Middle School Sports to Include Sixth Grade Students
Alexander County Sixth Graders will be allowed to participate in middle school sports
beginning in the 2017-2018 school year in all sports except football. The school board
approved the revision of the school board policy during the Tuesday night board meeting.
The policy previously limited play to only 7th and 8th grade students.
The revision is a result of the State Board of Education revising North Carolina’s Interscholastic Athletics Policy.
Alexander County Middle Schools will not be adding teams or scrimmage times but
allowing the 6th grade students to tryout in the same process as the 7th and 8th grade
students. Coaches will retain team selection authority.