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High School Athletic Directors

Dixon High - Brandon Ball

Jacksonville High - Dave Miller, Beau Williams

Northside High - Bob Eason

Richlands High - Mike Kelly

Southwest High - Eric Kliewer

Swansboro High - Kim Miller, Ed Walsh

White Oak High - Chris Grimes



High School athletic eligibility requirements:

  • student must reside with parent or legal custodian within that school's attendance zone or be assigned to the school by the Board of Education

  • student must be legally enrolled as a full time student (enrolled in at least 3 courses) in the school (by the 15th day of the current semester) and be in regular attendance
  • student must have passed a minimum course load from the previous semester (at least 3 courses on block schedule) - student also MUST be enrolled in at least 3 courses during first semester to be eligible during the second semester

  • student must have been in attendance for 85% of the school days from the Spring 2017 semester for 1st semester athletic eligibility for the 2017-18 school year.  When determining athletic eligibility for the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year and all subsequent semesters, any absences from the previous semester verified to be excused/lawful by the student’s school will not be considered. Students will forfeit athletic eligibility when unlawful/unexcused absences, out-of-school suspensions, or any combination of unlawful/unexcused absences and out of-school suspensions during the previous semester exceed ten (10) days. No process will exist to request a waiver of unexcused/unlawful absences or out-of-school suspensions.
  • students not academically eligible at the beginning of the semester are not eligible at any time during the semester.  (1) Exception: a student who receives an incomplete which causes him or her to fail to meet minimum scholastic requirements or is awaiting a final grade due to any state-mandated testing is ineligible until the course is satisfactorily completed and final grade posted, then eligibility can be restored immediately. NOTE: credit-recovery programs CANNOT be used to regain athletic eligibility during the semester the credit-recovery is completed 

  • student must receive a medical examination each academic year from a duly licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant

  • student cannot turn 19 years of age on or before August 31 of current academic year
  • student cannot participate in athletics after completing 8 semesters of high school

  • student cannot have participated in more than 4 seasons of any particular sport after initial entry into 9th grade
  • student cannot participate after graduating from high school

  • student and his/her parent must sign Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness form prior to participating in any tryout, practice or contest (new form must be signed each academic year)
  • student cannot have been convicted of a felony, or any criminal offense that would have been a felony if committed by an adult 


NCHSAA Eligibility Poster

NCHSAA Eligibility Presentation

NCHSAA Dead Periods & Skill Development Rules

College Athletic Recruitment Resource 



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