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Section 79 – Boarding School

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For the purposes of Student Eligibility, TAPPS will review and approve schools to be Approved Boarding Schools.  The TAPPS Executive Board will approve all Boarding schools.

  1. DEFINITION
    • A boarding school is a residential private school.
    • Students actually live in dormitories or resident halls on school owned property.
    • The dormitories are supervised by members of the school’s staff who are usually faculty.
    • Reasonable payment for Boarding is made to the school.
  2. REQUIREMENTS
    • Make application to the TAPPS Executive Board
    • Meet with the TAPPS Executive Board
    • Gain approval from the TAPPS Executive Board
  3. DOCUMENTATION
    • Transfer Forms will be obtained from all incoming 9-12th grade students who have participated in athletics at their previous school.
    • Boarding School Questionnaire will be obtained from all Students if directed by the board
      • Attested to by Student
      • Attested to by Parent
    • All International Student documentation will be kept on file and available for review
      • Application
      • I-20
      • Room and Board Agreement
      • Medical Release
      • Copy of Passport
      • Copy of Visa
      • Other Documentation as requested by TAPPS
  4. MEETINGS
    • Schools shall attend all scheduled TAPPS Approved Boarding School meetings
  5. ELIGIBILITY
    • Day students who attend the Boarding School are subject to all TAPPS rules and regulations, including Section 80 for those students who do not live with their parents.
    • The eligibility of students attending and residing in boarding schools as defined in this section is established as outlined below. For TAPPS purposes, the number of students in the boarding program does not include those not yet in high school or those whose four years of high school eligibility has been exhausted.
      • Schools in which boarding students account for 50% of the total high school student enrollment.
        1. School must register with and be approved by TAPPS as a Boarding School.
        2. Students must be reported to TAPPS as BOARDING STUDENTS in TAPPSter
        3. Student eligibility will be established with attendance at the school and after transfer approval if required.
      • Schools in which boarding students account for less than 50% of the total high school enrollment.
        1. School must register with and be approved by TAPPS as a Boarding School.
        2. Approved Boarding schools may assist in the placement of students in the school operated boarding facility as defined in part A of this section.
        3. Students must be reported to TAPPS as BOARDING STUDENTS in TAPPSter
        4. Student eligibility shall be established by the following:
          1. Application
          2. Documentation
          3. Committee ApprovalStudents who reside in the Boarding School program and subsequently leave the program to live with a guardian will be subject to all provisions of Section 80 – Students not Living with Parents – but application and required documentation are not required.
      • Students who reside in the Boarding School program and subsequently leave the program to live with a guardian will be subject to all provisions of Section 80 – Students not Living with Parents – but application and required documentation are not required.
        • Students who are granted eligibility as a boarding student, who leave the boarding program to reside with a guardian are not eligible for varsity participation for a period of one year.
  6. GUARDIANSHIP
    • Regardless of the student’s age, to be eligible for participation in TAPPS, a student must live with
      • Parent(s),
      • approved relatives,
      • approved guardians or
      • other approved adults.