5290.1-Programs-Academic Eligibility-Grades Nine through Twelve

Student Policies

Co-Curricular And Extra-Curricular Programs

Academic Eligibility – Grades Nine through Twelve

The West Genesee Central School District appreciates the benefits which may accrue through voluntary participation in school sponsored co-curricular student activities. For the purposes of this policy, the term “school sponsored co-curricular student activities” shall include interscholastic athletics, marching band, and drama activities, for which advisors/coaches are approved by the Board of Education.

Academic standards of eligibility for participation in school sponsored co-curricular student activities at West Genesee High School are established as follows:

    1. Beginning of fall activities:
      Use fourth quarter marking period (Summer School may be used during the appeal process only.)

      1. Vertical average of 70% or more
      2.  Cannot be failing 2 or more subjects
    2. Beginning of winter activitiesUse first quarter marking period **
      1. Vertical average of 70% or more
      2.  Cannot be failing 2 or more subjects
    3. Beginning of spring activities:Use second quarter marking period **
      1. Vertical average of 70% or more
      2. Cannot be failing 2 or more subjects

      ** Seniors in the current school year who are failing courses required for graduation will be considered ineligible.

    4. Appeal Process:
      1. A committee to review appeals related to eligibility will be created for each case. Appeals should be directed to the District Director (Athletics/Fine Arts) who will convene the committee. The committee will review the facts, call witnesses, and make a recommendation to the High School Principal. The committee may consist of:
        1. Student’s guidance counselor
        2. District Director or appropriate advisor
        3. faculty representative
      2. The eligibility of any student may be appealed to the committee within 10 days of notice of ineligibility.
      3. The eligibility of any student, who fails to meet the eligibility requirements above, as indicated on a five week report, will be reviewed by the committee.

Presentation: 7/1/13
First Vote: 8/7/13
Second Vote: 8/21/13