High School Athletic Eligibility
High School Athletic Eligibility
The Ohio High School Athletic Association Handbook outlines the following requirements for interscholastic participation: "In order to be eligible in grades 9-12, a student must be currently enrolled and must have been enrolled in school the immediately preceding grading period. During the preceding grading period, the student must have received passing grades in a minimum of five one-credit courses or the equivalent, which count toward graduation, and all grades, when combined equal a total GPA of at least 1.5 on a 4.0 scale.
The eligibility or ineligibility of a student continues until the start of the fifth school day of the next grading period, at which time grades from the immediately preceding grading period become effective."
Additionally, Anthony Wayne's policy states that Educational Options, including summer school may not be used to obtain eligibility.
Ohio High School Athletic Association - This website provides further information on participation in interscholastic athletics.
College Athletic Eligibility
The following information may be helpful to students who are planning to participate in athletics at the college level.
Students planning to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics in the fall of 2007 or after must have both their academic and amateurism status certified by the clearning house before competition: NCAA Division 2 Home Page - This page is updated and supported by the sports information directors of many of the schools who work for the NCAA Division II schools. It includes links to information about the 25 sports who have championships at the Division II level.
NCAA Academic-Eligibility Center
This website contains valuable information on the academic requirements for prospective college athletes. Click on "General Information" to review the new eligibility rules and general information about the website and services offered.
To view a list of approved core courses click on "List of Approved Core Courses (formerly 48H), search by your high school code or high school name to view a list of courses that meet the NCAA criteria for core courses. Anthony Wayne's High School Code is 365525.
The eligibility center website also contains information regarding the NCAA amateurism rules. Amateurism certification will be required for all student-athletes enrolling in Division I or II college on or after August 1, 2007. Registration began in the spring of 2006. In Division III, certification of amateurism status is completed by each college, not the clearinghouse. When registering with the clearinghouse, student-athletes will be asked a series of questions that will be reviewed to determine amateur status.
The NAIA has 25 conferences in 14 regions across the US and Canada. With almost 300 colleges and universities, NAIA schools offer four-year college and universities with smaller campus communities and few athletic recruiting restrictions. Student-athletes wishing to participate in intercollegiate athletics at an NAIA school must meet the requirements for each institution.
This website contains information on junior colleges and their athletic programs. The NJCAA is divided into three divisions just like the NCAA. The schools who are members of this organization are two-year community and junior colleges. Student-athletes can get started with their college experience at a junior college and then transfer to a four-year college or university. Student-athletes wishing to participate in intercollegiate athletics at a NJCAA school must meet the requirement for each institution.