Students must present a birth certificate issued by the State Bureau of Vital Statistics in the state in which he or she was born, or a state-certified copy of the birth certificate, as well as their Social Security number to their coach or to the Athletic Director. A photocopy of the original birth certificate is NOT acceptable. This needs to be done only once during the athlete's career at The Montgomery Academy, but it must be done at least 10 days prior to the first contest the athlete will participate in. The birth certificate may be turned in at the first of the school year, even if the student will not participate until the spring. If you are a transferring student, foreign exchange student or have any questions regarding your eligibility to play sports at the Academy, please contact Athletic Director Anthony McCall.
All students must have a current physical examination as well as permission, injury waiver and travel forms on file with the Athletic Director in order to compete in any sport sanctioned by the Alabama High School Athletic Association. This means that a student/athlete must have a new physical completed each calendar year. Physicals are available to all athletes through the school late each spring. Students are encouraged to take their physicals at this time even if they do not plan to participate until the winter or spring. Students may have their own physicians complete the physical forms. These physicals must be done on an AHSAA form available from the athletic coaches or the Athletic Director.
Students entering grades 10-12 must have passed during the previous school year at least six new full Carnegie units. A new Carnegie unit is a course that has not been previously passed. They must have a minimum composite numerical average of 70 in those six courses. Four core curriculum courses must be included in those passed and averaged. Any students who accumulate more than four core curriculum courses per year may earn less than the four core courses the next school year providing that the student remains on track for graduation with his/her class.
To be eligible for interscholastic athletics in the current year, students in grades 8-11 must be carrying at least six new courses at the school they represent. Seniors, who are on track for graduation and have earned more units than required, must be carrying a minimum of four units of work.
Students entering grades 8 or 9 must have passed, during the previous school year, at least five new subjects with a minimum composite numerical average of 70 in those five subjects. A new subject is one that has not been passed before. To be eligible for interscholastic athletics in the current year, student in grades 7 and 8 must be taking at least five new subjects.
All first-time students in grade 7 are eligible regardless of grades.
Transfer Eligibility Rules
Students transferring to The Montgomery Academy and entering grade 7 for the first time are eligible. This is regardless of where they transfer from or where they live. Receiving financial aid from the school would be the only factor that could rule them ineligible.
Students transferring to The Montgomery Academy and entering grades 8-12 will be ineligible for one calendar year unless they have made a bona fide move from outside our school district. Our district is the city limits of Montgomery, Ala. If a transferring student has made a bona fide move into our district, the student must meet the following criteria to be eligible: (1.) Must have met the course and grade requirements of the AHSAA, and (2.) must not be receiving financial aid from The Montgomery Academy. A student transferring from a nonmember school (Alabama Independent School Association) will be eligible at any grade level providing he/she lives within the city limits of Montgomery, Ala. and meets the above requirements.
All rules are subject to change at the discretion of the AHSAA.
If you have questions concerning the Academy's athletic programs, please contact Athletic Director Anthony McCall.