VHSL Activity Eligibility for Specialty Program Participants

Prince William County supports our students' desires to participate in Specialty Programs. High school students who apply for and are admitted to a Specialty Program as rising freshman (9th graders) or sophomores (10th graders), are eligible for a waiver for the Virginia High School League (VHSL) activities. To be considered for the waiver, students must apply through the Specialty Program Application by the February 1 deadline. 

Students who are in a Specialty Program, but fail to meet the requirements of the program, may be removed from the program. If the Specialty Program is outside of the student’s zoned attendance school, the student will be ineligible for 90 business days. 

Rising juniors (11th graders)  who apply for a Specialty Program, may request a special waiver. The waiver may be granted only if the student is able to complete the full specialty program, if the student receives approval of both the Supervisor of Athletics and the Supervisor of Advanced Academics and Specialty Program, and if they are a  first-time Specialty Program student.

The above statements on athletic eligibility apply to all transfer or site-based Specialty Programs. For more information, please review Regulation 640-2 

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Office and Staff

Karima Wesselhoft

Kelly Brown
Administrative Coordinator

Karen Fulton

Phone: 703-791-7400