Eligibility Requirements

  • * Contact the school’s athletic administrator to clarify questions concerning eligibility

     

    Middle School (7th & 8th Grades)

    • Students must pass all 5 academic subjects the semester preceding participation.
    • A player must not reach his/her 15th birthday prior to May 1st preceding their 8th grade year. A player must not reach his/her 14th birthday prior to May 1st preceding their 7th grade year.
    • An eligible student can participate in each sport, once in the 7th grade and once in the 8th grade.
    • Students must adhere to all rules and regulations outlined in the Athletic/Extracurricular Code of Conduct and/or specific written guidelines developed by the coach and/or school administration.
    • 8th graders will be eligible to participate in sub-varsity sports at the high school level if that sport is not available at the middle school level. They must meet middle school eligibility requirements.
    • The Fayette County Middle School Athletic League governs middle school athletics.

     

    High School (9-12th Grades)

    • All first year, first semester 9th grade students are academically eligible.
    • Students must have passed courses carrying at least 2.5 Carnegie Units the previous semester.
    • A student must not have reached his/her 19th birthday prior to May 1 preceding the school year.
    • Students must be “on track” for graduation:
      • Second-year students must have accumulated at least 5 Carnegie units
      • Third-year students must have accumulated at least 11 Carnegie units
      • Fourth-year students must have accumulated at least 17 Carnegie units
    • A student has eight consecutive semesters or four consecutive years of eligibility from the date of entry into the ninth grade to be eligible for interscholastic competition.
    • Students must adhere to all rules and regulations outlined in the Athletic/Extracurricular Code of Conduct and/or specific written guidelines developed by the coach and/or school administration.
    • The Georgia High School Association governs high school athletics.

     

     

    Retention for Athletic Purposes

    A student will not be retained in any grade for athletic purposes.

    No person in the Fayette County School System shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any education program or activity receiving financial assistance.

    Participation in school athletic and extracurricular activities is a privilege and not a property right. All students, parents/guardians, coaches, and sponsors understand that the top priority is academic achievement. The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to establish high expectations regarding behavior and minimum/consistent consequences when violations occur. However, coaches/sponsors may establish consequences that are more stringent than the stated code. Team/organization rules must be in writing and approved by the administration of each school.

     

    Forms for Download

    Please visit https://www.fcboe.org/Page/2205 to download GHSA Physical forms.