SWCSD Academic Eligibility
You may find the complete SWCSD Academic Eligibility for middle and high school by clicking the link below. This will lead you to the SWSCD Athletic Handbook where you can find the policy on page 47.
2431.01-INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS AND CHEERLEADING ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY – Continued
II. MIDDLE SCHOOLS - Continued
SOUTH-WESTERN CITY SCHOOLS’ POLICIES
A. In addition to the foregoing OHSAA academic eligibility standards, to be eligible for the first grading period of
each academic year, the student must have attained the minimum marking period average for the grade level
for which they are currently enrolled during the last marking period of the preceding year. (Exception: 1st
grading period of 7th grade is eligible under OHSAA guidelines.) Thereafter, they must attain the minimum
marking period average for their grade level they are currently enrolled in to retain eligibility. Students in
grades seven and eight must have attained a minimum marking period average of 1.8.
B. To be eligible to participate in interscholastic athletics the first grading period of the ninth grade year, an
eighth grade student must have been enrolled in school the immediately preceding grading period and
received at least a 1.6 cumulative grade point average. Per OHSAA guidelines, a student enrolled in the first
grading period after advancement from the eighth grade must have passed a minimum of five (5) of all
subjects carried the preceding grading period in which the student was enrolled.
C. There is no probationary period for middle school athletes to use to maintain their athletic eligibility should
they fall below the minimum marking period average for their grade level. To be eligible for the next grading
period, the student must attain the minimum marking period average for his/her grade level.
D. All middle school students participating in sports and cheerleading are subject to these rules and regulations.
There are no exemptions for students in special classes.