Non-Public School Student Participation

In the spring of 2023, the state of Kansas passed legislation providing the opportunity for Non-Public School Students
to participate in KSHSAA sponsored activities at their respective local public school.

Non-public school students are only eligible in the district (USD) and attendance area where they reside.  
Those students in grades 7-12 who are primarily enrolled in non-public schools may be deemed eligible for participation at their local public school upon the completion, submission, and approval of the Eligibility Application per House Substitute for Senate Bill 113.  

Non-public school students seeking eligibility must complete all Kansas High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) 
and local public-school requirements including, but not limited to:

Completed Pre-Participation Physical exam prior to the first practice with such exam completed annually after May 1
   (KSHSAA Handbook Rule 7-1-(1-7) ).
• Concussion Education.
• Heat acclimatization (fall activities only).
• Parent/Guardian participation in parent/guardian team meeting.
• Submission of immunization records consistent with KSA 72-6262.
• Participation fees (if charged for all students by the public school).
• Other requirements as determined by the local public school Board of Education.
   (if required for all students – i.e., required enrollment in a class to participate) 

Read more information on Policy Adjustments in Accordance with House Substitute for Senate Bill 113 

Participation:
Any parent/guardian of a non-public school student seeking participation eligibility at a Shawnee Mission School District school
must establish an account and submit the necessary application material through the KSHSAA parent portal and to the Shawnee Mission School District.

STEPS TO FOLLOW FOR REGISTRATION / ENROLLMENT PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING:
Please note, school of participation is based on your physical address:

  • Student and Parent/Guardian need to apply to the KSHSAA through their parent portal.
  • KSHSAA will then verify address with the appropriate local school.
    To find your appropriate local Shawnee Mission School, student and parent should use the school finder tool:  https://www.smsd.org/about/boundary-maps
  • Student and Parent/Guardian will need to verify address with the local Shawnee Mission school. 
  • Wait for KSHSAA approval and then be prepared to contact the local Shawnee Mission school and then complete the next steps:
    • Complete enrollment/registration with the Shawnee Mission School District where a Skyward account will be established and a password provided.
    • Complete the Skyward online verification forms required by all students in the Shawnee Mission School District and the online athletic packet if participating in athletics.
    • Turn in the KSHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Examination form to the school and complete any other activity specific forms if needed
      (i.e. transportation form) 
    • Pay any required course and activity fee and receive a student school ID