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San Mateo Un HSD |  BP  6145  Instruction

Extracurricular And Cocurricular Activities   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes that extracurricular and cocurricular activities enrich the educational and social development and experiences of students. The district shall encourage and support student participation in extracurricular and cocurricular activities without compromising the integrity and purpose of the educational program.

No extracurricular or cocurricular program or activity shall be provided or conducted separately and no district student's participation in extracurricular and cocurricular activities shall be required or refused based on the student's gender, sexual orientation, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability. Requirements for participation in extracurricular and cocurricular activities shall be limited to those that are essential to the success of the activity. (5 CCR 4925)

Any complaint regarding the district's extracurricular and cocurricular programs or activities shall be filed in accordance with BP/AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

(cf. 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment)

No student shall be prohibited from participating in extracurricular and cocurricular activities related to the educational program because of inability to pay fees associated with the activity.

(cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)

Eligibility Requirements

The district Eligibility Policy is designed to promote academic excellence and identify the student's primary educational responsibility which is the achievement of satisfactory academic progress.

Every high school student who wishes to participate in the district's co-curricular and extra-curricular programs must meet all of the qualification standards listed below.

9th and 10th Grade Student Eligibility:

* Three requirements:

1) 2.00 GPA or above,

2) Currently passing 20 units or more, and

3) No more than one F grade.

11th Grade Student Eligibility:

* Same as 9th and 10th grade students with the possibility of probation for one grading period;

Probation eligibility:

1) C.I.F. eligibility requirements for one grading period

* 2.00 GPA or above

* Currently passing 20 units or more

2) Written academic improvement plan for student signed by coach/director, counselor, and teacher of any class with an F grade

12th Grade Student Eligibility:

* Satisfy the C.I.F. eligibility requirements:

* 2.00 GPA or above

* Currently passing 20 units or more

In the event a student is determined to be academically ineligible to participate in co-curricular or extra-curricular activities during the first grading period of the upcoming school year, the student may attend summer school and petition to have the grades earned during the intervening summer session substituted for the grades received during the previous grading period. In those cases where the course is retaken during the summer school, the higher grade will be substituted for the lower grade and the grade point average will be recalculated to determine the student's eligibility for the first grading period of the upcoming school year.

Annual Policy Review

The Board shall annually review this policy and implementing regulations.

Legal Reference:


35145 Public meetings

35160.5 District policy rules and regulations; requirements; matters subject to regulation

35179 Interscholastic athletics; associations or consortia

48930-48938 Student organizations


350 Fees not permitted

4900-4965 Nondiscrimination in elementary and secondary education programs receiving state financial assistance

5531 Supervision of extracurricular activities of pupils


2000h-2-2000h-6 Title IX, 1972 Education Act Amendments


Hartzell v. Connell, (1984) 35 Cal. 3d 899

Management Resources:


001.90 Access to School-Related Activities and Events by Disabled Students, LO: 3-0

409.87 Requirements for Pupil Participation in Extracurricular and Cocurricular activities, AB 2613, CIL: 86/87-11


California Association of Directors of Activities:


adopted: July 15, 2010 San Mateo, California

revised: April 19, 2018