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Northern Burlington County Regional School District (Columbus, New Jersey) Earns Level 3 Status in NFHS School Honor Roll

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 20, 2022) – Northern Burlington County Regional School District in Columbus, New Jersey, has earned Level 3 status in the School Honor Roll program recently initiated by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Northern Burlington is the first New Jersey school to earn Level 3 status and only the sixth nationally.

The 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 3 status, more than 90 percent of the coaches in the Northern Burlington County Regional School District completed the following required courses in the NFHS Learning Center: “Sportsmanship,” “Strength and Conditioning,” “Teaching and Modeling Behavior,” “Engaging Effectively with Parents” and “Bullying, Hazing, and Inappropriate Behaviors.”

“We want to congratulate the coaches and administration at Northern Burlington in earning Level 3 status in the NFHS School Honor Roll program,” said Dr. Karissa Niehoff, NFHS chief execuitfe officer. “This is truly an outstanding accomplishment and a strong indication of the school’s commitment to professional development for its coaches. These courses will be very beneficial for the coaches at Northern Burlington, and we hope this encourages other schools to follow their example and complete all levels of courses in the School Honor Roll.” 

As a physical sign of completing Level 3 certification, Northern Burlington will receive a large Level 3 display banner for its school gymnasium to commemorate the school’s accomplishments and dedication to professional development and education-based activity programs.

Schools can earn Level 1 status (and banner) when 90 percent of their coaches complete 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.”

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.”

“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