Scholar-Athlete Program

The NCHSAA Scholar-Athlete program is one of the Association's most popular voluntary programs and recognizes excellence in the classroom and the playing court or field. The program includes recognizing varsity teams that attain certain grades and individual athletes.

Individual Scholar-Athletes attain at least a 3.5 weighted grade point average for the semester in which they competed. For the 2020-2021 School Year, the awards are based on the following sports:

First Semester - Deadline March 30 Second Semester - Deadline June 30
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country, Men's and Women's
  • Swimming & Diving, Men's and Women's
  • Basketball, Men's and Women's
  • Soccer, Men's
  • Lacrosse, Men's and Women's
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer, Women's
  • Football
  • Golf, Men's and Women's
  • Tennis, Men's and Women's
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Track & Field, Men's and Women's
  • Wrestling

A varsity team earns Scholar-Athlete recognition by attaining a 3.1 (unweighted) aggregate GPA for that designated semester in the team division. The school receives a certificate honoring the accomplishment, and each member of the squad also receives a certificate. The school submits the nomination form verifying the grade point average on behalf of the athlete or team.

The teams with the top GPA's in the state in their respective sports are recognized at the NCHSAA Annual Meeting in May and will receive a plaque from the NCHSAA.


Scholar-Athlete Online Award Application

First Semester Deadline: March 30, 2021
Second Semester Deadline: June 30, 2021

Scholar-Athlete Essay Contest Information

Will open soonSpring 2021 Contest Deadline: April 30, 2021

School administrators can find home Campus instructions on entering the information on the Home Campus Instruction page.