Academic Eligibility/Probation

Academic Eligibility   

 The Benicia High School staff, administration, & BUSD School Board encourages students to participate in extracurricular activities while maintaining good scholastic habits. Extracurricular activities help students learn the values of leadership, sportsmanship, cooperation, teamwork, and thus help them become better citizens. Academic eligibility covers the following activities:

  • Athletics
  • Band
  • Dances
  • Prom
  • Drama Productions
  • Senior sponsored activities.
The review periods for eligibility are:
  • 1st Quarter
  • 1st Semester
  • 3rd Quarter
  • 2nd Semester

 2nd Semester grades apply to the eligibility determination for the first quarter of the following school year. Summer school can provide an opportunity for students to clear their eligibility.

Academic Probation​

Participation in extracurricular activities requires a minimum GPA 2.0. Students who fall below a 2.0 GPA are placed on probation. Students on academic probation have one (1) quarter to meet the minimum grade point requirement for participation in extracurricular activities. Students on probation may still participate in extracurricular activities.

NOTE:  Students who do not pass 4 classes/20 credits at any given time will automatically advance to Ineligible status, regardless of overall GPA. There is no probationary period for this violation.

Ineligible​

If a student has been placed on probation and they again earn below a 2.0 GPA or do not pass 4 classes/20 credits in the next grading period, they will be placed on the Academically “Ineligible” list. Students who do not pass 4 classes/20 credits at any given time will automatically advance to Ineligible status, regardless of overall GPA. There is no probationary period for this violation.

Students on the “Ineligible” list may not participate in extracurricular activities for the rest of that quarter.  Eligibility will be reinstated at the review period if the students’ GPA reaches a 2.0 or above and they passed a minimum of 4 classes/20 credits.

 Incoming Freshman & Transfer Student Eligibility​

As of the first day of school, all incoming freshman with GPA’s less than 2.0 from their previous school are placed on academic probation for one quarter and will be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities. The eligibility of any transfer student will be based on his/her most recent grade report. Transferring from one school to another may affect athletic eligibility under Sac­Joaquin Section, CIF and/or State CIF rules. Please contact BHS Athletic Director Craig Holden for information regarding this rule at (707) 747­-8325.

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)​standard for athletic eligibility states that a student must pass 4 classes and maintain a 2.0 grade point average. Therefore, a student who fails three or more classes of a six period schedule at the quarter or semester is ineligible to participate and has NO probationary period.

 

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