NCAA: High School Courses Don't Count for Eligibility

April 24, 2014

Students at two dozen high schools that use the company K12 Inc. to provide their curriculum will no longer be allowed to count their coursework toward initial-eligibility certification, the National Collegiate Athletic Association said. The schools’ nontraditional courses did not comply with NCAA requirements for athletic eligibility, AthleticsScholarships.net reported. For students who complete coursework between spring 2013 and spring 2014, eligibility will be “subject to further review on a case-by-case basis, which will require additional academic documentation,” the NCAA said. Same goes for an additional number of K12-affiliated schools that are under “extended evaluation.”

K12’s senior vice president of corporate communications, Jeff Kwitowski, said that the NCAA has “vague standards and [an] unclear review process” that leaves schools to “guess” what counts toward eligibility.

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