3000 - Educational Program

3621 R&P Eligibility for Extra Curricular Activities R&P

Students that meet North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and/or North Carolina High School Athletic Association standards for athletic participation but do not meet Pender County Schools standards for Grade Point Average based on Board Policy 3621 may maintain eligibility for extra-curricular activities if they meet the following criteria:

1)      The student, student’s parent or legal guardian, and the school will enter into an eligibility contract that describes the conditions for eligibility that must be met.

2)      The student will maintain at least a 70.0 numericalaverage or a weighted 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the semester.

3)      The student will have to submit progress reports for all classes at least every two weeks during the semester to the athletic director.

4)      If the student falls below the minimum grade point average threshold, the student will be removed from any participation until the grade point average is again at least the minimum threshold.

5)      The student will be required to attend at least three hours of tutoring per week. This must be documented and signed by the student’s teachers or school administration and will be submitted to the school athletic director at the start of each school week during the semester.

6)      The student must meet NCHSAA and/or NCDPI guidelines in order to be eligible for the contract.

7)      The contract will be in effect for the entire semester, not just the applicable sports season.

8)      A student will only be eligible to participate based on a contract once during their high school career. Middle school students will be eligible for an eligibility contract once during the six semesters of sixth, seventh and eighth grade. Students will be required to meet all NCHSAA, NCDPI, and Pender County Schools eligibility requirements for any subsequent semesters of high school enrollment after a semester in which an eligibility contract is in force. The eligibility contract will not be an option.

9)      The school athletic director or extra-curricular activity sponsor will maintain an up-to-date record of all students that are on eligibility contracts and all documentation pertaining to these contracts as long as the student is enrolled in Pender County Schools. Verification of contracts will be the responsibility of school administration.

 

Any school that offers eligibility contracts must do so for any student who qualifies. The purpose of this policy is to offer a one-time process by which a student may participate in extra-curricular activities for which they may otherwise be eligible under state regulations. No part of this procedure is meant to supersede any NCDPI or NCHSAA applicable rules or regulations.

 

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Adopted:

August 11, 2014

Last Updated:

August 11, 2014; August 9, 2016; June 13,2017

 

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Adopted:
Monday, 11 August 2014
Last Updated:
Tuesday, 13 June 2017