Allen Middle School Athletic Director: Jana Bethea
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Students in grades 6 through 8 may participate in middle school interscholastic athletic competition.
Academics - In grades 6th, 7th and 8th, the student must pass at least 3 core classes the semester before he or she can participate in a sport.
*The student must pass at least one less course than the number of required core courses each semester and meet promotion standards established by Guilford County School.
*If an athlete is academically eligible or academically ineligible at the beginning of any semester, that status is retained throughout the full semester.
*Note: An athlete becomes eligible or ineligible on the 1st day of the new semester.
Age - A student shall not participate on a 6th, 7th or 8th grade team if the student becomes 15 years of age on or before August 31st of that school year.
*The principal must have evidence of the legal birth date of the student.
Attendance - A player must be in attendance at least 85% of the previous semester. (generally students may not miss over 13 days in the previous semester)
*A student must be regularly enrolled member of the school's student body.
*A student must be in school at least half a day to participate in an athletic tryout, practice or contest.
Promotion (defined as progressing to the next grade)
* In grades 6, 7, and 8, the student must meet state and local promotion standards each semester. This includes the academic requirement listed above.
Semester Rule - No student may be eligible to participate at the middle school level for a period lasting longer than 6 consecutive semesters beginning with the student's entry into 6th grade.
Residence - The student may participate only at the school to which the student is assigned by the LEA (Guilford County Schools). Transfers within the same administrative unit may be governed by the local Board of Education policy .The student must physically reside at the residence listed as the primary residence.
Medical/Concussion Form - student must receive a medical examination every 395 days by a duly licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. The concussion form must be signed and returned with the physical form. The concussion form is current for the school year (August to June).
*Students absent from athletic practice for 5 or more consecutive days due to illness or injury must receive a medical release from a physician licensed to practice medicine before they are allowed to resume practice or contests.
*Students with potential head injuries must receive a medical release by a physician licensed to practice medicine before they are allowed to resume practices or contests.