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Larry Gillooley
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(518) 382-2511, Option 3

Cindy Primeau, Secretary

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Selective Classification

Effective with the 2015-16 school year, the Selective Classification process has been replaced with the Athletic Participation Process, consistent with New York State Education Department regulations.

The Athletic Placement Process (APP) is the mechanism to provide for students in grades 7-12 to safely participate at an appropriate level of competition based upon readiness rather than age and grade. This includes certain middle school students who qualify to participate at a higher level.

The Athletic Placement Process was designed to address concerns and research about physical fitness and maturity in a comprehensive manner and help school districts ensure that students have the physiological maturity, physical fitness, and skill level in relationship to other students at the desired level of competition.

For more information about the Athletic Placement Process please click here or call Director of Physical Education and Athletics Larry Gillooley at (518) 382-2511, ext. 21760.