ATHLETICS

 

Homeschool-Friendly Athletics

A significant part of Christ Prep’s vision is to provide athletic and academic opportunities for the students of families who have decided to homeschool their children.  All of Christ Prep’s athletic programs are open to those homeschooled students who meet the following criteria. 

Student Participation

Christ Prep is approved by the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA), allowing us to compete against a wide variety of public and private schools in both Kansas and Missouri. This impacts nearly all of Christ Prep’s athletic teams by giving opportunities to our athletes that they would not otherwise have.

There are five KSHSAA rules that every approved-status program must agree to every year. Failure to comply with KSHSAA games puts the program’s status in jeopardy. Christ Prep applies these rules to all activities.

  • If a student is currently attending a (KSHSAA) member school, they may not play on any Christ Prep team.
  • If a student will turn 19 before August 1, they may not participate in any secondary-level activities. (Please note: the August 1 date is a recent KSHSAA change from the previous September 1 date.)
  • If a student has already participated in any varsity or junior varsity interscholastic athletics for eight semesters, KSHSAA rules prohibit them from participating in all Christ Prep athletics.
  • No student-athlete may participate in more than four seasons in any sport during their high school career.
  • All athletes must maintain amateur status.

Christ Prep policy allows students enrolled in a non-KSHSAA school to participate in a sport that their school does not offer with the permission of that school’s administrator or athletic director.

Academic Eligibility

Students must maintain an average of 70 percent or above in all classes in order to be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities at Christ Prep. During athletic seasons, academic eligibility is checked on Monday mornings. Any student determined to have fallen below a grade point average of 70 percent in any academic class will be notified of their ineligibility to participate in the sport or activity for that week. The student’s eligibility will be checked again the following Monday, and, if the grade has risen above 70 percent, the student can resume participation.