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 identifying varsity teams that attain specific grades and individual athletes.

Individual scholar-athletes must attain at least a 3.5 weighted grade point average for the participating semester.

First Semester – Deadline March 15 Second Semester – Deadline July 15
  • Golf, Women’s
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis, Women’s
  • Soccer, Men’s
  • Cross Country, Men’s and Women’s
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Indoor Track & Field, Men’s and Women’s
  • Swimming & Diving, Men’s and Women’s
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball, Men’s and Women’s
  • Golf, Men’s
  • Tennis, Men’s
  • Track & Field, Men’s and Women’s
  • Lacrosse, Men’s and Women’s
  • Soccer, Women’s
  • Baseball
  • Softball

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 squad member also gets 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 GPAs in the state in their respective sports are recognized at the NCHSAA Awards Banquet in June and will receive a plaque from the NCHSAA.

Scholar Athlete Form is now live on Dragonfly. To access it: Go to the Vault —> Fill out a form —> Fill out another form. If you have any issues or questions please email Nolan Gilliam (