(Athletic, Extra-Curricular and Co-Curricular)
High school students must meet the following academic requirements in order to participate in athletics, extra-curricular activities, or co-curricular activities:
A student must earn at least a 2.0 grade point average in order to be eligible for participation. A student’s eligibility will be determined according to the GPA earned for each nine week grading period, independent of prior grading periods. Semester and final exams are not to be calculated in the nine week GPA assessment because of the comprehensive nature of exams. Eligibility can be maintained, gained or lost each grading period.
In addition to the above requirements, a UAHS student athlete must qualify under all rules established by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). To maintain state eligibility as established by the OHSAA, a student-athlete must have received passing grades in a minimum of 5 one credit courses, or the equivalent in the immediately preceding grading period. (OHSAA Bylaw 4-4-1)
An exception to the GPA requirement may be made for an individual student with special needs and/or extenuating circumstances. An eligibility board, composed of an administrator and a representative of the athletic department, will review such situations on an individual basis and may waive certain requirements as appropriate. This provision is intended to meet unique situations of students with special or adjusted educational needs. The eligibility board will hear requests of students and/or parents in regards to special needs, extenuating circumstances such as long-term illness, and/or appeals regarding eligibility.