WHO WE ARE

One System to Navigate College Sports Opportunities

Honest Game is the only comprehensive system that empowers school staff and their families to unlock college athletic opportunities like experts. Our software harnesses a student-athlete's passion for sport with a motivation for learning, offering transparent strategies and a clear path to eligibility. Join the hundreds of schools paving a way for their students and families.

DESIGNED AND BUILT FOR:

REAL STORIES, REAL IMPACT

Helping Student-Athletes Reach Their Goals

Navigating a Path to College Sports

College & Career Coordinator Beth Arey has helped thousands of high school student-athletes navigate the complex path to college athletics.

From Academically Ineligible to a College Degree to the NFL

How identifying academic potential saved a student-athlete’s gridiron goals and inspired the start of Honest Game technology.

AD Opens More College Doors for High Schools Student-Athletes

Chris Livatino shares how Honest Game has helped to nearly triple the number of student-athletes going on to compete at the college level.

WHO WE WORK WITH

What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Service

The support our students and counselors receive is knowledgeable, personal, and strategic.

Alana A. School Counselor, Evanston Township High School

We were trying to do everything by hand and it just wasn’t working. Honest Game has changed everything for me personally, and for our kids.

Harry M. Head Coach, Aiken High School - Cincinnati Public Schools

Honest Game has helped to almost triple the number of our student-athletes going on to compete at the college level.

Chris L. Athletic Director, Evanston Township High School

Honest Game has been a pleasure to work with. They are extremely quick to respond to our needs and are helpful through each step of the process.

Nicholas H. Athletic Director, Gateway Science Academy

This is the most parent-friendly software I've seen. It helps our kids take ownership of their requirements and their own future.

Liz N. Deputy Chief of Learning & Teaching, Cleveland Metro School District

They are so knowledgeable, professional, and beyond helpful. A tremendous help navigating NCAA and supporting my students. I'd be lost without Honest Game!

Kathryn P. School Counselor, Hinsdale Central High School

TRUSTED BY

We Work With Hundreds of Schools to Support School Staff and Families

Chicago Public School District
Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Crosby High School
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Cincinnati Public Schools
Minneapolis Public Schools
Wayne-Westland Community Schools
West Contra Costa Unified School District
Collier County Public Schools
Fargo Public Schools
North Carolina Athletic Director Association
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National Organization of Minority Athletic Directors (NOMAD)
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RESOURCES TO HELP

Honest Game Blog

Insights and information on academic eligibility from the experts at Honest Game. Our team of former counselors, athletic directors, athletic administrators, and college athletes share expert guidance on how to successfully navigate the path to college sports.

WHAT WE DO

One System Backed By Experts

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Identify

Identify student-athletes at risk for academic ineligibility.

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Inform

Get clear and proactive steps to get and keep your student-athletes on track.

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Access

Drive college opportunity with options across all 5 divisions

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Transform

Transform learning outcomes with short-term goals.

WHY WE DO IT

We Exist to Level the Playing Field

Honest Game is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), meaning we do more than just make a profit. Academic eligibility is a complex and multitiered matrix of test scores, GPAs, and NCAA-approved classes. We exist to level the playing field, providing a clear academic roadmap so that all students have equal access to college.

FAQs

Common Questions

Find answers to some common questions in our FAQ. If you’re unable to find the answer to your question please feel free to contact us. We’re here to assist you.

Athletic compliance simply means that individuals in a sports league must adhere to certain requirements and expectations if they wish to participate. In the case of the NCAA and NAIA, there are many academic requirements that must be met and upheld for athletes to remain eligible. Athletic compliance for these organizations consists of meeting core course GPA requirements, taking the necessary number of credits, etc.
Honest Game is a first-to-market software as a service (SaaS) platform for high school staff, club sports, parents/guardians, and student athletes to track the complex NCAA and NAIA academic eligibility requirements to play college sports. Through the use of different software and partnerships, we have created a centralized hub for students looking to participate in college athletics.
Honest Game’s CARE® (College Athletic Report on Eligibility®) provides a step-by-step academic roadmap to college access, including strategic guidance and short-term goals that align every student-athlete’s passion for sport with their motivation for academic success.
Honest Game is an access tool designed to support all student athletes, not merely the student athletes who hope to play in college. Honest Game’s short-term strategic guidance drives participation in sport and student learning outcomes (SLOs), generating a variety of college access opportunities for all high school student-athletes (i.e., academic scholarships, recruited walk-on offers, and admission to highly academic colleges).
The NCAA Eligibility Center is a clearinghouse. All student-athletes must be academically cleared by the NCAA to be able to play at an NCAA-sanctioned college/university. Honest Game is not a clearinghouse, but rather a guide to ensure all student-athletes have a step-by-step roadmap to navigate the complex eligibility requirements and be cleared to play college sports.
Honest Game is committed to keeping your student data private and secure. At Honest Game, our mission is to provide every student athlete a fair and equitable opportunity to access college. At the center of this mission is protecting the privacy and security of our customers’ data. We understand that customers in the education sector are subject to specific compliance obligations, including those under the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA). Honest Game's privacy practices, technical controls, and security measures are designed to protect the data customers submit to Honest Game. If you would like to learn more about Honest Game's plans and features and/or discuss more about how Honest Game supports your FERPA and COPPA compliance obligations, please contact us at [email protected].
Typically, schools split the cost of Honest Game between departments because the technology provides trusted, shareable data that brings together multiple stakeholders in a school to drive motivation, student learning outcomes, and post-secondary opportunities. Additionally, Honest Game qualifies for use of Title 1 and Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funding.

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