• MSHSL Academic Eligibility Information

    High School Extra Co-Curricular Activities include:
    1.    Competitive athletic activities.
    2.    Competitive enrichment activities.
    3.    Non-competitive athletic activities.
    4.    Non-competitive enrichment activities.

    MN STATE HIGH SCHOOL

    LEAGUE ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY

      The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) requires that in order for students to be academically eligible to participate in MSHSL activities, they must be making satisfactory progress toward graduation.  The following chart is to be used to define “satisfactory progress” toward graduation.  

    Per ISD #728, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 and accumulate the following credits prior to the beginning of the designated semester.

     

         Grade 9

    End of Sem 1

    End of Sem 2

    Eligible

    5 credits

    10 credits

    Probation

    4 credits

    9 credits

    Ineligible

    3 credits or less

    8 credits or less

     

         Grade 10

    End of Sem 1

    End of Sem 2

    Eligible

    14 credits

    20 credits

    Probation

    13 credits

    19 credits

    Ineligible

    12 credits or less

    18 credits

     

    Grade 11

    End of Sem 1

      End of Sem 2

    Eligible

    26 credits

    32 credits

    Probation

    25 credits

    31 credits

    Ineligible

    24 credits or less

    30 credits

     

    Grade 12

    End of Sem 1

    End of Sem 2

    Eligible

    37 credits

    43 to graduate

    Probation

    36 credits

     

    Ineligible

    35 credits or less

     

     

    A student earns academic eligibility to participate in extra-curricular activities by achieving a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher in a 4.00 system as well as earning semester credits toward graduation (see the chart to the left for credit requirements).Grades will be checked at each semester.  Students not achieving a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 will be placed on academic probation.  Students and their parent/guardian will be notified in writing.

    1. Grades will be checked the following semester.  Students not maintaining a cumulative GPA of a 2.00 will be declared ineligible.
    2. An incomplete is considered an F until course work is made up and a grade above an F is posted for the semester grade.
    3. Eligibility may be restored at the following semester or through progress reports with teachers.
    4. Spring semester ineligibility will carry over to the following fall semester.  

    A student must have earned academic eligibility prior to the start of the extra-curricular activity as determined by the last report card.   Students who do not pass enrolled courses should consult their counseling department for credit recovery options to become eligible.

    All entering ninth graders are academically eligible to participate in the fall extra-curricular activities since grades earned in the eighth grade are not counted in determining high school academic eligibility.

    In the event there are unique and compelling reasons that achieving a cumulative 2.00 GPA is inappropriate for a student, the parents/guardians may appeal to the Principal for modification.  If the parents/guardians disagree with the decision of the Principal, they may appeal the decision to the Director of Education.  If the appeal to the Director of Education does not resolve the issue, the parents/guardians may appeal to the Superintendent.  If the appeal to the Superintendent does not resolve the issue, the parents/guardians may appeal to the School Board.