Student Accountability Initiatives: No Pass No Play
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Student Accountability Initiatives: No Pass No Play

No-pass, no-play is a policy in which a student's eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities and interscholastic sports is conditioned upon good academic standing and/or regular attendance.

Why does it matter? The desire to participate in sports and other activities can play a strong role in encouraging attendance and engagement in learning.

Highlights:



No Pass No Play
Alabama Yes
Notes/Citation: Eligibility for extracurricular activities is determined by the student's grades.
Alaska No
Arizona Yes
Notes/Citation: Eligibility for extracurricular activities is determined by earning a passing grade in each course enrolled and satisfactory progress towards promotion/graduation.
Arkansas No
California Yes
Notes/Citation: Students must maintain satisfactory educational progress to be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities.
Colorado No
Connecticut No
Delaware No
District of Columbia No
Florida Yes
Notes/Citation: Students must have a GPA above 2.0 and must maintain satisfactory conduct to be eligible to participate in interscholastic extracurricular activities.
Georgia No
Hawaii No
Idaho No
Illinois Yes
Notes/Citation: Students must maintain a minimum GPA to be eligible for extracurricular activities.
Indiana No
Iowa Yes
Notes/Citation: To be eligible to participate in interscholastic competition, students must receive credit in at least four subjects and must make adequate progress toward graduation requirements at the end of each grading period.
Kansas No
Kentucky Yes
Notes/Citation: Student participation in extracurricular activities is based on academic qualifications and attendance requirements.
Louisiana Yes
Notes/Citation: To participate in extracurricular activities and interscholastic sports, all students must meet the eligibility requirements of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association which requires that students must pass at least five subjects and earn a minimum 1.5 GPA each semester.
Maine No
Maryland Yes
Notes/Citation: Each local school system is required to establish standards of participation which assure that students involved in interscholastic athletics are making satisfactory progress toward graduation.
Massachusetts No
Michigan No
Minnesota No
Mississippi No
Missouri No
Montana No
Nebraska No
Nevada Yes
Notes/Citation: For students who participate in a sanctioned sport, they must enroll in a course of at least two units of credit and regularly attend a school. Students must successfully complete a course of at least two units of credit for the immediately preceding semester. If they fail to complete successfully the course for that semester, they are ineligible to participate in a sanctioned sport for one semester.
New Hampshire No
New Jersey No
New Mexico Yes
Notes/Citation: Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and cannot miss more than 15 days at school to be eligible to participate in interscholastic extracurricular activities.
New York No
North Carolina Yes
Notes/Citation: Students must pass at least 75% of the maximum of possible courses each semester and meet promotion standards established by the district to participate in interscholastic athletic competition.
North Dakota No
Ohio Yes
Notes/Citation: Students must maintain a minimum GPA and cannot be failing any course to be eligible to participate in interscholastic extracurricular activities.
Oklahoma No
Oregon No
Pennsylvania No
Rhode Island No
South Carolina Yes
Notes/Citation: To participate in interscholastic activities, students in grades nine through twelve must achieve an overall passing average and either pass at least four academic courses, including each unit the student takes that is required for graduation or pass a total of five academic courses.
South Dakota No
Tennessee No
Texas Yes
Notes/Citation: To be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities, students must maintain a 70% in all non-honors or advanced classes.
Utah No
Vermont No
Virginia No
Washington No
West Virginia Yes
Notes/Citation: A student is required to do passing work in the equivalent of at least 20 periods (four subjects with full credit toward graduation) per week to be eligible to participate in athletics. Failure to earn passing marks in four full credit subjects during a semester shall render a student ineligible for the following semester.
Wisconsin No
Wyoming No
Puerto Rico No
Virgin Islands No


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