Northview likely to return to AAAAAA next season

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NORTH FULTON, Ga. – The enrollment projections for the state’s high schools for 2014-15 have been released by the Georgia Department of Education, with one North Fulton school likely to be impacted in the biennial reclassification by the Georgia High School Association.

Northview is projected to return to the largest classification (AAAAAA) after two years in AAAAA. That would give North Fulton seven AAAAAA schools.

Currently, Milton and Roswell are in a region with three schools from Cherokee County and three from East Cobb. Alpharetta, Centennial, Chattahoochee and Johns Creek are in a region with four Forsyth County schools.

Both Gwinnett regions in AAAAAA have nine teams, and Region 6 would have nine with the possible addition of Northview. The North Fulton schools are likely to push for a change in which all seven would be in the same region, but that would require some adjustment for the four Forsyth schools in Region 6.

Cambridge is projected to remain in AAAAA, with Blessed Trinity retaining its AAA classification and the area’s four small private schools in the GHSA (Mount Pisgah, Fellowship Christian, King’s Ridge and St. Francis) staying in Class A. St. Francis will be playing a region football schedule for the first time next year.

The reclassification process begins this week, but will not be finalized until mid-January.