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What are the interscholastic athletic eligibility rules for high school students who open enroll?

Answer: 

In most cases, a high school student who open enrolls is ineligible for varsity athletic competition during the student’s first 90 consecutive school days of enrollment in the receiving district. Some, but not all, exceptions to this general rule of ineligibility are as follows:

  1. The sending district does not offer the sport in question.
  2. The sending district was dissolved and merged with one or more other districts.
  3. The sending district whole-grade shares with another district for the student’s grade level.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 18, 2014 at 3:03pm.