Eligibility Information

ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Students must pass all classes (minimum of 5) at the end of each grading period (semester grades are used at end of the 2nd and 4th 9-week period). Students must be enrolled in 5 classes. Exceptions are available for a senior on-line to graduate. Seniors must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 classes. Contact the athletic office for clarification.

CODE OF CONDUCT: Participation in athletics in Mesa Public Schools is regarded as a privilege. With this privilege, student athletes are expected to adhere to a high standard of behavior. All student athletes shall abide by a code of ethics that will earn them the honor and respect that participation and competition in athletics affords.

PHYSICALS / ELIGIBILITY PACKET: Forms need to be completed in blue / black ink and submitted to the school's administrative office. Student eligibility must be approved prior to the start of tryouts. Per AIA rules, only physicals dated AFTER March 1 of the current school year will be accepted as part of the eligibility process for the following school year. Please print out the Brainbook Concussion Certificate and submit with eligibility packet.

ATTENDANCE BOUNDARIES: Student-athletes must live within the school attendance area. If a student-athlete does not live in the attendance area, (s)he must have an approved open enrollment form on file and meet additional requirements set forth by the Arizona Interscholastic Association. Contact the school's athletics office for further information.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Charter school students are not eligible to participate in athletics for any other school. They are only eligible at the school they attend. If the sport is not offered at their school, they are still not eligible to participate at any other school. This is an Arizona Interscholastic Association Bylaw.

HOME SCHOOLED: Home schooled students must be registered with the State Department of Education. If registered, home schooled students are eligible in the school district in which they reside. Home schooled students must meet all other conditions of athletic eligibility including academic requirements.

AGE LIMIT: If a student becomes 19 years of age after September 1, (s)he is eligible to compete for the remainder of the school year. A student athlete is only eligible for eight semesters from the time of enrollment in the 9th grade. The 7th and 8th semesters must be consecutive.

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