NJSIAA & CGHS Eligibility


The following is the number of credits a student must pass in order to be eligible to participate in interscholastic athletics under the Bylaws of the NJSIAA:


Grades 10-12                                               Grades 9-12

30 credits (during prior year)                        15 credits (during 1st semester)


To be eligible for an athletic team, a student must have an acceptable academic record under the guidelines of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) and the Board of Education. All students should be familiar with the eligibility rules and regulations of the NJSIAA. These rules and regulations are available in the office of the Director of Athletics or the NJSIAA website. (www.njsiaa.org)


1 – To be eligible for athletic competition during the first semester (September 1 to January 31) of the 10th grade or higher or the second year of attendance in the secondary school, a pupil must have passed 25% of the credits (30) required by the State of New Jersey for graduation (120), during the immediately preceding academic year.

2 – To be eligible for athletic competition during the second semester (Feb. 1 to June 30), a pupil must have passed the equivalent of 12 1/2 % of the credits (15) required by New Jersey for graduation (120) at the close of the preceding semester (Jan. 31). Full-year courses shall be equated as one-half of the total credits to be gained for the full year to determine credits passed during the immediately preceding semester.

3 – It is expected that satisfactory grades will be maintained. If necessary a corrective course of action will be set by the teacher, coach, and athletic director.

4 – A student who becomes ineligible during the sports season will not be allowed to finish the season. A student who’s education is interrupted after his/her entrance into 9th grade  and who is not passing the required course as outlined in 1 and 2 above, upon being readmitted to Cedar Grove High School, is ineligible until the provision of 1 and 2 above are met.

5 – A student who is ineligible under section 1 above may become eligible for the remainder of the winter sport season if he/she meets the requirements of section 2 above and has participated in practices.

6 – A passing grade for a semester course can only be used once for eligibility purposes. A student who has a passing grade in a subject may not repeat that subject during a later  semester and use it for eligibility purposes.

7 – Any summer work for make-up purposes, completed and approved by the school before the sixth day in the semester starting in September, may be used for eligibility purposes.

8 – Entering 9th grade students must have passed a majority of the required 8th grade curriculum (including English and Mathematics) and be certified by the middle school as   having fulfilled the requirements of the 8th grade.