Students can participate in extracurricular activities that contribute to their overall development and enhance the academic program. CCPS determines eligibility every quarter and reports grades in four quarters during the school year. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and no F’s to be eligible. Students must also have no more than 4.5 unexcused absences in the previous quarter.
The CCPS eligibility policy is as follows: CCPS bases eligibility for fall activities on a student’s fourth-quarter GPA, report card grades (no F’s) and attendance from the previous school year. Eighth-grade students promoted to high school as freshmen automatically meet the GPA and attendance requirements for the first semester. Starting with the second semester, freshmen must meet the 2.0 GPA requirement, have no F’s and have no more than 4.5 unexcused absences during the second quarter.
Winter activity eligibility is based on the first-quarter GPA, report card grades (no F’s) and attendance; spring activity eligibility is based on second-quarter GPA, report card grades (no F’s) and attendance. If a student receives an F in any quarter, they are ineligible for the remainder of the season, for post-season participation and the following quarter. Students cannot regain eligibility at interim report time or during the quarter, season or activity time frame. Students absent the entire day or during afternoon classes may not practice, compete or perform. Note: Students’ participation in summer school has no bearing on eligibility. Permitted participation in fall sports/extracurricular activities is based on fourth quarter status only, unless first time freshmen (see above).
Students suspended from school are not eligible until they are reinstated by the principal and have attended more than one-half of their class periods for one day. Suspension days count against eligibility. Students absent for excused reasons other than illness have no restriction in that day’s practice or contest. The school must approve the absence before participation. Visit www.ccboe. com for more information.