Woodhaven-Brownstown School District (Grades 7-12) Academic Eligibility
The Board recognizes the educational value of student participation in extra-curricular (school sponsored activities for which grades and credit are not received). However, participation should not be at the expense of or detrimental to the student's academic studies and normal progress toward graduation.
All students in grades seven through twelve who are participants in school sponsored extra-curricular activities which require, on the average, three (3) or more hour of participation in a week and/or requires absence from a class for participation, will be subject to academic eligibility regulations.
A student's initial eligibility to participate in extra-curricular activities will be determined by the previous trimester.
Once eligibility is established to begin participation in an extra-curricular activity, continuing eligibility for the duration of the sport season or activity schedule is maintained through weekly eligibility established by the building administrator which meets or exceeds the minimum standards as established by the MHSAA.
A student will be eligible to participate in an extra-curricular activity if he/she can demonstrate at least a 1.67 GPA, (using a twelve (12) factor system: A = 4.00; A- = 3.67; B+ = 3.33; B = 3; B- = 2.67; C+ = 2.33; C = 2.00; C- = 1.67; D+ = 1.33; D = 1.00; D- = .67; and E = 0) and a passing grade in four (4) out of five (5) courses from the previous trimester. A grade of "E" or "W" is not considered a passing grade.
A student with a grade point of 1.33 to 1.66 on a twelve (12) factor system and who passed four (4) courses during the previous trimester may apply through the building administrator for a probationary status. These standards will be evaluated at the end of six (6) weeks and must maintain a grade of "C-" on a twelve (12) scale system or better in all classes. A student who does not meet the requirements will be ineligible for the remainder of the trimester. A student may apply for probationary status once per school year.
A student falling below the adopted standard at the end of a school year can use summer school work to bring his/her record up to or above the required minimums.
Special Education students may be exempt from the District's eligibility requirements for extra-curricular activities if so indicated in their I.E.P. (Individualized Educational Plan). Such students will, however, still have to meet the MHSAA eligibility requirements to participate in interscholastic sports.
Higher eligibility requirements may be established for clubs (Student Council, Class Officers, etc.) and special activities (SnoBall, Homecoming, etc.) not covered by this policy.
Middle School grades sixth through eighth will not carry over to the high school for the purpose of eligibility. However, students in the ninth grade going into the tenth grade must meet the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District eligibility requirements to participate in interscholastic athletics at the high school.
Transfer students must meet all established eligibility requirements of the Board of Education and MHSAA. All official transcripts must be on file before a student can practice or participate in an extra-curricular activity.
For a student to be able to participate in an extra-curricular activity on a given day, they must be in attendance for the full school day, other than for documented reasons with prior exception and/or approved by an administrator.