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Bits & Pieces: New Academic Eligibility Policy gets failing grade
The Academic Eligibility Policy for High School Extracurricular Activities effective July 1 contains something on page two under the heading "Standards" that not only caught my attention, but also almost single-handedly undermined my efforts over the years to stress academics over athletics. The sentence that riled me up states: "For high school, a full-time student earns academic eligibility by maintaining a 2.0 grade point average (GPA), calculated using credit or noncredit courses, with no more than one failing grade for the marking period which governs eligibility for that activity."
By Stan Ber, firstname.lastname@example.org
August 20, 2013