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Academic Requirements for Duxbury High School Student-Athletes. Athletics = Privilege. Participation in interscholastic sports is a privilege. Students wishing to participate must be held to a higher set of rules.

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athletics privilege
Athletics = Privilege
  • Participation in interscholastic sports is a privilege. Students wishing to participate must be held to a higher set of rules.
  • Higher academic standards are just one of the rules that student-athletes must comply with in order to eligible to participate.
academic eligibility
Academic Eligibility
  • Duxbury High School students’ schedules are 7 credits per marking period.
  • In order to participate in athletics a student must receive a passing grade for 6 credits of classes per marking period.
marking periods
Marking Periods
  • Academic eligibility is based off of marking periods.
  • There are 4 marking periods per school year.
  • A student becomes eligible or ineligible to participate on the advertised day that report cards are published for the entire student body.
  • A student’s eligibility for the fall season is based off of the final marking period grades of the previous academic year.
incomplete grades
Incomplete Grades
  • An incomplete grade is counted as a failing grade until the guidance department changes the incomplete grade to a passing grade.
  • A student may continue to practice, put not participate in interscholastic contests, for a team while in the process of changing an incomplete grade.
massachusetts interscholastic athletic association miaa
Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA)
  • The MIAA is the ruling body of high school athletics throughout Massachusetts.
  • The MIAA provides a state wide minimum for athletic eligibility.
  • Each member school may choose to enforce stricter regulations for academic eligibility as well as other rules.
  • Member schools throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have varied academic eligibility rules.
  • Duxbury High School chooses a stricter policy on academic eligibility for its student-athletes.
9 th grade eligibility
9th Grade Eligibility
  • Students entering the 9th grade are given a ‘clean start’ in regards to athletic academic eligibility.
  • 9th graders first athletic eligibility review begins the day they receive their report card for the first marking period
academics 1 priority
Academics #1 Priority
  • Academics are the first priority of all students at Duxbury High School.
  • Students will always be excused from practices in order to receive extra help from their teachers.
  • Never hesitate to ask questions.
read your handbook
  • Academics are just one of the plethora of rules specifically for student-athletes.
  • Students and parents must make sure that they have read and understood the student-athlete handbook.
  • The student-athletic handbook is always available online on the main district web page: