North Atlanta and Grady were among seven Georgia high schools won appeals Tuesday to move into a different regions beginning with the 2014-15 academic year.
Also granted appeals by the Georgia High School Association to move were Walnut Grove, Adairsville, Southwest Atlanta Christian, Whitefield Academy and a potential new Meriwether County High to open this fall.
Losing appeals were Milton, Salem, Pike County and Portal. Pike County lost its appeal 6-5.
(See the results of the appeals below and the new region alignments here.)
North Atlanta will join Region 7-AAAAA Subregion B and have North Springs and Riverwood as its closest rivals. Grady moves into 6-AAAA, which originally was an all-DeKalb County region.
Whitefield Academy and Southwest Atlanta Christian, private schools known for their basketball, essentially swapped regions, Whitefield to 6-A and SACA to 5-A.
Other schools losing appeals were Thomas County Central, Lee County and Cook. Those schools requested to play in different classifications, citing the isolation rule, which allows GHSA members to play in different classes if travel is deemed too harsh.
The GHSA will ratify reclassification on Jan. 14.