*****NEW for 2022-23 in the Athletic Handbook:
CISD Facilities Spectator Behavior Policy:
Due to the UIL HB 2721 amendment to Section 1207: Any individual (spectator) who assaults a
sports game participant (official, coach, player, athletic staff, spectators) will no longer be able to
attend any UIL sanctioned event for a minimum of one calendar year at Columbus ISD. If you
are removed from any UIL athletic event by an official or school district administrator, you will
be suspended at a minimum from the next home contest and will be required to meet with the
superintendent and athletic director to discuss when you are approved to attend any future
CISD Facilities Spectator Videotaping/Filming/Recording Policy:
Columbus ISD and Columbus Athletics does not authorize or approve any Live Streaming by Individuals and Organizations. Except for persons or organizations acting under subsections (1) (A) (i) and (ii), no person or organization shall film, videotape or otherwise make a visual recording of any athletic event or activity without prior written consent of the schools that are competing in the event. Any filming/videotaping or other recording of an athletic contest, which is not live streaming, may not obstruct the view of other spectators of the contest.
Dual Credit/AP/Honors Policy
Eligibility and Texas Education Code Texas Education Code (TEC) 33.081(d)(1) stipulates that courses identified as advanced placement, international baccalaureate, honors, or dual credit in the areas of English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, economics, or languages other than English are excluded from the requirement that a student be suspended from participation in an extracurricular activity under subsection (c).
Advanced Placement, Honors, and Dual Credit courses are weighted courses when calculating a student’s Grade Point Average (GPA). Ten points are added to students’ six-week grades in these courses due to the level of rigor.
UIL Eligibility in Columbus ISD
Courses in Columbus ISD that are excluded from TEC 33.081 subsections (c) and (d) are courses identified as advanced placement or dual credit in the areas of English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, economics, or languages other than English.
Honors courses (previously identified as pre advanced placement courses), are not excluded from TEC 33.081 subsections (c) and (d). These courses are subject to the +10 rule. A student enrolled in Columbus ISD that participates in a University Interscholastic League competition shall be suspended from participation in any extracurricular activity sponsored or sanctioned by the school district or University Interscholastic League if he/she earns a grade that is equivalent to a 59 or lower (+10 Rule) in a honors course in the areas of English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, economics, or languages other than English.