Policy Code: IGD
Adoption Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES
An individual must be a boundary school student, or properly dual-enrolled student, in order to be eligible to represent his/her school in activities including serving as student body officer or representative, a class officer or representative, public performance of band, orchestra, singing, dance, drama, speech or forensics, exhibiting in the science fair or a vocational competition. Students that are homeschooled are eligible to participate in activities sponsored by the Utah High School Activities Association based on State Code 53G-6-703. To establish a home school student's academic eligibility, a parent, teacher, or organization providing instruction to the student shall submit an affidavit to the principal indicating the student meets academic eligibility requirements,
The number of courses that a student must be enrolled in to be deemed eligible for activities sponsored by the Utah High School Activities Association is 5 of8 ar Parowan, Southwest Education Academy and Cedar and 6 of 10 at Canyon View. This number includes coutses at the boundary school, courses being taken through an approved online provided, and courses through a dual-enrollment status.
According to the policies of the Utah High School Activities Association, no student shall be eligible to represent his or her school in the above activities if he/she has failed more than one subject during the previous grading period. Additionally, a 2.0 GPA or "C" average must be maintained for each grading period. Eligibility will be established upon receipt of grades each term. Anyone falling below a 2.0 will be determined ineligible and will not be permitted to participate during the succeeding grading period. Freshmen’s 1st quarter eligibility will be established during the 4th quarter of their 8th grade year.
On the day of an activity in which a student participates, he or she must attend all classes until being officially released by the school for that activity. Any exceptions to this policy must be authorized by the principal or athletic director after a conference with the student and his/her parents or guardian prior to the anticipated absence.
Students receiving accommodations under a 504 Plan or an Individualized Education Plan will be expected to meet all eligibility requirements of the District and the UHSAA unless it is specifically stated in their IEP or 504 Plan that they are exempt from eligibility requirements.
Individual groups and organizations within the various schools may have higher academic standards than the above outlined minimum and those set by the Utah High School Activities Association. If so, these higher standards must be written in the activities disclosure or constitution, approved by the administration, and published to the members of the group/organization.
See Utah High School Activities Association Handbook Eligibility Section for additional information.