Students must maintain a strong academic standing in order to participate in athletics. These athletic eligibility standards are established by the Colorado High School Activities Association in conjunction with St. Vrain Valley Schools. A student can not be failing more than one class during any week of a sport season nor fail more than one class in any one semester.
Eligibility to participate in a FALL and WINTER sport is determined from the previous second semesters' grades. (Grade 09 students are automatically eligible to participate in the fall and winter season.) Eligibility for a SPRING sport for all students is determined from first semester grades of the current school year.
Weekly Eligibility during the sport season
Weekly grades determine academic eligibility during the sport season. An athlete must be enrolled in at least 2.5 Carnegie courses and failing no more than one class to be allowed to participate each week. Coaches will explain their eligibility expectations at athlete/parent meetings to be held prior to each sport season.
Eligibility (grade) reports will be run by the athletic secretary each Friday and will sent directly to the head coach and the athletic director. These reports will be effective on the Monday after the report comes out. If your child is on the ineligible report on Friday, please encourage him/her to speak to that teacher directly (instead of the athletic secretary or director).
Game day attendance during the sport season
During the season, daily attendance reports will be run for each game day and will be reported to the head coach. In order to eligible to play in games, the athlete must be marked present in at least 50 percent of his/her classes on that same day. Unless the student’s absence is caused by an extenuating circumstance (i.e. death in the family) or the student has received prior approval by the athletic director and is not in 50 percent of his/her classes that day, he/she is not allowed to play.