Good Cause Policy

Eligibility Rules

As set forth in F.S. 1006.15(9):

A. A student who transfers to a school during the school year may seek to immediately join an existing team if the roster for the specific interscholastic or intrascholastic extra-curricular activity has not reached the identified maximum size and if the coach for the activity determines that the student has the requisite skill and ability to participate. The FHSAA and District may not declare such a student ineligible because the student did not have the opportunity to comply with qualifying requirements.
B. However, a student may not participate in a sport if the student participated in that same sport at another school during that school year, unless the student meets one (1) of the following criteria:
1. Dependent children of active duty military personnel whose move resulted from military orders.
2. Children who have been relocated due to a foster care placement in a different school zone.
3. Children who move due to a court-ordered change in custody due to separation or divorce, or the serious illness or death of a custodial parent.
4. Authorized for good cause in District policy.


Good cause shall be found in cases where:

A. The student was assigned a new school by the Superintendent for reasons unrelated to athletics.
B. The student was on a waiting list for admission into a school for controlled open enrollment or for entry into a magnet or CTE program and was granted admission from the waiting list.
C. The student has moved to a new residence with the parent with whom s/he has been living previously that is in a different attendance zone.
D. The student moved to a new residence following the marriage of the student.
E. The student would suffer an undue hardship if declared ineligible to participate.