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Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate in after-school sports all students, including those with special needs, must meet the eligibility requirements and all physicals and paperwork (see 'Sports Teams' page) must be completed and turned in prior to try-outs.

Requirements and Timelines

Extra-curricular activities include the following: athletics; theatrical productions (fall play and spring musical); special field trips not a part of regular classroom work (Senior Grad field trip); Mock Trial;  Haunted House.  

 

In order to participate in extra-curricular activities all students, including those with special needs, shall meet the following requirements

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA      ( A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1,  F = 0       Add up points and divide by # of classes)
    • GPA calculation is non-weighted, meaning grade bumps are not included
    • ‘Pass’ courses, ex. Teacher’s Aide, are not part of GPA calculation
  • No F’s
    • Withdrawal Fails – WF – occur when a student exits a course after the drop date and before the end of the semester without a legitimate medical excuse.  WF’s on a semester report card will result in a student be ineligible the following grading period.
    • If a student has a ‘Fail’ for a ‘Pass/Fail’ course at a check they will be ineligible.
      • Ex. Teacher’s Aide
  • Satisfactory progress toward graduation
    • Meets minimum unit requirement for each semester as defined below:

                          1st Semester                          2nd Semester

                        9th        30 Credits                        60 Credits

                       10th       90 Credits                      120 Credits

                       11th      145 Credits                     170 Credits

                       12th      195 Credits                             

  • Have satisfactory attendance
    • If a student is absent due to illness, he/she may not participate in a performance or athletic event for that day or evening. Any other reason for absence, he/she must attend at least 50% of a student’s scheduled classes on the day of a performance or athletic event.  Students must attend the school day prior to a weekend event.
  • Not violate Substance Abuse policies.
  • Not be suspended from school*
  • Not have debts owed for loss or damage to school district property.
  • Have detentions cleared.

* Any school related suspension will result in the following:

  • First Violation will result in: a) one (1) to five (5) day school suspension; b) referral to a school-based intervention program (for alcohol and drug-related suspension); and c) a three (3) week contest ineligibility (attendance at practices and games is expected to be continued AFTER the school suspension ends).  This also applies to other performance-based activities.
  • Second Violation anytime during the remainder of that current year will result in suspension from participation in all inter-scholastic athletics for the remainder of that season and the subsequent season within the school year.  This also applies to other performance-based activities.

 

Eligibility will be declared the week following the posting of each grading period.  The exact dates can be found on the school calendar.

 

Probation is available, subject to approval of a formal petition to the school Principal. Exceptions to this policy are seldom granted and only in rare cases when an extreme hardship can be shown.  Consideration would be given only to juniors and seniors on varsity teams who have below a 2.0 with no F's.  No consideration will be given to students who have been declared ineligible in previous grading periods.  If granted, the probation would be for one 6-week grading period only during the student’s 4 years at Scotts Valley High School.

 

Eligibility Check Date

Activities being Checked

Aug 21, 2017

1st day of school

Using Semester 2 grades from 2016-17

 

Fall Athletic Teams

 

Oct 18, 2017

Progress Reporting Period 1

Fall Athletic Teams

Haunted House (Oct 26th – 28th)

Fall Play

Mock Trial

 

Nov 20, 2017

1st day of winter sports competition

Using Progress Report Period 1 grades

 

Winter Athletic Teams

 

January 10, 2018

Start of 2nd Semester

Using 1st Semester grades

 

Winter Athletic Teams

Mock Trial

 

February 19th, 2018

1st day of spring sports competion

Using 1st Semester grades

 

Spring Athletic Teams

 

February 28th, 2018

Progress Reporting Period 2

Spring Athletic Teams

Spring Musical (cast and crew)

Mock Trial

 

April 18th, 2018

Progress Reporting Period 3

Spring Athletic Teams

Spring Musical (cast and crew)

Mock Trial

 

May 16th, 2018

1 week before Senior Grad Field Trip

Using Current grades

 

Senior Grad Field Trip

(May 24th and 25th – tentative)