Eligibility

ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY

The eligibility standards pertaining to scholarship, age, residency, enrollment, and attendance, conduct, character, discipline, transfers, foreign exchange programs, recruitment, etc. shall be those established by the OHSAA, except for those that are either not addressed by the OHSAA, and consequently have been put in place by the school district or BHS, or those that have been made stricter by the school district or BHS.

In order to be eligible for interscholastic competition or participation at contests, a student must be enrolled in Bellefontaine High School, and must have been enrolled in school during the immediately preceding grading period, and must meet or exceed the following academic standards as established by the Bellefontaine Board of Education:

1.     The athlete must be enrolled in passing 5 credits (Block credits are doubled while 

       skinny classes are the same credit worth.)

 

·       An athlete participating in Post Secondary option classes must provide documentation of credits and grades at the end of the High School grading periods.

           

2.     The athlete must have achieved at least a 1.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0

grading scale during the immediately preceding grading period. (A=4)

 

3.     If the student’s GPA for the immediately preceding grading period is below a 2.0 but

at least a 1.5,  he/she will be required to attend study tables during A/I five times a

week.

 

      Failure to attend study tables will result in the following consequences:

a.  1st Violation – After school detention

b.     2nd Violation – Suspension of 10% of the number of regular season games of 

      that sport.

c.      3rd Violation – The athlete will be declared academically ineligible for the

remainder of that grading period by the administration of the High School.

One’s eligibility or ineligibility continues until the start of the 5th school day of the next grading period, at which time the grades from the immediately preceding grading period become effective.  An exception to this rule is that eligibility or ineligibility for the first grading period of the school year commences with the start of the fall sports season.

The eligibility of a transfer student must be established by records or verification from the school from which the student is transferring.  Such a student cannot be eligible for the first grading period of attendance at BHS until this information is received and compliance with OHSAA transfer bylaws has been verified.

Summer school grades earned may not be used to substitute for failing grades from the last grading period of the regular school year.

The responsibility of establishing eligibility lies with BHS, and final determination of eligibility is the responsibility of the Associate Principal, Athletic Director or Principal.

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