Student-Parent Handbook Handbook 2017-07-26 - Page 12

Swimming/Diving…..…….. Unlimited Participation Wrestling……….…………. Unlimited Participation Bowling……………………… Limited Participation Financial Requirements A student is eligible for graduation only if all tuition, fees, and financial obligations have been met to the satisfaction of the Business Office. Spring: 20. Course Offerings A Course Description Handbook is available to aid the student and his parents/guardians in course planning and selection. PARTICIPATION Team members must have a physical exam, parent/guardian’s consent and meet Brother Rice High School and the MSHAA eligibility requirements. An elective course is defined as a non-required course chosen by the student. If this course is selected to fulfill the course requirement for a particular year, it must be completed. A student may not drop a required elective course. A distinction is made between academic electives (mathematics, science, English, etc.) and enrichment electives (band, drama, art, etc.). A student may take no more than one enrichment elective per year to meet the course requirements for a particular year. Elective courses are designated as academic or enrichment on the course registration form. In order to take a seventh academic course in sophomore, junior, or senior year, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 21. Course Selections and Student Schedules During February, students select their course of study for the next school year. Parental approval and faculty approval are required for the program of study chosen by the student. Once students have selected their programs of study, their schedules of classes are processed by computer. Certificates of participation, “letters” and/or special awards are presented to deserving team members upon completion of the season of that sport. Team members must follow all guidelines, rules and regulations, as outlined by the Athletic Director, at the beginning of each season. NCAA Eligibility: Prospective Student-Athletes Any student considering participating in college athletics must be eligible to do so and follow the guidelines set forth by the NCAA. NCAA Eligibility Center: www.eligibilitycenter.org 1 (877) 262-1492 B. Changes in student schedules are rarely made and only for serious academic reasons. Consequently, students should choose their courses with care. A fee is charged for a change in schedule. INTRAMURAL SPORTS Intramural teams include the following sports and others to be determined: Fall: Winter: For reasons related to health and wellbeing, all students are required to have a lunch period. 22. Baseball……….…………….. Limited Participation Golf………….……………….. Limited Participation Lacrosse…….………………. Limited Participation Track……………….……... Unlimited Participation C. Withdrawal from Courses A student may not withdraw from a required course. This includes an elective course taken as one of the six courses required each semester. In the event a student needs to drop a course, he should contact the Vice Principal. Flag football Bowling Basketball ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS BEAM&R Chess Club Debate/Forensics Jazz Band Mech Warriors Model UN Philosophy Club Pep Band Politics Club Quiz Bowl Ultimate Frisbee Warriors for LIFE Competitive Sailing Marian/Rice Players Photography Club Ping Pong Club SADD STUDENT ACTIVITIES Eligibility Requirements: In order for a student to participate in extra-curricular activities at Brother Rice, they must meet the academic eligibility requirements. Brother Rice High School recognizes the importance of extra- curricular activities in a well-rounded high school experience and provides the opportunity for students to participate in a variety of programs. If a student is unable to attend school for any reason, it will affect that student’s eligibility to participate in extra-curricular. Refer to Absences and Extra-Curricular Activities for more information. Participation in all extra-curricular programs, including varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen athletics, service organizations, and special interest clubs is considered a privilege and not a right of Brother Rice students. Therefore, membership on any team or in any club is contingent upon a student's satisfactory academic, behavioral, and financial comportment. The privilege of participating in any extra-curricular program may be revoked by the Administration for serious violation of any campus rule or Student Code of Conduct. A. ATHLETICS Fall: Cross Country……..…...… Unlimited Participation Football……….………..…. Unlimited Participation Soccer…………….…………. Limited Participation Tennis………………..…….... Limited Participation Winter: Basketball…………….……... Limited Participation Ice Hockey……….………….. Limited Participation Skiing………………….…….. Limited Participation D. HONOR SOCIETIES Invitation to apply for membership to honor societies is based upon requirements established by specific honor societies. A Faculty Honors Advisory Council appointed by the Principal will review applications and make recommendations of who is to be accepted based on commitment to academics, leadership, Christian service, and commitment to the mission of Brother Rice: Respect; Integrity; Character; and Excellence. These standards must be maintained for continuing membership. Any student found in violation of the Brother Rice Student Code of Conduct may lose the privilege of membership in all honor societies, including non-curricular societies. Students must qualify for and maintain qualifications for membership in these honor societies: Latin Honor Society 9