Supplemental Instruction Program (SIP)

Highlights

The purpose of SIP is to set forth for school districts the standard for academic requirements for competitive interscholastic activity participation.

In order to remain eligible for competitive interscholastic activity, a 10th-12th grade student must have passed four (4) academic courses and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 based on the previous semester.

To maintain eligibility under the Supplemental Instruction Program, the student must show improvement of at least one tenth of one point in their GPA after the first semester of participation in the supplemental program. To continue to participate following the second semester in the Supplemental Instruction Program, the student must have reached the 2.0 GPA.

If a student fails to participate in the supplemental instruction program during any semester, then eligibility can only be regained by the student earning a grade point average of 2.0 from all academic courses the previous semester.


In order to be considered eligible to participate in these activities, students with disabilities must pass at least four (4) courses required by the student’s IEP.

A student promoted from the sixth to the seventh grade automatically meets scholarship requirements.

A student promoted from the seventh to the eighth grade automatically meets scholarship requirements for the first semester.

The second semester eighth-grade student meets the scholarship requirements for junior high if he has successfully passed four (4) academic courses the previous semester, three (3) of which shall be in the core curriculum areas of math, science, social studies, and language arts.

The first semester ninth-grade student meets the scholarship requirements for junior high if he has successfully passed four (4) academic courses the previous semester, three (3) of which shall be in the core curriculum area of math, science, social studies, and language arts specified by the Arkansas Department of Education’s Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools.

The second semester ninth-grade student meets the scholarship requirements for junior high if he has successfully passed four (4) academic courses the previous semester that count toward his graduation requirements.

  SIP Guidelines

Due to the complex and sometimes confusing nature of SIP, we have included a full copy of the SIP Guidelines from the AAA, our governing body. Please refer to these guidelines for clarification. You may also email Coach Cossey, our SIP administrator, at cecil.cossey@hsdlions.org if you have any questions or concerns.