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Standards of Behavior for Student-Athletes

Standards of Behavior

  • Student-Athletes will uphold the highest level of sportsmanship and will control their words and actions so that they always appear in control of themselves.
  • The administration of this school has made it clear to coaches, parents, and athletes that hazing and initiations are never to be part of our program. The administration of Newark Memorial High School has adopted a “Zero Tolerance” policy in regards to the hazing or initiation of students and athletes into clubs or teams.
  • Any student who participates or who witnesses and does not attempt to stop or report the violation is subject to disciplinary action. If the violation is severe enough the disciplinary action could be possible legal action.


Act Detrimental to the Good of the School

  • If a student is involved in an act which is deemed detrimental to the good of the school his or her participation on the athletic team is subject to termination immediately. i. i.e. Fighting, stealing, cheating and being disrespectful to students, teachers, or administrators
  • All cases will be looked at on a case by case basis. A decision will come from the principal, the Athletic Directors, and the Coach
  • We believe the opportunity to participate in our athletic program is a privilege, not a right. Therefore all student-athletes are expected to maintain a high standard of behavior as well as academic excellence. In order to remain as an athlete in good standing, an athlete must meet the requirements and fulfill the responsibilities outlined in this Student-Athlete Agreement. Failure to adhere to the terms and conditions of this agreement could result in a loss of the student's athletic participation at NJHS.

Athletics Code of Conduct


  • Shall maintain a high degree of sportsmanship during and after athletic contests;
  • Shall remain in the designated seating areas while a contest is in progress;
  • Shall refrain from entering the court/playing field;
  • Shall refrain from confronting an official, coach, school official or player before, during or after an athletic contest.
  • Shall be responsive to directives from administrative or site supervisors.

Academic Expectations

  • Students may participate with no restrictions by adhering to the following guidelines:
    • The student is currently enrolled in and passing 20 units.
    • The student had a 2.0 GPA and no F’s during the previous grading period.
  • Students may participate for a probationary period if the following guidelines are followed:
    • The student had a GPA falling between 1.50-1.99 and a maximum of 1 “F”.
    • In order to be placed on probation, the student must have had a 2.0 GPA and no F’s during the previous grading period.
    • Probation continues until the next grading period, at which time the student must have attained a 2.0 GPA and no F’s in order to continue participation. Failure to attain a 2.0 GPA and no F’s shall render the student automatically ineligible.
  • A student will be automatically ineligible for any of the following reasons:
    • The student’s GPA falls below 1.50
    • The student has 2 F’s
    • The student is below the NUSD standard of 2.0 and no F’s for two consecutive grading periods.
    • The student is not enrolled in 20 units.