Eligibility Requirements

(KCK Board Policy – JH)

 Student Activities 

The principal shall be responsible for organizing and approving all student activities.  All school-sponsored activities shall be supervised by an adult approved by the administration.

Eligibility for Activities – Senior High Schools

Students who participate in any school activity shall meet the following requirements:

KSHSAA Eligibility – Rules of the Kansas State High School Activities Association governing eligibility of students for participation in interscholastic activities shall be minimum requirements for students in schools of USD No. 500.  Additional requirements adopted by the Board shall be as contained in these policies and shall not relieve any student of the requirement to comply with all rules, regulations, standards and decisions of the Association.

The principal of an individual high school in USD No. 500 may prescribe eligibility requirements in addition to those required by KSHSAA and the Board but any such additional requirements shall be subject to approval of the Superintendent of Schools and shall be uniformly applied within the school.

District Eligibility – Grades for the purpose of eligibility will be calculated using all courses for which the student is enrolled.  The student must maintain a current year Grade Point Average of 2.0 with no grades of F on a four point scale.  Any student below 2.0, or who has any failing grades, as reported on the mid-quarter and quarter grade reports will be required to participate in the Student Support Plan (SSP).  The student will be allowed to practice as long as he/she is engaged in the SSP.  After two weeks of SSP the GPA must be 2.0 or higher with no failing  grades  to  continue  to  practice  or participate.  A student may participate in weekly co-curricular activities (for example Choir) but shall not compete in post season activities unless a 2.0 GPA is maintained with no failing grades.  To be eligible for participation in any interscholastic event scheduled for students in grades 9 through 12, the student shall have a GPA of 2.0 with no grades of F on a four point scale in which the student is enrolled. The eligibility week shall extend from the following Monday morning through the next following Saturday, however the student is eligible once the necessary GPA is established.

All grades will be calculated for Grade Point Average (GPA) will be calculated using a four point scale.  Grades will be calculated at the mid-quarter and quarter.  Benchmarked courses will use percentages of 90-110 equating to 4, 80-89 equates to 3, 70-79 equates to 2, 60-69 equates to 1 and 59 percent or lower equates to 0. Mid-quarter and quarter grade reports and first and second semester KSHSAA reports shall be submitted to the District Athletic Specialist by the building athletic director.

Student Support Plan – Any student below a Grade Point Average of 2.0 or any failing grades of “F” on the mid-quarter and quarter grade reports will be required to participate in the Student Support Plan (SSP) at his/her school site.

The Student Support Plan (SSP) shall be designed by each high school site to meet the needs of individual students.  The plan must contain one or more of the following:

  1. After school tutoring prior to attending practice
  2. Saturday tutoring
  3. Wednesday afternoon tutoring
  4. A specific class designed to provide support to improve a student’s performance
  5. The intervention plan may also include other options agreed upon by both the coach/sponsor and the student athlete and approved by the principal or athletic director
  6. Other: as documented by a principal approved intervention plan

Eligibility for Activities – Middle Schools

Students who participate in any school activity shall meet the following requirements:

KSHSAA Eligibility – Rules of the Kansas State High School Activities association governing eligibility of students for participation in interscholastic activities shall be minimum requirements for students in schools of USD No. 500.  Under the KSHSAA eligibility ruling, students shall have passed at least five new subjects (those not previously passed) of unit weight, or its equivalency, the previous semester or the last semester of attendance.  Additional requirements adopted by the Board shall be as contained in these policies and shall not relieve any student of the requirement to comply with all rules, regulations, standards and decisions of the Kansas State High School Activities Association.

Eligibility regulations for the middle schools, grades 7 and 8, of USD No. 500 shall govern the following extracurricular activities: cheerleading, debate, drill team, all athletic teams and participation in any activity or contest involving students from two or more different schools.

The principal of an individual middle school in USD #500 may prescribe eligibility requirements in addition to those required by KSHSAA and the Board of Education but any such additional requirements shall be subject to approval of the Superintendent of Schools and shall be uniformly applied within the school.

Current Eligibility – To be eligible for participation in specified extracurricular and any interscholastic activities weekly, the student shall not have received a failing grade (F) in any subject.  Weekly eligibility will be monitored beginning the week prior to the first week of competition.  After the first week of competition, students who have a grade below a C in any class will not be able to participate in an athletic or interscholastic event until the grade is passing.  Tutoring sessions will be required and grades must be improved to a C or better to participate in activities. Eligibility shall be determined each Friday.  The eligibility week shall extend from the following Monday morning through the next following Saturday.

Accumulated Eligibility (semester) – Rules of the KSHSAA governing eligibility for participation in Interscholastic activities shall be the requirements for students schools of USD No. 500.  To be eligible for participation in a specified extracurricular and any interscholastic activity during the current semester, the student shall have passed at least five subjects of unit weight, or its equivalency, the previous semester of the last semester of attendance. Students who have “I” or “In Progress” at the close of the semester will have ten school days to complete necessary course work to achieve a passing grade.  Credit earned in a USD No. 500 sponsored summer school may be counted as part of the “previous semester” except as limited by regulations of the Kansas State High School Activities Association. For a student eligible for special education services, with an active Individual Education Plan (I.E.P.), the principal may certify successful performance in the I.E.P. as satisfying all or part of the eligibility requirement.

Adding or Eliminating Activities

Administrative recommendations to add or eliminate specific activities may be considered by the Board.  Individual patrons or groups of patrons may request the addition or elimination of activities using rules approved by the Board and filed with the clerk.