-High School Students who leave one High School for a new school
-8th Grade Students matriculating to the 9th Grade are not generally considered transfer students
-Exception: Began practice in Fall Sports or competed with another high school prior to the beginning of school at the new school
-Student Transfer Form (STF) – digital form; completed online
-Previous Athletic Participation Form (PAPF) – download and print form
The TAPPS Transfer Rule has been developed to protect and not inhibit students who wish to participate in interscholastic competition. It is TAPPS desire to encourage fair play, prevent the inducement of students for athletic purposes, discourage the abuses of overenthusiastic promotion of school programs, and to protect the integrity of interscholastic athletic programs for both member schools and the TAPPS organization.
Any student who transfers to a TAPPS school from another school must complete and submit a Student Transfer Form (STF). This is a digital form that is completed online. If that student has participated in any sport in either sub-varsity or varsity in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades while at the previous school, a Previous Athletic Participation Form (PAPF) must be completed. This is a paper form which must be signed by both the previous school and the new school. The completed forms must be submitted to and approved by the TAPPS office prior to the student’s participation in any interscholastic contest.
The Rule is designed to prevent the effects of a student, or family, shopping for schools or being recruited for athletic purposes. It is also designed to protect students who have previously participated in interscholastic competition at any school from being replaced by students who transfer for athletic or other purposes.