Extracurricular Activities                                                                                1700

The Meriden Board of Education is committed to providing a stimulating educational experience and fostering the passions, health, and curiosities of students enrolled in Meriden Public Schools.  The Board of Education recognizes the value of athletic and other extracurricular activities and the integral role that these activities play in public school education.  It is therefore the policy of the Meriden Board of Education to permit only students currently enrolled in the Meriden Public Schools to participate in extracurricular activities, including interscholastic athletics, offered by the Board. 

The Meriden Public Schools is a member of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and, when applicable, the eligibility of students to participate in athletic programming is to be determined in accordance with CIAC criteria and regulations.  Subject to the approval of the Superintendent, the Administration at the high schools may jointly adopt additional eligibility standards for participation in extracurricular activities.


Approved: 12/6/2016 

Amended:  4/23/19


Approved 4/23/2019
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High Schools Extracurricular Activities Academic Standards      1700-Standards


All students participating in designated clubs, activities, or athletics which represent Maloney or Platt High School and meet regularly are required to carry a minimum of six (6) credits per year, unless a waiver from the principal is obtained.  Students that are not passing five courses or have more than one F at the end of the three-week reporting window will be placed on academic warning.  Students on academic warning will have one week to show progress in improving their grades.  If progress is not shown after one week, students will be placed on probation.


The definition of probation status is that the student may participate in practices or meetings, but cannot compete in any performance or contest.  The student on academic warning or probation will be required to attend after-school support sessions. If the student is placed on probation, he/she will remain on probation until the next reporting period.  If, at any point during the probationary period, a student can provide a PowerSchool printout to the administration office or the athletic office confirming that he/she is passing five classes or has less than two Fs, he/she will be reinstated immediately.  


If a student is placed on academic warning for a second time during a season or activity, he/she will automatically be placed on probation until he/she meets the requirements of passing five classes or has less than two Fs.


Students who are placed on probation, but believe that they have extenuating circumstances, may petition their grade level administrator.  Final decisions on student eligibility are made by the school principal or his/her designee.  If a wavier is granted by the grade level administrator, this information should also be sent to the Superintendent.


Designated athletic teams, clubs, and ensembles include, but are not limited to:

  • All interscholastic athletics including Cheerleading
  • Drama (during the fall and spring show seasons)
  • Winter Guard (during their respective competitive seasons)
  • Other clubs that meet on a regular basis



Approved 4/23/2019
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