Guilderland participates in the New York State Education Department approved program that can provide the opportunity for seventh and eighth grade students to participate on varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams. This program has been designed for the EXCEPTIONAL FEW in each school who would be served by playing on a higher-level team than age and grade might indicate. It is expected there will be very few participating under this program. Information must be collected and evaluated by the Director of Athletics before a student may try out for a team. Selection into the Athletic Placement Process is initiated by the coaching staff, physical education staff and/or athletic administrator.