Sherwood Christian Academy has approved a change in membership from the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) to the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association (GICAA), beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.
"We had looked at some other associations in the past, but never had that real fit and that real connection as we did with this GICAA," says SCA headmaster Dr. Glen Schultz.
"Our entire athletic staff is confident that this is the best move for
SCA and our student athletes. We have the opportunity to be part of
helping build this association and that is exciting," says athletic director Eddie Dixon.
SCA is just the latest school to leave the GISA. Many of the largest schools in the association are joining the Georgia High School Association next season.
Schultz says that was a factor in the decision to leave, but not a large one.
"We're not leaving the GISA as much as we're trying to go and join this organization and help develop it," says Schultz. "Definitely with the larger schools joining the Georgia high school league, it's going to affect classification, but that's not the driving force behind this decision."
The GICAA is home to over 50 schools around Georgia, some of which the Eagles and Lady Eagles have played in the past.
The school believes they will be competitive very quickly in their new association.
"From football, baseball, basketball, softball, the whole nine yards, I think it's going to be one where we can fit in and do well as it grows," says head football coach Otis Covington.
The Eagles will play in Division One in the GICAA with 10 other schools including Fullington Academy, Thomas Jefferson Academy, and Calvary Christian School.