CIAC and Ledyard Board of Education Rules for Participation in CIAC Sports
Ledyard High School acknowledges, supports, and adheres strictly
to the rules of academic eligibility prescribed by the CIAC and Ledyard
Board of Education.
To be eligible for participation students must:
- Be a full time student at Ledyard.
- The student shall not have reached his or her twentieth
(20th) birthday or start a season in which their 20th birthday
- Not participate in the same branch of athletics more than
four (4) seasons in grades 9-12. A student has eight (8) semesters
or (4) consecutive years of eligibility from the date of entry
into the ninth grade to be eligible.
- Not play or practice with an outside team in the same
sport while a member of the school team, unless that sport is
exempted by the CIAC and the coach gives permission.
- Meet Ledyard Board of Education requirements.
The CIAC is the governing body for high school athletics and has
established Rules of Eligibility and Control for Boys and Girls High
School Athletics in Connecticut. These rules may be found on the
internet at www.casciac.org/ciaceligibility.html or from the Athletic Director.
Eligibility to Participate
Any students enrolled at Ledyard High School shall be eligible to
participate in after-school extracurricular activities including the
interscholastic athletics program provided the student meets the
criteria established by the CIAC and has not been enrolled for more
than eight semesters in grades nine through twelve, inclusive, and
meets the criteria established by Ledyard High School for eligibility.
There are four (4) types of eligibility:
1. CIAC Eligibility –A student who has passed at least four (4)
credits during the previous quarter or earned 4 credits the previous
year (for fall sports) is CIAC eligible. A student who has not met
these criteria is CIAC ineligible and is ineligible immediately upon
publication of the CIAC eligibility list. A student who is CIAC
ineligible cannot participate in any school sponsored athletic events
or practices. Marking period grades (not semester grades) will be used
to determine scholastic eligibility to participate in interscholastic
athletics during any giving marking period. Year-end failures may be
made up through successful completion of school approved summer work in
2. Ledyard Eligibility-A student who has met the CIAC criteria and
for whom the quarterly average of all of his or her assigned courses
is a 70 (C-) or higher is Ledyard eligible. A student who has met the
CIAC criteria but has a quarterly average of 59 or below is Ledyard
ineligible beginning three (3) school days after report cards are
posted on PowerSchool or mailed (not received). A student who is
Ledyard ineligible cannot participate in any extracurricular activities
(except for try-outs).
3.Ledyard Study Hall Eligibility-A student who has met the CIAC
criteria and for whom the quarterly average of all of his or her
assigned courses is 65-69 will remain eligible as long as they attend two
administration-approved, after school study periods per week until the
next report card is issued or until he or she gains administrative
release from study hall. After School Study Halls occur on Mondays,
Tuesdays and Thursdays, and students must attend for a minimum of 45
minutes (two times each week). If a student does not participate in the
required administration approved study periods, he or she is prohibited
from participating in athletics until cleared by administration.
4. Ledyard Probationary Study Hall Eligibility--A student who has
met the CIAC criteria and for whom the quarterly average of all of his
or her assigned courses is 60-64 will remain eligible as long as they
attend three administration-approved, after school study periods
per week. After School Study Halls occur on Mondays, Tuesdays and
Thursdays, and students must attend for a minimum of 45 minutes (three
times each week). If a student does not participate in the required
administration approved study periods, he or she is prohibited from
participating in athletics until cleared by administration. The student
must improve their quarterly average to a 65 or above by mid-quarter to
remain eligible to participate. A student who does not get his or her
quarterly average to 65 or higher by mid-quarter will remain Ledyard
ineligible until the next report card is issued. A student who has a
quarterly average score of 59 or below for all of their assigned
courses at the end of a marking period is Ledyard ineligible and will
not be allowed a probationary period.
APPEAL PROCESS FOR LHS INELIGIBILITY (There is no appeal process for CIAC ineligibility).
An appeal process is available in cases of new enrollees and
extraordinary circumstances. An appeal form must be filled out, signed
by a parent/guardian and returned to the APO by the date indicated in
the Loss of Eligibility letter sent in the mail. A student will remain
Ledyard ineligible until the next report card is issued or a favorable
outcome of an appeal hearing is issued.
Eligibility for fall activities shall be determined by the
student’s grades for the fourth quarter of the previous year for LHS
policy. CIAC eligibility is determined by the final grades. Ninth
graders are exempt until the end of 1st quarter of their freshman year.