletic director to be considered for participation.


        The School District of Palm Beach County provides unique learning opportunities and options for students on various
        levels of learning. The ACCEL options provide academically challenging curriculum or accelerated instruction to eligible
        public-school students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. The  District has established eligibility requirements and
        procedures.  See the Student Progression Plans at:  Student Progression Plans.

        According to F.S. § 1002.3105, ACCEL options include, but are not limited to, the following:

            ▪   whole-grade and mid-year promotion;
            ▪   subject matter acceleration;
            ▪   virtual instruction; and
            ▪   Credit Acceleration Program (CAP).

        Additional acceleration options may include, but are not limited to, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
        (STEM) coursework, enrichment programs, flexible grouping, advanced academic courses, combined classes, self-paced
        instruction, curriculum compacting, advanced content instruction, or telescoping curriculum.  Parents and students should
        contact the school for information concerning acceleration options and eligibility criteria.

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