Eligibility can be broken down into the following categories: Scholastic, residential, age requirements, outside participation, clearing process and school athletic code of conduct. Failure to comply with the guidelines and restrictions of any of these areas may result in a student not being allowed to participate in athletics.
To be academically eligible a student must meet two criteria. First they must pass a minimum of four classes equaling 20 units eah semester with a D or better. Only one class of which can be athletics or Physical Education.
- Repeated Courses (must be the same exact titled course). If a student is repeating a course previously taken in the spring semester, the repeat grade replaces the previous and should be averaged along with all of the courses during the spring grading period. In others words, if a student is taking a class during the summer to improve his/her GPA with reference to a class that was taken in the most recent spring semester, the new grade will replace to old and a new GPA will be calculated. If this new GPA is above a 2.0 the student will be declared eligible.
- All other courses, except physical education, taken during the summer, which do not meet the criteria in Section 1 above, can be averaged with all grades that were accumulated in June.
- Classes that do not have a letter grade are to be eliminated from grade point computation.
- Summer school courses failed shall not impair an athlete’s scholastic eligibility achieved in the spring semester.
What if at the end of my first semester I achieved above a 2.0 GPA and passed four classes but in the spring I only passed three classes. How can I get eligible?
All students are residentially eligible, as incoming freshmen, at whatever high school they originally attend. If they never leave that high school they will always be residentially eligible there, regardless of where they move. Keep in mind that most districts will require a student to live in the schools or districts attendance boundaries. Those that do not will be required to get inter-district approval before being admitted.
No student whose nineteenth (19th) birthday is attained prior to June 15, shall participate or practice on any team for the following school year. A student whose 19th birthday is on June 14 or before, is eligible.
A student on a high school team becomes ineligible is the student competes on an “outside” team, in the same sport, during the student’s high school season of sport. If the outside team has half or more of the team members as stated in the National Federation rulebook for that sport, it shall be considered the same sport.
All athletes must complete the following steps to be cleared in each sport that they participate:
- EMERGENCY CARDS – Must complete all information on two separate cards. Parent and student must sign and date both cards on both sides.
- PHYSICAL EXAMINATION – An athlete must have a physical examination that declares their ability to participate in athletics each year. A physical is good for one calendar year. All athletes must have a valid physical on file to participate in summer camps. A physical must be conducted by an M.D. Chiropractors, Dentists or Physician Assistants are not acceptable.
- PURCHASE OF STUDENT BODY CARD – All athletes are encouraged to purchase a Super Charger Card or ASB card to help fund athletics..
- TRANSPORTATION FEE – Athletes are encouraged to pay a transportation donation that is determined by the Activities Office for each sport that they participate in.
- CONDITIONING FEE – Athletes are encouraged to pay a conditioning donation that is determined by the Athletic Department for each sport that they participate in.
- READ & SIGN SCHOOL & CIF CODE OF CONDUCT – These are on the backs of the emergency cards.
- COMPLETE THE CLEARANCE PROCESS AT THE FINANCIAL OFFICE WHEN ASSIGNED BY COACH.