Dayton High School provides a comprehensive activity program in a variety of areas: student government, clubs/organizations and academic competitions, athletics and cheerleading. These programs provide additional learning opportunities for our students and allow them to develop strengths beyond the classroom. The diversity in our activity program allows us to meet the needs of our entire student body.
Dayton High School is proud of its athletic and activity programs and the students involved in them. Representing the school in these programs is a privilege, and the school has high expectations for the behavior of these students.
This policy represents the minimum conduct code for student athletics/activities, This policy shall be in force from the first day of participation in high school and will remain in force 24 hours a day through all subsequent years of the participant's attendance at Dayton High School, including periods of non-participation such as summer break, school holidays, etc. This policy shall be administered by the coach/advisors in conjunction with the building administration. This policy does not supersede the district's Student Discipline Policy.
This policy applies to any student participating in an OSAA authorized sport as well as activities including cheerleading, student body and class officers. It shall also apply to co-curricular groups such as band, choir, drama and FFA when they are involved in inter-school performances and/or competitions at the league, district, state and national level.
Before participating in a sport or activity, the student and his/her parents are expected to sign this rule. By their signature, the student and parent indicate that they have received, read, understand and will abide by all terms and conditions of this rule.
To be minimally eligible to participate in OSAA activities, students must be enrolled full time and making satisfactory progress as defined in OSAA rule. Dayton High School requires additional academic/behavioral standards as defined within the pages of this Handbook. The complete OSAA Academic Eligibility can be accessed by clicking here.
The objective of the OSAA (Oregon Schools Activities Association) academic eligibility rule is to complement member schools’ curriculum programs in recognition of the fact that interscholastic activity programs are an extension of the classroom. Academic standards help ensure a balance between activities and academic performance, promote the objective of graduation from high school, ensure that student participants are truly representing the academic mission of the institution, and allow the use of interscholastic participation as a motivator for academic excellence. It is in the interests of the member schools and the students participating in athletics and interscholastic activities that these objectives be promoted during the entire school year.
OSAA Full Time Enrollment Defined: For purposes of this rule, a full time student is one who is enrolled in high school, attending regularly and passing in courses offered by a high school, college, work-experience or other school‐approved educational activities (including summer school or night-school) In addition, a full time student shall have been enrolled in school, attended regularly and passed 5 out of 7 classes, during the immediate preceding transcripted grading period.
OSAA Satisfactory Progress Toward Graduation: In addition to the specific credit requirement identified in Rule 8.1.1., to be scholastically eligible, a student must be making satisfactory progress towards the school's graduation requirements by earning a minimum of the quantity of credits indicated on the chart below prior to the start of the specified year.
OSAA Minimum Satisfactory Progress Requirements
Credits to Graduate
Credits Per Year
Required Prior to Year 2 (75%)
Required Prior to Year 3 (85%)
Required Prior to Year 4 (95%)
Dayton HS Eligibility Requirements Defined: In addition, Dayton students must meet a higher standard, beyond OSAA, and receive a passing grade in all classes from the previous Semester. Transfer students will be governed by OSAA academic standards until they have attended Dayton High School for a full grading term.
Dayton students attending alternative education programs, for reasons other than expulsion are allowed to participate in Dayton school athletics/activities and must meet the eligibility requirements.