No Pass No Play (Grade Checks)

Pursuant to Prescott Unified School District Policy J.6, students must pass all classes for the academic period in which they are enrolled in order to be eligible to participate in any extracurricular or co-curricular activity. Extracurricular activities include, but are not limited to, all athletics, speech, school-sponsored clubs, and other activities which involve students in activities outside of the regular school day. Co-curricular activities include drama, choral music, band, art and teen court.

If a student does not receive a passing grade in all of his/her classes, the student becomes ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activities for a period of four to six weeks. If the student then passes all classes, he/she will become eligible for the next grading period. Grades used to determine eligibility will be based on the following dates:

Grade Checks Period of Eligibility Duration
Fri., Aug. 28, 2020 Aug. 28, 2020 – Oct. 2, 2020 4.5 weeks
Fri., Oct. 2, 2020 Oct. 2, 2020 – Nov. 13, 2020 5 weeks
Fri., Nov. 13, 2020 Nov. 13, 2020 – Dec. 18, 2020 5 weeks
Fr., Dec. 18, 2020 Dec. 18, 2020 – Feb. 5, 2021 5 weeks
Fri., Feb. 5, 2021 Feb. 5, 2021 – March 12, 2021 5 weeks
Fri., March 12, 2021 March 12, 2021 – April 16, 2021 5 weeks
Thur., April 16, 2021 April 16, 2021 – May 27, 2021 5 weeks
Thurs., May 27, 2021 First 4.5 weeks of the 2021-2022 year  


A student who becomes ineligible at the end of a semester may re-establish eligibility by “regaining the credit” in a manner consistent with AdvancEd guidelines. A student or parent may contact the principal or athletic director to discuss these options.

A failing grade during one of the 4-6 week grade periods will cause ineligibility for the next grade eligibility period. There are no options to regain eligibility since credit has not been “lost.”  A grade of “Incomplete” or “NC” renders a student ineligible until a passing grade is recorded by the registrar.

To be fair to all athletes and to comply with AIA rules, grades for all participating athletes will be checked at the same time and eligibility/ineligibility will be posted for all students athletes at the same time.

Prescott Unified School District’s No Pass/No Play policy affects all students in grades 6 through 12. An 8th grader, in PUSD schools, who does not pass all his/her classes second semester will be ineligible for the first grading period of his/her freshman year and will continue to be ineligible until he/she passes all classes.