To be eligible for athletics, student athletes must be enrolled in a minimum of six academic subjects, which meet each day. Students must be in Grade 7 or above and have a current medical form that is signed by their doctor giving evidence of an annual physical and permission to participate in sports on file with the school nurse.
Formerly all Millis High School students were required to be in compliance with the MIAA eligibility standards. Millis has now set a higher standard for its students:
- A passing grade must be maintained in all subjects in order to maintain athletic eligibility.
- To be eligible for athletic participation in the fall 2006 marking period, student athletes must maintain passing grades in all subjects for both Term 4 and the Final Average of the 2006-2007 school year. This will be the standard for fall eligibility henceforth.
- No summer school course will make a student athlete eligible for fall athletics that would not be eligible under #2 above.
- Students are expected to maintain proper behavior in school and in all school-sponsored events to avoid being ruled ineligible for play by the Principal.
- Millis High School is also required to conform to all other minimum eligibility standards set forth by theMIAA. These requirements are available in the Athletic Directors office. Every athlete should take the opportunity to familiarize himself/herself with these regulations. Knowledge of the rules is an important step in an effort to minimize any potential problems.
- The academic eligibility of all students shall be considered as official on the published date when report cards for that ranking period have been issued to the parents of all students.
Further, participation in extracurricular activities, be they school sponsored or school related, such as athletics, drama, and musicals are subject to the following criteria: Any student who is not physically present and in attendance in his/her class before 8:45A.M. on the day of an activity or dismissed before 1:30 P.M. will not be permitted to participate in that extracurricular activity for that day except as noted below. When a student cannot physically be present in class because of circumstances beyond his control (e.g., funeral, temporary emergency) on the day of an activity, he/she may be granted permission to participate upon the prior approval of the Principal. When a student is absent from school on the day before an activity, which is held on a non-school day because of circumstances beyond his/her control, he/she will be permitted to participate in the activity upon the prior approval of the Principal.
ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE TO UNDERSTAND THAT ANY OBLIGATION TO A CLASSROOM TEACHER SHALL TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER AN ACTIVITY WHETHER IT IS A GAME, A PRACTICE OR A REHEARSAL. CHRONIC ABUSE OR FAILURE TO FULFILL A RESPONSIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A SUSPENSION FROM THAT ACTIVITY.
Coaches, advisors and supervisors must be fully aware of the absence of an active participant. Coaches, advisors and supervisors will have the responsibility to see that the student will be withheld from participation or request a waiver from the Principal.