ACS Athens Team Eligibility
Any ACS Athens student in 6th-10th grades who fulfils academic requirements and is under the age of 16 years during the season is eligible for junior varsity competition.
Any ACS Athens student in 9th-12th grade who fulfils academic requirements is eligible for varsity participation (an 8th grader may be included on a Varsity team upon coach's recommendation and Athletic Director's approval).
Ineligibility to participate in co-curricular and athletic activities happens when a student is not performing to the best of his or her academic ability. Students wishing to travel outside of Athens or participate in athletic activities must meet ACS Athens eligibility requirements (as per building academic handbooks).
- After four weeks of the first quarter, progress reports are issued and an eligibility check will be made. Students who are found to be in danger of receiving a D or below in more than 2 classes may be asked to submit weekly academic progress reports to the counselor.
- The report card issued at the end of the first quarter will determine eligibility for winter sports. Students who receive a D or below in more than two classes will not be allowed to participate in any winter athletic activities, including practicing with a team. In addition, ineligible students are expected to leave campus at 3:45 pm each day (unless assigned to a study group) in order to devote their afternoons to improving their grades.
- Students who receive a D or below in more than two classes at the end of the third quarter will not be allowed to participate in any co-curricular activities, including extended field trips, for the remainder of the school year, and they are expected to leave campus at 3:45 pm each day. If already on a team, the student will be allowed to continue subject to creating a detailed plan of action for improving academic performance with the assistance and approval of the counselor(s).
- Notification is sent home to the parents of these students indicating their ineligibility status. Ineligible students who wish to remain on campus after school in order to seek extra academic help must set an appointment with their teacher and have the attendance officer notify their parents of the appointment.