I. REQUIREMENTS FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS
The Board of Education (“the Board”) hereby adopts this policy regulating competitive interscholastic activities.
- Each middle and high school principal shall regulate competitive interscholastic activities in his or her school and shall ensure that all staff members adhere to this policy and related rules of the State Board of Education as well as the Forsyth County School System Athletic Guidelines. The principal may delegate responsibility for supervising one or more student activities and clubs to a member or members of the professional staff, provided such individuals must act under the principal’s direction.
- A student wishing to participate in interscholastic competitive activities must be enrolled full-time in a public school during the semester of participation.
- Retention of students for athletic purposes is prohibited.
- Each principal of a school covered by this policy shall maintain documentation of adherence to the requirements of the policy.
II. HIGH SCHOOLS
The Board endorses and adopts the requirements set forth in the Constitution and By-Laws of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), including any amendments thereto, for determining the eligibility of students in grades 9-12 to participate in competitive interscholastic activities. The Superintendent shall require all schools in the system that sponsor competitive interscholastic activities to access and ensure compliance with the GHSA Constitution and By-Laws.
III. MIDDLE SCHOOLS
The Board is responsible for regulating competitive interscholastic activities in grades 6-8, and therefore adopts the middle grades requirements set forth in State Board Rule 160-5-1-.18 Competitive Interscholastic Activities in Grades 6-12, as to student eligibility, physical examinations, and special provisions. To be eligible for participation, a student must be enrolled full time in grades 7-8 in the Forsyth County school that sponsors the competitive interscholastic activity.