Eligibility

Academic Eligibility- Athletics:

Each contestant shall be passing all coursework for which credit is given and shall be making adequate progress toward graduation requirements at the end of each grading period. Grading period, graduation requirements, and any interim periods of ineligibility are determined by local policy. For purposes of this rule "grading period" shall mean the period of the time at the end of which a student in grades 9-12 receives a final grade and course credit is awarded for passing grades.

If at the end of any grading period a contestant is given a failing grade on any course for which credit is awarded, the contestant is ineligible to dress for and compete in the next occurring interscholastic athletic contests and competitions in which the contestant is a contestant for 30 consecutive calendar days.

The contestant's 30 days will begin once all school and state required paperwork is completed and turned in to the activities office and the contestant is attending practices as required. All other team attendance rules must be adhered to during the period of ineligibility. The contestant must finish the season in good standing for the academic ineligibility to be served.

Academic Eligibility- Fine Arts:

All eligibility requirements stated above apply in addition to the information below.

If at the end of any grading period a participant receives a failing grade in any course for which credit is awarded, the participant is ineligible to participate in any competitive event sanctioned by the IHSMA/IHSSA or any IHSMA/IHSSA sponsored event that is non-graded (event doesn't affect course GPA) within a period of 30 consecutive calender days. The period of ineligibility will begin with the first school day following the day grades are issued by the school district. A student with a disability who has an individualized education program (IEP) shall not be denied eligibility on the basis of scholarship if the student is making adequate progress, as determined by school officials, towards the goals and objectives on the student's individualized education program.