1. Successful completion of the physical education program is a requirement for graduation.
2. Grading will be based on attendance, attitude, improvement and effort. Students in non-competitive activities will receive the same letter grades as are given in their other classes. Students on teams will not receive grades but instead will receive written comments.
3. Ninth, tenth and eleventh graders must pass all three seasons of each year and twelfth graders must pass two of three seasons.
4. Ninth graders must have permission to play on a Varsity team. Middle school students also need permission to participate on any Junior Varsity team. Requests for Middle School students to participate on a J.V. team must be brought to the Athletic Director before any discussion with the athlete of his/her family. Seniors must have the approval of the AD to play on a J.V. team.
5. A student must participate in a minimum of 80% of all classes/practices to receive credit for a season.
6. Daily attendance will be taken and recorded by instructors and coaches.
7. A student must make-up any excused absences (illness, pre-excused doctor’s appointments, etc.) to fulfill the attendance requirement. These must be completed at the discretion of the instructor as early as possible.
8. A student may not make-up an unexcused absence.
9. A student with a short-term injury should check in with the instructor, then, by arrangement, report to the athletic trainer for treatment.
10. A student with a long-term injury of illness has four options – all are subject to the approval of the Athletic Director. To receive credit for a season, there are three choices. The first is to serve as a manager for a team as approved by the coach. The second is to establish a rehabilitation program with the trainer, and to work with her on a regular basis. The third option is to apply for and receive a medical exemption based on sufficient medical documentation. This exemption can only be granted by the Athletic Director with input from the schools’ Athletic Trainer. The fourth option is to take the season off without credit for that season. (Note: A ninth, tenth or eleventh grader would have to make that season up, as would a twelfth grader who needed the credit.)
11. A student who fails a season must use a third season of the senior year to make up credit.
12. A senior who fails the spring season must make-up 24 hours of physical education before graduation. This make-up will be at the discretion of the Athletic Director and any decisions for extenuating circumstances will be made by the AD in consultation with the Director of Studies, the Upper School Principal and the Head of School.
13. Students have until two weeks after the start of the season to withdraw from a team without penalty. After that date, if a player decides to quit a team, he/she will not receive credit for that season. However, if it is felt by the administration that dropping off a team is in the best academic interest of the player, then as exception will be made. The player will then be required to finish the season in a physical education class.