Student Academic Eligibility Rules
The PIAA has established baseline academic standards for student athletes to be eligibile to practice and compete. Here are the PIAA Academic and Curricular Requirements:
You must pursue a full-time curriculum defined and approved by the Principal.
You must be passing at least four full-credit subjects, or the equivalent, as of each Friday during a grading period. If you fail to meet this requirement, you will lose your eligibility from the immediately following Sunday through the Saturday immediately following the next Friday as of which you meet this requirement.
You 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 your final grades for the preceding school year. If you fail to meet this requirement, you will lose your 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, thererfore, you will be ineligible for at least 15 school days; if your school has six grading periods, you will be ineligible for at least 10 school days.
In regards to attendance, the PIAA has established the following:
If you are absent from school during a semester for a total of 20 or more school days, you will lose your eligibility until you attend school for a total of 45 school days following your 20th day of absence.