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Academic Eligibility Rules

The PIAA has established baseline academic standards for athletes to be eligible to practice and compete.  Here are the PIAA Academic and Curricular Requirements:
 
 The athlete must pursue a full-time curriculum defined and approved by the Principal
 
The athlete must be passing at least four full-credit subjects, or the equivalent, as of each Friday during a grading period. If an athlete fails to meet this requirement, he/she will lose their eligibility from the immediately  following Sunday through the Saturday Immediately following the next Friday as of which he/she meets this requirement.
 
Athletes must have passed at least four full-credit subjects or the equivalent during the previous grading period, except that eligibility for the first grading period is based on their final grades for the preceding school year. If the athlete fails to meet this requirement, they will lose their eligibility for at least 15 or 10 school days of the next grading period, beginning on the first day that report cards are issued.
 
Ligonier Valley School District has four grading periods, therefore, he/she will be ineligible for at least 15 school days; if the school has six grading periods, the athlete will be ineligible for at least 10 school days.
 
In regards to attendance, the PIAA has established the following:
 
If the athlete is absent from school during a semester for a total of 20 or more school days, they will lose their eligibility until he/she attends school for a total of 45 school days following their 20th day of absence.