Policy 3510 School Sponsored Student Activities

Student Organizations:

  • All student organizations must be approved by the administration. Secret or clandestine organizations or groups will not be permitted.
  • Bylaws and rules of student organizations must not be contrary to board policy or to administrative rules and regulations.
  • Procedures in student organizations must follow generally accepted democratic practices in the acceptance of members and nomination and election of officers.

Social Events:

  • Social events must have prior approval of the administration.
  • Social events must be held in school facilities unless approved by the Board.
  • Social events must be chaperoned at all times.
  • Attendance at high school social events and dances shall be limited to high school students, and middle school social events shall be limited to middle school students, unless prior permission is received from the principal.

Extracurricular Activities:

  1. Eligibility:
    • Age Eligible: A student becomes ineligible for athletics upon completion of the sports season in which he/she becomes twenty (20) years of age.
    • Academically Eligible: All students must be academically eligible. To be academically eligible a student must be enrolled full-time in school, be on target to graduate, must have passed 75% of their classes, and maintain a 2.0 overall GPA or higher during the previous semester. This policy applies to all students in the Kimberly School District in grades 9-12.

      All incoming 9th grade students are automatically eligible for the first semester activities. All activities governed by the Idaho Activities Association are covered by this policy. Students falling below the minimum standard will become academically ineligible to participate in their chosen activity. Eligibility will be determined from the previous semester's report card. Anytime during the semester of ineligibility a student may become eligible by retaking an equivalent course(s) through an accredited institution such as summer school, correspondence class, online courses, etc. These courses shall be taken outside of the regular scheduled school day and all cost associated with the courses shall be incurred by the student. On completion of the course(s) the new grade will be recalculated into the previous semester report card and if academically eligible requirements are met the student will then become eligible.

    • On Target to Graduate: A student having the necessary number of credits to graduate, receiving a diploma, with their class through the normal school day program as indicated by a graduation plan. The minimum number of credits to be on track for graduation is: at the beginning of the student's sophomore year - 12 credits; at the beginning of the student’s junior year - 24 credits; and, at the beginning of the student’s senior year - 36 credits. All student participants in high school activities and their parents will be required to read and sign a copy of this policy acknowledging their understanding of the guidelines herein.
  2. Behavior eligibility:
    • A student who is on a written behavior plan written and monitored by the Kimberly High School Principal, or their designee, is not eligible to participate in any IHSAA activity for the duration of the written contract.
    • A student who is violation of Policy 3340 Extra and Co curricular Chemical Use Policy may not be eligible as provided for in Policy 3340.
    • A student who is suspended from school may not participate in any IHSAA activity or practice.
    • Any student convicted of a criminal offense may, at the discretion of school officials, become ineligible for such a period of time as the school officials may decide.
  3. Equal Opportunity:
    In establishing an interscholastic program, the Board directs the administration to open all sports to all students enrolled in the District with an equal opportunity for participation.

References: Idaho High School Activities Association Rules

Policy History:
Adopted on: April 8, 2003
Revised on: May 1, 2008
Revised on: October 17, 2012
Revised on: February 18, 2015