During the August 8, 2016 meeting of the Rockingham County
School Board, Dr. Shotwell presented to the Board the state's approval for 6th
grade athletic eligibility. Effective immediately, 6th grade students will be
eligible to try out and participate in all sports, except FOOTBALL.
The following participation criteria has been established:
1. Effective 2016 - 2017 school year, only first semester
6th and 7th grade students are automatically eligible for participation, if
this is their initial year in the 6th or 7th grade. Please note that after first semester, all
academic, age, and attendance eligibility criteria will need to be met moving
2. The RCS attendance
requirement after the completion of the first semester is 85% of 84 semester
days, which equals a maximum of 12.5 days absent, due to RCS being on a reduced
3. Rising 6th grade
students will have 6 consecutive semesters of eligibility in middle school
athletics upon initial entry into the 6th grade, effective this year, upon
meeting age, attendance, and academic criteria.
requirements prior to participation per policy has been extended to 395 days
for physical exams.
Rockingham County Schools
511 Harrington Highway | Eden, NC 27288
Phone: (336) 627.2600
RCS Vision: Rockingham County Schools will empower each child to be a life-long learner, equipped to contribute in a changing, complex society. RCS Mission: Through effective relationships with family and community partners, Rockingham County Schools will provide a safe, dynamic, nurturing, and innovative learning environment in which each child has the opportunity to reach his/her highest potential.
In compliance with Federal Law, Rockingham County Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age or disability. The following persons have been designated to handle inquires regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Holly Williamson, 504 Coordinator or Dr. Cindy Corcorcan, Title IX Coordinator 336.627.2600.