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Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate in after-school sports all students, including those with special needs, must meet the eligibility requirements and all physicals and paperwork (see 'Sports Teams' page) must be completed and turned in prior to try-outs.

Requirements and Timelines

Extra-curricular activities include the following: athletics; theatrical productions (fall play and spring musical); special field trips not a part of regular classroom work (Senior Grad field trip); Mock Trial;  Haunted House.  


In order to participate in extra-curricular activities all students, including those with special needs, shall meet the following requirements: 

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA      ( A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1,  F = 0       Add up points and divide by # of classes)
    • GPA calculation is non-weighted, meaning grade bumps are not included
    • ‘Pass’ courses, ex. Teacher’s Aide or Directed Studies, are not part of GPA calculation
  • Letter grade 'F' - If at a progress check or end of semester a student has a letter grade 'F' and a 2.0 or above GPA, the student will be eligible to participate in a remediation program to remain eligible.  Continued eligibility is dependent upon successfully adhering to the remediation program rules.
  • Satisfactory progress toward graduation
    • Meets minimum unit requirement for each semester as defined below:

                          1st Semester                          2nd Semester

                        9th        30 Credits                        60 Credits

                       10th       90 Credits                      120 Credits

                       11th      145 Credits                     170 Credits

                       12th      195 Credits                             

  • Have satisfactory attendance
    • If a student is absent due to illness, he/she may not participate in a performance or athletic event for that day or evening. Any other reason for absence, he/she must attend at least 50% of a student’s scheduled classes on the day of a performance or athletic event.  Students must attend the school day prior to a weekend event.
  • Not violate Substance Abuse policies.
  • Not be suspended from school*
  • Not have debts owed for loss or damage to school district property.
  • Have detentions cleared.

* Any school related suspension will result in the following:

  • First Violation will result in: a) one (1) to five (5) day school suspension; b) referral to a school-based intervention program (for alcohol and drug-related suspension); and c) a three (3) week contest ineligibility (attendance at practices and games is expected to be continued AFTER the school suspension ends).  This also applies to other performance-based activities.
  • Second Violation anytime during the remainder of that current year will result in suspension from participation in all inter-scholastic athletics for the remainder of that season and the subsequent season within the school year.  This also applies to other performance-based activities.


Eligibility will be declared the week following the posting of each grading period.  The exact dates can be found on the school calendar.


Probation is available, subject to approval of a formal petition to the school Principal. Exceptions to this policy are seldom granted and only in rare cases when an extreme hardship can be shown.  Consideration would be given only to juniors and seniors on varsity teams who have below a 2.0.  No consideration will be given to students who have been declared ineligible in previous grading periods.  If granted, the probation would be for one 6-week grading period only during the student’s 4 years at Scotts Valley High School.


Important Dates

Activities being Checked

Aug 19, 2019

1st day of school

Using Semester 2 grades from 2018-19


Fall Athletic Teams


End of Grading Period 10/11/19

Eligibility declared @ 3 pm 10/16/19

Progress Reports Ready 10/17/19


Fall Athletic Teams

Haunted House (Oct 24th – 26th)

Fall Play

Mock Trial


Nov 18, 2019

1st day of winter sports competition

Using Progress Report Period 1 grades


Winter Athletic Teams


January 6, 2020

Start of 2nd Semester

Using 1st Semester grades


Winter Athletic Teams

Mock Trial


February 17th, 2020

1st day of spring sports competion

Using 1st Semester grades


Spring Athletic Teams


End of Grading Period 2/21/20

Eligibility declared @ 3 pm 2/26/20

Progress Reports Ready 2/27/20

Spring Athletic Teams

Spring Musical (cast and crew)

Mock Trial


April 10th, 2020

Progress Reporting Period 3

Spring Athletic Teams

Spring Musical (cast and crew)

Mock Trial


May 15th, 2020

1 week before Senior Grad Field Trip

Using Current grades


Senior Grad Field Trip

(May 21st and 22nd – tentative)