Athletic And Extracurricular Guidelines

The following regulations, code of conduct, and academic eligibility apply to all participants on Clarendon Hills Middle School athletic teams, support squads (such as Dance Club and cheerleaders), and in extracurricular clubs and activities.

It is expected that all students who desire to participate will abide by these rules at all times.
It is an honor and a privilege to be a participant representing Clarendon Hills Middle School. Responsibilities come with this privilege. Student participants must realize the importance of academic excellence and maintain appropriate grades. Student participants will be expected to conduct themselves appropriately at all times in school and at all school-sponsored activities. Violations of academic and behavioral expectations may result in the extracurricular privileges being revoked.


  1. Participants may need to submit a completed parent permission form prior to participation in an activity.
  2. Participants may be required to pay a fee.

All athletes are required to have an annual physical examination prior to trying out for basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, track and field, or volleyball.

Code of Conduct:

  1. Participants will always conduct themselves in a manner that will bring credit to their teams, coaches, sponsors, parents, school, and themselves.
  2. Participants and spectators will follow all school rules and cooperate in the spirit of sportsmanship and citizenship during school and at school activities.
  3. Infractions of school rules that result in suspension from school will automatically remove the participant from the program until reinstatement by the school administration.
  4. Insubordination and unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated by those students who represent Clarendon Hills Middle School.
  5. Special training rules and behavioral restrictions may be established for any of the various sports by the coach involved (subject to approval of the athletic director and principal).
  6. Students must be in attendance at school for the full day in order to attend or participate in extracurricular activities that day. Exceptions may include attendance at a funeral, emergency situations, orthodontist appointments or other special situations approved in advance by the building administration.
  7. Participants with medical excuses from physical education class on a given day may not participate in interscholastic sports on that day.
  8. Participants who receive a detention will be ineligible to participate in practices, games, and activities until after the detention has been served.

Infractions of these rules will be handled by the advisor involved, the athletic director, and/or administrator. An infraction may result in the participant’s dismissal from the team or club.

Academic Eligibility:

A participant’s eligibility to participate in activities may be suspended if:

  1. He/she is receiving an “F” in any class. The participant will be prohibited from participating in practices, games, and activities until the failing grade has been raised to a “D” or better.
  2. He/she receives two “D”s during any marking period. The participant will be prohibited from participating in practices, games, and activities until at least one of the “D” grades has been raised to a “C” grade or better.