Academic Expectations

Academic/Athletic Expectations

It is the desire of Tallulah Falls School for every student to achieve high academic standards.  Tallulah Falls School also believes that students should be well rounded.  We encourage our students to participate in many educational activities including athletics.

The following guidelines are to assist student academic success.

 

Middle School

All grades will be reviewed after the first three weeks of school. The Academic Dean, teachers, and coaches will meet regularly concerning any student with a grade of 70 or below in one or more classes. Students will be given a set time (often one week) to raise their grade. 

If after the set time, the student’s grade has not improved to a passing grade, the following conditions will apply:

  • 1 week-Students will not travel with their teams.
  • 2 weeks-Students will not travel or participate in team games.
  • 3 weeks-Students will not participate in practices or games.

Upper School

All grades will be reviewed after the first three weeks of school.  Students will be given a set time (often one week )to raise their grade. 
If after the set time, the student’s grade has not improved to a passing grade, the following conditions will apply:

  • 1 week-Students will not travel with their teams.
  • 2 weeks-Students will not travel or participate in team games.
  • 3 weeks-Students will not participate in practices or games.

Grades will be reviewed weekly throughout the season. If at any point a student’s grade is above a 70, the student will resume normal team activities.

The Academic Dean and the Athletic Director may review students on a case by case basis and make any changes that benefit the student’s academic success.

 

Athlete Absentee Policy

Athletes must attend at least half of the day’s classes (4 classes) to participate in that day’s practice or contest.  Any variation must be approved by the Academic Dean.  Excused from this are doctor or emergency appointments that are communicated ahead of time.