The Miller Place School District is proud to announce the recognition of its high school’s athletic program by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) as a School of Distinction in the Scholar-Athlete Team category for the 2017-2018 school year. Miller Place High School is one of only 30 public schools from the 750 in New York State to earn this distinction and be placed on the 2017-2018 NYSPHAA Academic Honor Roll.
“The District is extremely proud of our athletic program and its recognition by the NYSPHSAA for the third consecutive year,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marianne Cartisano. “Our students’ ongoing success is exemplary of the academic caliber and athletic excellence of the Miller Place School District.”
The Miller Place High School Athletic Program has earned different levels of Scholar-Athlete recognition by the NYSPHSAA over the last few years. During the 2015-2016 school year, MPHS’ athletic program received the School of Distinction Award, and in the 2016-2017 school year, the high school’s athletic program earned the School of Excellence award.
In order be recognized as a scholar-athlete team by the NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Program, 75 percent of team rosters must maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 90.00 or higher. To qualify as a School of Distinction, each team in the District’s varsity program must earn Scholar-Athlete Team status for the duration of the school year. Districts recognized by the NYSPHSAA as Schools of Excellence must have 75 percent of their varsity teams earn the Scholar Athlete status.
“Congratulations to all the individuals who made it possible to be recognized with this award,” said Director of Athletics Ron Petrie. “The commitment and work ethic of our student-athletes, teachers, and coaches is unprecedented. This is a direct reflection of their outstanding skills on and off the field.”
For more information about the Miller Place School District and upcoming events, please visit the District website at www.millerplace.k12.ny.us.