Eligibility Requirements

Academic Eligibility Requirements:

Students must maintain passing grades in a minimum of 5 classes with a cumulative GPA of 2.0

Fall eligibility will consider grades from the end of the previous school year for sophomores, juniors and seniors.

  • Incoming Freshmen are immediately eligible for fall sports.
  • Students may enroll in summer school to improve their GPA.
  • Students should contact their counselor to discuss summer school options and courses needed to make eligibility.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for enrolling students in summer school.
  • All grades received through summer school shall count toward GPA and will affect fall and winter athletic season eligibility.
  • Students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) may request a waiver of the 2.0 GPA requirement, however, they must be passing 4 classes with a .67 GPA prior to consideration.

Non-Academic Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must comply with MHSAA rules and regulations in conjunction with AAPS policies, regulations and guidelines to be eligible to participate in high school athletics (see www.mhsaa.com for further details).
  • Students may only participate in athletics opportunities in the comprehensive high school to which he/she is assigned. Students must also reside with the parents/guardians with whom he/she was living the previous year, unless a one-time exemption is granted.
  • Enrollment: The student must be registered for at least six (6) AAPS classes (in semester system) or five (5) classes (in a trimester system) that assign a grade or are pass/fail, unless one-time exemption is granted.
  • College eligibility: If a student is aspiring to compete at the college level, he or she should become familiar with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility requirements; these are additional to MHSAA and AAPS requirements.
  • Incoming freshmen who meet MHSAA residency requirements are immediately eligible in their first semester. Students who are Wards of the Court are immediately eligible, based on residency within the District.
  • Students who transfer from one school to another must satisfy MHSAA transfer rules before being able to participate.
  • Students cannot accept any award (money or merchandise) worth more than $25 while participating in athletics; this rule shall also apply to summer camps.
  • Students cannot compete in any outside (i.e. non-school sponsored) athletic events in the same sport until after the scholastic season is over.
  • A student who is 19 years old before September 1 is not eligible to participate.
  • A senior, first time AAPS student must consecutively complete the last two semesters of high school in order to be eligible to participate in winter and spring sports.
  • Foreign exchange students must be part of an approved program and have the appropriate visa and other required documentation.