Athletic Eligibility

Athletic Eligibility                                     

The following is an excerpt of the Board of Education Policy JFC-R pertaining  to students involved in athletics. Please read the following in its entirety.


For high school students, eligibility for participation in the CHS Activity Program is determined by the student’s grades earned during the previous grading period. Semester average grades have no effect on eligibility. Students must be currently enrolled in school and have received passing grades in a minimum of five one-credit courses, or the equivalent, in the immediately preceding grading period. Changes in academic eligibility will become effective at the start of the fifth school day after the end of the previous grading period. (The only exceptions to the academic eligibility rule are participation in band, choir, and school yearbook as these activities are included within the Board of Education”s adopted Course of Study/Curriculum).

Other eligibility standards for participation in all CHS Activity Programs include:

A. All school rules and discipline are in effect from the first day of participation until the completion of the activity;

B. Students must be in school attendance a minimum of one-half day in order to participate in any activity scheduled for that given day. (10:50 a.m. is considered the determining time for establishing ONE HALF day of attendance);

C. Any student serving a suspension cannot participate in any activity on the day of the suspension;

D. Any student violating school rules regarding Narcotics, Alcoholic Beverages, and Drugs may forfeit participation in the specific activity of which he/she is a part;

E. The advisor/coach/director has the authority to implement other specific rules and regulations relative to his/her respective activity.


A full program of interscholastic sports is conducted throughout the year. All teams except swimming play a Suburban League schedule. The Suburban League is comprised of eight schools: Copley, Cloverleaf, Green, Highland, Norton, Revere, Tallmadge and Wadsworth.

High School students may try out for the following teams:

Fall – Football, Boys” and Girls” Soccer, Boys” and Girls” Cross-Country, Golf, Girls” Tennis, Volleyball.

Winter – Boys” and Girls” Basketball, Wrestling, Boys” and Girls” Swimming.

Spring – Baseball, Girls” Fast-Pitch Softball, Boys” and Girls” Track, Boys” Tennis.

OHSAA Scholarships Standards

– Do not change your course schedule or drop a course without first consulting with your school principal, counselor, or athletic administrator to determine if the change will affect your eligibility.

– Eligibility for each grading period is determined by grades earned the preceding grading period. Semester and yearly grades have no effect on eligibility.

– To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled in school and have received passing grades in a minimum of five one credit courses during the preceding grading period.

– For eligibility purposes, summer school grades may not be used to substitute for failing grades received during the final grading period of the regular school year or for lack of enough subjects taken the preceding grading period.

Athletic Eligibility

Athletic eligibility is determined each grading period for all student athletes in grades 9-12. In order to participate in any interscholastic event, students must meet the eligibility requirements formulated by the OHSAA. At present, these are:

1. Passing a minimum of five subjects in the preceding grading period that earn a minimum of 5.0 credits per year toward graduation.

2. Have a minimum 1.00 GPA in the preceding grading period.

3. Must be 19 years of age (or younger) on September 1 for the current school year.

4. Passing a yearly physical examination.

5. No student shall participate for more than eight semesters or more than four seasons in any one sport.

6. Must be amateurs.