MUSD Extracurricular and Cocurricular Eligibility Policy
MUSD Administrative Regulation 6145
Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities
For purposes of applying eligibility criteria for student participation, extracurricular and cocurricular activities shall be defined as follows: (Education Code 35160.5)
1. Extracurricular activities are not part of the regular school curriculum, are not graded, do not offer credit, do not take place during classroom time, and have all of the following characteristics:
a. The program is supervised or financed by the school district.
b. Students participating in the program represent the school district.
c. Students exercise some degree of freedom in the selection, planning, or control of the program.
d. The program includes both preparation for performance and performance before an audience or spectators.
2. Cocurricular activities are programs that may be associated with the curriculum in a regular classroom.
An activity is not an extracurricular or cocurricular activity if either of the following conditions applies: (Education Code 35160.5)
1. It is a teacher-graded or required program or activity for a course which satisfies the entrance requirements for admission to the California State University or the University of California.
(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)
2. It is a program that has as its primary goal the improvement of academic or educational achievement of students.
The grade point average (GPA) used to determine eligibility for extracurricular and cocurricular activities shall be based on grades of the last previous grading period during which the student attended class at least a majority of the time. If a student was not in attendance for all, or a majority of, the grading period due to absences excused by the school for reasons such as serious illness or injury, approved travel, or work, the GPA used to determine eligibility shall be the grading period immediately prior to the excluded grading period(s). (Education Code 35160.5)
(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)
When a student becomes ineligible to participate in extracurricular or cocurricular activities in the upcoming grading period, the principal or designee shall provide written notice to the student and his/her parent/guardian.
A student is fully eligible to participate in all co-curricular and extra-curricular activities if he/she has a minimum of a "C" (2.0) grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale with no more than one failing grade ("F") for classes attempted during the previous grading period and maintenance of minimum progress toward meeting high school graduation requirements.
In the event a student finds that he/she is academically ineligible to participate in co-curricular or extra-curricular activities in the first grading period of the upcoming school year, he/she may request that the total spring and summer school grades be used to determine eligibility for the first grading period of the upcoming school year. In such cases, grades earned through satisfactory completion of summer school classes will be averaged together with grades from spring semester in determining the minimum 2.0 grade point average to determine fall eligibility.
Students may also replace a fail "F" grade with a passing grade by successfully completing the same course through a summer school class. A passing grade in the same academic course taken in summer school may negate a previous semester failing "F" grade for eligibility purposes and for determining satisfactory progress toward graduation.
During the 2013-2014 school year only, a student who finds that he/she is academically ineligible to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities is entitled to a one-time probationary period of nine (9) weeks. The student will be permitted to participate in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities during the probationary period. If, at the conclusion of the nine (9) week period he/she has maintained no less than a 2.0 total grade point average, he/she has no more than one (1) failing "F" grade, and he/she maintained at least the minimum progress toward meeting high school graduation requirements, he/she will be deemed fully eligible to participate in all co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Every student who successfully completes his/her probationary period, as described in this paragraph, maintains full eligibility for the entire grading period. This provision becomes inoperative as of June 30, 2014.
Until receiving grades in the Morongo Unified School District, incoming transfer students are eligible to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities if, on the date the student transfers, he/she met the eligibility requirements of the school from which he/she transferred and has no more than one failing grade ("F") in the previous grading period, and has maintained the minimum progress toward meeting high school graduation requirements.
Regulation MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
approved: November 6, 2001 Twentynine Palms, California
revised: November 2, 2004
revised: September 17, 2013
MUSD Board Policy 6145
To be eligible to participate in extracurricular and cocurricular activities, students in grades 7-12 must demonstrate satisfactory educational progress in the previous grading period, including, but not limited to: (Education Code 35160.5)
1. Maintenance of a minimum of 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in all enrolled classes
2. Maintenance of minimum progress toward meeting high school graduation requirements
3. No more than one failing grade ("F") in the previous grading period