Harding Charter Prep is a member of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA) and responsibility of this membership is delegated to the high school principal and/or athletic director.  The policies and rules of eligibility supplement those of OSSAA.  HCP is currently classified as a 4A school based on student enrollment.


Physicals/Consent Forms:  All student-athletes must have a current physical and consent form on file in the athletic office for each year of participation.  Physicals are to be given on or after June 1 for the next school years participation.  The proper form to have filled out by a physician is the “OSSAA Physical Examination and Parental Consent Form.”  These physical and consent forms can be picked up outside the HCP main office at any time.  The proper physical form can also be downloaded from the OSSAA website ( Permission_to_Participate


New Student Form:  Every new student to Harding Charter Prep must fill out the OSSAA New Student Form when they enroll; this includes all new 9th graders.  From these questions, it will be determined if the new student is immediately eligible to participate based on the OSSAA rules, if the student will have to sit out for one year, or if there is sufficient criteria for a hardship to be requested.  New students that enroll after the first day of school must sit out a minimum of 15 calendar days before they are allowed to compete, even if they are eligible in all other respects. 


Eligibility:  Any student competing in any extracurricular activity must maintain scholastic eligibility in order to participate.  Scholastic eligibility is defined for every student, including incoming ninth graders and transfer students, in the same manner.


At the beginning of a new semester, scholastic eligibility is defined as receiving a passing grade for all subjects he/she was enrolled during the last semester.  If a student does not meet this requirement, he/she is not eligible to participate during the first six weeks of the next full grading period.


During a semester, scholastic eligibility will be checked after three weeks of a semester and each succeeding week thereafter.  These grade checks will be run every Wednesday.  The period of probation and ineligibility will always begin the following Monday and end on Sunday.


A student must be passing in all subjects he/she is enrolled in during a semester.  If a student is not passing all subjects enrolled in on the day of the grade check, he/she will be placed on probation for the next one-week period.  If a student is still failing one or more classes during the next week on the grade check day (even if it is a different class than the prior week), he/she will be ineligible to participate during the next one-week period.  A student will not regain eligibility until he/she is passing all subjects on a day of grade checks.  During any ineligibility period, the student will not be allowed to compete.  During a week of probation, a student may still participate in practices and competitive events (games, competitions, etc.)

All probation and ineligibility periods run from Monday to Sunday following the date of the most previous grade check.  Even if a student regains a passing status the day of a grade check, he/she is not able to participate until the following Monday.


An ineligible student who changes schools during a semester will not be eligible at the new school for a minimum period of three weeks.


Incomplete grades and no credits will be considered to be the same as failing grades in determining scholastic eligibility.


A passing grade is defined as making a D or higher.


Attendance:  Student-athletes must attend a half day of class (a minimum of four classes) to compete in an activity on that same day.  Any exceptions, such as personal emergencies, must be approved by the principal and/or athletic director.  As required by OSSAA, a 90% attendance rate must be maintained for eligibility.  Unexcused absences or habitual absences from practices or games may result in dismissal from the team.


Equipment and Facilities:  Students are responsible for all school equipment and uniform checked out to them.  They will be required to pay for any lost or damaged equipment/uniform.  The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.  All clothing and equipment should be kept in lockers and the lockers should be locked.  Athletes are not permitted to practice or workout unless supervised by a staff member; this includes the use of the weight room.


Team Travel:  Harding Charter Prep student-athletes must make their own arrangements to attend contests.  Often, the coaches and players drive each other to away games and tournaments.  A permission form must be signed by the parent/guardian designating who the student-athlete is allowed to travel with, whether it be other parents, teachers/sponsors/coaches, or other students/players.  Most teams require the parent/guardian to pick up the student athlete from the away site after the contest has been completed.


Lettering Policy:  General requirements for lettering state that the student is required to start and finish the season while maintaining eligibility throughout playoffs.  Requirements for each sport vary and defined by each individual head coach.  This policy is for varsity athletes and sports only.  Every athlete who meets the requirements for lettering may purchase a letter jacket at their discretion from Twid’s Sporting Goods.



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