Athletic Placement Process
Any current sixth and seventh grade students interested in competing at the high school level in the fall (when they are in seventh and eighth grade) must follow the NYSED Athletic Placement Process (APP), formerly known as the Selection Classification Process. More information can be found at the links below.
When and where do I take the test?
APP dates for Kenmore East High School, Kenmore West High School, Franklin Middle School and Hoover Middle School as well as the APP Packet can be found in the "Athletic Placement Process Files" section at the top of this page. This is the entire packet of information regarding the new Athletic Placement Process. This packet includes a lot of information including the new tests, descriptions of the tests, and tanner information. Please read it carefully.
The new Tanner Levels as of July 2016, as well as additional information on Tanner Levels, can be found in the "Athletic Placement Process Files" section at the top of this page.
Changes to the Selection Classification program:
The New York State Education Department voted to revise the Selection Classification program. The biggest differences are as follow:
- Out are the broad jump, 1.5-mile run, arm hang and the 50-yard dash.
- The test will now include: Sit-ups, shuttle run, 1-mile run, pull-ups, sit and reach (flexibility).
To pass the Fitness Component, students must attain 85th percentile (from national norms for their age) in 4 of 5 tests. The Tanner Level requirement has been revised as well. Previously, the highest Tanner Level student-athletes needed to reach was a #4. The New York State Education Department has now created a Tanner #5. To play at the varsity level, a Tanner Level of #5 is now required in 17 boys sports and 17 girls sports.
A third change is that SED will NO LONGER consider any appeals.
Also remember that once a student athlete competes at a higher level, they will not be able to return to play at a lower level.