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Bennett High School Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY - Six Week Academic HS/Weekly Academic MS

2018 - 2019 High School Eligibility Dates: 9/20/18, 11/1/18, 1/3/19, 2/14/19, 4/4/19, 5/23/19
January 3rd, 2019 is the 1st Semester Grade. It will go into effect for events starting on January 7th.
 
1. The Athletic Director’s office will receive a list of students for academic eligibility every six weeks (Middle School weekly). The teachers will send to the office by Thursday morning, a list of those students who are currently receiving two D’s or one F in their course. Grades are based on the cumulative average for the semester. The office will assume that all students not on the eligibility lists are passing for that week. These lists are for academic purposes and not behavior.
 
2. Any high school student receiving two D’s or one F at this time will be declared academically ineligible to participate for a six week time period beginning the following Monday and lasting for six weeks. Example: A student is turned in as ineligible on Thursday in two classes. He or she finds out on Friday from the athletic director or his coach. He or she can play on Friday and or Saturday. He or she is ineligible from Monday week one through Saturday of week six.
 
3. Any middle school student receiving two D’s or one F at this time will be declared academically ineligible to participate for a one week time period beginning the following Monday and lasting for one week.

Example: A student is turned in as ineligible on Thursday in two classes. He or she finds out on Friday from the athletic director or his coach. He or she can play on Friday and or Saturday. He or she is ineligible from the following Monday through the following Saturday of the next week, regardless of whether he or she regains their eligibility on the Thursday of the week they are ineligible.
 
Semester Academic Eligibility
Listed is a summary of the general eligibility rules set by CHSAA. (For a more complete explanation and interpretation, see the athletic director.)

1. Participation in Interscholastic athletics as a part of a school's education is a privilege and not a right. Students wishing to participate are required to meet standards of personal behavior and academic performance which are related to school purposes. In this regard, CHSAA and its member schools may exercise the fullest discretion permitted under the law.
 
2. A student shall be eligible to represent Bennett High School in events sanctioned by CHSAA if the student meets the following specific requirements:
a. The student is a bona fide undergraduate member of Bennett High.
b. During the period of participation, the student must be enrolled in courses which offer a minimum of 2 ½ Carnegie units of credit per semester (translation-at Bennett, a student must take at least 5 courses of the 8 periods offered per day.)
c. During the semester preceding the semester in which the student wishes to participate in an activity, he/she must not have failed more than the equivalent of ½ Carnegie unit of credit. Should a student have two F’s at the end of second semester, that student will be ineligible for the following Fall semester activities for the first nine weeks.
d. If a student is not failing more than one course at the end of the first nine week grading period then he/she regains their eligibility status for the rest of the semester. They will still be subject to the 6 week eligibility like everyone else.
e. A student who drops out of school after having been enrolled and in attendance for 15 days will not be eligible for the following semester of his/her attendance.
f. No makeup work will be allowed after the end of a semester for the purpose of becoming eligible, unless the principal deems a manifest hardship condition exists (illness, circumstances beyond the control of the student or injury).
g. Regaining Eligibility: A student who has not met the academic requirements at the close of a semester may regain academic eligibility on the sixth Thursday following Labor Day or October 11th, 2018 for the first semester and March 1st, 2019 for the second semester. (Exception: Winter sport athletes who have been declared ineligible for the first semester and did not participate in a fall sport shall use the formal grading period closest to the beginning of winter practice to determine if eligibility is regained.
h. A student is ineligible for interschool athletic competition upon arriving at age 19, but if his/her birthday occurs on or after August 1, he/she will be eligible for all sports that year.
i. The period of eligibility for all students is 8 consecutive semesters.