Eligibility Policy


Eligibility Policy (August 2, 2012)

For the 2016-2017 school year, eligibility status will apply to any athletic or extracurricular activities (i.e. athletic games, dances, formals, drama performances, clubs, etc.). Students must be academically eligible or probationary in order to participate in any extracurricular activities.

Item #1:A student who is failing two (2) or more courses in any one reporting period (5 weeks) will be ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities. Failing is defined as any grade less than a 65%, a Withdraw Fail (WF), or Incomplete (INC).”

Item #2:A student’s ineligibility status may be converted from ineligible to probationary under the following conditions:

• student enrolls in, attends, and participates in the Academic Accountability Program (as outlined below) throughout the session

Item #3:

Academic Accountability Program requires probationary students to do the following throughout the five- week period:attend Open Enrollment and Orientation; complete required paperwork

submit to program coordinator and coach/advisor Weekly Accountability Sheet which shows academic improvement in at least two (2) subjects the student was failing

• attend one hour of Study Skills instruction each week and two one-hour Tutoring days each week

• students who fail to submit WAS or who fail to attend the program three times per week will be “red-lighted” (ineligible) the following week

• The duration of the “red-lighted” period will be Monday through Sunday (exclusive of school vacations)

Students who are ineligible may be included on sports teams and clubs, but may not participate in games, field trips (that are not tied to a credited course), musicals, or the like.

Coaches and advisors are responsible for checking the Ineligibility list on a week-by-week basis. Students who are probationary will be highlighted in yellow; students who are “red-lighted: will be highlighted in red. The Ineligibility List will be updated each Monday by noon. Ineligible and red-lighted students will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities. (Coaches/advisors who are not District employees and/or who do not have access to the Ineligibility List are expected to contact the Athletic Office for information.

Eligibility for the first five weeks of the school year will be determined by the previous year’s status. A student may attend summer school to become eligible for the next school year (passing a class in summer school will negate the same failing course from the previous school year).

Students may appeal their eligibility status by writing a formal letter of appeal to the principal. The principal MUST receive the letter of appeal within one week of the last day of enrollment.

Students enrolled in the Academic Accountability Program will be automatically green-lighted after school vacations and/or breaks that are three academic days or longer in duration.

Extra-Curricular Activities: There are many clubs and organizations at Rome Free Academy. We urge you to check into the ones that interest you and find out more about them. Listen for announcements at the beginning of the year for organizational meetings of these clubs - their time, place, etc. GET INVOLVED!

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