• XII. ATHLETIC AND CO-CURRICULAR ELIGIBILITY

    A. Athletics

    1. High School

    a. All interscholastic athletic activities are governed by the bylaws of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). The following are the minimum eligibility requirements as stipulated by the NJSIAA by-laws.



     

    GRADE 9

     

    GRADE 10

     

    GRADE 11

     

    GRADE 12

     

    September 1 [or beginning of 1st semester]


     

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    30 credits of

    9th grade courses

     

    30 credits of

    10th grade courses

     

    30 credits of 11th grade courses

     

    January 31 [or beginning of 2nd semester]

     

    15 credits of first semester in 9th grade

     

    15 credits of first semester in 10th grade

     

    15 credits of first semester in 11th grade

     

    15 credits of first semester in 12th grade

    b. Students participating in fall or winter activities must meet the September 1 requirements. Students participating in spring activities must meet the January 31 requirements.

    2. College

    For student athletes entering collegiate institutions in Division I and II, after August 1, 1996, Bylaw 14.3 [”Prop 48"] requires that student athletes meet the following requirements:

    a. Division I Requirements

    (1) Graduate from high school;

    (2) Successfully complete a core curriculum of at least 16 academic courses: This core curriculum includes at least four years of English; three of Math (Algebra I or higher); two courses in Social Science; two courses in natural or physical Science; four additional academic courses which may be taken from the already-mentioned categories, as well as World Language and Philosophy.

    (3) have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (2.3 for the class of 2015 and beyond) based on a 4.0 scale and a score of 1010 (SAT January 2016 and before) or 1090 (SAT March 2016 and after) verbal and math only or a composite score of 86 on the ACT.

    b. Division II Requirements

    (1) Graduate from high school;

    (2) Have a GPA of 2.0 (based on a maximum of 4.0) in a successfully completed core curriculum of at least 13 academic courses. This core curriculum includes three years of English; two of Math; two of Social Science; two in natural or physical Science (including at least one laboratory course); two additional courses in English, Math, natural or physical Sciences; and two additional academic courses which may be taken from the already-mentioned categories, as well as World Language, and Philosophy.

    (3) Have a combined score of 820 (SAT January 2016 and before) or 900 (SAT March 2016 and after) verbal and math sections or a 68 composite score on the ACT.

    c. NCAA Clearinghouse

    (1) If a student-athlete is planning to enroll in college as a freshman and wishes to participate in Division I or Division II athletics, a senior must be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse was established as a separate organization by the NCAA member institutions in January 1993. The Clearinghouse ensures consistent interpretation of NCAA initial-eligibility requirements for all prospective student-athletes at all member institutions.

    (2) Student-athletes who want to start the Clearinghouse process should complete the necessary forms as early as their junior year. These forms are available in the Guidance Center.

    (3) You can go to www.ncaa.org for approved courses. For East High School use the 6-digit login code 310-223; for West High School , use 311-377.

    (4) All courses listed in this book fulfill state requirements. This is not true for NCAA requirements. Go to www.ncaa.org for more information. You may also see your coach, school guidance counselor, or the athletic director if you have a question.