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Middle School Eligibility for Participation in Competitive Interscholastic Activities

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students participating in competitive interscholastic activities (including activities governed by the Georgia High School Association) must meet eligibility requirements for the region. Competitive interscholastic activities are defined as any school-sponsored program involving competition between individuals or groups representing two or more schools.  Cheerleading is included in this definition.

Eligibility is determined by subjects passed the previous semester.  If a student has an incomplete, the student is ineligible until all incomplete work is made up and the passing grades are recorded in the student’s permanent record.  (Independent study course credit taken in summer school or summer tutorial credits earned in a non-accredited home study program or non-accredited private schools may not be used to gain eligibility.) 

A student who participated in competitive interscholastic activities may have 14 calendar days after the close of each semester to complete make-up work, provided this is available to all students. Otherwise, the student is ineligible for the entire semester. Students who are ineligible for competitive interscholastic activities cannot participate in any competitive interscholastic activity.  Ineligible students cannot practice or travel with the team or program. Ineligible students cannot try out for a team or program, even though the team or program will not be in operation until the next school year.