Participating in athletics or other extracurricular activities and representing Millwood High School is a privilege. The Millwood Extracurricular Review Committee (MERC) and/or the school’s administration will determine and monitor student eligibility for extracurricular activities at the school. Students selected to represent Millwood on a school team or club should be aware of the following requirements:
- The Students’ Council and Athletic Council at Millwood High School require team members to pay a sport fee for the team they wish to represent. This fee is to help cover the cost of officials, equipment and transportation. All fees must be paid by the end of the first week of the activity or participation will not be permitted.
Full time students
- Students must take a minimum of 6 courses per year to be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities at Millwood High.
- If a student is failing any courses at any time during the semester, they will meet with members of the extracurricular review committee and placed on probation.
- If, at the end of the probation period, the student is not passing, he/she will lose eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities. The length of probation and/or suspension will be determined by the extracurricular review committee and/or the administration as different activities have significantly different timelines.
- Any student, having failed one course in the previous semester, will be assigned probation or suspension in the current semester and academic progress will be monitored. Please note that this will encompass the previous school year where appropriate.
- Students representing Millwood High are expected to demonstrate positive behavior in and out of the classroom and to respect staff, peers, officials, competitors and spectators.
- All school rules apply at all school related activities.
- Concerns regarding behavior will result in review of a student’s eligibility by the extracurricular review committee and either a probationary period or loss of participation privileges will be determined.
- Students who are suspended from school (including in-school suspensions) will be considered ineligible for participation during the entire length of the suspension, from the moment of the infraction until the student is permitted to return to school. If a weekend occurs in the middle of the suspension, the student is still ineligible.
- Students who have been suspended in a given semester will be placed on probation or ruled ineligible by the extracurricular review committee or the administration depending on the severity of the situation.
- Active and regular attendance is required of all students participating in an extracurricular activity at Millwood.
- A student who has 3 or more unexcused absences in any one class during an activity period will be required to meet with members of the extracurricular review committee and either placed on probation or removed from the activity.
- A student who has 5 or more unexcused lates in any one class during an activity period will be required to meet with members of the extracurricular review committee and either placed on probation or removed from the activity. Loss of credit due to attendance in one or more subjects will result in ineligibility for the remainder of the semester.
- Any student who has an unexcused absence from one or more classes will not be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities on that day.
- Any student who is late for two or more classes on a single day is not permitted to participate in extracurricular activities on that day.
- In addition, students may be ruled ineligible for any activity as a result of other significant attendance issues as determined by the extracurricular committee and/or the administration.
- Students that have been selected to participate in an activity and do not make a commitment to the activity for the duration of the program or schedule may be ruled ineligible for all extracurricular events.
- Students are expected to attend all meetings, practices and/or games. Any student who misses an activity without a satisfactory reason may be ruled ineligible for all extracurricular events.
- Students participating in multiple activities must agree to make the activity that started first the priority in terms of meetings, practices and/or games. For example: a volleyball/basketball athlete is committed to compete with their volleyball team ahead of any basketball practices/games. If games for both sports occur on the same day, the athlete is committed to the sport that was in season first, unless other arrangements have been agreed upon by the coaches involved and the Athletic Director.
Please Note: Students participating in activities governed by the NSAAF must meet all NSAAF criteria in addition to the requirements cited above.