ELIGIBILITY (Refer to BOE Policy IDFA and USD 253 Athletic Handbook)
Emporia High School adheres to the eligibility regulations of the Kansas State High School Activities Association. In addition to the KSHSAA requirements, a student shall have passed at least six classes the previous semester or the last semester in attendance. The student shall be enrolled at Emporia High School and passing at least six classes if enrolled in seven or eight blocks OR passing all classes if enrolled in six or fewer blocks during the present semester. This same expectation applies to non-KSHSAA activities (dances, field trips, etc.). A student's eligibility will be checked every two weeks and a report made to the administrative staff if the student is failing. If a student is reported ineligible, that student will remain ineligible until his/her course work is passing and the teacher of record reports in writing to an administrator that the student is passing that course. If a student is on the ineligible list, he/she may not participate in activities or leave school for any activity-related reason or field trip. No credit earned in any summer school opportunity can be used for KSHSAA eligibility purposes. Any question or dispute of eligibility may be appealed to an administrator. A conference will be held with the teacher, the student, a parent or guardian if possible, and an administrator in attendance. The decision of the administrator will be final. A student will be deemed ineligible during the appeal process. A student must attend the entire day of school on the day of an event or practice in order to participate in or attend the event or practice. The only exception is an absence due to an emergency, scheduled doctor appointment, or unavoidable circumstance other than illness that is verified by a parent and approved by an administrator. Any question or dispute of attendance may be appealed to an administrator. A conference will be held with the sponsor/coach, the student, a parent or guardian if possible, and an administrator. The decision of the administrator will be final.