In order to be eligible to participate in athletics a charter school student must submit the following documentation prior to the first day of participation in the sport they want to participate as well as meet the listed eligibility criteria.
- live within the University High School attendance zone – must provide proof of residence
- must have a 2.0 unweighted cumulative GPA or higher – must provide cumulative transcript
- must have a completed and up-to-date athletic physical packet on file with the athletic trainer – Click here for the Online Athletic Physical Clearance Instructions
- must not have exceeded the age of 19 years old prior to September 1st – must provide birth certificate
- must not have exceeded 4 years of eligibility after they 1st entered the 9th grade – determined from transcript
- must have signed and notarized a completed GA4 form – Click here for the GA04 Affidavit of Compliance with the Policies on Athletic Recruiting & Non-Traditional Student Participation
From the FHSAA handbook
188.8.131.52 Charter School Student. A student who attends a charter school that does not sponsor an interscholastic athletic program in one or more sports may participate in the sport or sports not sponsored by the charter school at one of the following schools: (§ 1006.15(3)(d), F.S.)
(a) The student’s home zoned public school; or
(b) The public school the student could choose to attend according to the controlled open enrollment provisions pursuant to § 1002.33, F.S.
(c) Another charter/lab school that will accept the student for participation
184.108.40.206.1 Charter School Student Requirements. To participate in interscholastic athletics, a charter school student must: (§ 1006.15(3)(d)1-7, F.S.)
(a) meet the requirements of the charter school education program as determined by the charter school governing board; and
(b) meet the minimum grade point average standards that are required of all students; and
(c) meet the same residency requirements as other students in the school at which he/she participates; and
(d) meet the same standards of acceptance, behavior and performance that are required of other students in interscholastic athletics; and
(e) register with the school his/her intent to participate in interscholastic athletics as a representative of the school before participation; and
(f) meet all other FHSAA eligibility requirements; and
(g) must be registered with the FHSAA Office each year using a form provided by the Association.
16.6 Non-Traditional Student Participation at Member Schools
220.127.116.11 Charter School Students. The student must attend a charter school that does not sponsor an interscholastic athletic program in a sport in which the student desires to participate.
16.6.2 Requirements for Participation. A Non-Traditional student is eligible to participate provided:
(a) the student meets the same residency requirements as other students in the school at which he/ she participates or as pursuant to § 1002.31, F.S.; and
(b) the student meets the same standards of acceptance, behavior and performance as required of other students in extracurricular activities; and
(c) the student registers with the school his/her intent to participate in interscholastic athletic competition as a representative of the school before participation (note, for the purposes of registering intent ONLY, the beginning of the sport season shall be the first day the student participates in the sport); and
(d) the student complies with all FHSAA regulations, including eligibility requirements regarding age and limits of eligibility, and local school regulations during the time of participation; and
(e) the student must not have been recruited to participate for the member school for athletic reasons by any individual or agency, whether or not associated with the school’s athletic interest, or selected or placed in the school on any basis related to his/her athletic interests or abilities, and as outlined in Policy 36. The student must complete and submit a GA4 Form with the school before the student added to a roster and allowed to participate in an interscholastic contest; and
(f) the student provides proof of basic medical insurance coverage and both independently secured catastrophic insurance coverage and liability insurance coverage which names the FHSAA as an insured party in the event the school’s insurance provider does not extend coverage to such students; and
(g) the student provides his/her own transportation to and from the school; and
(h) the student provides to school authorities all required forms and provisions.
16.7 Registration of Non-Traditional Students
16.7.1 Non-Traditional Student Defined. Non-traditional Students are students that are not enrolled in and physical attend the school at which they participate, including, but not limited to; Home Education Students as per Bylaw 18.104.22.168, Charter School Students as per Bylaw 22.214.171.124, Special School Students as per Bylaw 126.96.36.199, Non-Member Private School Students as per Bylaw 188.8.131.52 and Florida Virtual School-Full Time Public Program Students (FLVS-FT) as per Bylaw 184.108.40.206.
6.7.2 Student Registration Process. The student must register with the school by completing and submitting the EL2, EL3, GA4, EL7 (if applicable, including the EL7V), EL12 (if applicable, including the EL12V) and EL14 (if applicable).
220.127.116.11 Returning Non-Traditional Students. A student who has previously registered intent for a sport or sports by submitting a GA4 and an EL7 (if applicable) or EL12 (if applicable) and an EL14 (if applicable) to participate for a member school and is going to continue to participate for that school in the sport or sports in which he/she originally registered intent need only submit the EL2 and EL3 forms, as well as an official transcript or grade report, whichever is applicable, for subsequent school years.