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The Student Athletics Program is an integral part of the total school educational program. Charles County Public Schools embraces the importance of providing a well-balanced athletics program to augment the learning activities of the classroom. Student athletics programs teach and reinforce, through empirical learning, lessons consistent with the CCPS student achievement goals of academics, essential life skills, and responsibility to the community.

Life lessons such as teamwork, goal setting, time management, sportsmanship, commitment, and leadership are taught through daily experiences and prepare students for future life challenges.

Eligibility requirements

Updated athletics/extracurricular activity requirements - 2016/17 school year

There are academic requirements for participation in sports. Student grades are calculated and reported as four quarters throughout the school year. The minimum grade-point average (GPA) for extracurricular activities is 2.25. Eligibility for the fall sports season and extracurricular activities will be based on a student’s fourth quarter GPA at the end of the prior school year.

Additional requirements include:

  • Eligibility for winter extracurricular activities will be based on a student’s first quarter GPA.
  • Eligibility for spring extracurricular activities will be based on a student’s second quarter GPA.
  • If a student receives a failing grade in any quarter, they are ineligible for the remainder of the season, for post-season participation and for the following quarter.
  • Students will not be able to regain eligibility at interim report time or at any other time during the quarter, season or activity time frame.
  • Students who are academically ineligible at the end of the fourth quarter cannot regain eligibility until after the first quarter of the following school year.

The following is a breakdown of requirements for students in grades 6-12.

Sixth-grade students:

  • Students who are promoted from the fifth grade automatically meet the GPA and attendance requirement for the first quarter.
  • Starting with the second quarter, students must have earned a 2.25 GPA during the first quarter, and have no failing (F) grades.
  • Students must also not have missed more than 4.5 days of school the previous quarter.

Seventh- and eighth-grade students:

  • Students must meet promotion standards.
  • Students must have earned a 2.25 GPA during the previous quarter and have no failing (F) grades.
  • Students must also not have missed more than 4.5 days of school the previous quarter.

Ninth through twelfth grade students:

  • Students must meet promotion standards.
  • Students must have earned a 2.25 GPA during the previous quarter with no failing (F) grades.
  • Students must also not have missed more than 4.5 days of school the previous quarter.

Athletic Forms

Charles County Public Schools requires the following forms to be printed, read, and completed in order for a student to be eligible to participate in interscholastic athletics. All forms must be submitted to the school athletic director for final clearance prior to student tryouts or practice.

Students without medical coverage can visit the website linked below for information on how to obtain insurance.

Charles County Public Schools has adopted heat acclimatization guidelines for all student athletes, beginning fall 2012. A copy of guidelines developed by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), and adopted by CCPS, is linked below.

 A Parent's Guide to Concussion in Sports

Links of Interest

Contact Information for Student Activities:

Steve Lee
Coordinator of Student Activities
Phone: 301-934-7323



 


Universal Immediate Care of Athletic Injuries

The following procedure (R.I.C.E.) will be used in response to injuries incurred during an athletic practice or game.

Rest: Do not use the injured body part until pain free activity can be resumed.

Ice: Apply ice directly to the injured area 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off, for the first three hours. After 72 hours, 20 minutes on, 40 minutes off, one time. Do not use chemical packs directly on facial injuries. Do not apply heat if swelling, inflammation or pain persists.

Compression: Wrap from below the injured area and toward the body and use a pad under the wrap to add compression forces to retard swelling and activate absorption. When sleeping, loosen the wrap, but do not remove it.

Elevation: Elevate to a level above the heart to reduce bleeding and swelling. Every injury that requires the use of this procedure should be evaluated by the athletic trainer, the athlete’s family physician or by an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible. Athletes referred to a doctor by the athletic trainer or coach must present a doctor’s note giving permission to return to play or practice.

 
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