Participation in athletics can positively enrich a student’s educational experience at South. This often translates to higher academic and personal success for these students.
All athletic competitions sanctioned by South are governed by the rules set forth by the Colorado High School Activities Association and the DPS Athletic Board of Control. In addition to CHSAA regulations, South may implement standards beyond what is required by CHSAA. Student athletes must abide by the rules set forth by the Denver Prep League and listed on the electronic DPS Athletic Consent Form.
Academics are the priority at South, therefore all athletes must meet weekly and cumulative academic eligibility requirements. Simply stated, these require that athletes maintain a minimum 2.0 semester grade point average, be enrolled in at least five full-credit courses, and not receive a weekly grade of F in more than one class per week.
Students must pay the athletic participation fee per sport before being issued a uniform. Students may pay these fees online during registration. If you choose not to pay online, payment can be made by cash or check with the Athletic Office at a higher rate.
All student athletes must complete online registration and obtain a physician’s clearance for participation in the sport. These 3 items (online registration, payment, physical) must be completed by the student and his or her parents/guardians and returned to the Athletic Office before the student can participate in practice or competition.
Eligibility requirements for Athletic Teams, Band, Orchestra, Speech Competition, Vocal Music, Student Senate, and Cheerleading are set by the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) which governs all school activities for the state. To meet eligibility requirements:
Students who receive less than a 2.0 GPA from the previous semester will be allowed to participate, but must obtain at least a 2.0 in the mandated re-certification data.
In addition, coaches, counselors, and the Athletic Director will provide information about athletic requirements. Participation in activities such as student government, clubs, volunteer and community organizations, fine arts, and athletics is the final factor. Of importance is not how many activities you have joined, but rather how fully you participated and carried out your responsibilities.