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James Monroe Athletics Department

Interscholastic Eligibility Scholastic Requirments

Academic Eligibility:  A Student shall have a 2.0 grade point average with no F’s, based on a 4.0 grading scale, or its equivalent, for the semester grading period immediately preceding participation.  For girl’s volleyball and boy’s basketball this means the spring semester of 2021 except for 6th grade girls and boys who are exempt. For students not eligible at the semester, the nine week grading period can be used to regain eligibility. 

Middle school programs directed and supported by the APS Athletic Department are recognized as New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) sanctioned activities. Eligibility and participation guidelines set forth by the NMAA and the APS Athletic Department apply to all participating students and coaches. Refer to the NMAA Handbook, Section IX Junior High/Middle School for NMAA eligibility requirements.  NMAA academic eligibility requirements are required of all participating students. In addition to the NMAA academic eligibility requirements, the following applies: 

Competing during the first semester of the school year without reference to the previous semester grading period applies only to 6th grade students. Academic eligibility requirements shall apply to all 6th grade students upon the end of the first semester grading period of the school year. Schools must determine academic eligibility/ineligibility at 8:00am on the fifth school day from the last day of the semester grading period.  

Concussion for Students course:

required Forms for Tryouts

Required Physical Forms

Required COVID-19 Forms

NMAA COVID-19 Medical Clearance

  • Students who have contracted COVID-19 will require medical clearance prior to participation, including tryouts, using the NMAA COVID-19 Medical Clearance Form
  • A copy of the completed NMAA COVID-19 Medical Clearance Form shall be kept on file with the school
  • Completed forms require an approved health care professional's signature and indication on the form verifying if the student is cleared for activity
  • An incomplete form regardless the section shall not be accepted and student participation shall be prohibited until completion 
  • Included with the NMAA COVID-19 Medical Clearance Form is a handout providing recommended procedures for returning to play after contracting COVID-19 - procedures for return to play progression are recommended but not required - the medical clearance form is required
  • The NMAA COVID-19 Medical Clearance Form along with the handout, Recommended Return to Play Procedures After COVID-19 Infection is available by clicking on the link below: