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Policy 3510 P1 Student Activities: Eligibility for Student Activities

This procedure is to be followed for all Provo City School District high school students.

Rule 1: Academic Eligibility

For students to maintain academic eligibility, they must be enrolled as full-time students carrying a minimum of six (6) academic, credit-bearing courses within the high schools’ eight period block schedule. Exceptions can be made by school administrators as long as it does not allow the student to be off-track for graduation.

At each term grade checkpoint, students must have a minimum 2.0 G.P.A. and no more than one failing grade to remain eligible to participate in athletics or school activities.

Rule 2: Students must refrain from possessing or using alcohol and/or drugs

First Offense

Suspension from two weeks of games, meets, matches, competitions, or performances

Second Offense

Suspension from six weeks of games, meets, matches, competitions, or performances

Third Offense

Suspension from eighteen weeks of games, meets, matches, competitions, performances, and practices

Additional Drug and Alcohol Guidelines

  1. Violations carry over year-to-year and sport/activity to sport/activity in a participant’s career (there is no “fresh start” each school year). 
  2. Violations must occur and be discovered during a sport/activity season. 
  3. Any penalties for violations follow the student to any school to which he/she transfers.
  4. Any violation beyond the third offense carries the same penalty as the third offense.
  5. The school district discipline screening committee can impose a greater sanction than those described in each of the offense, if there are extenuating circumstances.

Rule 3: Tobacco Use/Possession/Sale/Distribution

First Offense

Use, possession, sale or distribution of tobacco or tobacco products, in any form is prohibited. The consequence for the first violation will be suspension from all extracurricular programs/athletic competitions for one week.

Second Offense

The consequence for a second violation will be suspension for two weeks.

Third Offense

The consequence for a third violation and beyond will be determined by the school administration. The penalty will be determined based on the seriousness of the 2 3510 P1 Student Activities offense, any harm or injury to person or property, the remorse of the student, and any other relevant factors.

Additional Tobacco Guidelines

  1. Violations carry over year-to-year and sport/activity to sport/activity in a participant’s career (these is no “fresh start” each school year).
  2. Violations must occur and be discovered during a sport/activity season. 
  3. Any penalties for violations follow the student to any school to which he/she transfers.
  4. The school district discipline screening committee can impose a greater sanction than those described in each of the offenses if there are extenuating circumstances.

Rule 4: Students shall demonstrate satisfactory conduct in and out of school

Students shall represent the school and team in a positive manner. Students shall display appropriate public conduct, school behavior, and sportsmanship at all times and refrain from breaking team rules, school rules, or the law.

Student Code of Conduct

Students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) must sign a Student Code of Conduct before beginning any athletic season or activity. This Code of Conduct clarifies expectations and gives clear guidelines for student participation.

Approval Date

February 10, 2015

Policy and Forms

Policy No. 3510 Student Activities

3510 Form 1 Student Activity Code of Conduct

3510 Form 2 Parental Consent Waiver Release Form

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