The higher academic standards at Vacaville Christian Schools supersede the minimum standards of C.I.F. in terms of eligibility for VCS sports program. The following outlines the standards in which eligibility is defined:
(Board Policy Number 600.8)
Vacaville Christian Schools and Vacaville Christian High School require/enforce an eligibility standard more rigorous than the minimum eligibility standard set forth by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). No probationary period is provided for students. Students are either "eligible" or "ineligible".
Students participating in extra-curricular activities must maintain satisfactory schools conduct and academics. Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average with no grades of "F". Suspended students are not allowed to attend or participate in events. Students not meeting the above guidelines will be instructed to leave an event. No refunds (if fees involved) will be provided.
High School, Middle and Elementary, Eligibility
Eligible Students wishing to participate in athletic and other extra-curricular activities must maintain a 2.0 grade point average with no "F"s for middle and high school students, for elementary students must maintain a "C" in any subject.
For High School Students: Eligibility for Fall Sports is based on June grades. If a student is ineligible in June, summer school courses will count toward re-calculating eligibility for the fall. If a student makes up a grade of "F"with the identical course, earning a "C", the "C" will be calculated instead of the "F" for the purposes of eligibility (second semester grade replacement, i.e. C in Geometry replaces F, can not count if replacing first semester F). If a non-identical course is taken (i.e. lower level math, elective, other), the grade will be added in and divided by an extra class. For example, a student would then add up grade points and divide by 8 classes rather than 7. If the student is ineligible because their GPA is less than a 2.0, more than one course may need to be remediated in order to bring the semester GPA up to at least a 2.0.
Ineligible Students defined as having less than a 2.0 grade point average and/or a grade of "F" in any class. Such students may participate in practice for a sports team, but will not be allowed to suit up or sit/stand with the team during any game/contest (league, non-league, scrimmage, tournament, etc.) and may not travel with the team. The ineligible student is to remain in the bleachers. The studentâ€™s academic progress is reviewed every 4.5 weeks to assure VCS standards are met. If eligibility is achieved, full participation will resume.
The Department of Athletics has designed a physical form, which must be completed and turned in by every athlete, both junior high and senior high, before he or she may play in their first game or the form is good for one school year only. Current parent signatures must be on file each year. A sample form may be found in the back of this handbook
The physical itself (doctor's signature) is good for one calendar year. If the physical is still current when an athlete begins a new sport, the old physical form will be attached to the form for the current year. On the date the physical expires, the athlete will be ineligible for play. To avoid this problem, encourage players to get physicals during the summer and turn in their forms when practice starts in August, or when school starts if they are not playing a Fall sport.
The California Education Code states that all students in California who participate in interscholastic athletics must have a minimum amount of major medical insurance. The school does not provide this coverage. Each player must have some type of accident insurance coverage before he will be allowed to participate in practices or games. This is to protect both the family and the school.
If a family does not have the necessary coverage, it may purchase a policy from an independent insurance company- Forms and further information may be obtained from the Department of Athletics.
An athlete on a high school team becomes ineligible if the athlete competes in a contest on any "outside team" in the same sport, during the athlete's high school season of sport.