For the first time, the Virginia High School League will allow private schools to become members.
The move comes following a lawsuit filed by Liberty Christian Academy, who tried twice to join the league and were rejected both times. Liberty Christian will now become the VHSL's first private school member. The school and league announced they had reached an agreement on Wednesday.
The VHSL announced in a statement that all non-boarding private schools in Virginia can now apply to become members, allowing them to compete against public schools in athletic events.
"LCA is very pleased with this resolution, which we believe will benefit all high school students and their families in Virginia," Liberty Christian Superintendent John Patterson said in the statement. "We very much look forward to becoming a member of the Seminole District."