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NCAA Denied Courses

The following Staples courses do not currently qualify as NCAA core courses and therefore cannot be used for NCAA initial-eligibility certification. For additional information including the list of approved courses, visit the NCAA Eligibility Center web site.



Advanced Journalism

Critical Analysis of Film and Literature

Food in Literature

Graphic Narratives and Visual Literacies



Applied Math 1 & Applied Math 2

Algebra 1C, 2C, 3C

Geometry C


Personal Financial Management & Financial Decision Making



3-D Design and Engineering

Animal Behavior

Applied Algorithmic Design, Embedded Systems Programming, Mobile App

Creative Technological Solutions to Real-World Problems


Materials and Design Science

Medical Terminology


Social Studies

Global Themes B


World Language (considered ‘Additional Core Courses’)

Spanish 1B, 1C, 2B, 2C, 3B, and 4B are approved for .5 units only