Eligibility is monitored and tracked in two different ways; initially and continuously during the season of competition.
In order to participate in athletics at Marine City High School, students must maintain academic eligibility. The points of emphasis covered by the card include the rules and regulations put forth by the governing body of Michigan Sports, the MHSAA. These guidelines in coordination with the policies of East China Schools are represented in the determination of eligibility for participation in the athletic program.
The 6-point check for initial sport eligibility includes:
- Enrollment at Marine City High School
- Under 19 years of age (before Sept. 1st)
- Successful completion of 4 of 6 classes or better in the previous semester
- Approved transfer paperwork on file (if necessary)
- Physical completed by a physician on file (attached at the bottom of this page)
- Payment of $175 Pay-to-Participate fee (one fee good for entire school year) (attached at the bottom of this page)
The completion of the registration and physical must be done PRIOR to the first day of tryouts. Any questions should be addressed with the coaching staff or the athletic director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
After a student-athlete has gone through the initial eligibility steps, attended tryouts, and made a team they are added to the master eligibility list. Each week student-athlete grades are monitored as well as their classroom citizenship. When a student-athlete's grades reach a 'D' or lower they are placed on warning. The second consecutive week of low classroom performance leads to a week of ineligibility. During the week of ineligibility the student-athlete is permitted to practice with the team, but is prohibited from participation in all athletic contests. The week runs Monday-Saturday.