Exemption Policy

Exemption Policy


In order to qualify for a physical education exemption during quarters 1, 2 or 4, you must be in compliance with ALL of the following:

1) Be a bona fide member of a South Side High School junior varsity or varsity Section VIII interscholastic athletic team in grades 10, 11 or 12 and remain as a team member for the entire season. Ninth graders cannot be exempt. Athletes playing on outside club teams cannot be exempt.

2) NOT have any unresolved “Denied Credits”, “Failures” or “Incompletes” in physical education. Not be enrolled in a make-up physical education course.

3) Have proven rigorous academic schedule that includes at least 7 full periods every day excluding physical education. Must have 7 periods odd, 7 periods even; having 8 one day and 6 the other does not qualify.

4) This application must:

A) Have a copy of student’s schedule attached before submitting application

B) Have all required signatures before submitting application

C) Be returned to the Counseling Center no later than the end of the day listed below by 3pm.

Click here for the Exemption Application

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