North Arlington (New Jersey) High School Earns Level 1 Status in NFHS School Honor Roll Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         Contact: Dan Schuster

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 3, 2020) – The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is pleased to announce that North Arlington High School in North Arlington, New Jersey, has earned Level 1 status in the NFHS School Honor Roll.

The newly instituted NFHS School Honor Roll is a national recognition program designed to promote professional development for high school coaches by completing specific online education courses through the NFHS Learning Center (

In earning Level 1 status, more than 90 percent of the coaches at North Arlington High School  completed the core course “Fundamentals of Coaching” along with three of the Learning Center’s most significant courses – “Concussion in Sports,” “Sudden Cardiac Arrest” and “Protecting Students from Abuse.”

“We want to congratulate the coaches and administration at North Arlington High School for taking this significant step in prioritizing professional development,” said Dr. Karissa Niehoff, NFHS executive director. “These four courses will definitely help the coaches at North Arlington High School to handle the daily challenges in high school sports and should serve as a challenge for other schools to follow their example.”

“I am extremely proud of the coaching staff for completing the training to attain Honor Roll Status Level 1 with the NFHS,” said Joshua Aronowitz, athletic director of North Arlington High School. “Our coaches go above and beyond for our athletic program and our student-athletes.”

“Mr. Aronowitz and our entire coaching staff exemplified their dedication to our student-athletes and entire school community,” said Stephen Yurchak, Ed.D., North Arlington superintendent of schools. “Their professional growth has helped strengthen North Arlington’s athletic program and everyone is proud of their accomplishments.”

“It’s a great honor to be recognized on a national level for what we’ve always known to be true,” said Patrick Bott, principal of North Arlington High School. “Our coaches are unparalleled in their professionalism, dedication and commitment to our student-athletes.”

As a physical sign of completing Level 1 certification, North Arlington High School will receive a large display banner for its school gymnasium to commemorate its accomplishments and dedication to professional development and education-based activity programs.

Schools can earn Level 2 status (and a Level 2 banner) on the NFHS School Honor Roll when more than 90 percent of their coaches – excluding volunteer coaches – complete courses that pertain specifically to sports they coach, along with “First Aid, Health and  Safety,” “Heat Illness Prevention” and “Student Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.”

A Level 3 banner will be awarded for schools that reach 90-percent completion for the “Sportsmanship,” “Strength and Conditioning,” “Teaching and Modeling Behavior,” “Engaging Effectively with Parents” and “Bullying, Hazing, and Inappropriate Behaviors” courses.

“Earning the NFHS School Honor Roll banner is a symbol that the school and its coaches are committed to providing a great experience for young people, and it’s something that everyone can be proud of within their communities,” said Dan Schuster, NFHS Director of Educational Services.

For more information on the NFHS School Honor Roll and to apply for participation in the program, please visit