Academic Eligibility / Ineligibility

    1. Academic eligibility will be determined by 4 week grading periods.
    2. When grades are posted at 4-week grade pull, a 2-week “Academic Alert” period
      begins for students who have a D or F in one or more classes. Students remain
      eligible during the Academic Alert period, unless stated otherwise in the handbook of
      the specific activity in which the student is currently participating.
    3. During Academic Alert, the student has the responsibility and opportunity to improve
      failing grades to avoid becoming ineligible by working with the specific teacher of the
      class, which he/she is failing. A student failing more than one class must improve
      failing grades in each of those classes.
    4. Academic Alert -- It is the student’s responsibility to meet with the teacher(s) of any
      class(es) in which the student has a failing grade in order to establish a plan to
      improve his/her grade. These will be held with the teacher of the course at a date
      and time agreed upon by the teacher and student. The Study Sessions might take
      place before school, after school, during lunch, or virtually. It is teacher discretion as
      to the number of Study Sessions needed, and this should be determined on an
      individual student basis depending on the student’s academic need.
    5. If a student is still failing at the end of the Academic Alert period and has been
      meeting regularly with the teacher, the teacher has the discretion of allowing the
      student to remain eligible for participation in extracurricular activities, as long as the
      student continues to meet with the teacher.
    6. If the student does not meet with the teacher or follow through with any established
      meeting times or study sessions during the 2 weeks of Academic Alert and still has
      a failing grade, the student is ineligible for two weeks until the next grading period.
    7. This local policy applies to the 4 week grading periods as established by NPHS. By
      state rule, semester F’s result in ineligibility for 30 consecutive calendar days of
      current extracurricular activity or at the beginning of the next extracurricular activity in
      which the student is participating. For more information on this policy see Iowa
      Scholarship Rules.

     

    Extracurricular ACTIVITIES (SEMESTER 1): A student who receives a Semester F for the
    Semester 1 grade will be ineligible for 30 consecutive calendar days current or next activity. *If a
    student does not participate in an activity during this period of ineligibility, the student will be ineligible
    for 30 consecutive calendar days at the start of his or her next athletic activity.


    Extracurricular ACTIVITIES (SEMESTER 2): If a student receives a Semester F at the end of the
    2nd semester and is a participant in baseball or softball, the student is ineligible for 30 consecutive
    calendar days during the baseball/softball season. *If a student does not participate in an activity during
    this period of ineligibility, the student will be ineligible for 30 consecutive calendar days at the start of his or
    her next athletic activity.


    Important Dates:

     

    End of 4 weeks Sept. 20

    Grades due 8am Sept. 23

    Academic Alert Sept. 23 - Oct. 4   

    Ineligibility Period Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

     

    End of 4 weeks Nov. 1

    Grades due 8am Nov. 4

    Academic Alert Nov. 4 - Nov. 15 

    Ineligibility Period Nov. 18 - Dec. 1

     

    End of 4 weeks Nov. 29

    Grades due 8am Dec. 2

    Academic Alert Dec. 2 - Dec. 13 

    Ineligibility Period Dec. 16 - Dec. 29

     

    End of 4 weeks Dec. 27

    Grades due 8am Jan. 2

    Academic Alert Jan. 2 - Jan. 17

     

    End of 1st Semester Jan. 17

    Grades due 8am Jan. 20

    Ineligibility Period 30 day State Rule

     

    End of 4 weeks Feb. 14

    Grades due 8am Feb. 17

    Academic Alert Feb. 17 - Feb. 28 

    Ineligibility Period March 2 - March 15

     

    End of 4 weeks March 12

    Grades due 8am March 23

    Academic Alert March 23 - April 3

    Ineligibility Period April 6 - April 19

     

    End of 4 weeks April 17

    Grades due 8am April 20

    Academic Alert April 20 - May 1

    Ineligibility Period May 4 - May 17

    End of 4 weeks May 15

    Grades due 8am May 18

    Academic Alert May 18 - Thru Last day of school

     

    End of 2nd Semester May 28

    Grades due 3:30pm May 29

    Ineligibility Period 30 day State Rule