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7th or 8th grade APP Parent Seasonal Email Announcement

APP Parent Seasonal Email Announcement


September 13, 2018


Dear Parent/Guardian:


The Athletic Placement Process (APP) is a New York State Education Department (NYSED) program that permits physically and emotionally appropriate students in 7th or 8th grade to try out for a high school athletic team at the Junior Varsity or Varsity level.


If this is something you desire for the next sport season, you must adhere to the process outlined in the Parent Packet found on the Clinton Athletics website.


Please note that the number of students who are allowed to compete outside of their grade levels should be rare and is intended only for the exceptional athlete who has the physical and social-emotional maturity, sport specific skills, and physical fitness necessary to be placed with other athletes outside of their grade level. In addition, the athlete should perform well academically while competing at the advanced level as evidenced by successful academic performance past and present.  


In addition, you should discuss this with your previous coach or the current high school coach before making a decision to move forward with the application process.  While their formal recommendation comes later in the process, you will want to know before getting started that the coach is in favor of this for your child.


Please note the seasonal deadlines associated with the Athletic Placement Process on our APP Webpage and below should you want to apply:


2018 Fall Season application deadline is June 1st, 2018



  • Winter Season application deadline is October 1st



Spring Season application deadline is Monday, February 12, 2018

(revised from Feb 1 due to late reminder email)


Please send a signed copy of the parent permission form (page 3 of the Parent Packet) to me to the Athletic Office, or scan and email it to me at and my secretary Sharon White at




Doug Fiore

Athletic Director