• Eligibility

    All first-time 7th and 9th grade students are granted eligibility for sports participation during the first semester. All other student-athletes will need to meet both North Carolina High School Athletic Association and Wake County Public School System eligibility requirements. You can find these requirements on the Eligibility at-a-glance page.

    Eligibility at-a-Glance

    Middle School

    High School

    Age Requirements

    Cannot participate if he turns 15 before August 31, 2015.

    Cannot participate if he turns 19 before August 31, 2015.

    Attendance Requirements

    • Must be present the entire day in order to participate in activities or practices.
    • Must not have more than 14 total absences in the prior semester.
    • Must be present the entire day in order to participate in activities or practices.
    • Must not have more than 14 total absences in the prior semester.

    Academic Requirements

    • Must meet promotional requirements.
    • Must earn a passing grade (D or better) in7 of 8 courses. Passing grades must be attained in Language Arts and Mathematics, and at least half of all remaining courses must be passed.

     

    • Must meet promotional requirements.
    • Must earn passing grades in 6 subjects during each semester in order to be eligible for participation the succeeding semester.
    • Cumulative overall grade point average of 1.5 or above.

    Enrollment Requirements

    • Must be enrolled no later than the 15th day of the present semester and in regular attendance.
    • Must be enrolled no later than the 15th day of the present semester and in regular attendance.

    Medical Examinations Requirements

    • Must receive a medical examination once every 365 days by a licensed medical physician or physician’s assistant or family practitioner in the United States.
    • Must read the Concussion Information Sheet, initial, and sign the Student-Athlete & Parent/Legal Custodian Concussion Statement once every 365 days. (Parent/Guardian and Athlete)

     

    • Must receive a medical examination once every 365 days by a licensed medical physician or physician’s assistant or family practitioner in the United States.
    • Must read the Concussion Information Sheet, initial, and sign the Student-Athlete & Parent/Legal Custodian Concussion Statement once every 365 days. (Parent/Guardian and Athlete)

    Insurance Requirements

    • Must purchase school insurance or provide proof of insurance coverage.
    • Must purchase school insurance or provide proof of insurance coverage.

    Participation Requirements

    • Must have completed and signed Middle School Athletic Participation Form prior to the first tryout/practice date.
    • Cannot participate (practice or play) in ineligible.
    • May not participate (practice or play) for the day or days of a suspension.
    • Must practice a total of 6 days before playing in a game.
    • Must practice a total of 9 days before playing a football game.
    • If school is not in session, there will be no games or practices. There are no Saturday, holiday, or vacation day activities.

     

    • May not play, sit on the bench, or practice if ineligible.
    • Must have completed and signed High School Athletic Participation Form prior to the first tryout/practice date.
    • Cannot participate (practice or play) in ineligible.
    • May not participate (practice or play) for the day or days of a suspension.
    • Must practice a total of 6 days before playing in a game.
    • Must practice a total of 9 days before playing a football game.