Any student assigned by the Lake County School Board to a school attendance area is eligible to represent the school in all middle school activities provided the athlete meets all other eligibility requirements. If a parent, guardian or student falsifies a signature and/or any residential information, the student athlete will be declared ineligible from athletic activity for one full calendar year from disclosure date.
A middle school student may participate in interscholastic athletic completion until reaching the age of 15 years 9 months. Upon reaching the age of 15 years 9 months the student shall be ineligible for further participation in interscholastic athletic competition.
D. SCHOLASTIC REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for activity participation, a student must meet the following “Policy-Rules Bylaws” of The School Board of Lake County.
Eligibility requirements for sixth grade students interested in participating in middle school activities will be waived until the completion of the first marking period. Once the first marking period is completed and grades are indicated, they must meet the eligibility requirements as indicated.
A student must have an accumulative 2.0 GPA and may participate only one time in each grade level.
A 7th and 8th grade student is eligible if the cumulative unweighted GPA or previous semester’s unweighted GPA is 2.0 or greater.
Calculating the GPA - All courses taken in middle school for credit by a middle school student shall be included in the computation of the student’s cumulative grade point average. All courses in which a student received a grade (A, B, C, D, F or I) for the school year must be used to calculate the cumulative grade point average. However, when repeating a subject failed on first impulse or repeating a subject passed, the higher of the two grades shall be used to calculate the grade point average. An incomplete grade is considered a failure. A class conducted by a private, certified tutor is not acceptable for removing eligibility deficiency.
Any student entering a middle school after the 5th grade shall provide evidence to the middle school of the grades s/he has achieved since entry into the 6th, 7th or 8th grade, together with evidence sufficient for the school to calculate the student’s GPA based upon the grading scale of the schools previously attended. Until such evidence, satisfactory to the member school, is provided, the student shall not be eligible for participation in athletics.
The athletic director shall forward a list of all student participants who have complied with the 2.0 GPA to the district Athletic director on the Middle School Interscholastic Sports Eligibility form. The list shall carry the signature of the school principal and shall be submitted no later than one week before the first contest. This rule applies to all sports.
A student who is ineligible at the conclusion of the previous semester because the student’s cumulative middle school grade point average is below 2.0 may have his or her eligibility reinstated the following semester provided:
1. Earn a grade point average of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 unweighted scale in all courses taken during the initial nine weeks of ineligibility. The student shall remain ineligible so long as he/she maintains a 2.0 grade point average for each subsequent nine week grading period or has a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 unweighted scale in all courses taken at the conclusion of the semester.
2. A semester is defined as one half of a school year (approximately 18 weeks or 90 school days). This definition is applicable to all schools regardless of the type of class scheduling format (i.e. block, traditional, etc.) utilized.
According to pg. 12 of the Lake County Student Code of Conduct, a student receiving two (2) out-of-school suspensions shall lose privileges accorded students in good standing with the Lake County School System. The loss of privilege may include attendance at and participation in extracurricular and co-curricular activities.