Home School Rules
From the NCHSAA Handbook Rule 1.25 (d)
Homeschool students: (1) Must have been enrolled in a registered home school for 365 days prior to being eligible in a member school. (2) Once deemed eligible at a member school, the student must maintain continuous dual enrollment. Unenrollment would render the student ineligible for 365 days. (3) Must participate in a class schedule that is at least one-half of the school's instructional day. At least one class must be on campus each semester or meet PSU requirements.
Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, high school students (only) who are home-schooled may play sports at the assigned school that serves the area in which their parent(s), legal guardian, or legal custodian resides. See below for a summary of certain guidelines that apply:
- The home school student must be enrolled in the registered home school program for at least 365 days prior to the season they wish to play.
- The home school student must have an NC Department of Non-Public Education registered home school number.
- The home-school student must be enrolled in their CCS-assigned school and participate in a class schedule that is at least one-half of the school’s instructional day (2 courses) each semester.
The home-school student will follow all CCS enrollment procedures like all other students (i.e. complete the enrollment packet, proof of address, immunizations, etc.). At least one course must be taken on campus each semester, while the other course may be taken in an alternative method (i.e. NCVPS, Teleconferencing, FTCC).
- The home school student must still meet CCS local requirements. Student-athletes must maintain a 2.0 GPA/70 average the previous semester and pass the 2 courses taken via CCS. Student-athletes must also meet attendance and local promotion requirements.
- The home school student must declare their intent to play a sport to the principal 10 days prior to the first day of season practice.
- Once deemed eligible at their assigned school, the student must maintain continuous dual enrollment. Unenrollment would render the student ineligible for 365 days.