At Maranatha, students are given opportunities to participate in athletics, clubs, performances, and student activities that further the school's mission. For continued eligibility to participate in any extra-curricular program associated with Maranatha High School, or to receive school privileges, students must meet the required academic standards, exhibit personal responsibility, comply with school policies, and fulfill all guidelines for the applicable club, athletic team, or student activity.
To be eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities (athletics, student activities, etc.), a student must meet both the standards set by CIF Southern Section and the standards required by MHS. The following rules govern extra-curricular eligibility:
- Eligibility – Any student, whose grades for the current grading period (quarter) fall below a 2.0 GPA, is immediately ineligible for participation in sports and student activities. Any student with two or more fails will be immediately ineligible to participate in athletics or student activities for the following grading period (quarter), with no option of probation. If the grading period in question is the fourth quarter, the ineligibility carries over to the next academic year unless the class is made up and the student becomes eligible over the summer.
- Probation – Any student whose GPA at the end of any grading period falls below 2.0 is immediately ineligible for interscholastic athletics (includes practices and games) and extracurricular activities including all student activities. Students will be given a two-week probationary period to raise their grade to a minimum 2.0 GPA and must be reinstated by the Athletic Director or Director of Student Services before participation can be resumed. Only one probation period per student will be allowed each academic year.
- Hardship – A hardship is defined as an unforeseeable, unavoidable, and uncorrectable act, condition or event that causes the imposition of a severe and non-athletic burden on the student or his/her family. Consideration of any hardship requires documentation. Such documents may include, but not limited to copies of current transcripts, financial documents, medical statements, and or supportive statements from the parties affected. For more information, contact the Director of Student Services.