Saints Make Big Leap
May 23, 2012
SHILOH CHRISTIAN MOVES TO 5A
There is one major difference between Shiloh Christian’s move in classification over the next two years and those usuallly made by other schools in the state.
AT A GLANCE
What The Rule States
Article II, Section 5, Rule 2 of the 2011-12 Arkansas Activities Association handbook reads:
In determining the classification and alignment of a nonpublic school, the nonpublic school may petition to move to a higher classification than assigned. Nonpublic schools petitioning to move to a higher classification must petition each cycle. All sports will be included in the petition. Nonpublic schools petitioning to move to a higher classification may consider geographic factors, popular density and competitive factors relating to the petitioning school
The petition must be filed with the Executive Director of the AAA in writing within 20 working days after the release of the new classification numbers.
If a non-public school petitions and is approved by the AAA Board of Directors to move up in classification, a public school must be approved by the AAA Board of Directors to move down a classification in order to fulfill the classification requirements.
2 — Classifications Shiloh Christian is actually climbing by playing in Class 5A the next two seasons
2 — Schools that moved down in classification for Shiloh Christian to be a Class 5A member
3 — Straight Class 4A state championships won by the Saints baseball program.
4 — New schools in Class 5A in the 2012-14 reclassification cycle
174 — Average student attendance in grades 9-11 at Shiloh Christian over a three-year period
483.33 — average student attendance at Monticello, the school that moved to Class 4A so Shiloh Christian could climb to Class 5A
792 — average student attendance at Alma, the largest member of the new 5A-West Conference
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