JUNIOR HIGH INFORMATION
Junior High Eligibility Information:
Each student in Grades 7 or 8 who wishes to participate in a sport must have the proper forms on file prior to being allowed to participate in any athletic programs offered by the Cincinnati Public Schools. These forms consist of:
These forms are available from your coach, from the office at your school or online at www.cps-k12.org under General Information- Athletics. Make sure that you have this information completed prior to the start of practice.
Note: The school district has purchased insurance coverage for those who participate in our athletic programs. Medical expenses for accidental bodily injuries incurred during our supervised school athletic programs are considered. The insurance policy does not cover illnesses or conditions unrelated to an accidental injury. Our coverage is “excess only” coverage meaning that benefits are paid only after any insurance carried by the family has reached its maximum levels. If no medical insurance is currently available for your family, our policy will consider medical bills up to the limits of the policy.
Academic Eligibility Policy: A student entering Grade 7 for the first time will be eligible during the first grading period of the school year regardless of previous academic achievement. To be eligible throughout the rest of the 7th grade year and as an 8th grader, students must be currently enrolled and receive a passing grade in at least 75% of the core subjects attempted during the immediately preceding grading period. Core subjects are defined as those that meet every day and that are used to determine promotion or retention. Note: There is no provision for academic probation for students who do not meet the 75% minimum requirement during their 7th & 8th grade years. Student eligibility will be established for each of the four quarterly grading periods during the school year. Note: Summer school grades cannot be used to determine eligibility. Eligibility for the first quarter of the school year for 8th graders is based on quarterly grades received during the fourth quarter of their 7th grade school year. Please contact your coach or school Principal for more information.
Age Limitations: Students who turn 15 years of age or older prior to August 1 are ineligible for that school year in Grades 7 & 8. They may, however, participate in athletics, if they choose to do so, at the High School they would normally attend. 5th & 6th graders are not allowed to participate regardless of the grade they should be in.
Residence: Provided the parent(s)/legal guardian(s) reside within the boundaries of the Cincinnati Public School District, a student is eligible at a CPS school which has allowed them to enroll assuming all other eligibility standards are met. Where there has been a change of legal custody, a student must live in the same school district with their legal guardian.
Please call the main office (363-7400) or the athletic office (363-7533) for information on when practice and/or conditioning will begin, etc. We strongly encourage your children to participate in our athletic programs.
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