While Academy Online High School does not offer its own athletic programs for full time students, we follow Academy District 20 Procedure IGDJ-R-2 for the assignment of athletes.
In accordance with Colorado Revised Statute 222-30.7-108, a student who is participating in an online program, other than a student who is participating in the online program after being expelled from a public school, may participate on an equal basis in any extracurricular or interscholastic activity offered by a public school or offered by a private school, at the private school's discretion, as provided in section 22-32-116.5.
In order to be eligible to participate in athletics and activities:
1. A student must carry 5 full-credit classes the semester she/he competes and 5 full-credit classes in the semester before she/he competes. If a student is going to participate in athletics and activities, he/she must always carry 5 full-credit classes. (Student assistants receive 1/2 credit; partial absences and study hall receive no credit.)
2. The student must not be failing more than 1 unit of credit at the time of participation or the semester before he/she participates.
The school will provide eligibility reports to other in-district schools weekly.
Academy School District 20's process for assigning schools of participation is designed to maximize participation opportunities for all students. The district considers factors such as a student's previously assigned school of participation, and older sibling's assigned school of participation, and the neighborhood school of the student's residence in the assignment decision. For situations in which these factors do not apply, students are assigned via a random lottery. Assignments are made two weeks prior to the close of each school year, 60 days ahead of each program's start date, and again two weeks ahead of each program's start date.
Please contact the athletic director at your neighborhood or assigned school if you have any additional questions.