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First Six Weeks Eligibility Schedule

Students beginning grade nine and below must have been promoted from the previous grade prior to the beginning of the current school year.

Students beginning their second year of high school must have earned five (5) credits that count toward state high school graduation requirements.

Students beginning their third year of high school either must have earned a total of ten (10) credits which count toward state high school graduation requirements or a total of five (5) credits which count toward state high school graduation requirements must have been earned during the twelve (12) months preceding the first day of the current school year.

Students beginning their fourth year of high school either must have earned a total of fifteen (15) credits which count toward state high school graduation requirements or a total of five (5) credits which count toward state high school graduation requirements must have been earned during the twelve (12) months preceding the first day of the current school year.

Students who do not meet the above requirements are academically ineligible for participation the first six (6) weeks of the school year. Grades are checked at the end of the first six (6) weeks and if the students are passing all classes, they could regain academic eligibility after the seven (7) calendar day grace period.

When a migrant student enrolls for the first time during a school year, all criteria cited above apply. All other students who enroll too late to earn a passing grade for a grading period are ineligible.

High school students transferring from out-of-state may be eligible the first six weeks of school if they meet the criteria cited above or school officials are able to determine that they would have been eligible if they had remained in the out-of-state school from which they are transferring.

The dates provided in this document are just examples of eligibility dates, and should be used as a guide only. Actual school calendars may vary from this information.

6 Weeks Ends Lose or Regain Eligibility 3 Week Evaluation* Regain Eligibility*
9/23 9/30 10/14 10/21
9/30

10/7

10/21

10/28

10/7 10/14 10/28 11/4
10/14 10/21 11/4 11/11

* If there are multiple holidays in the 3-week evaluation period, it could alter the end of the evaluation and the date for regaining eligibility.

Schools on 9 week grading periods must check at the end of the first 6 weeks of the school year and students can lose or regain eligibility. The next grade check for a 9-week grading period will occur at the end of the 9-week grading period (even if it is more or less than 3 weeks).