Eligibility Information

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.

1.  Fall Initial Eligibility:   Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the difficulties of school last year, all athletes will start the 2021-2022 school year as eligible.

 The necessary accumulated credit requirements have been suspended for the 2021-2022  school year.   These are the necessary credits needed for the 2022-2023 school year:

1st year (To be a Freshman):               Must be promoted/assigned from 8th grade

      2nd  year (To be a Sophomore):           Five total credits

      3rd year (To be a Junior:                      Ten total credits

      4th year (To be a Senior):                     Sixteen total credits


2.  Initial Eligibility During the 2021-2022 School Year:  In order to be considered initially eligible prior to any Athletic Season, the student-athlete must have:

a)      Successfully met the academic requirements set by Lewiston High School during the previous ranking quarter.

            Freshmen:                                                        Must pass 5 Courses

            Sophomores-Seniors:                                      Must pass 6 Courses  

                  Fall Season - Everyone is initially eligible 

                  Winter Season - Based on Final 1st Quarter Grades (Nov. 6th)

                  Spring Season - Based on Final 3rd Quarter Grades (April 2nd)


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:

                        Freshmen:                                                        Must be passing 5 courses

                        Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors:                     Must be passing 6 courses

            Eligibility Check Dates: (2021-2022 School Year)

                                                            Eligibility Check Date           Ineligibility Start Date

Fall Season:                Tuesday, Oct. 12th                  Monday, Oct. 18th

Winter Season:          Tuesday, Jan. 25th                   Monday, Jan. 31st

Spring Season:           Tuesday, May 10th                  Monday, May 16th


Eligibility will always be checked on a Tuesday.  On the date of eligibility checks, any student not passing the prescribed number of courses required by the eligibility policy will have until Friday at 3 pm of that week to correct any failing courses and update their eligibility status. 

Students who fail to correct their eligibility status will become ineligible on the following Monday (Ineligibility Start Date).  Ineligible students will be given another 5 schools days to update their eligibility status.   Those students who are still ineligible at 3 pm on Friday will be ineligible for the remainder of the season.

 Students who are able to remediate their academic performance are able to return to their teams immediately once they are passing the minimum number of courses.

This is a summation of Lewiston School Department Policy – please see policy code JJI-R1 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

Summary of Important Eligibility Dates:
    a) Initial Fall Eligibility:                                 NONE
    b) Fall Eligibility Check:                           Tuesday, Oct. 5th
            *Based on 1st quarter progress report grades

2021-2022 WINTER SEASON:
    a) Initial Winter Eligibility Check:               Nov. 6th
            *Based on 1st quarter grades
    b) Winter Eligibility Check:                     Jan. 25th
            *Based on 2nd Quarter Final Grades

    a) Spring Initial Eligibility Check:                             April 5th
            *Based on 3rd Quarter Final Grades 
    b) Spring Eligibility Check:                                        May 10th
            *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