• Athletic Eligibility

     

    Students in the Atlanta Public School System must meet certain requirements in order to participate in extracurricular activities. A student must meet ALL requirements to be eligible for participation in any extracurricular activity. A summary of these requirements is given below:

    1. Students must be enrolled in a full course load. This is six (6) courses in a traditional school and four (4) courses in a school on block scheduling. All of this course work must earn credit toward graduation; and 

      2.Students must successfully pass at least five out of six courses on a traditional schedule, three out of four courses on a block schedule, in one semester to be eligible the next semester, and 

      3. Students must be "On-Track" for graduation by earning a minimum number of Carnegie Units each year after entering high school. Students who do NOT meet the "On-Track" requirement will NOT be eligible for one semester, until he/she gets back on track. The "On-Track" requirements are: 

      4. GHSA Rule 1.53 Students must accumulate Carnegie Units towards graduation according to the following criteria:
    • First-year students (entering 9th grade) are eligible academically. Second semester first-year students must have passed courses carrying at least 2.5 Carnegie units the previous semester in order to participate.
    • Second-year students must have accumulated five (5) total Carnegie units in the first year,

     o AND passed courses carrying at least 2.5 Carnegie units in the previous semester.

    • Third-year students must have accumulated eleven (11) Carnegie units in the first and second years,

     o AND passed courses carrying at least 2.5 Carnegie units in the previous semester.

    • Fourth-year students must have accumulated sixteen (16) Carnegie units in the first three years,

     o AND passed courses carrying at least 2.5 Carnegie units in the previous semester.

    • Students may accumulate the required Carnegie units for participation during the school year and eligibility will be reinstated at the beginning of the next semester.
    • For the 2011-12 school year, fourth-year students must have accumulated seventeen (17) Carnegie Units.
    • Fifth year high school students are not eligible for participation

    NOTE: Students may become academically eligible for participation at the end of a semester by meeting the "On-Track" requirement for that year.

     Loss of Eligibility

     Students assigned to an alternative school or out of school suspension for disciplinary reasons, or adjudicated to a Youth Detention Center (YDC), lose their eligibility. Any suspension is considered to have ended when the student is physically readmitted to the regular classroom.

    FORMS FOR PARTICIPATION

    1. Physical exam form-all athletes must have a physical exam by a licensed medical physician. This completed exam is good for one calendar year. All exams must be on the mandated GHSA form provided by athletic director. 
      2. Emergency Treatment Form-This form allows our athletic trainer and/or coaches to make the decision to transport your daughter and allow hospital staff to treat your daughter in the event you cannot be contacted. 
      3. Permission to Participate-This form gives your daughter your permission to participate in our athletic program. Within that, you voluntarily and knowingly assume the risk inherent in all athletic activities. 
      4. Insurance Waiver-This form states that your daughter is adequately covered by your personal accidental insurance in case of accident and/or injury. This form also allows you to provide your personal insurance information to be used only if necessary and in an emergency situation. 
      5. Substance Abuse Guidelines- This form outlines the penalties for substance abuse, which may include tobacco, alcohol and or illegal drug possession or abuse.

    ALL FORMS ARE PROVIDED BY THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND MUST BE RETURNED TO THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR.

     Academic Eligibility

    Students in the Atlanta Public School System must meet certain requirements in order to participate in extracurricular activities. A student must meet ALL requirements to be eligible for participation in any extracurricular activity. A summary of these requirements is given below:

    1. Students must be enrolled in a full course load. This is six (6) courses in a traditional school and four (4) courses in a school on block scheduling. All of this course work must earn credit toward graduation; and 

      2.Students must successfully pass at least five out of six courses on a traditional schedule, three out of four courses on a block schedule, in one semester to be eligible the next semester, and 

      3. Students must be "On-Track" for graduation by earning a minimum number of Carnegie Units each year after entering high school. Students who do NOT meet the "On-Track" requirement will NOT be eligible for one semester, until he/she gets back on track. The "On-Track" requirements are: 

      4. GHSA Rule 1.53 Students must accumulate Carnegie Units towards graduation according to the following criteria:
    • First-year students (entering 9th grade) are eligible academically. Second semester first-year students must have passed courses carrying at least 2.5 Carnegie units the previous semester in order to participate.
    • Second-year students must have accumulated five (5) total Carnegie units in the first year,

     o AND passed courses carrying at least 2.5 Carnegie units in the previous semester.

    • Third-year students must have accumulated eleven (11) Carnegie units in the first and second years,

     o AND passed courses carrying at least 2.5 Carnegie units in the previous semester.

    • Fourth-year students must have accumulated sixteen (16) Carnegie units in the first three years,

     o AND passed courses carrying at least 2.5 Carnegie units in the previous semester.

    • Students may accumulate the required Carnegie units for participation during the school year and eligibility will be reinstated at the beginning of the next semester.
    • For the 2011-12 school year, fourth-year students must have accumulated seventeen (17) Carnegie Units.
    • Fifth year high school students are not eligible for participation

    NOTE: Students may become academically eligible for participation at the end of a semester by meeting the "On-Track" requirement for that year.

     Loss of Eligibility

     Students assigned to an alternative school or out of school suspension for disciplinary reasons, or adjudicated to a Youth Detention Center (YDC), lose their eligibility. Any suspension is considered to have ended when the student is physically readmitted to the regular classroom.

    FORMS FOR PARTICIPATION

    1. Physical exam form-all athletes must have a physical exam by a licensed medical physician. This completed exam is good for one calendar year. All exams must be on the mandated GHSA form provided by athletic director. 
      2. Emergency Treatment Form-This form allows our athletic trainer and/or coaches to make the decision to transport your daughter and allow hospital staff to treat your daughter in the event you cannot be contacted. 
      3. Permission to Participate-This form gives your daughter your permission to participate in our athletic program. Within that, you voluntarily and knowingly assume the risk inherent in all athletic activities. 
      4. Insurance Waiver-This form states that your daughter is adequately covered by your personal accidental insurance in case of accident and/or injury. This form also allows you to provide your personal insurance information to be used only if necessary and in an emergency situation. 
      5. Substance Abuse Guidelines- This form outlines the penalties for substance abuse, which may include tobacco, alcohol and or illegal drug possession or abuse.

    ALL FORMS ARE PROVIDED BY THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND MUST BE RETURNED TO THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR.