Athletics & Eligibility

Athletics Paper Work and Physical
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  • Students must be promoted to the ninth grade to be eligible for sports in the fall. Students who are assigned to the ninth grade will not be eligible until the end of the first semester in December 2018.
  • All students must have a cumulative 2.0 grade point average to stay eligible for sports.
  • All athletes must have a physical examination by a physician, consent and release forms, and submit their original birth certificate before he/she can begin practicing with a team. Paperwork must be turned into the Athletic Office before any conditioning, practices, tryouts, etc can begin. Coaches are not able to accept paperwork on behalf of the Athletic Office.

N.C.A.A. — COLLEGE SPORTS 

In order to be eligible to practice and participate in intercollegiate athletic competition and receive an athletic scholarship the first year of attendance, a freshman student entering an NCAA Division I or II institution must successfully complete a course of study and must achieve a minimum grade point average in the core curriculum, as well as present a minimum score on the ACT or SAT. Questions concerning these NCAA academic requirements may be directed to the NCAA. More information is available on the NCAA website: www.ncaa.org

CORE COURSES

  • NCAA Division I and II requires 16 core courses.
  • A student must graduate from high school and achieve a minimum 2.3 grade point average in the core curriculum course work (on a 4.0 scale) for Division 1 and a 2.0 grade point average for Division 2
  • The core courses include: 4 years English, 3 years Math (Algebra or higher), 2 years Natural/Physical Science, 1 year additional English, Math, or Natural/Physical Science, 2 years Social Science, 4 years additional courses (can be listed previously, foreign language, or comparative philosophy).
  • Courses taken in PLATO as well as Liberal Arts Mathematics DO NOT COUNT toward the 16 core courses as determined by the NCAA. TEST SCORES
  • Division I uses a sliding scale to match test scores and core grade point averages. The sliding scale for those requirements can be viewed on the NCAA website.
  • Division II requires a minimum SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68.
  • The SAT score used for NCAA purposes includes only the critical reading and math sections. The writing section of the SAT is not used.
  • The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a sum of the following four sections: English, mathematics, reading, and science.
  • When you register for the SAT or ACT, use the NCAA Eligibility Center code of 9999 to ensure all SAT and ACT scores are reported directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center from the testing agency. Test scores that appear on transcripts will not be used. 


SEMINOLE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS EDUCATIONAL EQUITY—NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

The Educational Equity Administrator for Seminole County Public Schools has the responsibility of assuring compliance with the educational equity requirements by providing technical expertise, monitoring activities or programs related to compliance, and responding to equity complaints. One of the responsibilities is to administer the Educational Equity Complaint/Grievance Procedures as adopted by the School Board. It is the policy of the School Board of Seminole County, Florida, that no employee, student, or applicant shall - on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, age, religion, or any other basis prohibited by law - be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination and harassment under any educational programs, activities, or in any employment conditions, policies, or practices conducted by the District. Additionally, the School board of Seminole County provides equal access to public school facilities for the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups as required by 34 C.F.R. 108.9. Every employee, student, or applicant for employment at Seminole County Public Schools has a solemn right to be treated fairly, equally, equitably, and with dignity. If for any reason you - the employee, student, or applicant for employment - find that you have been victimized by acts of discrimination and or harassment, whether intentional or unintentional, you are strongly encouraged to file an Educational Equity Complaint or Grievance with the Educational Equity Administrator, or any county or school-level administrator. All such complaints must be immediately forwarded to the Educational Equity Administrator for dissemination, action, and resolution. Forward to: SCPS Educational Equity Administrator, Seminole County Public Schools, Educational Support Center, 400 E. Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773-7127. (407) 320-00198.