Academic Achievement Policy

Athletics & Extra-curricular Activities – Academic Standards

revised policy #6344 adopted 7/3/01

Participation in extra-curricular activities and athletics is a part of the school curriculum and school life. Participation in extra-curricular activities and athletics helps in the development of character, personality and overall well being of a student.

While participation in such activities is valuable, it should not interfere with a student being able to achieve at least a minimum level of academic performance. It is understood that there needs to be an appropriate balance between academic achievement and participation in athletics and or extra-curricular activities. Continual progress towards passing graduation requirements is essential and, therefore, is afforded the highest priority by the District.

The Academic Standard

Students should continually be making academic progress toward passing the required courses needed for graduation.

A failing grade at any point in time is cause for concern. Students and parents should continually monitor progress to assure that at least minimum requirements are being met.

Academic Review

All students who are registered as a participant in interscholastic athletics (9-12) (includes selective classification athletes) or extra-curricular activities (9-12) shall have their grades reviewed by school administrative personnel during a five week review cycle which shall coincide with the marking periods.

Any student who is participating in athletics or extra-curricular activities and is failing two or more subject will receive an academic review warning notice.

Any student who is participating in athletics or extra-curricular activities and is failing two or more subjects will be put on academic review. A student who fails one subject may voluntarily opt to participate in the Academic Learning Center, provided that it is at a full level of participation as if a mandated student.

Students failing two subjects and placed on academic review must select one of the following options:

1) Being removed from participation in athletics or extra-curricular activities until qualification is restored during the next review cycle. (five weeks)

2) Attending the Academic Learning Center (ALC) or receiving academic help from a teacher 9th period, until the next review cycle and complying with all the ALC requirements. Students that show improvements in their academics will be reviewed by the ALC committee. The committee may recommend an extension of the ALC program with the student continuing full participation.

 Academic Learning Center (ALC)

The ALC shall take place Monday through Thursday during the 9th period.

Once assigned to the ALC, students shall continue to attend, while remaining a participant in athletics or extra-curricular activities or until such time as excused by the principal.

Students who opt to attend the ALC but fail to meet the ALC requirements, such as attendance, behavior, and attending to academic work, will automatically be removed from participation in athletics or extra-curricular activities.

* A student failing two subjects must show quantitative academic growth for the second five week reporting period in order to continue to participate in contests, and formal activities. Student's may still practice if they continue to attend the ALC program.

*A student failing more than two subjects for a second five week reporting period (and does not show quantitative progress) may continue to practice (providing that they continue to receive help 9th period), but will not be permitted to participate in their contests or formal activity.