General Eligibility Information

ELIGIBILITY DATES FOR 2014-2015:

Progress Report - Gain/September 8
1st nine week grades - Gain/October 3 - Lose/October 13
Progress Report - Gain/November 7
1st semester grades - Gain/December 19 - Lose/January 5
Progress Report - Gain/February 6
3rd nine week grades - Gain/March 12 - Lose/March 23
Progress Report - Gain/April 24

Progress reports only impact students who are currently ruled ineligible at the time of the progress report. Students must pass all of their classes (minimum of 5).

ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  The student must pass all classes (minimum of 5) at the end of each grading period (semester grades are used at end of the 2nd and 4th 9-week period). Students must be enrolled in 5 classes. Exceptions are available for a senior on-line to graduate. Seniors must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 classes. Contact the athletic office for clarification.

CODE OF CONDUCT:  Participation in athletics in Mesa Public Schools is regarded as a privilege.  With this privilege, student athletes are expected to adhere to a high standard of behavior.  All student athletes shall abide by a code of ethics that will earn them the honor and respect that participation and competition in athletics affords.  Click here for Athletic Code of Conduct Form.

ATTENDANCE BOUNDARIES: The student-athlete must live within the school attendance area. If the student-athlete does not  live in the attendance area, they must have an approved open enrollment form on file and meet additional requirements set forth by the Arizona Interscholastic Association. See the school or district athletic director for further information.

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Charter school students are not eligible to participate in athletics for any other school. They are only eligible at the school they attend. If the sport is not offered at their school, they are still not eligible to participate at any other school. This is an Arizona Interscholastic Association  Bylaw.

HOME SCHOOLED: Home schooled students must be registered with the State Department of Education. If registered, home schooled students are eligible in the school district in which they reside. Home schooled students must meet all other conditions of athletic eligibility including academic requirements.

AGE LIMIT: If a student becomes 19 years of age after September 1st, they are eligible to compete for the remainder of the school year. A student athlete is only eligible for eight semesters from the time of enrollment in the 9th grade. The 7th and 8th semesters must be consecutive.

Required Forms

In order for a student to be eligible for interscholastic athletics, the student-athlete must have the following on file with the athletic office at their school:

Physical Evaluation
Physical Examination
Emergency Card
Statement of Awareness
Code of Conduct
Required Videos

The videos below must be viewed at least one time by the Student Athlete and his/her parent/guardian. Verification requirements are either with the video (Brain Book) or by the signing of the Statement of Awareness  (Informed Consent).

Brain Book Video (Required)
Informed Consent Video (Required)