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How does PHHS work with the NCAA?
All students who intend to participate in interscholastic athletics in a Division I or Division II postsecondary institution must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. The purpose of this registration is to determine whether or not the student is a “qualifier” and can practice, compete, and receive athletic scholarships as a freshman. Part of that determination is based on the student’s completion of a required number of core courses as approved by the NCAA. A specific list of courses that have been approved by the NCAA for Paradise Honors High School for the upcoming school year is available through the counseling office. Because the approved list of courses is updated every year, students must maintain contact with their school counselor to assure that courses selected during the registration process are still accepted by the NCAA for the subsequent school year. Students are also encouraged to see their counselors to receive more complete information on NCAA eligibility requirements, or go to their website -