Six Schools Achieve "Schools of Excellence" Status
STORY BY IHSAA
The Idaho High School Activities Association has announced the 2013-2014 winners of the "Schools of Excellence" initiative, a year-long, voluntary program in which schools earn points based on their student-athletes’ performance in the classroom, at the athletic venue, in activities’ competitions and in the area of citizenship and sportsmanship. The participating schools in each classification with the best overall programs will be recognized at the IHSAA Annual Meeting, August 5th. These schools will be presented with a plaque, sponsored by the 4th District Coaches Association.
2013-2014 "Schools of Excellence"
5A Rocky Mountain High School Mike Hirano, Principal; Troy Rice, AD
4A Twin Falls High School Ben Allen, Principal; Mike Federico, AD
3A Shelley High School Dale Clark, Principal; Dave Hadley, AD
2A Declo High School Roland Bott, Principal; Jay Darrington. AD
1A Div I Genesee High School Kelly Caldwell, Principal and AD
1A Div II Lighthouse Christian High School Kevin Newbry, Principal; Darren Van Hofwegen, AD
Exemplary Achievement Status is awarded to schools of each classification that finish second and third in the final point compilation. 2013-14 Exemplary Achievement high schools are: 5A: Eagle, Highland; 4A: Bishop Kelly, Century; 3A: Snake River, Weiser; 2A: Soda Springs, Firth; 1A Div I: Prairie, Challis; and 1A Div II: Community School, Logos.
The three major areas of high school activities are weighted equally in determining recipients of the award.
Ø The Academic Component is based on the varsity team's cumulative GPA as submitted on the State Academic Champions application for all IHSAA sponsored sports/activity programs.
Ø The Performance Component is based on place of finish at IHSAA-sponsored state championships and activity program competitions.
Ø The Citizenship Component is based on a school's self-evaluation of their citizenship/sportsmanship activities as submitted on an itemized form. Deductions are made by the IHSAA for player and/or coach unsportsmanlike ejections and also for unsportsmanlike school behavior at state tournaments.
In addition to the primary awards, schools that score 90% on the Citizenship Component and have no player/coach ejections throughout the year or incidents of unsportsmanlike school behavior at state tournaments will receive an "Award of Excellence" certificate. The 2013-2014 Award of Excellence schools are Mountain View, Lake City, Century, Pocatello, Snake River, Parma, Declo, Malad, Ririe, Prairie, Grace and Garden Valley.