Athletic Eligibility

St. Joseph Catholic School is first and foremost an educational institution founded to provide excellence in academic and spiritual development for its students. Educational excellence requires a resolve by all members of the school community—students, parents and teachers—that students must complete their primary task of education at an acceptable level before diverting time and energy to other activities. All members of the school community are expected to support the school’s eligibility rules for the benefit of all students.

Fifth through eighth grade students that participate in extracurricular activities are subject to the eligibility rules set forth below:

· Students must maintain a 76% or “C” average in all Core subject areas with no more than 1 “D” and no “F’s”

· Students must maintain an “C” or higher in conduct in all subjects with no “D’s” and/or “F’s”

· Eligibility is based upon Progress Reports and Report Cards
Students not meeting eligibility criteria at progress report or report card time will become ineligible to participate in practice and games for a two week period. The student’s grades will be reassessed at the end of the two week period and if grades meet the above criteria the student will be released to participate. If grades do not meet the criteria at the two week grade check the student will remain ineligible to participate until the next reporting period (progress report or report card).

Parents will receive notification with dates of ineligibility from the Athletic Director. The Athletic Director will notify individual coaches.

Any student who violates the condition of eligibility faces disciplinary action.

Any coach who knowingly allows a student to violate conditions of eligibility may be asked to resign from his/her position.