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Eligibility/Athletics Policies

Academic Policy for Participation in Carolina International School

 Athletic Sports Program

To be eligible to tryout and remain eligible to participate for any sport, competition at CIS, the student must meet the following criteria:

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: No grade of an “F” and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher (weighted) for the previous semester. For example, eligibility for students wanting to participate in fall/winter sports or activities will be based on their 2nd semester report card from the previous year. Spring participation will be based on the 1st semester report card.

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS: Must maintain a grade of 70% or higher in all their (core) courses, including electives, as reflected on the student’s last nine-week quarter report card. Academic grade “check-in will be assessed bi-weekly. If a student-athlete has missing assignments within their academics he/she will not be permitted to attend practices or competitions (games, etc.).

The 2.0 G.P.A. eligibility policy for High School Students and the 70% eligibility policy for Middle School Students will be waived for students with an I.E.P. (Individualized Education Plan) or L.E.P. (Limited Eligibility Proficiency Plan) if (1) I.E.P. /L.E.P. goals are being met and (2) the student has no failing grades. With the addition of PowerSchool and Academic bi-weekly grade checks, parents and students are responsible for monitoring their academics throughout the year. In addition, all students that are falling below the average will be encouraged by their coaches or core teachers/Athletic Director to attend tutoring to improve their grades.

Academic Note: Academic Boot Camp (ABC) will be required for all student-athletes who hasn’t maintained the required academic standard(s);

Our athletes at any level (Middle School or High School) are held to the same eligibility standards. There is an extensive list of eligibility criteria for varsity athletics as determined by the NCHSAA regarding academics, etc. These criteria may be found through this link Eligibility: https://www.nchsaa.org/eligibility-presentations-forms-policies Presentations, Forms & Policies. Click on the following (2023-2024)

Eligibility Note:

All rising 9th grade students participating in a fall sport are eligible to participate in the first semester of their freshmen year, independent of their middle school grades. At the conclusion of the first semester, eligibility will be based on Semester 1 grades in accordance with the CIS Athletics program guidelines.

Courses must be approved by the administration team, Athletic Director, guidance counselor, and within compliance with the NCAA, etc.

In addition, any student transferring from another North Carolina public school enrolled in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade must contact the coach and Athletic Director before trying out for a sports team or taking part in workouts. No student-athlete will be permitted to participate within any of Carolina International School Athletic program until transcripts have been retrieved from opposing school and academic progress has been approved by current school, etc. The NCHSAA requires transfer paperwork to be filed prior to participation.

• Student athletes must be a positive role model in the Carolina International School community.

• . Disciplinary issues which occur in class will be handled on a case-by-case basis in collaboration with school administration, head coach, and athletic director. Suspensions and/or dismissal from respective teams may occur in some cases. Students serving ISS or OSS will be automatically suspended from play and/or practice on the served days and will be subject to additional penalties.

• Disciplinary issues which occur during games are subject to penalties as imposed and described by the NCHSAA Handbook (as linked above). Disciplinary issues which occur during practice/games will be addressed by the respective coach and Athletic Director. Parents will automatically be contacted by the coach and/or Athletic Director.

• If an athlete is "academically eligible” or "academically ineligible” at the beginning of any semester, that status is retained throughout the full semester. It is the responsibility of the Athletic Director and Principal to check the academic status of each student/athlete enrolled in school at the beginning and close of a semester. NOTE: An athlete becomes eligible or ineligible on the first day of the new semester.