Athlete Eligibility

Athlete Eligibility (policy JJJ-R)

To be eligible for extracurricular activities a student must:  Pass all of their classes, show adequate progress toward graduation, maintain a 2.0 GPA per grading period, and be registered as a full-time student for their respective grade level.  For the purpose of this regulation, an ineligible student may practice but will not be allowed to participate in competition.

Students entering 7th and 9th grade for the first time are automatically eligible until the first 4 ½ week grading period. After that, eligibility is earned.  Out-of-district transfer students' eligibility will be based on their transfer grades.

  • Students in grades 7-9 will be checked for eligibility at the following intervals:

  • 4 1/2 week progress report

  • Nine week grading period

  • 13 1/2 week progress report

  • Semester grade


  • Students in grades 10-12 will be checked for eligibility at the following intervals:

  • Nine week grading period

  • Semester grade


  • If eligible at the grade check interval, student will not be checked until the next grade interval.


  • If ineligible at the grade check interval, student will be ineligible for a minimum of one week.

  • On the following Monday, the athletic/activities office will check grades on ineligible students using the District's online grading system.  If the student is eligible they can return to competition and their grades will not be checked again until the next grade interval.

  • If they are still ineligible, the same process will repeat itself the following Monday and all successive Mondays until the next grade check interval.


  • If ineligible at the beginning of a semester, students will have the opportunity to regain their eligibility through the District's online grading system after the second week (10 days) of classes.

  • After 10 days, the athletic/activities office will check grades on ineligible students using the District's online grading system.  If the student is eligible they can return to competition and their grades will not be checked again until the next grade interval.

  • If they are still ineligible, the same process will repeat itself the following Monday and all successive Mondays until the next grade check interval.


  • Students who fail at the second semester will have the opportunity to regain their eligibility through summer school or a Gilbert Public Schools online course.  A failed core course must be replaced by a core course; a failed elective course can be replaced by either a core course or any elective course.


Revised: 7/20/2017


LEGAL REF:   ARS 15-347

ARS 15-705

ARS 15-901

AAC R7-2-808


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