The Indiana High School Athletic Association decided on Monday to allow homeschooled students to compete on public school sports teams starting in the 2013-14 school year.
The IHSAA board of directors unanimously approved the change, which requires homeschooled students to meet a handful of conditions in order to be eligible for sports. The students must be homeschooled for the previous three consecutive years, complete all statewide examinations from the Indiana department of education, have their families submit grades to the public school where they participate in sports to prove that they’re passing all classes, and be enrolled in the school for at least one class per day.
The Indiana General Assembly considered passing similar legislation in 2011, but never ended up doing so, according to the
A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.