Academic Requirements for Athletes

Determining Eligibility Prior to the Athletic Season

All students must have passed 2.0 credits in the previous trimester.*

All student-athletes must be enrolled in 2.0 credits during the season.

2.0 credits = 4 classes (IHS: 3 IHS classes = 1.0 credit)

Grade/Term Must have earned
9th grade
Term 1 (fall) *All incoming 9th-grade athletes are academically eligible for the Fall Season.
Term 2 (winter) 2.0 credits
Term 3 (spring) 2.0 credits
10th Grade
Term 1 (fall) 4.5 credits
Term 2 (winter) 5.0 credits
Term 3 (spring) 8.0 credits
11th Grade
Term 1 (fall) 10.0 credits
Term 2 (winter) 13.0 credits
Term 3 (spring) 15.0 credits
12th Grade
Term 1 (fall) 17.0 credits
Term 2 (winter) 20.0 credits
Term 3 (spring) 23.0 credits

Academic Eligibility during the Season

  • An academic check will take place at mid-terms.
  • Any student-athlete that is not passing 2.0 credits will be placed on academic probation.
  • Students on academic probation have one week to demonstrate that they are passing 2.0 credits.
  • Students on academic probation can still practice and participate in competitions.
  • If after one week on academic probation, the student is not passing 2.0 credits, they are not allowed to participate in competitions.
  • The student can, with permission from the coach in charge, still participate in practices and continue to work towards eligibility.
  • Once the student has demonstrated they are passing 2.0 credits, eligibility to participate in contests is regained.

Summer School and Summer Credits

Any credits earned during summer school or online credits during the summer count toward the previous trimester credit requirements and total credits earned towards graduation.