Co-Curricular Academic Eligibility
Parents and Students Please Take Special Note:
Please note that participants in co-curricular activities, which include, but are not limited to participation on athletic teams, must pass a minimum of 1.25 credits each nine-weeks and 2.5 credits each semester. This translates to: five half credit periods each nine weeks and semester; each course period equals either a 0.25 credit for a nine-week passing grade and a 0.50 credit for a passing semester grade.
If you register for Wellness 4 Life, Flex & Tone, Strength Training or Global Scholars it is imperative that you double check your balance of credits in August of the new school year. Physical Education classes only count for 0.125 credit for a nine-week passing grade and a 0.25 credit for a passing semester grade. This could render you ineligible for sports and co-curricular activities if you are not taking enough classes.
You should add an additional half credit during the semester in which you have signed up for any Physical Education classes, i.e., 5 classes in addition to your Physical Education class.
Be sure to check with your counselor and the athletic office in August if you have any questions whatsoever about your eligibility for the coming school year. Athletes and participants in non-athletic co-curriculars that compete are required to meet the OHSAA academic requirements and Board of Education academic requirements in order to participate in their activities. Co-curricular sports (listed below) and approved activities could be affected per the Worthington Board of Education policy:
Fall Winter Spring Cheerleading Basketball (B&G) Baseball(B) Corss Country (B&G) Cheerleading Lacrosse (B&G) Field Hockey (G) Gymnastics (G) Softball (G) Football Ice Hockey Tennis (B) Golf (B&G) Swimming (B&G) Track & Field(B&G) Soccer (B&G) Diving (B&G) Volleyball (B) Tennis (G) Wrestling Volleyball (G) Bowling (B&G) Water Polo (B&G)
Eligibility is determined by the grades received in the PRECEDING 9 weeks of the grading period and by the PRECEDING semester grades as well.
First Nine Weeks Eligibility: To be eligible for the 1st nine weeks, all 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students must have earned 1.25 credits during the last nine-week grading period of the previous school year and a minimum of 2.5 credits for the 2nd semester.
Courses taken as Pass/Fail are counted, if passed.
If a high school student earns 1.25 credits, but not 2.5 credits for the second semester, a student may be able to reinstate their athletic and co-curricular eligibility by attending summer school, or other methods approved by the building principal. Principal approved methods and summer school classes count only for the semester requirement.
Students entering the 9th grade for the first time must have passed 5 courses taken during the fourth quarter of the 8th grade year.
Second Nine Weeks Eligibility: To be eligible for the 2nd nine weeks, all 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students must have earned 1.25 credits during the first nine weeks.
Third Nine Weeks Eligibility: To be eligible for the 3rd nine weeks, all 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students must have earned 1.25 courses for the second nine weeks, and earned 2.5 credits for the 1st semester.
Fourth Nine Weeks Eligibility: To be eligible for the 4th nine weeks, all 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students must earn 1.25 credits for the 3rd nine weeks.