to Freshmen athletes regarding MSHSAA practice rules.
FIND OUT WHEN AND WHERE PRACTICES/GAMES ARE BELOW
***MSHSAA Physical Form***
Please submit this form and emergency contact to the athletic office when complete to gain eligibility.
Physical exams dated past February 1st. 2012 are valid for the 2012-2013 school year.
FALL Athletic Eligibility Cards will be available AUGUST 2nd and 3rd from (9am-1pm and 2pm - 4pm). . . or students can pick up their cards the first day of practice beginning at 7:00 a.m. on AUGUST 6th. We will be in the office from 7:00am - 11:45am and from 1:00pm - 4:00pm on the 6th.
Athletic Eligibility Cards will be available starting Monday October 22 throughout the school day in the athletic office. Wrestling and Basketball begin on Monday October 29th and Girls Swimming begins on Monday November 12th.
Athletic Eligibility Cards will be available starting Monday February 18th throughout the school day in the athletic office. Spring sports start on Monday February 25th.
SPECIAL STATEMENT REGARDING SUMMER SCHOOL COURSES AND ELIGIBILITY
Over the last several years, the Missouri State High School Activities Association has changed their eligibility requirements for high school student-athletes. The biggest change was requiring that student-athletes be enrolled in 3.0 credits the current semester and have passed 3.0 credits the previous semester. There has also been a change in the interpretation of the rule governing credit for summer school. In order for a summer school course to count toward athletic eligibility the course must be required for graduation, and no electives may be used for eligibility. If you are taking a summer course to maintain your eligibility, please make sure the course meets these requirements by checking with your counselor.
Clayton High School is a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association. Interscholastic teams are sponsored by the school, which are sanctioned by MSHSAA. Clayton High School has agreed to uphold the eligibility requirements determined by the State association in the following sports / activities:
Practice begins 8/6/12
Practice begins 10/29/12
Practice begins 2/25/2013
|Girls Basketball||Boys Tennis|
|Cross Country |
Girls Swimming -
practice begins 11/12/12
Poms / Dance
|Girls Golf||Girls Track|
CHS students participate in clubs / sports, which are recognized by the school in its publications. These sports are independently and financially supported by students and parents. Club sports have included: Crew, Ice Hockey and Boys Lacrosse.
Eligibility - (click the link below to view a full MSHSAA presentation on eligibility)
Students wishing to compete in interscholastic activities such as athletics, music, speech and debate must meet Academic Eligibility Standards established by the Missouri State High School Activities Association. In order to compete during a semester, a student must have earned a minimum of 3.0 unites of credit the preceding semester and / or summer school and be enrolled in and regularly attending courses that offer a minimum of 3.0 units of credit at Clayton High School (this includes Vocational Tech School and the Collaborative School). Clayton High School expects all students participating in extracurricular activities to exhibit good attendance patterns and good overall citizenship. Student athletes and their parents sign a pledge to support Clayton High School’s Tobacco, Alcohol and other Drugs code. All Freshmen are automatically eligible.
Tuition paying students in grades 10 – 12 who do not reside in Clayton are ineligible for Varsity competition until they have attended classes for 365 days. Tuition paying students ARE immediately eligible for non-varsity sports upon their enrollment.
You are not eligible to compete unless:
You cannot practice or play on the day you miss a class unless you miss for one of the following reasons and your parent has called to excuse you.
- You have passed 3.0 units of credit the previous semester and are enrolled in and regularly attending courses that offer a minimum of 3.0 units of credit in the current semester.
- You have taken a physical examination signed by a physician after Feb. 1, 2011 and have your Information/Consent form and physical on file in the Athletic Office.
- You have picked up an eligibility card in the athletic office.
- You have had 14 days of practice with the team you are on.
- You are in good standing at Clayton High School.
- illness of the pupil
- serious illness of a member of the family which necessitates the absence of the student
- death in the immediate family
- medical or dental appointments which cannot be made during non-school hours
- religious observance
- absences which have prior approval of the principal's office
- if a student has an afternoon Advanced Placement Exam, the parents may excuse the student from morning classes
Students who are absent for reasons other than those listed above cannot play or practice.