All students are welcome to "try-out" for a sport regardless of grade status. To qualify to continue to fully participate, all athletes must be in compliance with the Woodward Middle School Athletic Eligibility Policy.
This policy requires all students to meet academic expectations by having a C- or higher in ALL their classes. To ensure athletes are meeting these expectations, a grade check will be done every two weeks once the season begins.
Please read the specific details below to learn what will occur if a student does not meet academic expectations.
- The first time a student’s grade drops below a C-, they are put on a plan of Academic Improvement and have 2 weeks to bring their grade up to a C- or higher. If a student begins the season with any grades lower than a C-, they start on an Academic Improvement plan, and will be placed on “Probation” if their grade(s) do not improve to a C- or better after the first two weeks of the season.
- The second time the student’s grade drops below a C-, the student is put on "Probation" and cannot play in games (but can still practice).
- The third time the student becomes academically ineligible, they may be removed from the team.
Thank you for your support in helping maintain Woodward Middle School as an academically focused school, where athletes must be students first.
An up-to-date (within past 2 years) physical must be on file at WMS BEFORE tryouts begin. Medical Insurance is required to participate. Affordable Sports Injury Insurance is available throughMyers-Stevens.
All athletes are required to pay $20 for an ASB card AND $150 per sport participation fee.