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Eligibility, Safety and Documentation
SHC holds our student-athletes and athletics department staff to the highest expectations in regard to their athletic and academic excellence and sportsmanship. The school, our leagues and the CIF have put rules in place that protect our student-athletes’ development in competition and beyond.
Good Academic Standing
A student remains in good academic standing if the student passes all courses and maintains a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above.
Freshman year: If a student falls below a 2.0 GPA for a single grading period, the student will be placed on cocurricular probation. This probationary period will last until the end of the next grading period. Should a first-year student fall below a 2.0 GPA for two consecutive grading periods, the student will become ineligible and will not be allowed to participate in any cocurricular activities until the student shows a 2.0 GPA or better at the end of the next grading period.
Sophomore, junior and senior year: If a student falls below a 2.0 GPA for a single grading period, the student will become ineligible and will not be allowed to participate in any cocurricular activities until the student shows a 2.0 GPA or better at the end of the next grading period. A student may work with his or her counselor to appeal to the school administration for a probationary period. Generally, the possibility of receiving a probationary period through an appeal process occurs only once during these three years for any individual student.
Cocurricular ineligibility means that the student will not be allowed to participate in any cocurricular activities of the school. This includes, though is not limited to, participation on athletic teams and clubs and attendance at dances and proms.
If a student is academically ineligible at the time of tryouts, that student may not try out at a later date during that season, even though he or she may subsequently become eligible.
SHC, the WCAL and WBAL, the CCS and the CIF have additional eligibility rules regarding such things as transfer students and club sports. Student-athletes should check with their coaches and athletic directors prior to competing to ensure eligibility.
Each school year all student-athletes must obtain medical clearance from their physicians before their season begins. Medical forms are available in the Athletic Trainer’s Office or in the Main Office. These forms are also sent to all students during the summer.
All students, including freshmen, are permitted to try out for any sport, providing they are academically eligible and have their physical exam results on file. Tryout times and places are announced through the school’s daily bulletin. Some teams may have preseason conditioning sessions prior to tryouts. Dates and locations for these sessions are also announced through the daily bulletin, and all students are welcome to attend these sessions if they are eligible.
If a student is currently playing on a team when tryouts for the next season’s sports begin, that student will be allowed to try out after the current season is over. If a student is cut from one sport’s tryouts, that student may try out for another team during that same season. If a student quits a team, that student will not be allowed to try out or work out with any other sport until that team’s season is completed.