Eligibility Policy

Eligibility Policy

(Grades 5-8)

Academic performance will determine all students’ eligibility in extra-curricular non-scholastic activities offered at David’s Star Evangelical Lutheran School. This includes, but is not limited to, athletics, cheerleading, forensics, and the Operetta. These non-scholastic activities are to be considered a privilege for the students who are eligible, not a right.

Any student whose grade point average for any academic quarter is below 2.0 will be ineligible for all extra-curricular activities listed above from the time the report cards are distributed until the mid-term Progress Reports are distributed. If the grade point average is still below 2.0, the student will remain ineligible until the grade point average exceeds 2.0 on a quarterly Report Card.

Any student who receives a grade of “F” at the end of a quarter in any subject will be ineligible for all extra-curricular activities listed above from the time the report cards are distributed until the mid-term Progress Reports are distributed. If a student who received an “F” as a report card grade is doing “F” work in any subject on the Progress Report, that student will remain ineligible until no “F” is recorded on a quarterly Report Card.

Students may also be declared ineligible because of conduct at school, on the bus, or any school related activity. Persistent disrespect, lack of cooperation, continual meetings with the principal, habitual truancy or tardiness will lead to a student being declared ineligible.

Parents of children who have been declared ineligible will be notified prior to ineligibility being enforced. This notification may be through written correspondence, e-mail, or personal contact and will be given in time to avoid ineligibility if at all possible. Communication from the faculty to the parent, and the parent to the faculty is critical in these circumstances. Therefore, we will make the time to notify parents if their students are struggling to maintain a 2.0 and what that student can do to improve their grades.

Exceptions to these policies may be made on an individual basis for certain students. All exceptions should be brought to the principal and cleared by the faculty.