Knox Athletics "Quit" Policy
This policy applies to those students enrolled in the athletics class. Any student that quits after the semester transfer deadlines will remain in the athletic class for the remainder of the semester. If a student-athlete quits his or her sport, or offseason after the semester transfer deadline, they will be held accountable to these criteria in order to receive a passing grade/credit.
1. Dress out when assigned to do so.
2. Cooperate with coaches and administration when given as
3. Be respectful to coaches, other students, and school
UIL Eligibility Standards
The sole purpose of eligibility rules and contest regulations is to keep competition equitable and to maintain activities in proper perspective. It is the responsibility of each school to see that students do not compete unless they comply with all eligibility rules. It is also the responsibility of the student to observe and obey these standards.
Academic Eligibility for UIL Participants For The First Six Weeks
UIL participants are eligible to participate in contests during the first six weeks of the school year provided the following standards have been met:
• Students beginning grades nine and below must have been promoted from a lower grade prior to the beginning of the current school year.
Academic Eligibility for UIL Participants After The First Six Weeks
A student who receives, at the end of any grading period (after the first six weeks of the school year), a grade below 70 in any class may not participate in extracurricular activities for three school weeks.
An ineligible student may practice or rehearse, however. The student regains eligibility after the seven calendar-day waiting period has ended following a grading or the three school-weeks evaluation period when the principal and teachers determine that he or she has earned a passing grade (70 or above) in all classes.
All schools must check grades for all participants at the end of the first six weeks of the school year. From that point, grades are checked at the end of the grading period whether it is six, nine, or twelve weeks in length. Students who pass remain eligible until the end of the next grading period. All activity coaches and directors are responsible for obtaining official grade reports from the individual the principal designates as the keeper of official grades before the student represents the school. This provision applies to all grading periods. It also applies to all three-school week evaluation periods for ineligible students.
• All students are eligible during a school holiday of a full calendar week or more. When the bell rings to dismiss students for the December holidays, all students are eligible until classes resume in January.
After the first six weeks of the school year, academically ineligible students in schools with six week grading periods have eligibility. However, it is important to remember that school districts may voluntarily impose stricter standards than those cited in this document. Therefore, a school district has the authority to adopt a policy that would count grades in these classes for eligibility purposes if it wishes to do so. Note: The “Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual” may be obtained on the web at www.thecb.state.tx.us. Click on Core Curriculum and Transfer to
locate 223-page manual.