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Academic and Attendance Policy

Academic and Attendance Policy for Extracurricular Activities

Since the influence of students participating in extracurricular activities extends beyond the school campus, these students assume additional responsibility for proper behavior and leadership. This responsibility requires that student participants observe the Student Discipline Policy (please refer to the school Student Handbook) off campus, during non-school hours, as well as during the school day, at school functions, and traveling to and from school or school functions.

Participation in interscholastic athletics in Southwest Allen County Schools (SACS) is a privilege open to students who maintain the requirements of the SACS Athletic policies, the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), and specific policies of their sport. Student-athletes in violation of any of these requirements are no longer considered in “good standing” and may not be eligible for athletic participation according to the specified sanctions (please refer to the school Student Handbook). Since extracurricular participation is an honor and a privilege, participating shall require a review of the student code of conduct by parents and students including certification of understanding through parent and student signatures. It is the intent of this policy for students to assume personal responsibility for visible leadership in upholding the standards and expectations of representatives of our school.


Students involved in athletics are expected to maintain passing grades (D- and better) in 6 classes. Grades will be checked by the Athletic Director at the intervals listed below. Students who do not have 6 passing grades at that checkpoint shall be on probationary status. As a result, a study plan designed to raise failing grades to a passing level will be developed in conjunction with the Athletic Director. The student may continue to practice and compete during this study plan period. If the student fails to satisfactorily meet the expectations of the study plan, practice and/or game participation may be limited.

Grade Checkpoints:

Football, Cheerleading, Cross Country & Volleyball - First Monday following Labor Day
Basketball & Cheerleading - First Monday of December
Swimming & Wrestling - First Monday of February
Track & Soccer - Last Monday of April

Sponsors of other extracurricular activities may determine their checkpoints as needed and will communicate that information with students and families. Those sponsors will be responsible for checking grades and working with students to ensure success in the classroom. 


At a minimum, students must be in attendance from 11:35 a.m. until the conclusion of the school day to participate in extracurricular activities and/or athletic events.