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Athletic Eligibility Policy

For High School Students Only

Sports Eligibility
All students must have a 2.0 grade point average to participate in co-curricular activities. The grade point average is based upon the previous term grades in all courses, including 8th grade for 9th grade participation. Athletes must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and pass at least 4 classes each quarter to remain eligible, in accordance with C.I.F. and Ivy Academia Policy rules. The following must be completed prior to participation:
  • Athletic/activity information forms, including a physical exam.
  • Insurance - C.I.F. or acceptable family health coverage must be documented.
  • Co-Curricular Code and Contract read and signed.
  • No athlete may drop one sport and become involved in another without the mutual consent of both coaches.

About California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)
Athletic competition is an integral part of the high school experience. CIF is uniquely positioned to foster student growth in values and ethics. CIF’s ideal of “Pursuing Victory with Honors,” provides the opportunity to dramatically influence the actions of the athletic community. CIF strives to strengthen the integrity of students and adults across the state by promoting the concepts of sportsmanship, honesty and quality academics. These priorities advance the highest principles of character -trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship.

Participation in Co-Curricular Activities
In order to participate in any athletic or school activity, a student must have attended school four (4) periods the day of or the day prior to the activity if the event is on a weekend or non-school day. Remember, this rule applies to dances, Proms, participation in drama and/or music productions, as well as athletics. Students must also adhere to the co-curricular contract in order to remain eligible.

Co-Curricular Code & Contract
Participation in co-curricular activities is a privilege, not a right of all students. The school has the authority to revoke this privilege. Certain rules have been established for all students who become involved in the co-curricular program. The Co-Curricular Code & Contract sets these expectations that include, but are not limited to, grade point eligibility, behavior, and attendance. The Co-Curricular Code & Contract policy Ivy Academia states that any student violating school rules which results in suspension (including In-House Suspension) faces up to one calendar year removal from further participation in the co-curricular/athletic program.

The principal has the right to review each case on an individual basis, taking into consideration the student’s previous disciplinary record, academic achievement, and attendance. Students who are suspended and removed from an activity have the right to appeal to the principal. If probation is granted to continue participation, in addition to refraining from any activity that would result in suspension, the student may be required to perform a designated number of hours of community service, school service, and/or attend substance abuse meetings.

  • Hours of service shall be determined by the number of days suspended (1 Day Suspension = 8 hours of service) At least half of the service hours must be completed at Ivy Academia High School.
  • Students should be aware that an appeal to continue participation in the co-curricular/athletic program will be granted only one time during their high school career.