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GHSA approves 4-year reclassification cycle
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FORSYTH — The Georgia High School Association has approved a four-year cycle for reclassification, beginning with the 2010-2011 school year.

The association gave its final approval at its spring meeting in Forsyth on Monday.

The association will retain the ability to move schools up or down in classification in the middle of the four-year cycle. Any school that gains or loses more than 20 percent of its enrollment could be moved.

For years, the GHSA has gone through the full reclassification process every two years. Some schools expressed concerns that the two-year window did not provide sufficient time to develop rivalries with their new region partners.

The association also slightly changed the enrollment numbers that will be used to determine in which classification schools will be placed.

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