Academic and Athletic Eligibility

ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY
Eligibility requirements for participating in athletic programs are broken down into two categories. These categories are academic and
administrative. If any of the requirements are not met the student-athlete will be ruled ineligible until the requirements are met.
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
High School:
* Students must pass 5 credit hours
* Students must have received a D or better in 5 classes in the immediately preceding grading period
* PE DOES NOT count towards those credit hours
Middle School:
* Students must pass 5 classes
* Students must have received a D or better in 5 classes in the immediately preceding grading period
* PE DOES count towards those 5 classes
Academic Intervention Program
Any student-athlete that participates in West Carrollton Athletics must comply with the Academic Intervention Program (AIP).  A student will be placed in the AIP if they have 2 D’s, or 1 F, or are not passing 5 credit hours while in-season.
The Academic Eligibility Advisor will meet with all student-athletes in the AIP on a weekly basis to resolve the issues. The Academic Eligibility Advisor will use Progressbook to review the student-athletes grades weekly and find the underlying issues.
The Academic Eligibility Advisor will inform the student-athlete, parents/guardian, and coach of the underlying issue and establish and supervise a very concrete, individualized, step-by-step,
comprehensive plan of action that, as appropriate, can include:
* Arranging peer, teacher, alumni, or professional tutoring, one-on-one or in a group setting, during study halls, or after school.
* Arranging supervised study tables during study halls and after school.
* Directing the student-athlete to existing school resources such as    National Honor Society tutors.
* Arranging peer, teacher, alumni, or professional mentoring.
* Arranging instruction in time management, note-taking, and related skill sets.
* Other intervention responses.
The Academic Eligibility Advisor will conduct weekly grade checks for all in-season student-athletes. The report will be sent
directly to the Athletic Director and team-specific coach. The coaches will then notify the student-athlete and parent/guardian that they are
responsible for setting up a meeting with the Academic Eligibility Advisor. The student-athlete will be given a specific amount of time
that they have to set up a meeting. If the student-athlete fails to meet with the Academic Eligibility Advisor, they will be immediately
ruled ineligible from all practices and games until they meet with the Academic Eligibility Advisor.
Once a student-athlete is in the AIP they must follow the specific program assigned to them. The student-athlete will be eligible to
participate in athletics as long as the Academic Eligibility Advisor allows it. Student-athletes will be required to show improvement in
order to remain eligible. “Improvement” will be at the Academic Eligibility Advisor’s ruling. Each ruling is on a case-by-case basis.
All appeals regarding eligibility should be directed to the Athletic Director.
ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS
All participants in co-curricular activities must have a valid OHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Exam on file with the Athletic Department prior to the first day of tryouts for each specific sport.
All participants in co-curricular activities must complete FinalForms. This includes having all parent and student forms filled out before the first day of tryouts.
All participants must pay the mandatory “pay to participate” fee ($45 HS/$25 MS) within one week of the first official practice.
Additional team fees may apply. If a parent/guardian is unable to pay the fee, they must contact the Athletic Director within one week of the first official practice.