Academic Eligibility & Extracurricular Status Texas 4-H and Youth Development
Objectives <ul><li>Texas Education Code </li></ul><ul><li>When does academic eligibility apply? </li></ul><ul><li>When sho...
Texas Education Code <ul><li>Texas Education Code identifies organizations or activities that are considered extracurricul...
When does academic  eligibility apply? <ul><li>ALL  4-H competitive events, including livestock shows, require 4-H youth t...
When should agents consult  with school officials? <ul><li>Agents should consult with school officials at the beginning of...
Academic Eligibility  Information <ul><li>Extracurricular activities  – 4-H must be designated as an extracurricular organ...
Academic Eligibility  Information <ul><li>Academic Eligibility Information  – verify academic eligibility to compete in 4-...
More information <ul><li>2009-2010 TEA-UIL Side by Side </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.uil.utexas.edu/policy/pdf/07_08si...
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  1. 1. Academic Eligibility & Extracurricular Status Texas 4-H and Youth Development
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Texas Education Code </li></ul><ul><li>When does academic eligibility apply? </li></ul><ul><li>When should agents consult with school officials? </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Eligibility Information </li></ul>Texas 4-H and Youth Development
  3. 3. Texas Education Code <ul><li>Texas Education Code identifies organizations or activities that are considered extracurricular activities and establishes rule for them </li></ul><ul><li>Texas AgriLife Extension Service supports the Texas Education Code </li></ul><ul><li>Extension faculty must be dedicated to supporting the code. </li></ul>Texas 4-H and Youth Development
  4. 4. When does academic eligibility apply? <ul><li>ALL 4-H competitive events, including livestock shows, require 4-H youth to be academically eligible in order to compete. </li></ul><ul><li>Applies regardless of day or time of week the event takes place. </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility requirements apply regardless of whether they are enrolled in public, private, or home school </li></ul>Texas 4-H and Youth Development
  5. 5. When should agents consult with school officials? <ul><li>Agents should consult with school officials at the beginning of each school year </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions should include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to obtain excused absences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date names should be turned into the schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whether students are academically eligible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When agents should consult with officials on academic eligibility for events </li></ul></ul>Texas 4-H and Youth Development
  6. 6. Academic Eligibility Information <ul><li>Extracurricular activities – 4-H must be designated as an extracurricular organization in each of the individual school districts residing in the county </li></ul><ul><li>Adjunct faculty appointment – local school boards can recognize County Extension Agents as adjunct staff members which enables the school to count the student in attendance for the Foundation School Program purposes. (must be approved by school board) </li></ul>Texas 4-H and Youth Development
  7. 7. Academic Eligibility Information <ul><li>Academic Eligibility Information – verify academic eligibility to compete in 4-H competitive events/activities </li></ul><ul><li>Academic eligibility information and authorization to receive an excused absence – verify academic eligibility as well as receive authorization to receive an excused absence. Used for events held during school hours such as stock shows, state and national 4-H contests and events. </li></ul>Texas 4-H and Youth Development
  8. 8. More information <ul><li>2009-2010 TEA-UIL Side by Side </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.uil.utexas.edu/policy/pdf/07_08sidebyside.pdf </li></ul></ul>Texas 4-H and Youth Development
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