Gardena Senior High School

Athletic Eligibility


Your ability to become a member of any high school sport team in LAUSD is based upon a number of factors but one of the most important is your academic eligibility. LAUSD requires a minimum 2.0 GPA (Grade Point Average), or a certain number of grade points, in at least four (4) classes to be eligible to play a sport. Your final report card at the end of each semester (fall and spring) is what is typically used to determine your eligibility depending upon what season your sport falls under. 

Calculating one's GRADE POINTS for eligibility is rather simple just follow these steps:

1.       Figure out how many total points you have for all of your classes, in which you received a letter grade, by adding together the point values. (See the point scale below)

2.       Once you have added together all of your grades and have a sum number, check below to see if that number meets the minimum eligibility requirements

Point Scale

A = 4 points

B = 3 points

C = 2 points

D = 1 point

F = no points

If you have 8 classes then you need a minimum of 16 points (like those students who attend Gardena H.S. do). If you have 7 classes you need a minimum of 14 points. If you have 6 classes then you need a minimum of 12 points.

Here is a Sample Report Card

Classes Grades Point Value
English 10A C 2
Intro to Art A 4
Geometry A B 3
Geometry Tutoring A D 2
US History A C 2
P.E. A 4
Biology A D 1
Computers F 0


Number of Classes = 8          
Total Grade Points Earned =  18          
Eligible to Play?  YES!  

{Student needed 16 points minimum to be eligible and he/she has 18 points}