Eligibility Rules

ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY RULES AND REGULATIONS

(BOE approved 8/9/10   )

Since the primary function of Elba Central School is to provide a high-quality education, the individual academic achievement, effort and good citizenship of each student comes before the participation in or attendance at extra-curricular events.  Even though individual students possess different academic potentials and interest, a student is expected to maintain a passing grade (70 or higher) for every course in which the student is enrolled in order to participate fully in and/or attend extra-curricular events.  Students can be placed on academic probation after the first two weeks of school.  This policy will be reviewed on an annual basis.

 

A student who is eligible/probation can:

  •     Play and participate in extra-curricular and athletic events
  •     Attend club meetings and participate in major events
  •     Attend games, dances, concerts, proms, balls and other school-sponsored events
  •     Exercise parking privileges at school
  •     Attend social breakfast during morning study halls (Juniors and Seniors only)
  •     Be issued hall passes

 A student who is ineligible cannot:

  •     Play in athletic contests
  •     Participate in club events
  •     Attend games, dances, concerts, proms, balls and other school-sponsored events
  •     Attend social breakfast during morning study halls (Juniors and Seniors only)

 

PROCEDURES FOR ACADEMIC INELIGIBILITY

 Each two weeks a list of students who are failing at least one course will be made available to all staff, including coaches and extra-curricular advisors.  In addition, all students will complete an Academic Eligibility Student Form for each student who has failed a course.

Students who are failing one or more course and/or have received an Incomplete will be placed on probation until the next grading period.  Students who are on probation still meet the criteria for eligibility.

Students will be allowed one probationary period per subject.

Students who are either on academic probation or ineligibility are responsible for completing the Academic Eligibility Student Form. 

Students may be removed from probation by:

-         Earning a passing grade in the course at the next two-week period AND reporting after school once a week to the teacher of the subject for additional assistance.

-         Earning a passing grade in the course during the period of probation AND reporting after school once a week to the teacher of the subject for additional assistance.  This will be documented when the teacher submits the students’ current grade indicating a passing mark (70 or higher).

-         Completing the Academic Eligibility Student Form

-         Display academic effort

 Students may be removed from ineligibility by:

-         Earning a passing grade in the course at the next two-week grading period AND reporting after school once a week to the teacher of the subject for additional assistance.

-         Earning a passing grade in the course during the period of probation AND reporting after school once a week to the teacher of the subject for additional assistance.  This will be documented when the teacher submits the students’ current grade indicating a passing mark (70 or higher).

 

The probation and/or full ineligibility lists will be generated every Friday.  A student will be placed on and/or removed from probation and/or full ineligibility on the following Monday at 7:40 a.m.

      

The principal will seek the opinion of the teacher in cases of probation or ineligibility due to extraordinary circumstances (e.g., death in the family, new student, etc).

At each two-week grading period, parents will be notified via a letter from the High School Office if their child is on probation or ineligibility

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