Students who are athletically talented or have an interest in athletics should take note that to be eligible to participate in athletics during their first year at a Division I or Division II College there are very specific prerequisites which must be met. Those requirements begin with the courses the students take in grades nine through twelve. Students will fall behind NCAA requirements from that point if the students neglect to register for appropriate courses. Briefly, students must enroll in and successfully complete as many as 16 NCAA Approved Core Courses. The NCAA will only recognize academic or college prep type classes. Applied, business or career classes are not recognized as Core Courses by the NCAA. Courses recognized by the NCAA as Approved Core Courses are designated in the Forest Area School District Course Selection Booklet by an asterisk (*). The NCAA also displays the specific List of Approved Core Courses (Form 48H) for your school on-line at the site below.