This story was updated Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at 10:13 p.m. with more information.
The Georgia High School Association assigned member schools to regions Tuesday for the next classification cycle, beginning with the 2020-21 school year.
The GHSA also heard appeals for schools regarding their classifications, approving 12 such moves and denying six. Calhoun High School was among the schools denied.
The GHSA's new 2.0 multiplier, which counted out-of-district students twice for enrollment number purposes, moved Calhoun from Class AAA to AAAAA. As a result, Calhoun will be included in a region with Blessed Trinity (whose appeal was denied also) and Cartersville. Cass, Hiram, Northview and Woodland, Cartersville are also in the region.
Among the appeals approved were from private schools St. Pius X (from 6A to 5A) and Greater Atlanta Christian (4A to 3A).
The area's Class AAAA league is now Region 7 and will include Region 6 holdovers Heritage, Northwest Whitfield, Southeast Whitfield and Pickens and newcomers Cedartown and Central-Carrollton. Gilmer moves down to Region 7-AAA.
Region 6-AAA, which lost Calhoun, welcomes newcomers LaFayette (down from AAAA) and Rockmart (up from AA) to go with holdovers Adairsville, Coahulla Creek, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, Murray County, North Murray, Ringgold and Sonoraville.
Region 7-AA goes from eight schools to six: Chattooga, Dade County, Coosa, Gordon Central, Model and Pepperell. Gordon Lee and Trion are in Region 6-A public with Armuchee (down from AA), BEST Academy, Bowdon and Mount Zion, Carroll. Region 7-A private will include Christian Heritage and former 6-A programs Darlington, Mount Paran Christian, North Cobb Christian and the Walker School.
The GHSA will hear appeals for lateral region moves next Tuesday.
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