Eligibility information for athletics and activities
Students who wish to represent Frederick High School in athletics and extra-curricular events must be in good standing with the school and the team. Details are outlined below.
Weekly academic eligibility:
It is SVVSD policy that all student-athletes must be enrolled in a minimum of six classes. For CHSAA purposes, FHS is a “Plan A” school, meaning that, per CHSAA bylaws, students must be enrolled in at least 2.5 Carnegie units (5 classes) and not be failing more than 0.5 Carnegie units (not failing more than one class) in order to maintain academic eligibility.
Starting on the third full week of each semester, eligibility is pulled on Friday afternoon for the following week. If a student is failing more than one class on Friday, that student will be ineligible for the following week, Monday through Saturday. If a student who is ineligible gets grades up to passing on Tuesday (while that is a good thing), that student will remain ineligible until the next eligibility report is pulled. Students, coaches or parents MAY NOT go to a teacher to ask for more time for the purposes of eligibility, ask for a note to be sent to the AD mid-week to change eligibility or act in any other way to influence eligibility once it has been posted. The only changes that will be accepted by the AD is if a teacher sends an e-mail stating that the report generated on Friday was wrong and that a posted failing grade should have been a passing grade. Otherwise, the posted eligibility report will stand for the week until the subsequent eligibility report is posted.
Academic eligibility at semester:
If a student failed two or more classes (> 1.0 Carnegie units) at semester they are academically ineligible for CHSAA-sanctioned events until the end of the next semester. However, there are two possible ways to regain eligibility:
Eligibility regain date (about 6 weeks in to the new semester – see CHSAA calendar for specific dates each semester) – Students who, for all other intents and purposes are eligible (not failing more than one class) at the time of the eligibility regain date will regain academic eligibility at that time. If a student who was ineligible to start the semester is failing more than one class (> 1.0 Carnegie units) on the regain date, that student will remain ineligible for the remainder of the semester.
Eligibility regain via summer school –
Students who fail more than one class (> 1.0 Carnegie units) at the end of the spring semester can regain eligibility via summer school provided they meet certain criteria. If a student fails a math class and an art class at the end of his sophomore year, that student is now ineligible for the fall semester, but can make up credits in summer school. Those summer school credits must meet criteria to be counted towards eligibility.
1. They must count towards graduation
2. They must be completed by Labor Day
3. They must be in an area that credit has been failed previously.
In the above example, the student can use summer school to make up credit in math or, if English and Science were failed as a freshman and Social Studies was failed first semester as a sophomore, credit in those areas can be made up as well (It doesn’t have to bee the same class that was failed).
Code of Conduct violations:
Every athlete and his/her parent or guardian must sign SVVSD’s Code of Conduct before the athlete will be allowed to participate in sports at FHS. The Code of Conduct outlines expectations regarding behavior and character that we have for our student-athletes. We view our athletes as the “public face” of FHS at a minimum and as community leaders in the best of cases. As such, we hold these Warriors to high standards of conduct. It is important to note that the Code of Conduct is enforced from the time the athlete signs the form until the athlete is no longer a student at SVVSD schools, regardless if the athlete is “in season” or not, even during the summer months.
Violations of the Code of Conduct will result in suspension from competition as outlined below:
First Violation: the athlete will miss 30% of the competitions of the current sport. If the athlete is not currently in a sport, then the penalty will be assessed in the subsequent sport participated in. If there are not enough contests left in the current season to complete the penalty, then the remainder of the penalty will be served in the subsequent sport participated in. The athlete can, and is expected to, participate in practice and all other team activities during the suspension.
For the first violation only an athlete can have the penalty reduced if he/she self reports the violation to the school Principal or Athletic Director. Additionally, if counseling is agreed to, and no further Code of Conduct violations occur for the athlete for a period of one calendar year, that may ‘reset’ the Code of Conduct violation counter for that athlete to zero. This is a one-time only opportunity.
Second Violation: the athlete will miss 60% of the competitions of the current sport. If the athlete is not currently in a sport, then the penalty will be assessed in the subsequent sport participated in. If there are not enough contests left in the current season to complete the penalty, then the remainder of the penalty will be served in the subsequent sport participated in. The athlete can, and is expected to, participate in practice and all other team activities during the suspension.
Third Violation: the athlete will be suspended from all athletics for a period of one calendar year.
If you have questions regarding eligibility, please contact the Athletic Director.
Athletic Director: Ty Gordon
5690 Tipple Parkway,
Frederick, CO 80504
Phone: (303) 774-2733