Extra-curricular activities are any school sponsored group or team that performs/ competes as representatives of the school and/or district but does not have a grade or credit earned as a result. This includes, but is not limited to, athletic teams, theater program, academic bowls, etc.
This does not include band, choir, orchestra, non-competitive clubs, community sponsored athletic teams, etc.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) governs athletic eligibility in the state of Ohio for students in grade 7-12. In order to be eligible, a student must pass five (5) classes the preceding grading period. Students will receive an overall course grade of passing or failing for this reason.
In addition, Bexley City Schools requires that a student not fail any classes for preceding grading period to remain eligible. When a student meets the OHSAA eligibility requirement but not the Bexley City Schools requirement (i.e., passing five classes and failing one class), the student has the ability to regain eligibility on a probationary basis through the principal.
In a class that uses SBG, students who earn a Secure (4), Approaching (3), or Needs Support (2) in each standard for a course will be given an overall grade of “Pass” for that course.
Insufficient Evidence (0) is in place of a traditional zero or incomplete and it is meant to be a temporary score. Students who earn an “0” will be given an overall grade of “Fail” for that course until the teacher has received enough information to make a determination of their knowledge and skills.
Once a student regains eligibility, the teacher will notify the principal. Within 24 hours of receiving that information, the principal will notify the coach, player, parent/ guardian(s), and athletic director.
Passing grades are required in a minimum of five subjects in which enrolled in the immediately preceding grading period. All courses, regardless of how many times per week the course meets, in which a student receives a grade count toward this eligibility requirement.
Any questions about eligibility should be directed to the building or athletic administration.
OHSAA Eligibility Guide for Participation in 7th-8th Grade Athletics (external link)