Student Eligibility

Upon entry into the 7th grade, a student is eligible for interscholastic athletic competition.

A student shall be eligible for interscholastic athletic competition in grades 9, 10, 11, 12 until his/her nineteenth birthday. If the age of nineteen years is reached on or after July 1, the student may continue to participate during that school year in all sports.

A student is eligible for senior high school athletic competition in a sport during each of four consecutive years commencing with the student’s entry into the ninth grade and prior to graduation.

According to the Commissioner’s Regulations, a student shall be eligible for interschool competition in a particular sport during a semester providing that he/she:

  • is a bona fide student
  • is enrolled during the first fifteen days of the semester
  • is registered in the equivalent of three regular courses
  • is meeting the physical education requirement
  • has been in regular attendance 80 percent of the school time