NCAA Eligibility

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.

Hot off the press—- Information for Student Athletes


NACAC “Get in the Game” Brochure for Athletes

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

Information Sessions for parents of 9-11th grade to be held at Course Selection Night!

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.


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.


NCAA Updates


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.

For more resources regarding these changes, visit or the Division I Academic Requirements Guide.