North Knox School Corporation
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9270 - HOME SCHOOL STUDENT EXTRA-CURRICULAR PARTICIPATION POLICY

The North Knox School Corporation recognizes families may choose to provide their children a non-traditional education, including home-schooling. Additionally, the North Knox School Corporation acknowledges that the Indiana High School Athletic Association has developed criteria governing the opportunities home-schooled students have for participation at IHSAA schools. The IHSAA allows school corporations to determine whether to permit participation of home-schooled students within their respective districts.

North Knox School Corporation is a participating member of the IHSAA. As a member of the IHSAA, North Knox agrees to follow the by-laws set forth by the IHSAA. In addition, North Knox School Corporation may set requirements which are greater than the IHSAA minimum requirements. The IHSAA acknowledges that if a school sets forth academic requirements greater than the minimum academic requirements set forth by the IHSAA, the IHSAA will consider the greater academic requirements to constitute the IHSAA academic requirements at such school and will require that a student at that school to meet the greater academic requirements before the student is eligible scholastically to participate.

The following policy has been developed and applies to all home school students in grades 5 -12 wishing to participate in extracurricular activities offered by North Knox School Corporation.

If a student is enrolled in and attends a home school that has been registered with the Indiana Department of Education, the student may have eligibility to participate in the extracurricular programming of North Knox School Corporation provided that:

 

A.

The student in conjunction with the home school and North Knox School Corporation provides proof to the IHSAA that the spirit of the eligibility rules will not be compromised; and

     
 

B.

Per IHSAA by-laws, the student has been enrolled in and attended the home school for the previous three (3) years in succession; and

     
 

1.

For the 2017-18 school year, students in grades 5 -8 will not be required to meet the requirement of three (3) successive years of home school enrollment and attendance. For the 2018 -19 school year, students in grades 5 -8 will need to have been enrolled and attended the home school the previous school year. For the 2019 -20 school year, students in grades 5 -8 will need to have been enrolled and attended the home school the previous two (2) school years. For the 2020 -21 school year and beyond, students in grades 5 -8 will need to have been enrolled and attended the home school the previous three (3) school years.

     
 

2.

For high school students (grades 9 -12) the requirement of three (3) successive years of home school enrollment and attendance is in effect for the 2017-18 school year and beyond. (Per IHSAA by-laws)

     
 

C.

The student completes any state-wide examinations authorized by the Indiana Department of Education (age/grade appropriate); and

     
 

D.

The home school agent provides proof of meeting the provisions of rule 18-1 of the IHSAA by-laws during the time period between the end of the North Knox School Corporation's designated grading period and the corresponding certification date; and

     
 

E.

The student must be concurrently enrolled in at a minimum seven (7) academic curricular courses per semester. Three (3) of the previously described academic curricular courses must be taken with North Knox School Corporation. The North Knox School Corporation courses will be comprised of the following age/grade level appropriate courses:

     
 

1.

Mathematics

     
 

2.

English/Language Arts

     
 

3.

Science/Social Studies courses. (science/social studies course determined by IDOE state testing guidelines when applicable)

     
 

In order to be considered for eligibility, students must be enrolled in the required North Knox curricular courses by August 31st of each school year. Students must maintain active enrollment and attendance in the North Knox curricular courses for the entire school year. Failure to do so will result in immediate ineligibility for both the remainder of the current and following school year.

     
 

F.

The student must pass all courses taken with the North Knox School Corporation during the designated grading period. These courses will be applied to the provisions of rule 18-1 of the IHSAA by-laws; and

     
 

G.

The student resides in the North Knox School District.

     
 

H.

If for any reason the student is unable to complete all age/grade appropriate state-wide examinations authorized by the Indiana Department of Education during the allotted testing cycle for the school year, the student will become immediately ineligible to participate in the extracurricular programming of the North Knox School Corporation. The resulting term of ineligibility from extracurricular activities will remain in place until the student completes the next age/grade appropriate state-wide examination provided by the IDOE. (For grade 10 students the term of ineligibility will be active for one calendar year from the time of the student's grade 10 state examinations.)

Revised 12/13/11
Revised 12/5/14
Revised 10/12/16