537 - Academic Eligibility Policy


PACT Charter School

Original Creation Date: November 2015
Last Approved By: PACT Charter School Board of Directors
Last Approved Date: June 3, 2021
Year Reviewed: 2020-2021


PACT recognizes extracurricular activities as an integral part of a student’s educational program. This policy aims to ensure academic learning and achievement remain a top priority for every student to participate in extracurricular activities.


All students participating in extracurricular activities are required to meet all qualifications set forth by PACT Charter School. If a student becomes ineligible, it is the student’s responsibility to bring their grade(s) up and prove eligibility. The teacher is not expected to correct, grade, or enter the scores on the day that late/make-up work is handed in. This will be done at the teacher’s discretion. A progress report from all affected classes is required. 


Grade checks will be done once per month, with the initial grade check being the third Monday of the school year. Subsequent grade checks will occur on the first Monday of the month and/or at the administration’s discretion.  In addition, there will be a grade check for Drama during auditions. 

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS for Elementary Students 

Students need to have assignments completed and up-to-date. Students must be making adequate progress in all of their classes (i.e., no failing grades and no more than 2 Ds) as determined by the homeroom teacher. 

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS for Secondary Students

Students will not be failing a class or have more than 2 Ds. 


  1. The penalty for the first ineligibility is that the student will not participate until they have raised their grade(s) to meet eligibility qualifications. The first ineligibility will result in missing the first contest after they are eligible. The penalty for the second ineligibility offense results in missing the next two contests. The penalty for the third ineligibility offense disqualifies the student for the remainder of the season. 
  2. The ineligible student should continue to attend a practice or After School Assistance Program (ASAP) (working on assignments to raise eligibility) and attend home contests (on the bench in street clothes) but will not directly participate in either.  They may not travel with the team/group for away contests or leave early with the team/group for any other reasons. 
  3. If a student does not meet the requirements and has an active Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan, the student’s case manager or 504 Coordinator must be involved in determining eligibility (i.e., the disability affects the student’s performance directly). If such circumstances arise, accommodations to the eligibility qualifications may be made. 
  4. Students who become ineligible in Drama on the second or third-grade check may perform in the play but will not be eligible to participate in the next play.