Student Eligibility

DCPS organizes sports to promote the physical, socio-emotional, and academic development of students. Accordingly, students must meet several requirements to ensure their athletic participation does not put them at significant risk of injury or academic trouble. For a complete list of eligibility requirements, please reference the DCIAA Student Handbook.

High School

  • Complete all participation forms

  • GPA of 2.0 or higher in the most recently completed academic term

  • Age 18 or younger on August 1 of the relevant school year

  • Been continuously enrolled at the school for at least one calendar year (students are exempt during their first year after middle school)

  • Have completed less than 8 semesters in high school

  • Have accrued no more than 6 unexcused absences in the current academic term

  • Be present in school on the day of an athletic activity to participate on that day

Middle School

  • Complete all participation forms

  • No more than one grade of "F" in the most recently completed academic term

  • Age 14 or younger on August 1 of the relevant school year

  • Have completed less than 6 semesters in middle school

Elementary School

  • Complete all participation forms

  • In grades 4 or 5

Opportunity League

  • Complete all participation forms

  • No grades of "F" in the most recently completed academic term

  • Age 16-22 on August 1 of the relevant school year

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