Athletic Eligibility

Athletic Eligibility

Athletic Eligibility and Guidelines

All  athletes  will  abide by the California  Interscholastic Federation  (CIF) rules.                                    For more specific information, athletes and their families can visit the CIF website at

1 .Residential Eligibility

i. The CIF requires that students who participate on a school team must be living with parents or legal guardians who reside within the school’s attendance

ii. If a student is transferring from another high school, they MUST contact the athletic director immediately to determine

2. Academic Eligibility

i. The participant must be a full-time student at their high school or middle Exception: Juniors and Seniors on graduation track may have a reduced schedule as long as the student is enrolled in 20 semester credits or otherwise satisfies CIF rules on enrollment.

ii. Academic – Students maintain an overall GPA of 2.0, and passing 4 classes in both citizenship and scholarship based on the most recent progress report or semester grade report. Students may be required to provide a periodic grade check when requested by the coach/advisor or athletic director.

iii. All 8th grade  students  who  matriculate  to  grade  9  are  immediately scholastically eligible for participation in athletic activities upon enrollment in high school. All 9th grade students will be granted a probationary period of unrestricted academic eligibility from the start of their first semester of ninth grade through the end of the first grading period (progress report). Students granted probationary eligibility must meet the required standards by the end of the probationary period. All 9th grade students must earn a 2.0 grade point average in citizenship and scholarship on the first progress report to remain academically eligible. Probation is for 9th grade students only.

iv. High school athletes planning to attend Division I colleges must be sure they have fulfilled the NCAA Clearinghouse Requirements (see school counselor for details).

v. Students enrolled in an Independent Study Program must be residents of the district and be enrolled in an Alternative Education Program supported through SUHSD. Students are responsible for contacting their school of residency. Students will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine

3. Athletic Clearance

i. No student will be allowed to practice or participate until:

  1. Student and Parents complete the online athletic clearance process and information is verified by the athletic director.
  2. All school and athletic debts have been
  3. All outstanding/checked-out athletic uniforms and/or equipment is