Athletic EligibilityTo be eligible for athletics at Center Grove Middle School North, a student must be enrolled at CGMSN and meet the following age limitations.Grade 6Those whose 14th birthday occurs before August 15 shall be ineligible for interscholastic athletic competition during 6th grade.7th GradeThose whose 15th birthday occurs before August 15 shall be ineligible for interscholastic athletic competition during 7th grade.8th gradeThose whose 16th birthday occurs before August 15 shall be ineligible for interscholastic athletic competition during 8th grade. Those whose 16th birthday occurs on or after August 15 are considered eligible until the end of the school year.The following academic eligibility requirements are for students participating in interscholastic activities:
Any student receiving a grade of "F" on his/her report card shall be declared ineligible until the end of the next nine-week grading period and will not become eligible until report cards are distributed. A student with a grade of "F" for a nine weeks grading period shall not be allowed to play, practice, or tryout for a team while he/she is academically ineligible; nor shall any ineligible student be allowed to tryout for any activity once the activity has chosen its members.Center Grove Community School Corporation recognizes that our student-athletes are "students" first, and expects that student athletes conduct themselves with appropriate behavior at all times. Students who misbehave may face school, as well as, athletic consequences, at the discretion of the coaches, athletic directors, and middle school administration.
All students shall be academically eligible at the start of each school year.
The Athletic Director/coach will check grades during each grading period at interim report time (4-5 weeks into grading period) and at the end of the nine weeks when grade cards are distributed.
Any student receiving a grade of "F" on his/her interim report is placed on academic probation for two (2) weeks. A student may still play and practice while on probation.
After the probation period is over, the Athletic Director/coach will recheck the grades for those students who where placed on probation.
If the student is passing in ALL subjects, that student shall be taken off academic probation and shall be allowed to continue to participate.
If the student is not passing in ALL subjects after the two-week probation period, he/she is ineligible to play or practice until after the nine weeks grades are distributed.
Participation in an athletic contest or any other similar team during the same season in which they represent their school in that sport is strongly discouraged.
(Adopted from IHSAA Rule 15-1: IGMLS)
The CGMSN and CGMSC Athletic Departments are in complete agreement with the IHSAA’s recommendations that dual participation should be strongly discouraged, however participation on a school athletic team and a non-school athletic activity at the same time is generally allowed, with exceptions. Parents and student-athletes should recognize that it is an honor and a privilege to represent your school and community in athletic competition. Student-athletes who participate in a non-school athletic activity while participating on a school athletic team MUST make their school participation the priority. A student-athlete may not miss any activity related to their school athletic team to participate in a non-school athletic activity. In addition, attention should be given by parents to monitor the workload on the student-athlete for the non-school athletic activity, when dual participation is taking place.
**Student-athletes will not be allowed to leave a practice or contest early to participate in a non-school sponsored activity.**
The following consequences may be enforced should a student-athlete violate this policy:
- 1st Violation: Two Consecutive Games Suspension
- 2nd Violation: Dismissal from the school team.
A student-athlete may also not use school equipment for the non-school activity. An exception could be granted if the student-athlete requests a waiver from the athletic director in writing.