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P 2921 Participation by Non-Traditional Students

Should the District elect to permit non-traditional students to participate in interscholastic activities, such students must qualify as bonafide students under MSHSAA regulations in order to participate in such activities.

Non-Traditional students may be considered bonafide under MSHSAA regulations under any of the following options:

Option 1 - Transcripted Credits

  1. The student must be enrolled in aDistrict high school although some courses/credits are taken off-campus, i.e. virtual, post-secondary, work study, etc; and
  2. All credits attempted must appear on the student’s high school transcript; and
  3. All classes must be completed by the high school’s close of semester in order to be considered counted toward activity eligibility.

Option 2 - Seat Time plus Non-Transcripted Credits

  1. The student must be enrolled in a District High School and take a minimum of two (2) credit bearing seat time classes for a minimum of 1.0 units of credit at the high school; and
  2. High School Administration must confirm after a full academic review that the student is further enrolled in courses outside of the high school, which bring the student up to full MSHSAA mandated credit requirements of 80%.The High School Administration will develop and submit to the Superintendent a written procedure to determine approval of outside courses/credits; as well as the procedures to determine success/credit confirmation for academic eligibility for the current and following semester.It is not necessary that such confirmed credits be placed on the student’s transcript.
  3. All classes must be completed by the high school’s end of semester in order to be considered toward activity eligibility.

Change of Enrollment Status

Any student whose enrollment status changes from being a non-bonafide activity eligible student  to a bonafide activity eligible student will be considered a transfer student.  As a transfer student, the student would be activity ineligible until a transfer of eligibility form is filed and an eligibility ruling rendered.