Each Monday, STHS runs a report listing all students with failing grades.
From that list, athletic coaches are notified if they have any players failing a course or courses.
Questions regarding failing courses should always be directed to the teacher of the course. The coaches do not have any details as to why the grade is below a 65%.
If a student is failing a course they are designated as a Week 1 Student-Athlete. This simply signifies this is the first week they are failing this specific course. This Week 1 designation is purely a warning to notify the student that they are currently carrying a failing grade(s).
In the subsequent week, if any student-athlete is carrying the same failing grade in the same class(es), his/her designation changes to a Week 2 Student-Athlete. Students that fail the same course for two consecutive weeks cannot compete in games for one week. These athletes may attend practice, but cannot play in competition.
Students failing the same course for three consecutive weeks will be removed from practice and play.
The only way to re-establish eligibility is to show up on a Monday report as passing the course(s). Ineligible Student-Athletes will serve the entire week from Monday-Saturday.
In the event a student receives a failing grade on a report card, Article 10, Section 3 of the PIAA By-Laws state, ". . . said student is ineligible to participate in interscholastic athletics for at least fifteen (15) school days of the next grading period . . ."