If you or your students are thinking about playing a sport at the college level, look into the NCAA eligibility requirements now. This is great information for 8th grade families as they prepare for the future. Know your options and be prepared. There is a full video with information, here.
You can also visit the NCAA Eligibility Website here.
This guide answers important questions for high school students who hope to compete in college sports at an NCAA Division I or II school and parents, guardians and family members of high school students.
From registering with eligibility centers to signing a letter of intent, the college application process is different for student-athletes. This brochure breaks the process down into 10 steps to help identify a college where students can pursue both athletic and academic interests.
Click on the link for great tips for student athletes and their families: GetintheGame
Course Selection Night Information Sessions to be Offered
On February 18th, PMHS will be holding Course Selection Night for 8th-11th grade students, parents, and guardians to promote the wide array of classes available. We hope that this helps students choose the best possible course schedule for the 2016-2017 school year.
The counselors have planned short information sessions on topics that we frequently get questions about from parents and guardians.
All sessions will be held in the HS Library. Please consider joining us for one or more talk.
SCHEDULE OF SESSIONS
7:00 pm Opportunities at the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center
7:20 pm Ready, Set, Go! NCAA – What you need to know about the NCAA and play a sport in college
7:40 pm Dual Enrollment – Earn College Credits While in HS!
8:00 pm College Entrance Testing 101– SAT/ACT/PSAT updates and tips
Additionally, a representative from the Open Campus program will be available to answer questions about courses being offered next year.
The requirements are changing for students who enroll full time at an NCAA Division I school after August 1, 2016.
Students must graduate high school and meet ALL the following requirements:
Complete 16 core courses:
Four years of English
Three years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)
Two years of natural/physical science (including one year of lab science if your high school offers it)
One additional year of English, math or natural/physical science
Two years of social science
Four additional years of English, math, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, comparative religion or philosophy
Complete 10 core courses, including seven in English, math or natural/physical science, before the seventh semester. Once students begin their seventh semester, they may not repeat or replace any of those 10 courses to improve their core-course GPA.
Earn at least a 2.3 GPA in their core courses.
Earn an SAT combined score or ACT sum score matching their core-course GPA on the Division I sliding scale, which balances their test score and core-course GPA. If students have a low test score, they need a higher core-course GPA to be eligible. If they have a low core-course GPA, they need a higher test score to be eligible. If they have a low core-course GPA, they need a higher test score to be eligible.