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All 7th and 8th grade students begin each school year as eligible.

To be eligible for an activity, students in the 7th and 8th grade participating must:

  • Be enrolled or dual‐enrolled in school;
  • Have earned passing grades (2, 3, and 4 standard marks) in all classes at each mid-term and end-of-term grading period;
  • Be under 16 years of age;

Any student with a 0 or 1 on an assessed standard at mid-term or end-of-term grading period will be declared ineligible for sports, fine arts, extra-curricular clubs and activities, and competitions where the student represents Nevada Middle School. In accordance with the Nevada Community School District policy, ineligibility includes:

  1. An ineligible student must practice with the team (attend band or chorus), but may not dress for games, travel with the team, or participate in games or performances with the band or chorus unless performances are co-curricular and standard marks are based on concert participation.
  2. Grade checks will occur at each mid-term and at the end of each term.
  3. If a student has a score of 0 or 1 on an assessed standard at mid-term, the student will not be eligible to compete. Until the student has re-assessed and received a passing standard mark (2, 3, or 4) or has made adequate progress towards standard mastery at the teacher’s discretion.
  4. If a student has a score of 0 or 1 on a previously assessed standard at the end of term, he or she will not be eligible to complete for ten (10) school days.
  5. If a student fails a class fourth term and is participating in interscholastic baseball or softball, he or she will be ineligible for the two weeks after the grades are completed.

Marks of incomplete at the end of the term will be assigned a standard score by the classroom teacher following a period of one week. During this period, the student is academically ineligible. This period may be administratively amended based on medical conditions, family emergencies, and other extenuating circumstances.

Students requiring special education will not be denied eligibility on the basis of scholarship if the student is making adequate progress, as determined by the staffing team, towards the goals and objectives on the students IEP. If there is little or no relationship between an IEP goal and the course failed, the student is not eligible.

Approved: July 10, 2006

Reviewed: June 17, 2024

Revised: February 15, 20211