Eligibility

Participation in sports and/or all other sanctioned extracurricular activities at St. Charles is considered a privilege. St. Charles is a charter member of the Central Catholic League and abides by all CCL regulations established in the CCL Handbook. As a recognized member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association, St. Charles adheres to all bylaws and regulations of OHSAA which requires each student athlete to pass no fewer than five credits each quarter. St. Charles also endorses the transfer eligibility and participation bylaw regulations and applies them to all St. Charles varsity sports, whether sanctioned or not by OHSAA. Note: current OHSAA bylaws are accessible through the association’s website: www.ohsaa.org under Bylaw 4 Eligibility. This includes Notice As to Loss of Eligibility For Athletics Due to Transfer (Bylaw 4-7). These bylaws are amended each year and posted/printed in late summer.

Furthermore, to remain in good standing, a St. Charles student is expected to obey all of the rules and guidelines as put forth by the school, head coach or moderator of each sport or activity. Should a student fail to obey these rules and guidelines, he may be denied the privilege of participation in the sport or activity for a period of time to be determined by the head coach or moderator in consultation with the school administration.

In addition to the above, the student must also obtain a minimum of a 2.00 accumulative gpa each grading period to be eligible to continue participation in the sport or activity for the following grading period. (Both interim and quarter grade reports will constitute a grading period.) If a student fails to obtain a 2.00 gpa, he will be denied the privilege of interscholastic competition in the sport or activity for the following grading period. A student may participate in a sanctioned extracurricular activity if he has received a failing grade in a course and his accum for the grading period has not fallen below a 2.00.

Incoming Freshman Academic Eligibility. A student who receives all “Ns” in a subject area during the fourth quarter will be classified as not passing that subject last quarter. Any student who falls into that category must have the entire fourth quarter’s marks evaluated to determine eligibility. The number of subjects that qualify as a failure should be divided by the total number of subjects evaluated for the fourth quarter. The failure total must be less than or equal to 25% for the student to be considered eligible for fall sports in high school. Schools using traditional grades will use the local grading scale to determine the 75% passage rate.

Prohibited Conduct. No student participating in sports shall use, buy, sell or possess alcohol or drugs at any time. This prohibition shall be effective twelve months per year and shall be applicable regardless of the location of the student at the time.

First offense: The athlete will lose the privilege of participation in athletics for the following period of time: a. should the athlete violate this policy during a season in which he is participating in a sport, the athlete will be suspended from play in the next two regular season/tournament contests (one in football); b. should the athlete violate this policy at the end of the season, the athlete will be suspended for the same period of time as stated above in the next sport in which the student participates; c. should the athlete violate this policy out of season, the athlete will be suspended for the same period of time as stated above in the next sport in which he participates. An athlete under suspension may not sit on the bench nor attend the contests from which he has been suspended.

Second offense: The athlete will lose the privilege of participation in athletics for one full year from the date of the second offense. Mandatory assessment or treatment at an appropriate facility will be necessary to remain as a student at St. Charles.

Third offense: The athlete will be asked to withdraw from St. Charles.

Consequences by level of offense are not carried from one school year to the next. However, should violations occur in a student-athlete’s career, the administration reserves the right to mandate assessment or treatment at any time.

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