High School Athletic Policy Form
To Participate in Athletic For the Current Season You Must Complete the Quiz Below
Inwood Academy High School Student-Athlete Policy
At Inwood Academy we believe that athletics have so many positive benefits to the development of a student. Athletics offer you, the student, an opportunity to become disciplined, enhance your ability to work with others, and develop your leadership skills. However, participating in Athletics for Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School is something that is earned and also, most importantly a PRIVILEGE.
As a Student Athlete you will be held to a specific standard of Academic Performance, Behavior, and Conduct. As a Student Athlete you are held to these standards because you have been chosen amongst so many others, to represent the “IAL Trailblazers”.
Passing is considered a 2.0 (65%) or higher
The 5+1 Rule - In order to gain and/ or maintain eligibility a student-athlete must pass five credit bearing courses (not 5 credits) + physical education.
At least three of the five subjects passed must be core subjects – English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and/or Science.
Fall & Winter Sports Eligibility is determined by the previous semester report cards.
Spring Sports Eligibility is determined by the previous semester report card
A student-athlete must pass five credit bearing courses + physical education in the marking periods closest to December 1st and /or April 15th to MAINTAIN his/her eligibility.
A student-athlete who is academically ineligible may become academically eligible by fulfilling the academic requirements for the most recent marking period.
Incoming 9th grade student-athletes are evaluated using their 1st semester report card
A student-athlete programmed for fewer than 5 classes must pass all his/her classes in order to fulfill the 5+1 rule requirement.
A student-athlete who is academically ineligible may become academically eligible by passing five credit bearing subjects and physical education in the most recent marking period, provided the student fulfills the 10 credit rule and the GPA requirement.
An ineligible student-athlete may practice with a team provided he/she has an updated medical and parent consent form on file and is listed on the roster. All student-athletes who practice with a team must be listed on the roster as Active or Inactive. Student-athletes listed on the roster as Inactive may not participate in any games (league and non-league).
What the report card states is final - Grade adjustments after report is finalized will not be accepted.
Academic Eligibility for Seniors
A senior programmed for less classes then required can fail one class his/her senior year if the class is not required for graduation.
When a student-athlete has satisfied the requirements for graduation, any credit bearing courses may be used to evaluate eligibility for the 5 + 1 rule requirement.
Behavior Policy: (Severity of Incident can dictate degree of consequence)
First Documented Behavior Incident will result in a VERBAL warning
Second Documented Behavior Incident will result in conference with coaches, teachers, and parents, followed by an automatic 1 game suspension.
Third Behavior Incident will result in REMOVAL of Athlete from the team.
Leadership and Sportsmanship at all events – Representation of the School
Academics take more importance than practices or games – “Student Comes First”
Abide by rules established by coach
Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated – will be handled according to Behavior Policy
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