NCAA academic reform was approved in February, 2012.
Will affect class of 2016 and beyond!!
Academic core course requirements have INCREASED. Class of 2016 and beyond, D1 students must have a minimum 2.3 core g.p.a (increased from 2.0) along with the appropriate SAT/ACT score. The NEW sliding scale for the SAT/ACT has been approved and call for a 180 point increase in the SAT, and a 14-17 point increase in the ACT from the previous standards (these number DO NOT include the written portion of the tests) for full academic eligibility as a freshman.
In addition, 10 of the 16 core classes MUST be completed by the end of the junior year of high school, regardless of what the students core g.p.a is. Those 10 classes are then “locked in” when calculating the student’s final core course g.p.a. A repeat of one of the “locked in” courses will NOT be used if taken after the seventh semester begins. In addition, 7 of those 10 classes MUST BE math, science, or English.
If a student-athlete graduates with a 2.0-2.29 CORE g.p.a with the appropriate sliding scale SAT/ACT score, they can still receive a scholarship, participate in practice, but CAN NOT participate in game action their freshman year of college. They will be considered Academic Red Shirts.
It is a great time to share these sites with guidance counselors, (8) eighth grade students and parents!!!!
Trish Highland, CAA
Lake County Schools
District Athletic Director
201 W. Burleigh Blvd.
Tavares, FL 32778