• Hickman Mills C-1 Schools District Policy #5032
    Student Eligibility for Sports/Activities

    Notwithstanding provisions to the contrary, in this policy and its regulations, all students must, as a minimum, meet the eligibility requirements established by the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) for participation in activities.


    Students 9-12 will be eligible to participate in a sport or activity if:

    1. The Student has a minimum semester grade average of C and no more than one F the preceding semester

    2. The Student is making satisfactory progress toward graduation

    3. The Student is maintaining a 70% average during every six-week grading period

    4. The Student has failures during weekly grade check


    Middle School Students will be eligible to participate in a sport or activity if:

    1. The Student has a minimum semester grade average of C and no F’s the preceding semester

    2. The Student has no failures during weekly grade check

    Transfer Students:

    1. Any student who transfers into a school in the Hickman Mills C-1 School District will be considered eligible if they would have been eligible at their previous school.

    2. After first semester of attendance, they will then be required to meet these standards set forth.


    Special Service Students:

    All special service students must comply with the published MSHSAA guidelines for participation.  All special service students are expected to meet these established standards with regard to any modifications outlined in the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).


    Student Eligibility Standards


      All Students:

    All students who have less than a 70% average in two or more classes at any determined six-week grading period will enter a three-week probationary period where they will be given the chance to improve their academic standing before they are declared ineligible to participate.


    Students who are declared ineligible may still practice with athletic teams, music groups, speech/debate groups, cheerleading, clubs and other organizations.  However, students may not compete in games or performances until their academic standing is reinstated.

    1. Students enrolled in music or speech/debate, in order to meet fine arts/communication graduation requirements will be allowed to participate in activities for the class to protect their credits.  Students, who have met these requirements and are enrolled in music, speech/debate must meet these standards.


    2. Student conduct standards and guidelines will be enforced to place emphasis on good school citizenship for students who participate in student activities.  All students who represent the high schools in activities must achieve those written standards advanced by:

    ·   The MSHSAA

    ·   The Hickman Mills C-1 School District

    ·   The High School where the student attends


    Students who are declared ineligible to participate in violation of conduct standards must comply with those standards to the satisfaction of the high school administration before reinstatement can occur.

     Definitions and Logistics

      Six week Grading Policy

    The Saturday immediately following receipt of the grades by the school, a student receiving two or more grades of less than “70%” will become ineligible for participation in activities that fall under the auspices of the MSHSAA.  (Example:  Grades arrive Wednesday, the student could participate until 12:01 a.m. on Saturday.)  This period of ineligibility will run for three weeks.  During this three-week period, the student will have an opportunity to improve his/her grades.  The three-week period will be broken into three seven-day periods of ineligibility.  The student is ineligible for a minimum of seven calendar days.  If at the end of this seven-day period, the number of grades below “70%” has not been reduced to one or none, the student will again be ineligible for another seven-calendar-day period.  The periods of ineligibility will continue at seven-day intervals until three weeks have elapsed.  If at the end of three weeks, a grade or grades of “70%” has not been attained, the student will be ineligible for the rest of the semester.


    Physician Exams and Insurance Requirements


    Athletic By-Law 309 (a) and (b) in the Missouri State high School Activities Association Handbook states: 

      The school shall require of each student participating in athletics or an activity performance group a physician’s certificate stating that he/she is physically able to participate in athletic contests or performance groups.  The medical certificate is valid for the purpose of this rule if issues after February 1st of the previous year.  This certificate must be on file before the student will be allowed to practice with any of HM C-1 School District’s athletic teams.  A student shall not be permitted to practice or complete for a school until it has verification that he/she has basic athletic insurance coverage.  (Also on file.)