Eligibility Information

2016-2017
Lewiston High School
Eligibility Information

 

In order to be eligible for participation in interscholastic/extra-curricular competition, all students are subject to the Maine Principals’ Association eligibility rule (Appendix H).  Additionally, Lewiston High School has established its own eligibility policy.

The main purpose of the programs at Lewiston High School is to insist on continued academic growth for all students.  Therefore, Lewiston High School requires a minimum level of academic success as a standard for participation in extra-curricular activities.  The focus of the eligibility policy is to set a clear standard that supports adequate yearly progress towards graduation and establishes the need for responsible academic progress throughout the school year.

There are two levels of eligibility at Lewiston High School; initial eligibility and continuing eligibility.

In order to establish initial eligibility, the student must have:

1)      Successfully passed the set number of minimum number of courses (please see the below information):

    a) Fall Athletics – initial eligibility based on 4th quarter grades in the previous school year & summer school grades
1)      1st Year (Freshmen): Promoted/Assigned from 8th Grade
2)      2nd Year (Sophomores): Must pass 5 courses 
3)      3rd and 4th Year (Juniors & Seniors): Must pass 6 courses

    b) Winter Athletics – initial eligibility based on 1st quarter grades (Nov. 9th Date)
1) Freshmen:                 Must pass 5 courses, which includes having a minimum HOW score of 2 in those classes 
2) Sophomores: Must pass 6 courses, which includes having a minimum HOW score of 2 in those classes
3) Juniors, & Seniors:     Must pass 6 courses, which includes having a minimum HOW score of 2 in those classes   

    c) Spring Athletics – initial eligibility will be based on 3rd quarter grades (April 5th Date)
1) Freshmen:                 Must pass 5 courses, which includes having a minimum HOW score of 2 in those classes 
2) Sophomores: Must pass 6 courses, which includes having a minimum HOW score of 2 in those classes
3) Juniors, & Seniors:     Must pass 6 courses, which includes having a minimum HOW score of 2 in those classes

2)      Be on track for graduation, as established below:
A)      2nd Year (To be a Sophomore):      4 Total Credits
B)      3rd Year (To be a Junior):                9 Total Credits
C)      4th Year (To be a Senior):                16 Total Credits

These standards must be met prior to a student participating, trying out, or competing on any Lewiston High School extra-curricular activity.  Students who do not meet these initial eligibility standards are ineligible until these requirements are complete.  Summer School courses and other courses approved by the Principal may be used to meet these requirements.

Once initial eligibility has been cleared, in order to remain eligible the students must meet the minimum eligibility standard established by Lewiston High School on the date of the eligibility checks (approximately half way through the participation season):

            Minimum Eligibility Standard:

1) Freshmen:                    Must pass 5 courses, which includes having a minimum HOW score of 2 in those classes 
2) Sophomores:                Must pass 6 courses, which includes having a minimum HOW score of 2 in those classes
3) Juniors, & Seniors:     Must pass 6 courses, which includes having a minimum HOW score of 2 in those classes

                NOTE:  FLEX does not count as a passing course in regards to eligibility.

            Eligibility Check Dates: (2016-2017 School Year)

                                                        Eligibility Check Date                           Ineligibility Start Date
Fall Season:                 Wednesday, Oct. 5th                       Thursday, Oct. 6th Based on 1st Q Progress Grades  
Winter Season:           Wednesday, Jan. 25th               Thursday, Jan. 26th   Based on 2nd Q Final Grades
Spring Season:           Wednesday, May 10th               Thursday, May 11th       Based on 4th Q Progress Grades

Students who are not passing the prescribed number of courses on the eligibility check date will become ineligible and be removed from the extracurricular activity for the remainder of the season on the ineligibility start date, as set above.

This is a summation of Lewiston School Department Policy – please see policy code JJI-R3 for a complete explanation of the Lewiston High School Eligibility Policy.   FLEX does not count as a passing course in regards to eligibility.

 
Lewiston High School
2016-2017

Summary of Important Eligibility Dates:
 
2016 FALL SEASON:


Initial Fall Eligibility:                                   Aug. 15th
*Based on 4th Quarter Grades of the Previous School Year and Summer School Grades

Fall Eligibility Check:                           Oct. 5th, starts on Oct. 6th 
            *Based on 1st quarter progress report grades


2016-2017 WINTER SEASON:

Initial Winter Eligibility Check:               Nov. 9th
            *Based on 1st quarter grades

Winter Eligibility Check:                     Jan. 25th, starts on Jan. 26th
            *Based on 2nd Quarter Final Grades

 

2016 SPRING SEASON:

Spring Initial Eligibility Check:                           April 5th
            *Based on 3rd Quarter Final Grades 

Spring Eligibility Check:                           May 10th, starts on May 11th
            *Based on 4th quarter progress grades      

 REMINDER:   FLEX does not count as a passing course when it comes to determining eligibility.

Please contact Jason Fuller with any questions pertaining to these dates & the eligibility policy at 795-4190, ext. 2211
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