How many years is a student-athlete eligible to play?

Student-athletes have five (5) consecutive years of BCSS competition eligibility, starting on their entry date into grade eight (8).  A year is considered to be the twelve (12) month period between September of one school year and the September of the next school year. If a student-athlete chooses not to participate during one (1) or more years of the five (5) year period that time persiod will still count toward the five (5) years of eligibility.