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No Pass/No Play, Eligibility, Activity Transcripts and Cocurricular Code

(effective: Fall, 2003)
 
 

No Pass/No Play and Eligibility Standards
The School Code requires high school districts to establish and enforce a No Pass/No Play Policy that sets and academic standard for participation in any school-sponsored or school-supported athletic and extracurricular activity.

School Code (10-20,30)
Each school district operating a high school program (grades 9-12) shall establish, implement, and enforce a No Pass/No Play policy under which a student in any of those grades who fails to maintain a specified minimum grade point average or a specified minimum grade in each course in which the student is enrolled or both is suspended from further participation in any school-sponsored or school-supported athletic or extracurricular activities. The suspension is for a specified period or until a specified minimum grade point or minimum grade or both are earned by the students.

The Township High School District Board of Education complied with the above School Code mandate by adopting Board Policy 4.5. This policy adopts the IHSA athletic eligibility standard as the "No Pass/No Play" standard that must be met for participation in any school-sponsored or school-supported athletic and extracurricular activity.

District 214 Board Policy 4.5
Selection of members or participants is at the discretion of the teachers, sponsors, or coaches, provided that the selection criteria conform to the district's policies. Participation in Cocurricular activities is dependent upon course selection and successful progress in those courses. In order to be eligible to participate in any school-sponsored or school-supported athletic or extracurricular activity, a student must satisfy the Illinois High School Association's scholastic standing requirements. Any student participant failing to meet these academic criteria shall be suspended from the activity until the specified academic criteria are met.

Illinois High School Association - Scholastic Standing (3.020)
3.021 They shall be doing passing work in at least twenty (20) credit hours of high school work per week, i.e., passing at least 2.0 units of credit per semester (PE=0.25 credit and Driver Education Classroom= 0.25 credit).

3.022 They shall, unless they are entering high school for the first time, have credit on the school records for twenty (20) credit hours of high school work for the previous semester. Such work shall have been completed in the semester for which credit is granted or in a recognized summer school program which has been approved by the Board of Education and for which graduation credit is received.

3.024 Passing work shall be defined as work of such a grade that if on any given date a student would transfer to another school, passing grades for the course would immediately be certified on the student's transcript to the school to which the student transfers.

3.025 Work taken in junior college, college, university, or by correspondence may be accepted toward meeting the requirements of this Section provided it is granted credit toward graduation from high school by the local Board of Education.

District 214 Implementation Procedures
The following administrative procedures will be implements districtwide beginning in the fall of 2003.
1. Based on the integration of the No Pass/No Play provisions of the School Code, Board Policy 4.5, the IHSA eligibility criteria, and the District 214 Cocurricular Code; each school will implement the following general procedures for complying with the No Pass/No Play mandate, effective, Fall, 2003.

These procedures will apply to each performing/competing student groups listed below.

 
No Pass/No Play, Eligibility, and Cocurricular Code Activities
 
 

Debate

Spring Play

Class Board/Freshman Officers Only

Individual Events/Speech

Cheerleader

Class Board/Sophomore Officers Only

Math Team

Poms Pons

Class Board/Jr Officers Only

Scholastic Bowl

*Competitive Marching Band

Class Board/Sr Officers Only

Science Olympiad

*Jazz Band

Student Council Officers

Student Congress

Drill Team

Cricket

FIRST Robotics Team

*Show Choir

School Art/Perfermance Play

Musical

Flag Corps

Group Interpretation

Fall Play

Orchesis Performances

 

Winter Play

Chess Team

 

 
Athletic Activities Covered by the Cocurricular Code  
 

Girls' Soccer

Boys' Football

Girls' Volleyball

Boys' Soccer

Girls' Tennis

Boys' cross-country

Girls' cross-country

Boys' Golf

Girls' Golf

Boys' Basketball

Girls' Basketball

Boys' Wrestling

Girls' Swimming

Boys' Gymnastics

Girls' Bowling

Boys' Baseball

Girls' Badminton

Boys' Track

Girls' Gymnastics

Boys' Tennis

Girls' Track

Boys' Swimming

Girls' Softball

Boys' Volleyball

Girls' Water Polo

Boys' Water Polo

*Interscholastic Competition Only

2. The eligibility of all students involved in the above listed activities is monitored in terms of the IHSA eligibility standards. The district's current athletic eligibility system is used to monitor the eligibility of each student who participates in one or more of the listed activities.

3. Coaches and activity sponsors will accurately monitor the eligibility of each participating student in accord with Board Policy 4.5.

4. The listed Cocurricular activities include academic courses that are scheduled as classes during the regularly scheduled school day and include Cocurricular activities consisting of performances/competitions occurring outside the master schedule of approved courses.

Students have a property right to participate in the graded component(s) of such activities. The graded components are, therefore, not subject to the provisions of the No Pass/No Play policy or the Cocurricular Code. However, student participation in the non-graded Cocurricular component of such activities is a privilege and is, therefore, subject to the provisions of the No Pass/No Play policy and the Cocurricular Code.

Coaches/Sponsors of integrated academic and Cocurricular activities will identify and report to the assistant principal for student activities (APSA) at the beginning of the school year those Cocurricular activities that are not graded and that are, therefore, subject to the provisions of No Pass/No Play, eligibility, and Cocurricular Code policies.

Activity Transcripts
The transcript is an official document and its integrity must be protected by establishing procedures that insure that the information recorded on the transcript is accurate and complete. Consequently, only the activities covered by the No Pass/No Play policy, monitored by the eligibility system,a and subject to the provisions of the Cocurricular code will be recorded in the term record on the student's transcript. The district/school is not responsibility for documenting, in any way, a student's participation in any other activities.

The following procedures for managing the activity transcript are consistent with and supported by the procedures for managing the No Pass/No Play provision of the school code as it is applies to student participation in designated Cocurricular activities.

1. The APSA will create a list of Cocurricular activities covered by the district's No Pass/No Play policy and to be included in the eligibility system and transcript record.

• The list is used districtwide.
• Only the the assistant principals for student activities can add to or delete from the list. Proposals for adding to, deleting from, or otherwise revising the district activity list are submitted to and reviewed by the assistant principal for student services.
• Common names for similar activities will be used wherever possible and the name used will communicate the nature of the activity as clearly as possible to a universal audience. Accordingly, it is possible that the name of the activity recorded on the transcript will not be the same as the name used at the school.

2. The data processing operator/registrar at each school manages the process of posting activity information into the term records of students who participate in designated Cocurricular activities.

• Only the data processing operator or registrar may enter activity information into the District 214 database.
• Only approved No Pass/No Play activities may be documented in the term record of a student.

3. The district's eligibility system is used to (1) monitor the eligibility of each student participating in an activity covered by the No Pass/No Play and (2) document a student's participation in any of these activities on his/her transcript.

• Only complete seasons (athletics) or regular participation (activities) are recorded on the activity transcript.
• The coach/sponsor is responsible for the accuracy of the eligibility list and for monitoring the eligibility of each participant. Without exception, ineligible students are immediately suspended from participation in all designated activities until they regain eligibility.
• The athletic/activity clerk submits the final eligibility lists for each included activity to the data processing operator/registrar at the end of the season.
• Participation in approved activities is documented in the term that includes the conclusion of the season/event schedule.

Approved by the Assistant Principals for Student Activities 5/15/03





 
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