Academic Eligibility, Enrollment and Attendance

In order to be eligible for participation in Blue Jay Athletics, a prospective student-athlete must meet the following requirements:

  • Be legally enrolled as a student in the School District of Washington.
  • Have a completed, valid physical packet, signed by physician, student and parent/guardian on file in the Washington High School Athletic Office.
  • Be enrolled in 3.0 units of credit in the semester(s) of participation.
    • All 9-12 grade students must pass 3.0 units of credit in the semester preceding the season of completion to be academically eligible.
    • All incoming freshmen gain academic eligibility to participate in athletics in their first high school semester.
    • Note: A student who was academically ineligible the preceding semester, but meets the academic standard at the close of that semester becomes eligible the first day he or she attends classes in the succeeding semester.
  • Be present at school for participation in practices, games or meets on that day. (Any exceptions must be ruled upon by the high school principal.)
    • All student-athletes must first participate in 14 practices before they will be allowed to participate in official contests. 
    • Note: Student-athletes who have participated in and completed a preceding athletic season are exempt from the practice rule stated above. This exemption covers only winter and spring student-athletes in the given academic year.
  • Comply with all Missouri State High School Activities Association policies.