• A. To be eligible during a school semester for participation in interscholastic activities, a student must meet the following criteria: 

    1. Be properly registered in a 9-12 or 10-12 high school program or any combination thereof, in the member school where the student will participate or where authorized by a member district, be enrolled in the member district’s non-member school or program (including district correspondence), when such district is paying the student surcharge for that student or, in the case of students attending alternative education programs, be registered with their School of Eligibility, as described below. 

     
    2. Students enrolled in an alternative education program, as defined in Article 1, Section 8 herein, are eligible to participate in the interscholastic activities of only one member school per year, except as provided under the Transfer/Residency Rule (Article 12, Section 9). That school shall be considered the School of Eligibility.
     
    The School of Eligibility shall be the public school (1) that, based on the residence of the parent or legal guardian, the student would be eligible to attend were the student not enrolled in an alternative education program; or (2) at which the student requests to participate, if (A) the student shows good cause, as determined by the governing body of the Public School the student would be eligible to attend were the student not enrolled in an alternative education program and (B) the governing body of the school in which the student seeks to participate in interscholastic activities approves; or
     
    The School of Eligibility may be a private or religious school that the student would be eligible to attend were the student not enrolled in an alternative education program; and at which the student requests to participate; and if the administrator of the school approves.
     
    The School of Eligibility must ensure that the alternative education program student meets all eligibility requirements before being permitted to participate. Alternative education program students who request to participate in the interscholastic activity program of a member public school or district, or a private or religious school, must be properly registered for participation in interscholastic activities with the member school district or School of Eligibility. Schools (districts) may require that alternative education program students who request to participate in interscholastic activities at one of its member schools pre- register either prior to the beginning of the school year, prior to the beginning of a sport or activity season which begins before school starts, or upon moving into the district's boundary. 
     
     
    3.  Not be a graduated senior, with the exception that the eligibility of a senior graduating near the end of a regular school year, shall extend through the conclusion of any current school athletic season in which he or she is participating. 
     
     
    4. For all second-semester freshmen, sophomores and juniors, as well as seniors who are not on track to graduate must be enrolled in a minimum of five (5) semester units of credit, or the equivalent,* at the School of Eligibility or supervised by the School of Eligibility or its school district, that lead to granting of credit toward graduation from the school district or the School of Eligibility. 
     
     
    5. Seniors who are on track to graduate must be enrolled in a minimum of four (4) semester units of credit, or the equivalent,* at the School of Eligibility or supervised by the School of Eligibility or its school district that lead to granting of credit toward graduation from the school district or the School of Eligibility. Full time seniors who are on track to graduate, must be enrolled in a minimum of four (4) semester units of credit, or the equivalent,* at their School of Eligibility. 
     
     
    6. Must maintain at least an overall 2.0 GPA during the current semester to remain eligible. Students who do not maintain an overall 2.0 GPA may regain eligibility during the current semester by achieving and maintaining an over- all 2.0 GPA within the school’s grading system.
     
     
    7. Must be in regular attendance at school classes in which enrolled or for which credit is granted (or be enrolled in a district or member school correspondence program).