clarification on "student"


We want to make sure we are following the rules of the game. We are unclear about the eligibility of one of our students.

The game manual states that a 9th grade student may participate on a team IF the school they attend does not have a 10th grade but does have an 8th grade.

We have a student that will be in the 9th grade on April 30, 2017. The student is home-schooled. The family does not have any students in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade BUT…they will not have any students in 8th grade either. Is this student ineligible for VEX IQ Crossover because they do not have a sibiling in the 8th grade?

Thank you for your time.