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NCAA Eligibility

Athletic Eligibility

In order for any student to participate in interscholastic athletics, they must demonstrate academic eligibility.  Greater Johnstown High School follows the PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) standard that states students can fail no more than two (2) classes and be eligible to play in a sport.  Failing two (2) classes will result in a one (1) week suspension, or until the student raises his/her grade to a passing mark.

Additionally, a student who is not in school by 10:30am on the day of competition may not participate in that game.  Written documentation from a doctor on the same day may act as a possible exception.

Greater Johnstown High School promotes high academic standards as they relate to The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Academic Eligibility requirements.  In order to support a student’s eligibility, Greater Johnstown High School offers a variety of core courses both as required courses and as electives.  The following information provides the general NCAA eligibility guidelines.  For complete information refer to the NCAA Eligibility web site ( and review the current NCAA “Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete”.