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1 Strategies to Improve Athletic Eligibility Presenting: Troy Stevenson Athletics and Activities Manager Oakland Mills HS Columbia, Maryland

2 State’s Recommendation Students to maintain 2.0 or higher Failing Grades What is changing in your county/district? This is a great time to address the issue with your Principal

3 No Longer Blame the Parents or the Neighborhood There isn’t much you can do about the student’s before we get them. Overload the 9 th grade students with information.

4 My Experience Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore County Public Schools Howard County Public Schools

5 Short Term Strategies Pull Data - % of students ineligible Identify student groups needing support - ex. % of Hispanic students Identify subjects/instructors with a high failure Rate - Biology Teacher X – Issued E’s – 36%, Issued D’s - 41%

6 Short Term Strategies Cont. Present data/problems/solutions to school leaders. This may be the most important component Principal, Leadership team

7 Long Term Plans/Ideas Remember, most will not work! If you find one that does, let everyone know the good you are doing! Here are 10 that I have tried

8 Coach’s Cohort 1.Coach’s Cohort -On professional development days that were held on site, AD and coach’s worked on strategies to improve athletic issues. (eligibility, performing arts conflicts etc…)

9 2. Student/Teacher mentors. - Identify struggling students and have them reach out to a teacher that they trust. 3. Report Card Breakdown Sessions - review their current quarterly report card, breakdown each class. 4. Progress Reports - Issued by the individual coach/program

10  5. Teacher Communication - Have students hand the teacher a schedule and ask them to come to a game. Sounds strange, but works! 6.See if you can implement and outside program. (AVID) 7.Assemblies 8.Improving Spirit at Events 9.Funding for an Academic Coach 10. Get involved closely with the Middle Schools

11 Summary No matter what you do individually, your coaches must follow through If administration does not cooperate with your plans, document your personal progress with long term ideas. If the state is addressing this as an issue, your school should as well.


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