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University School Athletic Eligibility Policy


Contracts/Athletic Eligibility


TSSAA eligibility

According to the TSSAA 2007-2008 handbook, the rule states, “all credits must be earned by the first day of the beginning of the school year.  To be eligible in a school that requires less than 24 credits to graduate, a student must earn 5 credits the previous year.  Students who are ineligible first semester may gain eligibility second semester by passing five subjects…”


University School eligibility

Initial Athletic Eligibility at the beginning of the school year will follow TSSAA guidelines.  No student can begin a clinic, or tryouts without a current physical. 


Maintaining Eligibility

Grades will be reviewed by the administration and athletic director at interim reports and at the end of each quarter.  Students must be enrolled in and passing a total of five (5) assigned classes.  When a student is failing one or more subjects, an Academic Contract will be developed.  The Administration, coach (optional), parents/guardians, student and athletic director (optional), will complete the contract.

•The initial academic contract will include specific strategies for the student to follow.  Practice and play can continue.

•If the student is still failing the same course at the second grade check, a second contract will be developed. The student will be allowed to continue participating ONLY IF ALL OTHER CONDITIONS listed in the initial contract have been fulfilled.  If all conditions have not been fulfilled, the student will be suspended from the team until the next grade report period

•If the student is failing two or more courses at the second grade check, the student will be suspended from the team regardless of efforts made to fulfill the conditions of the initial contract.

•If the student is passing the original course but failing a different course, a new initial contract will be developed and the student may continue practicing and playing.  

SEE FLOW CHART in Hard Copy of Student Handbook for "arrows"

Athletic Contract

Flow Chart to Success

GRADES REPORTED

This will be completed at the interim and at the end of each quarter

FAILING ONE OR MORE COURSES

INITIAL CONTRACT DEVELOPED

Practice/play continue

NEXT GRADE CHECK

          FAILING                                                                               FAILING        

 2 OR MORE COURSES                                                         DIFFERENT COURSE

Second contract developed                                            New Initial contract developed

 Practice/play suspended                                                    Practice/play continues

FAILING

SAME COURSE

                                  INITIAL                                        INITIAL

                    CONTRACT FULFILLED                 CONTRACT UNFULFILLED

               See “Maintaining Eligibility”         See “Maintaining Eligibility”

                     Practice/play continue                    Practice/play suspended

NEXT GRADE CHECK

   Process continues       

            

More information can be found in the Student/Parent Handbook