All Teaneck High School student-athletes must meet the academic requirement as set forth by the Teaneck Board of Education and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). This policy stipulates that student-athletes must meet the following criteria:
- Incoming Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- All Freshmen students participating in fall sports will not be required to meet any GPA standard. However, for the Winter and Spring Sports all Students must meet the 2.5 minimum Cumulative GPA requirement for participation.
- All Sophomore, Junior and Senior students must have earned at least 35 credits the previous year to be eligible to participate in fall and winter sports. To be eligible to participate in a Spring sport, students must earn at least 17.5 credits in the first two marking periods of the current year.
- Freshmen will not have to meet a credit requirement for Fall and Winter sports participation, however, they will have to earn at least 17.5 credits in the first two marking periods of the current year to be eligible to participate in a spring sport.
Any student who fails to meet either the GPA or the credit requirement will be ineligible to participate in the Teaneck High School athletic program even if they have been medically cleared.
The New Jersey Department of Education, in accordance with the Scholastic Student Athlete Safety Act, has implemented a revised Pre-participation Physical Evaluation Form (PPE) which is to be utilized by all schools beginning May 2014. THIS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE FORM FOR ATHLETIC MEDICAL CLEARANCE! The PPE form includes a History section, to be completed and signed by the parent/guardian; a supplemental history form for students with special needs (if applicable); and a physical examination section and clearance form to be completed by the examining home physician, schools physician, advanced practice nurse (APN) or physician assistant (PA). Please note that Teaneck High School requires your doctor to sign and stamp all physical forms.
In addition to the PPE forms, student-athletes and their parent/guardian are required to review and acknowledge the following documents:
Random Drug Testing for Banned Substances
Concussion Policy Acknowledgement Form
Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes Pamphlet
There will now be one form on which parents/guardians will acknowledge that they have reviewed in the above referenced documents. The informational material is to be retained by the student/parent/guardian.
Lastly, each student-athlete and their parent/guardian are required to complete and execute the Athletic Registration Card.
STUDENTS MUST BE BOTH MEDICALLY AND ACADEMICALLY CLEARED IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY ATHLETIC PROGRAM AT TEANECK HIGH SCHOOL.
Should you have any questions or concerns with respect to the foregoing information, please feel free to contact the Athletic Office (201-833-5412) or the Health Office (201-833-5420).