What Does a Sports Required GPA Really Tell Us?

Malcom Jensen, Staff Writer

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    Every student athlete at Thunder Ridge High School must have a minimum GPA of 2.0. This number is determined by a view that a C average gives a 2.0 GPA.

    I think that the GPA that is required in order to play sports in high school should be around a 1.5 average. I think this because a D is still passing, and because it makes it easier to catch up if you miss a couple days.

    For example, if I miss a couple days, I would much rather come back and have to do a little bit of homework so I can still play. It’s frustrating to come back to a fight to get a 2.0, but ending with a 1.9 and not being able to play. I think that just because someone isn’t smart enough, they shouldn’t be able to do something they love.

    Your grades do not defy how smart you are. We’ve all been there, where you can’t play a sport because you couldn’t do your homework in time.

    School and sports should not be connected as much as they are. People act like in order to make any money, whatsoever, you need to pass high school and go to college.

    My mom was a high school dropout and never went to college, and she make more than my step dad who went to college.

    You don’t have to be smart to be successful,so why are grades the same way?