The staff at the New Mexico Activities Association would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you to everyone involved in interscholastic activities for a successful 2017 and best wishes for 2018!
CLASSIFICATION & ALIGNMENT
CONCUSSION FOR STUDENTS COURSE
Per Senate Bill 38 all students are now required to complete the NFHS Concussion for Students course. This can be accessed from the NFHS Learn website by Clicking Here.
SCHOLASTIC ELIGIBILITY CHANGES
Per a recent vote of NMAA member schools, three changes have been made to scholastic eligibility guidelines for the 2018-2019 school year. These are as follows:
1). Use of Semester Grades Only – Scholastic Eligibility will be determined by semester grades (6/9 week marking period grades will no longer be used).
2). NO F’s – A student must have a 2.0 GPA and NO F’s in order to be eligible to participate in activities/athletics. This is a change from the past where a student was allowed one F.
3). Summer Courses – Beginning in the summer of 2018, students may make-up multiple courses to attempt to gain eligibility.
“To compete in a State Championship is amazing. You get to see the best teams in the state and compare yourself or your team to those other teams. As a competitor, you want to play the best competition and the State Championships give you that opportunity.”
JOYCE ANNE COOPER