Residence and Transfer Ineligibility Rule It is sad to say but discrimination still exists to this day. It can be disguised in anything rather than being flat out obvious for someone to notice in a split second, such as in high school sports. “If a student attends a school outside of his or her ‘Home Attendance Zone’ he or she is automatically ineligible for one year unless he or she meets the provisions of the Residence and Transfer Rule” (LHSAA). This Louisiana High School Athletic Association is against an athlete’s rights because it is discriminating on the athlete’s home address in which they have no control over where they live and the school they can choose to go to. Students should be allowed to play sports no matter where they go to school. I was a victim of this Residency rule. It was all because of where I simply lived which I had no control of at all. Unless I decided to move out and live somewhere else. Saint Thomas More Catholic High School was out of my school zone district but I still chose it because the academics were better than the school in my home district. The academics were my first priority in choosing a school that will prepare me for college, which Saint Thomas More Catholic High School exceeded in that area. The high school that I attended just happened have a sport that I enjoyed. I had to go to all the practices, games, and risk my body for potential career ending injuries and not being able to play was like working on a job without getting a pay check. The worst part was having to watch my teammates play knowing that I could not do anything to bring to my team to help them to become better basketball individuals each day. To punish a student for an act that they have no control of is unfair and makes no contribution to that students well-being. Parents are the ones who usually make the decision as to where their kids attend school, so to punish the kid for their parents decision is sending the wrong signal to kids. Most parents want the best for their children. They want them to soar for in life in the big world and have a good education background as to where the children can use this tool for getting jobs or for other life purposes. Discipline, love, care, and a good education are what make this possible for their children’s future. Of these four elements, a good education is the foundation for children to be successful in today’s society. However, they go out like poachers, hunting in the mist of this world. No matter what it takes, they will not give up. And when they find prey that has good resources, the search is over. To deprive a student’s opportunity to compete in any high school sports activities at the school they attend is depriving them of so much more than just a contest. It has the potential of robbing them of obtaining a scholarship to attend college. College tuition is very expensive today. For some students, an athletic scholarship may be their only ticket to afford college and also their ticket of becoming the successful person that they wish to be in life. Playing sports maybe the only way for a student to get into college, by being deemed ineligible to play sports in during any year of your high school career could have a negative impact on that student to be looked at by top colleges. Scouts are there waiting for someone to impress…
No pass, no play has been a part of Texas high school football since 1985. During that time, Ross Perot spearheaded a campaign to require higher standards for athletic participation. According to the state law, students must have a passing grade in each class during the grading period they are attempting to participate in the extracurricular activity in order to be eligible to participate. Although the state of Texas was the first to initiate the academic standards, most states quickly followed behind…
Should high school be extended?
Educators around the world have been debating whether or not to extend the four
years of high school to five total years. Their argument to adding a fifth year to high school
education is that it would give students more time to accomplish everything that is required of
them in order to move onto a good college. However, others disagree with the extension of
high school. For those that disagree, their argument is that the percentage of high school
Throughout my four years of high school here at Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School, I have had many experiences but have also encountered tough obstacles as well. Whether it was academically or socially, spending my four years here had shaped and mended me into the person who I am today. I have learned to coop with the differences and endeavours that had landed in front of me, and continued to pursue my dreams of going to university and having a successful future.
At the beginning of grade…
means leaving a school or group for practical reasons, necessities, or disillusionment with the system from which the individual in question leaves.
Most commonly, dropping out refers to a student quitting school before he or she graduates or avoiding entering a university or college. It cannot always be ascertained that a student has dropped out, as he or she may stop attending without terminating enrollment. It is estimated 1.2 million students annually drop out of high school in the United States…
The Importance of Latin in Catholic Schools
Latin should be very prominent in the education of every student in a Catholic school in America. One of the most important aspects of the Catholic school system is to ensure that every student gets a well-rounded education. Coincidentally, the word Catholic literally means universal, which furthers the point that attending a Catholic high school provides every student with an education that encompasses every universal…
social life there are always those choice we are faced with that can change our lives forever. This occurrence happened to my brother in high school, no one noticed until further down the road but non the less he was still forced to conform to the society he was growing up in.
Growing up my big brother, Pat, was my hero. He was the all star on his high school state championship team, whose quarterback was Carson Palmer, and he seemed to be getting into immense shape. My brother was at the top of…
Imagine this… You forget to set your alarm, so you wake up late. You rush to get ready. As you are driving out of the driveway you realize you are low on gas. You finally make it to class, but you are late. One more tardy and you have Saturday school. Your second period class has a pop quiz which you are not prepared for. When you go to the restroom you over hear two of your friends making fun of your outfit. You are wondering if this day could possible get any worse. And then it does…
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High School Reflection Paper
Mosinee High School
Since I have been in high school for four years now, I have learned many things about life, education, and my future. During my time here at Mosinee High I have been involved in everything I wanted to be in. This has given me a great high school experience. I also believe working has given me as much of an experience as any sport or club I was in did. I have been working since I was 14 and have learned many real life skills that…
Reflecting upon the film Dead Poets Society, the school of Welton is established on four pillars. The four pillars taught in the school of Welton are tradition, excellence, honor, and discipline which is what standards Bridgeport High School is built upon. Bridgeport is a school that almost fits to these four pillars because it is commonly known that we are an excellent school that carries out many traditions. Also, Bridgeport High School has a large emphasis on the importance of honor which…