Athletic Eligibility Policy
IDEA Public Charter School complies with the following DC State Athletic Association (DCSAA) eligibility regulations for academics, participation, and attendance:
Corrective action is intended to ensure that IDEA scholar athletes:
Corrective action may include any or all of the following, or another individualized plan documented between IDEA administration and the athlete’s parent/guardian(s):
A scholar athlete no longer needs corrective action when they demonstrate no course failures at any given time. It is the responsibility of the scholar athlete to provide such documentation to the athletic director and/or school administration. This documentation may consist of an email from the teacher, a PowerSchool report, or a progress report.
Finally, IDEA scholar athletes must also abide by IDEA’s Code of Conduct, consistently demonstrating the five guiding principles. Scholars who fail to do so may be “benched” at the discretion of the school for any individual practice, scrimmage, game, or team travel. Such action must be taken in accordance with school disciplinary policies and procedures according to expectations outlined in the Student and Family Handbook.
Scholar-athletes who aspire to participate in intercollegiate athletics at NCAA Division I or Division II schools must complete a file and application with the NCAA Eligibility Center. The Eligibility Center provides all the necessary information and forms for prospective scholar-athletes and their parents to complete online. The NCAA Eligibility Center provides information about requirements for current high school students who wish to be eligible to participate in sports during their first year of college and guidelines that college coaches and prospective athletes must follow during the recruitment process. Click here to learn more.