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Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Student Acknowledgement of Rules





This form must be completed by the student and parent/guardian each year prior to participation in TAPPS activities at the member school. In accordance with the TAPPS Constitution and By-Laws, we attest that the above named student:

  • has not reached 19 years of age prior to September 1 of the current year.
  • has not graduated from high school.
  • did not enroll in the ninth grade more than four years ago.
  • did not enroll in the tenth grade more than three years ago.
  • did not participate with or against high school students more than four years ago.

If the student is not presently living with biological or adoptive parents,

  • If a US citizen, the student must be in compliance with the rules set forth in Section 80 of the TAPPS By-Laws and approved by TAPPS prior to varsity participation in Fine Arts or Athletics.
  • If not a US citizen, the student must be in compliance with the rules set forth in Section 102 of the TAPPS By-Laws and approved by TAPPS prior to varsity participation in Fine Arts or Athletics.

If transferring from a high school,

  • the student was withdrawn from the previous high school, enrolled in and attending the new school prior to the TRANSFER DEADLINES as posted on the TAPPS website.
  • The student is in compliance with the provisions presented in Section 104 of the TAPPS By-Laws
  • The student has not participated on a high school team, select, AAU, club, 7 on 7 team or similar organized activity coached or directed by a staff member, teacher or administrator at the new school in the past 12 months.

The above named student

  • is a full time day student at the member school as defined in the TAPPS Constitution and By-Laws
  • has not represented a college in any contest
  • is in compliance with the TAPPS awards rule as presented in the TAPPS By-Laws
  • is in compliance with all TAPPS eligibility requirements as presented in the TAPPS Constitution and By-Laws

The school has explained and we are/will be in compliance with the TAPPS governance pertaining to In Season, Off Season and Summer Participation.

The school has explained and we are/will be in compliance with TAPPS governance preventing unattached participation in TAPPS activities.

I understand and attest that the burden of proof pertaining to the eligibility of my child rests solely with the student and parents. In the event eligibility is subject to review, we will provide all information requested by TAPPS included but not limited to birth certificate, transcripts, financial information and all reasonable and pertinent information necessary to establish the student’s eligibility to compete.

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