The TEA-UIL Side-by-Side manual and Wylie ISD policy FM(LEGAL) and FM(LOCAL), outlines rules for extracurricular activities, including eligibility requirements, enrollment requirements, and practice/performance requirements. In accordance with TEA and UIL regulations, districts may identify advanced courses that are not considered when determining UIL eligibility (No Pass, No Play). The following courses are the Wylie ISD advanced courses that are eligible for the No-Pass, No-Play exemption. Students who make below a 70 in these advanced courses can still participate in extracurricular activities.
Junior High School Courses Exempt from Eligibility
- Pre-AP Algebra I
- Pre-AP Spanish I
A student is allowed up to 10 absences per school year not related to post-district competition, a maximum of 5 absences for post-district competition prior to state. The Superintendent may approve a maximum of five additional absences. [See policy FM(LOCAL)]. All extracurricular activities and public performances, whether UIL activities or other activities approved by the Board, are subject to these restrictions. Play-off games are not subject to this rule. An absence for participation in an activity that has not been approved will receive an unexcused absence.
A student may participate in extra-curricular activities on or off campus at the beginning of the school year only if the student has earned the cumulative number of credits in state approved courses according to the TEA-UIL Side-by-Side.
At the conclusion of the sixth week of school and at the conclusion of each nine-week grading period, a student must not have recorded a grade lower than 70 in any non-waived course. A student with a failing grade is suspended from participation in any extra-curricular activity, starting seven (7) calendar days after the end of the first six weeks or the end of the nine-week grading period in which the failing grade was received. During that suspension period, a student may practice or rehearse with other students for an extra-curricular activity but may not participate in a competition or a performance. Three weeks following each nine-week grading period, grades are checked for all students who failed one or more courses during the preceding nine-weeks. If a student is passing all non-waived courses at the end of the three-week period, he/she may regain eligibility seven calendar days after the end of the three-week evaluation period. If the student is still failing one or more non-waived courses at the three-week period, he/she remains ineligible. Six weeks following each nine-week grading period grades are again checked for all students who remain ineligible. If a student is passing all non-waived courses at the end of the six-week period, he/she may regain eligibility seven calendar days after the end of the six-week evaluation period. If the student is still failing one or more non-waived courses at the six-week period, he/she remains ineligible until the end of the nine-week grading period.
Students receiving an Incomplete in any course at the end of a nine-week grading period will remain ineligible or become ineligible seven calendar days after the end of the grading period. Once the Incomplete has been officially updated and if the grade is passing, the student will regain immediate eligibility. Students who drop failing, non-waived courses will be considered ineligible for a length of time according to the TEA-UIL Side-by-Side guidelines.
Students are limited to eight (8) hours per school week of practice per activity outside the school day. (School week is defined as 12:01am on the first instructional day of a calendar week and ending at the close of instruction on the last instructional day of the calendar week.) Students may participate in no more than one contest or performance per week for each activity.
Ineligible students may not transfer projects or activities to an eligible student for the purpose of school related shows, sales, or activities.