Jones Athletic Code
Athletics are a privilege and a fundamental part of our education process. The development of the physical capacities of youth can balance and augment the intellectual, emotional and social growth of each athlete. Jones College Prep administrators, coaches, and sponsors believe students who are involved in co-curricular activities should conduct themselves as responsible representatives of their school and community. Students who represent their school are expected to maintain high standards of conduct whether in the school or the community.
Students who exhibit behavior unbecoming of an athlete will be subject to disciplinary action. Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, distribution/dealing illegal drugs, possession or use of drugs including performance-enhancing drugs, theft, vandalism, hazing, possession or use of a weapon, gang activity, and any other violation of the Chicago Public Schools’ Student Code of Conduct. In addition, the student-athlete must be passing all classes and not on the Activities Ineligible List (AIL), to participate in athletic contests and practices on a weekly basis. Penalties for violations of discipline policies will be determined by the Team Coach, Athletic Director, Dean of Students, and/or Administration. Penalties will vary from partial to full suspension as determined by the violation as prescribed by the CPS Code of Conduct if applicable.
Athletic / Eligibility Rules
Co-Curricular involvement is an essential part of the student's development as a well-rounded individual. In addition, highly selective colleges and universities look favorably on teamanship experiences, found in athletics.
Jones College Prep follows all rules as outlined by the IHSA (www.ihsa.org) and the Chicago Public League Athletic Association.
- All student-athletes must earn a grade point average of 2.00 to be eligible to participate in athletics at any time during the school year.
- A student is ineligible if they failing more than one class at any time during the school year. Failure to do so will land the student-athlete on the Academic Ineligibility List (AIL). A weekly check of academic progress will be implemented by the Athletic Director and/or Activity Director to help assure that the student is making adequate improvements. If adequate progress is proven, the student can resume participation.
- Any student who is placed on the AIL for disciplinary issues will also be ruled ineligible until that student can satisfy all outstanding detentions or terms of suspensions.
Fees are collected to support programs that benefit the students. All athletes will pay a participation fee for each sport.
Sometimes, families face financial hardships. JCP wants all students to be able to participate in programs even when in the midst of a financial crisis. Payment plans and/or fee waivers are available for families who cannot afford to pay fees. Fee waivers apply only to the JCP sports participation fee. Parents should contact the Director of Finance & Operations (773-534-8618) to inquire about these provisions. Fee waivers are not applicable to debts and fines. A payment plan may be worked out for debts and fines with the approval of the Director of Finance and Operations.