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2 “Leading by Example” The Shiloh High School Athletic Department provides a variety of experiences to aid in the development of favorable habits and attitudes in students to prepare them for adult life. All activities should promote service to Shiloh High School, assist in developing good will and fellowship while encouraging good citizenship. A student who elects to participate in the Shiloh Athletic Program is voluntarily making a choice of self-discipline and self-denial. We are continually striving for excellence and want our athletic program to reflect this commitment. Athletes are recognized for their achievements as representatives of their school and its ideals. It is a privilege to participate in athletics and this privilege is extended to all, provided that students are willing to assume certain responsibilities. A student must be a credit to oneself, the school and the community. It is expected that all student athletes will comply with this code of conduct. At Shiloh High School, character counts.

3 Requirements for Participation:
All students must meet the eligibility requirements as established by the Georgia High School Association; Place the highest ideals of competition and education above winning and losing; Abstain from the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal or performance enhancing drugs; Promote and support the entire interscholastic program of the school; Present an attitude of sportsmanship and good will in all circumstances; Be well groomed and appropriately dressed at all times; Avoid the use of profanity at all times; Be respectful to all adults and competitors at all times.

4 ATHLETIC INFORMATION Shiloh High School follows standards and rules established by both the Gwinnett County School System and the Georgia High School Association. Any student wishing to represent Shiloh High School must meet eligibility requirements as defined by these organizations and SHS. The following regulations apply to all SHS students in grades 9-12 who participate in extracurricular activities. To participate in extracurricular activities a student must pass 5 out of 6 courses the preceding semester. Summer school is considered an extension of spring semester. A student is ineligible on the first day of the semester if he or she has not passed 5 subjects the preceding semester except for the beginning of Fall semester when eligibility shall be declared at the time the student has passed 5 or 6 courses including courses taken during summer school. 2. A student must be present in school at least half of the school day (3 periods) to be eligible to participate in an activity/sport for that day. This includes being present at least 3 periods on Friday preceding a Saturday event. Students who are suspended ISS or OSS may not participate in any school activity, including practice, until the day after the suspension ends. A student suspended ISS or OSS on a Friday cannot participate in any Friday and/or Saturday activities. 4. All students must accumulate Carnegie units towards graduation according to the following criteria to be academically eligible: 1st year students (entering 9th grade) are eligible; 2nd year - 5 Carnegie units; 3rd year - 11 Carnegie units; 4th year – 17 Carnegie units.

5. All students must have an up-to-date completed physical form on file BEFORE they can practice or tryout for a team. All physicals are good for one year from the date the physical was conducted. 6. Student athletes must show proof of insurance BEFORE they can practice or tryout for a team. 7. All eligibility requirements established by the GHSA (Georgia High School Association) must be met and maintained. 8. In order to earn an award, a student must remain on the squad (in the activity he/she is participating) until the entire schedule has been completed and/or until he/she has been released by the coach.

9. All students must obey training rules at all times, especially the general rules of the non-use of alcohol, tobacco, and unauthorized drugs, as well as all local, state, and federal laws. 10. All students must return all equipment issued or pay for the replacement of any item not returned. 11. All out of season practices are prohibited by the GHSA and Gwinnett County Public Schools. Starting dates for all extracurricular activities have been established by the GHSA and shall be followed. 12. Any student who quits a sport cannot tryout for another sport until that sport has completed its season. 13. Non-school teams (i.e., AAU, Club teams) do not take precedence over a SHS team that is in season, including games and practices. Shiloh’s coaches will work with the player as much as possible but there is no guarantee. Shiloh’s teams MUST take priority.

14. All student-athletes are encouraged to participate in one, two, or three seasons as they choose. Student-athletes, who are finishing one season while tryouts are in progress for another season, will have an opportunity for a delayed tryout. 15. Student-athletes are expected at all times to represent Shiloh High School with dignity, sportsmanship, and class. Severe exhibits of sportsmanship will result in a period of suspension as determined by the Head Coach and/or the Athletic Director. 16. Student-athletes are expected to treat our facilities, including equipment, with care and respect. Student-athletes will be expected to pay for any damage to our facilities and/or equipment. 17. Shiloh High School has a “zero-tolerance” for all hazing activities. Hazing will not be tolerated in any program regardless of the person’s willingness to participate.

The following rules apply: In season and out of season. On the school grounds at any time. Off the school grounds. In effect for one calendar year from the date of the offense. During the time of suspension, the student-athlete is not allowed to dress out for a game and will not be allowed to be with the team, sit on the team bench, etc. You will not be allowed in the team area before, during and after the game. During the time of suspension, the student-athlete is allowed to continue to practice with the team. In cases of severe violations, the student-athlete may be dismissed from the team and the athletic program. This decision will be made by the Athletic Director and Head Coach. There has to be proof and/or admittance of a violation. “Hear-say” information is not enough evidence to find a student-athlete guilty of violating the Code of Ethics.

Participation in interscholastic athletic competitions is a privilege extended to the students by the Board of Education. Students participating in Georgia High School Association (GHSA) extracurricular athletic activities act as representatives of Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) and Shiloh High School. All students are expected to conduct themselves in such a manner as to meet the highest standards of GCPS and Shiloh High School at all times. The Code of Conduct is designed to establish high expectations and standards for all students participating in GHSA sanctioned athletic activities. All students, parents, and coaches understand that the top priority is academic achievement. The Code of Conduct establishes high expectations regarding behavior and consistent consequences when violations occur. The Code of Conduct goes into effect on the first day a student joins a Shiloh High School athletic team. The Code remains in effect for the entire calendar year, including time when school is not in session. It is our intent to enforce rules that reasonably pertain to the health and safety of the individual and to the integrity of our athletic program. We are not policemen and do not intend to go out looking for violators. We have a great deal of faith and trust in the students in our program. Their welfare is our Number One concern. What happens to them is of primary importance to us.

10 When disciplinary action is to be taken, the coach will inform the student-athlete and their parents of the reason for such action and will allow the student-athlete opportunity to discuss any disciplinary action which is taken with the coach, athletic director, and the principal in that order. The offenses and consequences listed below are in addition to (not in lieu of) any school or criminal consequences associated with the student misconduct. In addition, the Code of Conduct is a part of the team rules for all individual sports. The violations and consequences listed in this handbook are the same as those listed in the Gwinnett County Discipline Handbook. The consequences for a 1st Offense violation have already been determined by the Shiloh Athletic Department and are in effect for all student athletes while they participate in extracurricular activities at Shiloh High School. The coach has the discretion to include extra consequences, i.e., extra running, work detail, community service, etc. to the stated consequences. NOTE: If a student-athlete is found in violation of any of the rules published in the “Athletic Code of Ethics” the consequences will go into effect for the next scheduled game(s). If the violation occurs in the “off-season,” the consequences will go into effect at the beginning of the next sport season.

Violation A: Students given Long-Term (exceeding ten days) Suspension (With or without GIVE option) Consequence: Ineligible to attend or participate in any athletic or extracurricular activity during time of suspension

Violation B: Arrest for, or charged with the commission of any act that is a felony or would constitute a felony if committed by an adult. (regardless of location or time of the alleged act; in or out of school) Consequence: 1. Immediate suspension from all participation until such time as: a. School officials determine that the student did not commit the act(s) or other felony conduct; or b. Local prosecutors dismiss or drop all pending charges and petitions; or c. The student pleads guilty to a misdemeanor charge, in which case refer to Violation D listed in this Code; or d. The student is convicted and sentenced to a felony or is adjudicated delinquent in the Juvenile Court of conduct which if committed by an adult could be charged as a felony and serves any and all portions of the sentence including all periods of probation.

For the following violations (C, D and E), the school administration must have valid evidence and/or verification of the violation as defined in the following: 1. Self-admitted involvement by the student 2. Witnessed student involvement by the sponsor, coach , or any staff member 3. Parent admission of their student’s involvement in tobacco, alcohol or other drugs 4. Verified by official police report given to the school 5. Evidence of violations through investigation by school officials If the offense occurs at school or on school property (at any time), off school grounds, at a school-sponsored activity, function, or event or en route to and from school, the student will be subject to the actions described in the Student Conduct Behavior Code (Policy JCD) and the following consequences for extracurricular activities.

Violation C: Tobacco (any type) Consequences: 1st Offense - Suspension from athletic extracurricular competition for 10% of the remainder of the season. 2nd Offense - Suspension from athletic extracurricular competition for a minimum of 20% of the remainder of the season. 3rd Offense - Dismissed from team but allowed to try out for subsequent athletic extracurricular activities after that sport/activity has completed its season.

Violation D: Alcohol/Other Drugs (Possession and/or Use)/Misdemeanor Criminal Law Violations Consequences: Coach/Sponsor and Athletic Director will meet with the student and parent(s) or guardian. 1st Offense – Suspension from athletic extracurricular competition for a minimum of 20% of the remainder of the season. 2nd Offense –Suspension from all athletic extracurricular activities for the remainder of the school year.

Violation E: Violations of school rules that result in ISS or OSS Consequences: In-School Suspension - Participation may resume when student is released from ISS. Student cannot participate on the day she/he is released from ISS. Out-of-School Suspension (Short Term – not exceeding 10 days) – Participation may resume after suspension is served – Policy JDD

Violation F: Hazing Hazing refers to any activity expected of someone joining a group (or to maintain full status in a group) that humilities, degrades or risks emotional and/or physical harm, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate. In years past, hazing practices were typically considered harmless pranks or comical antics associated with young men in college fraternities. Today we know that hazing extends far beyond college fraternities and is experienced by boys and girls in school groups and athletic teams. Shiloh High School is committed to not allowing any form of hazing to take place in the athletic program and/or school. Our intent is to let you know that we care about our student-athletes and want them to enjoy an athletic program that is free from any demeaning or harmful activities. All programs are encouraged to participate in positive team-building activities. Consequences: Coach/Sponsor and Athletic Director will meet with the student and parent(s) or guardian. 1st Offense - Suspension from any athletic extracurricular activity for a minimum of 10% of the remainder of the season. 2nd Offense -Suspension from all athletic extracurricular activities for remainder of the school year

SOCIAL MEDIA: FACEBOOK, TWITTER, ETC. Shiloh understands the importance social media in today’s society. It is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends. However, social media can be used in a negative way. Inappropriate material on your Facebook/Twitter can keep you from receiving achievements and recognitions you may have earned including being offered a scholarship. In addition, it can be very detrimental to your school, team and teammates. As a student athlete at Shiloh High School, you are expected to use your social media appropriately. Anything published on Facebook/Twitter can be seen by the public.

19 Living La Vida Internet
Are you a college student? Odds are pretty good you're spending a lot of time online. A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that three-quarters of today's year olds have a profile on at least one social networking site. And it's not just about making connections - Pew also found that one in five have posted a video of themselves online. For better or for worse, young adults are putting themselves out there for the world to see. Of course, this new passion for publicity can have negative consequences. Put the wrong thing on the Web and you may find yourself getting turned down for that job or internship five years later. But putting the right things online can actually be good for your personal and professional relationships. Whether you're a social media expert or just entering the Facebook/Twitterverse, these tips will keep your online reputation sparkling.

20 Google Yourself You can bet that future employers - and boyfriends or girlfriends - will be searching for your name online. The first step to polishing your Internet image is to find out what they're seeing. Delete That Photo College and parties go hand in hand, but there's no need to have a permanent record of that keg stand you did last night. Keep your own photos clean, and ask your friends to take down any embarrassing or incriminating pictures of you. Watch Your Language Cursing may not be as taboo as it once was, but it still doesn't reflect well on you. Use good grammar and clean language and you will present yourself with eloquence and class. Don't Talk Trash Online anonymity is a thing of the past, but people are still foolishly emboldened by the 'safety' of sitting behind their computers. Never say anything online that you wouldn't say to someone's face - especially your professors or employers.

21 Don't Be a Gossip We all have secrets that our friends, family and future employers don't need to know about, but many people still feel free to air their dirty laundry online. Respect other people's privacy, and they'll respect yours. Promote Yourself Cleaning up your profile is only half the battle. To really create a positive online presence, you need to put out regular, interesting content. And that doesn't mean tweeting what you had for lunch. Share your insights, show off your achievements and make it clear that you're a thoughtful person with something to say. Socialize It's called 'social networking' for a reason. Now that your profile is nice and polished, put yourself out there. While it's good to be cautious about 'friending' coworkers or employers, you'd be surprised at the networking opportunities that can result from connecting with classmates and friends.

22 Don't Spam Of course, there's a right way and a wrong way to make new connections. Nobody likes getting a bunch of anonymous friend requests from people who never engage them again. Introduce yourself with a personal note, and make your presence (politely) known by commenting on their profiles and sharing links and useful information. Most people will reciprocate, and you'll form a meaningful relationship that can be fruitful in all sorts of unexpected ways.

Therefore the following guidelines have been established in regards to the use of social media: 1. Your website can be viewed at any time by any Shiloh personnel, including coaches. 2. Your website will not contain text, photos, or other information in any form that is considered inappropriate or embarrasses Shiloh High School, Shiloh Athletic Department and/or your team. 3. School personnel, including coaches, will determine what is appropriate. 4. School personnel, including coaches, will have the right to view your Facebook/Twitter account at any time. 5. If any inappropriate material is found on your Facebook/Twitter account it will be removed immediately as required by school personnel, including coaches.

Consequences: Coach/Sponsor and Athletic Director will meet with the student and parent(s) or guardian. 1st Offense - Suspension from any athletic extracurricular activity for one game. 2nd Offense -Suspension from all athletic extracurricular activities for 20% of the remainder of the school year. 3rd Offense – Suspension from all athletic extracurricular activities for 30% of the remainder of the school year. 4th Offense - Suspension from all athletic extracurricular activities for the remainder of the school year.


1. It’s competitive There are more than 7.3 million student-athletes. Fewer than 7% of the nation’s athletes will play at a college level, and just 2.04% will receive any athletic funding. 2. Scholarships aren’t available to every student-athlete They are available only for student-athletes who meet the NCAA or NAIA’s minimum standards for academic achievement, and in many cases, more rigid standards established by individual schools. The NCAA has a required 16 core courses for student-athletes wishing to play, while the NAIA has their own standards. 3. Scholarships aren’t guaranteed Athletic scholarships are awarded one year at a time, and are renewed each year at a coach’s discretion.

27 4. Not every scholarship is a “full ride”
A full ride normally covers tuition, books, room, board, and associated feed, but not all sports offer full rides. Sports that receive a full-ride are considered Head Count sports. These include: M/W Basketball, Football (D1 A), W. Gymnastics, W. Tennis, W. Volleyball. The other type are Equivalency sports. The include: Baseball, Cross Country/Track, Field Hockey, Football (except Division 1A) golf, M. Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, M. Swimming, M. Tennis, M. Volleyball, Wrestling. These scholarships are divvied up among the players. A player in these sports may receive as little as $2,000. 5. The average scholarship is $10,409 NCAA Division I and II statistics reported that the average scholarship to be valued at $10,409. Most packages are a combination of athletic scholarships and need and non-need-bases grants-in-aid. 6. Some of the best scholarship packages come from Division III programs Technically, Division III programs do not offer athletic scholarships, but they do offer academic scholarships. These smaller private schools give merit grants and other scholarships for student accomplishments. Be sure to keep all your options open when you consider your school and you may receive more financial aid as a result.



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