The Academy of the Sacred Heart has a tradition of athletic excellence. Since entering the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) in 1984 the Cardinals have won 70 state titles (and counting).
The Academy of the Sacred Heart competes in the following levels of theLHSAA:
To be immediately eligible, all incoming students must meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the LHSAA. It is difficult to understand why some rules are adopted by the LHSAA, especially regulations concerning eligibility, without becoming acquainted with the philosophy of the organization. The LHSAA has an outstanding user friendly website, if you have any questions about the LHSAA go to www.LHSAA.org to learn more about the organization.
BONA FIDE STUDENT
Student must be counted on the daily attendance records at your school. He/she is considered a student at your school after attending one class.
Student must attend class during the first 11 school days of the first semester or he/she will be ineligible for the first 30 school days.
Student cannot become 19 years of age prior to September 1 of the current school year.
PROOF OF AGE
Student must provide legal proof of age, which meets the provisions of the LHSAA Handbook, to the school administrator to be kept of file.
Once a student enters the ninth grade, he/she has eight consecutive semesters to play athletics. (Exception: 'Hold Back Repeat Student' – See Rule 1.33.15 of the LHSAA Handbook)
1. To be eligible for the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year, a student shall have earned at least six (6) units from the 2010-2011 school year which shall be listed on the student’s transcript, including any special education subject(s) and shall have at least a “C “ average as determined by the Local Education Authority when considering all “graded” subjects.
2. To be eligible for the second semester of the 2011-2012 school year, a student shall pass at least six (6) units from the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year, including any special education subjects.
RESIDENCE AND TRANSFER
If student attends a school outside of his/her 'Home Attendance Zone,' he/she is automatically ineligible for one year unless he/she meets the provisions of the Residence and Transfer Rule.
If student has been recruited to your school for athletic purposes, student will remain ineligible as long as he/she attends your school.
Student cannot play high school athletics if he/she loses amateur status.
In certain sports student cannot play on a school team and an independent team during the same sport season.
Student must pass a physical examination administered by a licensed physician, a licensed nurse practitioner that is in collaboration with a licensed physician, or a licensed physician's assistant under the supervision of a licensed physician and complete an LHSAA medical history evaluation form prior to participating. (See Rule: 1.8 of the LHSAA Handbook). This form must be kept on file with the school and is subject to inspection by the LHSAA Rules Compliance Team.
ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FORM
A school is required to complete and sign this form every year that a student participates in LHSAA athletics at the school. This form must be kept on file with the school and is subject to inspection by the LHSAA Rules Compliance Team.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE/MISUSE CONTRACT
A school shall only be required to complete and sign this form the first time a student participates in LHSAA athletics at the school. This form must be kept on file with the school and is subject to inspection by the LHSAA Rules Compliance Team.
SUSPENDED AND INELIGIBLE STUDENTS
Cannot participate in any interscholastic contest on any team at any school at any level.