High school students' report cards delayed

November 18, 1992|By Monica Norton | Monica Norton,Staff Writer

Parents, don't panic if your son or daughter doesn't come home from high school today with a report card.

Your child isn't hiding it. The dog didn't eat it.

Anne Arundel County school officials announced yesterday that report cards for high school students will be delayed nearly a week because of problems in computing new academic eligibility for students involved in extracurricular activities.

High school students will receive their report cards Tuesday, said school spokeswoman Nancy Jane Adams.

The school board voted last month to raise the minimum required grade point average for students participating in extracurricular activities from 1.6 to 2.0 beginning with the fall season.

The board also voted to allow a student to carry one failing "E" grade per eligibility period and still participate in an extracurricular activity.

However, students with a failing grade will be barred from playing in games and other events during a 15-day probation period. Students will be restricted to attending team meetings and practices in their extracurricular activity during probation.

Participation in a tutoring program that has been approved by the school principal and reviewed by the Board of Education's central office staff is mandatory.

About 15 school districts in Maryland have no minimum GPA rule, three have a 2.0 minimum, and the others have minimums ranging from 1.0 to 1.75.

The minimum-grade requirement for sports brought objections from black parents and community leaders because it threatens to make nearly two-thirds of the county's black male high school students ineligible.

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