During the years in which you represent your high
school in the Interscholastic Activities Program, you must adhere to your high
school participation rules and those approved by member schools of the Arizona
Interscholastic Association. Some of the more commonly asked rules are stated:
Any Tempe High student who wishes to participate in interscholastic athletics must first take
home an Athletic Card which must be signed by the student's parent or guardian,
and witnessed by a School Administrator or Notary Public, giving permission for
him/her to participate.
No student shall be
eligible to be issued equipment, to engage in practice, or to compete until
there is on file with the Activities Office, a physical examination form. This
form states, in the opinion of the examining physician, the student is fully
able to compete in athletic contests.
An athlete shall be
enrolled in a minimum of five (5) credit classes the first (6) semesters, and a
minimum of four (4) credit classes the seventh (7th) and eighth (8th)
An athlete shall pass
all classes the preceding 9 weeks to be eligible for interscholastic
An Athlete shall be
enrolled no later than the 14th official school day of the semester to be
An Athlete enrolled in
a four (4) year high school shall have the opportunity to compete in not more
than four (4) seasons in each sport, and only eight consecutive semesters after
he/she first enrolls in the grade.
An Athlete shall be ineligible if
he/she becomes 19 years of age on or before September 1. A certified copy of
the birth certificate shall be required of all contestants participating in a
An Athlete, whether an
adult or not, is privileged with eligibility only at the school in the
attendance area in which his/her parents or legal guardian are domiciled.
An Athlete who
transfers from one high school to another high school without an accompanying
change of attendance zone and domicile of his/her parents is eligible to
participate in interscholastic activities in the school to which he transfers,
except in activities in which the student has competed in interscholastic
competition during the twelve (12) months preceding the date of such transfer
or until his or her parents become domiciled in that school attendance zone. (See
Athletic Director for exceptions.)
An Athlete who is a
member of a school team shall not practice or compete for/ or with any other
group, club, organization, association, in that same sport during the
interscholastic season of competition of that sport.
An Athlete shall not
compete for money or other monetary compensation.
An Amateur Athlete
shall participate and always have participated under his/her own name.
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