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Academic Eligibility Rules



Ligonier Valley High School provides a wide range of extracurricular activities for the benefit of learner participants.


It is essential that learners maintain academic eligibility in order to be active participants in school supervised activities. In accordance with Board of Education policy, any learner reported as failing two or more subjects in the current quarter, will be ineligible for the following week (Monday through Sunday). This includes practice sessions and performances. A learner who is found ineligible three times within a season will be ineligible for all activities for that season.


In addition to local Board of Education policy, the PIAA by-laws for learner involvement in athletics state that a learner must pass four full credit subjects or the equivalent during the previous grading period to be eligible to participate.


NOTE: If a learner is absent from school, arrives past 8:00 a.m., or is not in attendance for the entire day, he/she will not participate or attend any activity either for practice sessions or public performances on the day of the attendance incident. Absences due to school sponsored activities shall not be included. Learners are expected to be on time the morning following a school activity. Any exceptions must be approved by the principal. A learner must be in attendance by 8:00 a.m. on Friday in order to participate in any school related activities on the following Saturday or Sunday.


Ligonier Valley School District permits home school learners to participate in extracurricular activities, as required by Pennsylvania law. Schools publish eligibility criteria for extracurricular activities in learner handbooks. Home school parents can contact the office of the school their child(ren) would attend if enrolled for a handbook and other information about specific extracurricular activities, including a schedule of planned meetings and events for extracurricular activities and interscholastic athletics, dates for application, try-outs, and physical examinations and medical tests.