OSSAA and TPS Athletic Eligibility Guidelines (Click for info)

OKLAHOMA SECONDARY SCHOOLS ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION TULSA PUBLIC SCHOOLS ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

A student must have received a passing grade in any five subjects that he/she was enrolled in during the last semester he/she attended fifteen or more days.

If a student does not meet the minimum scholastic standard he/she will not be eligible to participate during the first six weeks of the following semester. Ineligible athletes may practice; however, they may not participate in games or scrimmages. Suiting up is considered having participated.

A student who did not meet the minimum academic standard may regain his/her eligibility by achieving passing grades in all subjects he/she is enrolled in, at the end of a six-week period. If the ineligible student is passing all classes on this date, he/she has regained their academic eligibility and may participate without restriction.

Weekly eligibility for students will be checked after three weeks (during the fourth week) of a semester and each succeeding week thereafter.

If a student is not passing all classes on the day of the grade check, he/she will be placed on probation for the next one-week period. If a student is still failing one or more classes during the next week on the grade check day, he/she will be ineligible to participate during the next one-week period.

The period of probation and ineligibility will always begin on Monday and end on Sunday.

Any student who reaches his/her fifteenth birthday before September 1st will not be eligible for athletic participation in the eighth grade or below. Any student who reaches his/her fourteenth birthday before September 1st will not be eligible for athletic participation in the seventh grade or below. Any student who reaches his/her thirteenth birthday before September 1st will not be eligible for athletic participation in the sixth grade or below. 

*NOTE these guidelines have been edited and all portions not applying to Foster middle school have been left out for space reasons. The document in its entirety can be viewed on the main TPS website.

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