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1 TEA & UIL Side by Side Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities

2 To be eligible to participate in a contest the first six weeks of the school year the following standards must have been met:  Students beginning grades nine and below must have been promoted.  Students entering second year of high school must have earned five credits which count toward state high school graduation requirements.  Students entering third year must have earned ten credits or five credits during the preceding twelve months.  Students entering fourth year of high school must have earned fifteen credits or five credits during the preceding twelve months. Exceptions:  High school students transferring from out-of-state may be eligible if they had remained in the out-of-state school.  Students who enroll in grade 9 for the first time at the beginning of the second semester. TEA & UIL

3 A student who receives, at the end of any grading period, a grade below 70 may not participate. Exceptions:  An identified class eligible for exemption  A student with disabilities who meets their IEP  Three school week evaluation periods for ineligible students (15 class days)  Exception-one of the three schools weeks may be shorter  Students regain or loose eligibility seven days after the end of a grading or evaluation period-no exceptions  All students are academically eligible during a school holiday of a full calendar week or more  Students who pass remain eligible until the end of the next grading period TEA & UIL

4  A student that drops a class in which he/she has a grade below 70 after the end of the first four school weeks is ineligible.  Dropping an honors class which is exempt does not cause loss of eligibility.  Unless full-time status is affected or the school has adopted a more stringent policy.  Dropping a non-honors class with a grade lower than 70 at the end of the grading period causes a student to loose eligibility.

5 TEA & UIL  If the Grade Placement Committee (GPC) places a student into the next grade he/she is ineligible.  If the GPC promotes the student prior to the first day of school he/she is eligible.

6 Academic standards for the first six weeks of school year:  ARD Committee determines and specifies in the IEP what a student must achieve to be promoted.  ARD Committee determines the number of credits needed to be eligible for UIL activities.  If a student who has received a failing grade is later referred for special education and found eligible for special education services, the ARD Committee cannot restore the students' eligibility for extracurricular activities. TEA & UIL

7  TAKS Review Courses do not count toward the number of credits needed to be eligible the first six weeks of the school year.  If a student fails a TAKS Review Course he/she does not lose eligibility.  After a failing grade has been recorded a student’s grade may be changed to passing and eligibility restored only if the grade was:  Arbitrary  Erroneous  Not consistent with school district grading policy TEA & UIL

8 The superintendent of a member school district shall provide the district executive committee with full disclosure when a student’s grade is modified by an administrator in such manner that affects UIL eligibility. Other:  College Courses  Correspondence Courses  Night School  Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) TEA & UIL

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