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 athletics 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 and parents must electronically sign the Code of Conduct.
PHYSICALS / ELIGIBILITY PACKET: Online eligibility documents, including the Brainbook Concussion Certificate, must be submitted to the school's administrative office. Student eligibility must be approved prior to the start of tryouts. Per AIA bylaws, 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.
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: Per AIA bylaws, 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.
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.