INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Student-athletes attending Charis Prep school in North Carolina could face a tougher path to NCAA eligibility after the organization did not approve the school's academic credentials Monday.
The decision not to clear the school in Wilson, N.C., means the NCAA will not use the school's core courses, grades or graduation records to determine freshman eligibility although students enrolled this year can still ask the NCAA's eligibility center for individual reviews.
Charis Prep has appealed the decision and a ruling is expected in the next several months.
In the spring, the collegiate governing body began looking into the school's curriculum, class schedules, teacher schedules and enrollment figures. Members of the High School Review Committee also conducted an in-person visit. The committee cited concerns over a lack of quality control or organized curriculum structure.
School officials were given a second chance to respond, but the NCAA said the school did not provide adequate information to address the concerns over academics.