List: Attendance zones for GHSA private, charter schools

The touchdown pylon at Blessed Trinity high school sits in the endzone during the Blessed Trinity vs. Decatur high school football game on Friday, December 4, 2020, at Blessed Trinity high school in Roswell, Georgia. Blessed Trinity defeated Decatur 44-0 in the second round playoff game.  CHRISTINA MATACOTTA FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION.

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The touchdown pylon at Blessed Trinity high school sits in the endzone during the Blessed Trinity vs. Decatur high school football game on Friday, December 4, 2020, at Blessed Trinity high school in Roswell, Georgia. Blessed Trinity defeated Decatur 44-0 in the second round playoff game. CHRISTINA MATACOTTA FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION.

The GHSA put its member schools into classifications this week by using a multiplier that counts out-of-zone students three times when determining a school’s class. For most public schools, their attendance zone is their school district. But private and charter schools don’t have school districts, so the GHSA assigns attendance zones (which the GHSA calls service areas) to those schools when reclassifying. Those service areas are listed below. Blessed Trinity, for example, is assigned the Roswell High school district as its service area because Blessed Trinity is in that district. Those assignments are significant. For example, Greater Atlanta Christian is slated for Class 5A with 634 students while Westminster is pegged for 4A with 825 students. That’s because GAC gets 98% of its students from out of zone, which is the Norcross High district, while Westminster gets 38% of its students from out of zone, which is the North Atlanta district. Schools with enrollments smaller than about 600 are placed in Class A regardless, so their service area is irrelevant for reclassification. But the service area is still important. Student-athletes who transfer to a private or charter school must move into the assigned service area of that school to gain immediate eligibility.

ACE Charter - Howard

Aquinas - Richmond Academy

Athens Academy - Oconee County

Athens Christian - Cedar Shoals

Atlanta Classical - North Atlanta

Atlanta International - North Atlanta

Atlanta Jewish Academy - Riverwood

Baconton Charter - Mitchell County

Ben Franklin - Druid Hills

Benedictine - Jenkins

Blessed Trinity - Roswell

Brandon Hall - North Springs

Brookstone - Northside-Columbus

Calvary Day - Jenkins

Christian Heritage - Dalton

Darlington - Rome

Deerfield-Windsor - Westover

Drew Charter - Jackson-Atlanta

ELCA – Eagle’s Landing

Excel Christian – Woodland-Carters.

Fellowship Christian - Roswell

First Presbyterian - Howard

Fulton Leadership - Tri-Cities

Furlow Charter - Sumter County

Galloway - Riverwood

George Walton Acad. - Walnut Grove

GAC - Meadowcreek

Greenforest Christian - Columbia

GSIC Charter - Hephzibah

Hapeville Charter - Banneker

Hebron Christian - Dacula

Heritage-Newnan - Newnan

Holy Innocents’ - Riverwood

King’s Ridge Christian - Cambridge

KIPP Atlanta Collegiate - Douglass

Lakeview Academy - Gainesville

Landmark Christian - Creekside

Loganville Christian - Walnut Grove

Lovett - North Atlanta

Marist - Chamblee

Mount Bethel Christian - Sprayberry

Mount de Sales - Central-Macon

Mount Paran Christ. - Kennesaw Mtn.

Mount Pisgah Christian - Centennial

Mount Vernon - North Springs

North Cobb Christian - North Cobb

Our Lady of Mercy - Sandy Creek

Pace Academy - North Atlanta

Paideia - Druid Hills

Pataula Charter - Calhoun County

Pinecrest Academy - South Forsyth

Prince Ave. Christian - North Oconee

Providence Christian - Berkmar

Riverside Military - Gainesville

Pacelli - Hardaway

St. Francis - Cambridge

St. Pius - Cross Keys

St. Vincent’s - Savannah

Savannah Christian - Groves

Sav. Country Day - Windsor Forest

SW Atlanta Christian - Therrell

Stratford Academy - Westside-Macon

Steam Academy Charter - Statesboro

Strong Rock Christian - Locust Grove

Tallulah Falls - Habersham Central

Tattnall Square - Howard

Trinity Christian - East Coweta

Walker - Marietta

W.D. Mohammed - McNair

Weber - North Springs

Wesleyan - Norcross

Westminster - North Atlanta

Whitefield Academy - Pebblebrook

Woodward Academy - Tri-Cities

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