High School

  • NCHSAA 2020-21 Sports Manual addressing specific health and safety guidelines/protocols implemented this year as a result of Covid-19


    High School Athletic Directors

    Dixon High - Brandon Ball

    Jacksonville High - Dave MillerBeau Williams

    Northside High - Kendrick Hall

    Richlands High - Mike Kelly

    Southwest High - Eric Kliewer

    Swansboro High - Kim Miller, Brett McFarland

    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

    • 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 fifteen (15) days (any absences from the previous semester verified to be excused/lawful by the student’s school by the last day of that semester will not be considered). 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 

    Students in grades 9-12 enrolled at the Onslow Virtual School who are interested in participating in Athletics at one of our 7 OCS high schools MUST complete this Miscrosoft FORM and provide proof of residence before being allowed to attend any practices, workouts, skill development or tryouts at any of our traditional high schools. OVS students must meet all NCHSAA and OCS athletic eligibility requirements, as well as complete & submit all necessary paperwork, in order to be eligible to participate in athletics.  Students can only participate in athletics at the high school in the assigned attendance area (OCS Board policy 4150) where the student and his/her parents reside. “Residence” as used for athletic eligibility purposes is defined as the equivalent of the term “domicile” as applied by the courts of North Carolina. (NCHSAA Handbook policy 1.2.10)


    NCHSAA amended 2020-21 sports calendar

    NCHSAA Eligibility Poster

    NCHSAA Eligibility Presentation1                                                                 NCHSAA Eligibility Presentation2

    NCHSAA Dead Periods & Skill Development Rules

    College Athletic Recruitment Resource 

    NCHSAA Rules for Home School participation

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