• All 8 of Onslow County middle schools compete in the Onslow County Middle School Conference.

    Middle School athletic eligibility requirements:

    • student must be legally enrolled at the school
    • student must reside with parent or legal custodian in that school's attendance zone or be assigned to the school by the Board of Education
    • student must be in the 7th or 8th grade (6th graders are not eligible to participate in athletics)
    • student must meet local and state standards for promotion from the previous grade
    • student must have passed a minimum of 4 classes (at least 3 of those must be core courses [Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts] plus 1 Encore class) from the previous semester
    • student must have been in attendance for 85% of the school days from the previous semester
    • student can only participate in middle school athletics 4 semesters after first entering the 7th grade
    • student cannot turn 15 years of age on or before August 31 of the current academic year
    • student must receive a medical examination each academic year from a duly licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant
    • student and his/her parent must sign the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness form prior to participating in any tryout, practice or contest (a 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

    NOTE: An athlete becomes eligible or ineligible on the first day of the new semester.


    Beginning with the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year there will be a new athletic attendance policy in effect. 

    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.