On Nov. 21, the Georgia High School Athletic Department announced classifications for the 2012-13 school year.
Schools have the option of playing up in classification, but cannot play down.
This is the first year Georgia will have six classifications.
Schools have two weeks from the date of the announcement release to accept their classification, announce their intention to play up or appeal to the GHSA. Region assignments will be released around Dec. 5, according to the GHSA.
Here are where several area schools have been classified:
Savannah Arts Academy
McIntosh County Academy
Savannah Country Day
Based on projected population in grades 9-11, the smallest GHSA member school is Woody Gap, with an enrollment of 22. The largest is Collins Hill, with 2,539.
Bradwell Institute is projected to have 1,365 in grades 9-12 next fall. Liberty County’s enrollment is projected to be 923 in grades 9-12, according to GHSA numbers.
Allatoona is the largest school in the new Class AAAAA with as projected enrollment in grades 9-12 of 1,426. Wayne County and South Effingham are atop Class AAAA with enrollments of 1,110 and 1,107, the GHSA said. For a complete list of schools by classification, go to coastalcourier.com.