A. Academic Requirements (Grades 7-12)
These requirements shall apply to those students who desire to participate in any activity which is sanctioned by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.
1. Semester Grades
A student must receive a passing grade (A,B,C,D,S) in all subjects in which he/she was enrolled fifteen (15) or more days during the last semester. If a student does not pass each course he/she will not be eligible to participate during the first six weeksof the next semester he/she attends.
A student who does not meet the minimum scholastic standard may regain his/her eligibility by achieving passing grades in all subjects at the end of a six week period.
Students enrolled for the first time must comply with the same
requirements of scholastic eligibility. The passing grades
required for the preceding semester should be obtained from the
records in the school last attended.
NOTE: The Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Secondary
Schools Activities Association may make exceptions to non-traditional block structures.
2. Student Eligibility During a Semester
Scholastic eligibility for students will be checked at the end of
the third week of a semester and each succeeding week
thereafter. If a student is not passing all subjects in which he/she is enrolled at the end of a week, he/she will be placed on probation during the next one-week period.
A student who has been placed on one-week probation must be passing all subjects at the end of the probationary week in order to retain eligibility. If, after a one-week probationary period, a student is not passing, he/she will be ineligible to participate during the next one-week period. The ineligibility period will begin on Monday and end on Sunday.
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A student who has lost eligibility under this provision must be passing all subjects in order to regain eligibility. A student regains eligibility with the first class of the new one-week period (Monday through Sunday).
Secondary Transfers and Eligibility
Unless there are extenuating circumstances due to health, safety and/or educational issues, no more than one transfer request will be approved for a student while in middle school or while in high school; a renewal of a transfer is not considered a second transfer. If a student requests and is granted a second transfer, the student must attend the school to which transferred for a calendar year before gaining eligibility for participation in OSSAA sanctioned events. The student will be allowed to participate in practice sessions.
Students entering 9th grade from a Norman middle school who are approved for transfer but fail to meet the April 15 application deadline will be ineligible for varsity/OSSAA athletic competition for the 9th grade school year.
Current Norman Public Schools 9th-12th grade students who are approved for transfer to another Norman high school shall be ineligible for all sports in which regulated games are in session at the time the student transfers and any other varsity/OSSAA athletic competition for (1) calendar year, beginning on the first day the student attends class at the new school. The student will be allowed to participate in practice sessions.
When a transferred student, enrolled in athletics, returns to their resident area school within the same school year, the student will lose interscholastic athletic eligibility for 90 school days. The 90 school days begin the first day the student attends class at their school of residence. The student will be allowed to participate in practice sessions.
Request for transfer renewals are required yearly and must be submitted to the Director of Secondary Education by April 15.
If the transfer is granted, transportation shall be the responsibility of the parent.
An intra-district transfer is subject to revocation by the principal of the school to which the child has been transferred if the student’s grades, attendance (absences and/or tardies), transportation arrangements, or behavior reach an unacceptable level. In the event of revocation the student shall return to his/her home school. The student shall be ineligible for all levels of athletic competition for one (1) calendar year. The student will be allowed to participate in practice sessions.
The Superintendent or designee may waive eligibility requirements of this policy for extenuating circumstances.
The following definitions shall be used for transfers: (a) eligibility is generally established or determined by the residence of the student’s parents (custodian). A transfer does not guarantee immediate eligibility, (b) transfer – when a student attends a Norman Public School outside the residential area in which the student’s parents (custodian) are bona fide residents, (c) renewal – the annual request to continue attending the school to which the student has transferred.
When a transferred student returns to their home school it is treated as a second transfer and the student is ineligible for one calendar year. If a student returns to their residential area school in the same year as the initial transfer, a student will be ineligible for ninety (90) school days. This does not apply to a student who returns to their residential area school during a renewal year.