IHSA will move private schools up class for winning

The IHSA changed its policy on non-boundaried schools and its multiplier on Wednesday. The rules begin in 2015.

The new Success Advancement step will move schools up a classification if they achieve the following:

In football over four years: 

1. Participated in two state championship games. 

2. Starting with the 2015 season, schools would be moved up two classes from their enrollment classification if, over a four year period, the school participated in three championship games. 

3. Starting with the 2016 season, schools would be moved up three classes from their enrollment classification if, over a four year period, the school participated in four championship games. 

4. Schools that move up more than one class due to the implementation of the above criteria will move down one class per year until they reach their appropriate classification for their enrollment should they stop meeting the advancement criteria outlined above.

In Bracketed Team Sports/Activities (baseball, basketball, scholastic bowl, soccer, softball, volleyball, water polo, wrestling) over four years: 

1. Participated twice in the final four of a particular sport/activity.

In Non-Bracketed Sports over four years: 

1. Won two trophies at the state finals in a particular sport/activity.