HILLSBOROUGH, NC 25 MAY 2016- For the 2017-18 school year, sixth grade families will have the option to participate in athletics at the middle school level. In August 2016, the NC State Board of Education decided to allow school systems the flexibility of providing athletics opportunities for 6th grade students.
Sixth grade students will be allowed to tryout for or participate in sports that are currently offered at the middle school level except for Football and Lacrosse. As with other grade levels, in order to be eligible to participate on middle school athletic teams, sixth graders must have the requisite medical examination and forms properly completed and returned to the school of their attendance.
For more details on middle school athletics, please contact your student’s middle school athletic director.