To be eligible to participate in athletics, the athlete must meet rules of eligibility set by The North Carolina High School Athletic Association, Inc. including, but not limited to the following:
- be a properly enrolled student at the time of participation
- be enrolled no later than the 15th day of the present semester
- be in regular attendance
- have been in attendance for at least 85% of the previous semester at an approved school
- not exceeded eight consecutive semesters of attendance or have participated more than four seasons in any sport since first entering grade 9
- must be under 19 years of age as of August 31, 2016
- live with parents (reference pp. 141, 142 of NC High School Athletic Association 2001-2002 handbook for further clarification)
- live in the school attendance district
- have received a medical examination by a duly licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant within the previous 365 days
- have passed three (3) out of four (4) courses the previous semester
- having been promoted from 8th grade to 9th grade for the fall semester determines eligibility for athletics the first semester of the 9th grade.
NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse
The purpose of the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse is to determine the athletic eligibility of present high school seniors who wish to enroll as college freshman for the next school year at NCAA Division I and II institutions. The Clearinghouse determines freshman athletics eligibility using three components: core courses (specific academic courses), Core course GPA, and SAT or ACT score. You must register and be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse if you intend to participate in college athletics. YOU SHOULD REGISTER WITH THE CLEARINGHOUSE AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR. NCAA Clearinghouse registration materials are available in Counseling Services.