Extra-Curricular Act. Eligibility Requirements

Extra-Curricular Act. Eligibility Requirements
Posted on 01/06/2022
Cavalier LThese requirements will be resumed effective Fall of 2022

VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE AND SUFFOLK PUBLIC
SCHOOLS ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS


All student organizations and activities shall be under the
direct supervision of the school through at least one adult
sponsor. They must be evaluated periodically and so organized and administered that interruptions of regular classroom work are kept at a minimum. Students shall not be permitted to engage in such organizations and activities to the detriment of their classroom work.

All athletic, forensic, debating, public speaking, reading, spelling and school-publication activities shall be conducted in strict accordance with the rules and regulations established by the Virginia High School League, except when additional stipulations are made by the Board.

(A) Students desiring to participate in any school related extracurricular activity must meet the eligibility requirements of the Virginia High School League for participation in extracurricular activities, and must have a semester grade point average or a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.00. The student must have achieved a 2.00 semester grade point average, or must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.00, immediately preceding the student’s participation in any extracurricular activity.

(B) A student who has not achieved the required 2.00 semester grade point average, or does not have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00, may attend summer school in an effort to obtain the required grade point average. Should the student achieve a 2.00 semester grade point average, or should the student achieve a cumulative grade point average by attending summer school, the student will be considered eligible to participate in extracurricular activities at the start of the fall semester.

A student who has not achieved the grade point average required in subsection (A) above, but has achieved at least a 1.65 semester or cumulative grade point average immediately preceding the student’s participation in any extracurricular activity may, for one semester only, be granted probationary status and be allowed to participate in any extracurricular activity. The granting of probationary status shall be governed by guidelines adopted by the division Superintendent.