Requirements

STUDENT PHYSICALS FOR SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Any student engaging in any competitive athletics shall submit a current, valid physical examination by a physician prior to his participation in any form of exercises leading to such athletics.

Current practice codified 1993
Adopted: date of manual adoption

CROSS REF.: JLCA, Physical Examinations of Students

 

FEES
Students must pay the athletic participation fee of $60.00 per sport before being issued a uniform. Students may pay the Head Coach or Denver East Treasurer at any time.

 

ELIGIBILITY

A student may try out for a sport or cheerleading if the student meets the following league eligibility standards:

1. All athletes shall meet Colorado High School Activity Association (CHSAA) eligibility requirements.

2. All students shall be certified weekly to comply with CHSAA eligibility requirements.

3. All students shall remain on computerized eligibility lists so that grades may be monitored at marking periods.

4. All support systems shall be available to assist those students having difficulty.

5. All ninth grade students shall be eligible for the fall and winter seasons by meeting CHSAA requirements. Starting with the spring season, students will be required to additionally meet District required 2.0 standards as well as CHSAA standards to be eligible.

6. Student athletes in the 10th through 12th grades shall be eligible as follows:

a. Those students having a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) for the end of the previous second semester shall be eligible for the following fall and winter seasons unless they fail to meet weekly eligibility requirements.

b. Students not having a 2.0 GPA for the end of the previous second semester shall be eligible for the following fall season until the CHSAA mandated recertification date but shall be required to have a certified 2.0 GPA on that date. If not certified at the end of the first marking period, the student shall be ineligible for the rest of the fall season.

c. Students not having a 2.0 GPA for the end of the previous second semester shall be eligible for the following winter season until the end of the current first semester but shall be required to have a certified 2.0 GPA on that date. If not certified at the end of the first semester, they shall be ineligible for the rest of the winter season.

d. Those students having a 2.0 GPA at the end of the first semester shall be eligible for the entire spring season unless they fail to meet weekly eligibility requirements.

e. Students not having a 2.0 GPA at the end of the first semester shall be eligible until the CHSAA mandated recertification date but shall be required to have a certified 2.0 GPA on that date. If not certified at the end of the third marking

 

CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE

Every student shall have the privilege of trying out for an authorized sport unless under disciplinary action.

Use or possession of tobacco (smoking, chewing or snuff), use or possession of alcohol, illegal use or possession of harmful substances, or illegal use or possession of narcotics or habit-forming drugs including anabolic steroids by student athletes shall be forbidden at all times and in all places during participation in any sport’s season.

Policies and regulations which apply to student conduct and discipline also shall apply to the athletic program. In addition, all participants shall be governed by the Denver Public Schools’ Athletic League Constitution, Bylaws and Standing Rules.

Violation of any of the above conduct standards may result in penalties ranging from nonparticipation in a specific athletic event to a ban on athletic participation. An athlete shall be ineligible during any period of out-of-school suspension from school and shall not participate in practice or scheduled contests until reinstated and attending classes.

Coaches may have additional training rules which if broken could carry the penalty of suspension from the team.

With the importance of maintaining a high standard of student conduct within the athletic program, before any penalty is imposed on a student athlete, the administrator designated by the school principal shall review the evidence and determine that a student athlete did in fact violate a league rule.

All penalties shall be final and binding on the athlete and members of the coaching staff.

An appeal procedure shall be provided by the league to protect the rights of students, parents and other parties in interest.

Adopted August 20, 1976
Revised to conform with practice: date of manual adoption
CROSS REFS.: JIC, Student Conduct, and subcodes
JK, Student Discipline, and subcodes