Be A Viking Athlete

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Athletics Announcements:



Register as a Viking Scholar-Athlete

North High has a thriving athletics program and we want your student to be involved and engaged! 

Scholar Athlete Eligibility

To try out for and participate in Viking Athletics, students must either attend North High, CEC Middle College, DMHS, attend neighborhood high school and/or live in the North High boundary. If the student does not attend North High School, the family will need to complete the Student Without a Program Application.

The progress and eligibility for each student will be reviewed every Thursday, at 8 a.m. Any assignment submitted after 8 a.m. on Thursday will not count towards eligibility. Weekly consists of the following:

  • No more than 1 F on the most recent end of semester transcript
Register for Sports and E-Golden Ticket
  • Parent/Guardian Consent: Please provide consent for your student to participate in Fall Sports through the following link: www.familyid.com/organizations/denver-north
  • Pay to Play Fee: Submit your $60 pay to play fee through FamilyId website only. Cash or check will not be accepted at the school. Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch may pay a reduced fee of $10.00 but will be required to provide proof of Free and Reduced Lunch status to the school.
  • Physical Exam: A current physical exam must be submitted to the Main Office. If a student needs a physical, the Denver Health/Denver North School Based Clinic can provide this examination for free. Please call 720-423-2718 to make an appointment.
  • Physical Exam Form: Please CLICK HERE for a blank physical examination form you can download, print and give to your doctor to complete.
  • Register with CHSAA: Students are required to register with CHSAA to track eligibility at https://www.planeths.com/
    • Some students have already created an account during the 2018-19 school year.
  • *Academic Transcript review- Students that earned 2 Fs in the Spring Semester (incoming 10th grade-12th grade), will be ineligible to participate for 50% of the season
The New and Improved E-Golden Ticket: Approved or Not Approved for Tryouts

All students must provide documentation to their Coach that they have been approved for tryouts. Previously this was known as the Golden Ticket.

FamilyID has recently improved their processes so that we can pass along these efficiencies along to families. The Golden Ticket is now an email that the family will receive from FamilyID. (Please note that the physical exam still needs to be dropped off to the main office. We need a hard copy on file.)

The North HS Athletic Office will initiate an email from FamilyID that shows Approved once the below registration items have been submitted. Coaches will have a running list of students that have been approved for tryouts.

Physical Education Exemption/Waiver Information

Description:

A PE exemption for participation in DPS athletics may be granted in grades 9-11 if the student completes the season in good standing. To qualify for exemption, a student must express intent for the exemption at the start of the sports season. This occurs by obtaining an exemption application from their school counselor or school leadership, completing the required information and submitting it to the athletic director of the school where they will participate

Who is Responsible? Please contact your counselor for the PE Waiver form.
Guidelines and Considerations:

DPS athletics that are sanctioned by CHSAA and meet the criteria below may exempt a student from the physical education graduation requirement.  No grade or credit will be given for athletic participation and such exemptions will not reduce the number of units required to earn a diploma. Both semesters of the physical education requirement may be exempted by athletic participation.

  • Criteria governing physical education exemptions for participation in DPS athletics:
    • PE exemptions must be entered onto the transcript via IC using code 06054
    • Student must complete the season in good standing.
    • One full sport season played at DPS is required to exempt a student from 0.5 unit of PE; two full sport seasons played is required to exempt from 1 unit of PE
    • PE exemptions from other districts are non-transferable and will not apply to this exemption.
    • Exempted units must be made up in other subject areas
    • Student must be a high school freshman, sophomore, or junior
    • Exemption must be requested at the beginning of the season in the same semester the sport is played
    • Seniors who have not yet met the physical education requirements are not allowed to take this exemption and must enroll in physical education course(s)
  • NEW! Eligible Sports:
    • CHSAA approved DPS Athletics** that participate in CHSAA sanctioned competitions and culminating events: Baseball, Boys Basketball (boys and girls), Boys Golf, Boys Lacrosse, Boys Soccer, Boys Swimming, Boys Tennis, Boys Volleyball, Cross Country (boys and girls), Field Hockey (girls), Football, Girls Basketball, Girls Golf, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Soccer, Girls Swimming, Girls Tennis, Girls VolleyballGolf (boys and girls), Gymnastics (girls), Ice Hockey, Lacrosse (boys and girls), Soccer (boys and girls), Skiing, Softball (girls), Spirit*, Swimming (boys and girls), Tennis (boys and girls), Track and Field (boys and girls), Unified Bowling, Volleyball (boys and girls), Wrestling
      • *Spirit: 
        • For 2021-22 school year, only teams that participate in DPS League, which is a CHSAA sanctioned event, and only students who are on the roster to compete at the DPS League competition event will be eligible for a PE exemption for Cheer/Spirit.
        • Beginning in 2022-23, only teams that participate in the annual CHSAA state level competition event, and only students who are on the roster to compete at the annual CHSAA competition event will be eligible for a PE exemption for Cheer/Spirit. 
        • Prior authorization from the district athletics office is required for this exemption process.
      • **The list of CHSAA approved athletics will be updated annually based on revisions at the CHSAA state level. 

Sports Offered at North High

Fall Sports: Cheer (year round), Cross Country, Boys Golf, Football, Boys Soccer, Softball, Boys Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee (Club), Volleyball

Winter Sports: Boys and Girls Basketball, Girls Swimming & Diving, Wrestling

Spring Sports: Baseball, Girls Golf, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Rugby (Club), Girls Soccer, Boys Swimming & Diving, Girls Tennis, Track & Field

Futures Athletics Program

Current 8th Graders can get involved in North High Vikings Athletics! Typically beginning May 1st, current 8th/incoming 9th grade students and current 9th – 11th graders can participate in Futures opportunities in Football, Volleyball and other sports.

Varsity Lettering

Baseball – Boys

Requirements for baseball lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in baseball – a player must participate in half of the team’s innings. A pitcher must appear in 35% of the games.

Basketball – Boys/Girls

Requirements for basketball lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in basketball – 20 quarters.

Cross Country – Boys/Girls

Requirements for cross country lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in cross country – competing in 5 varsity meets or placing 1st in any varsity, dual or triangular meet, or placing in the top 10 in the city meet.

Football – Boys

Requirements for football lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in football – represent the school in 10 quarters of varsity contests.

Golf – Boys/Girls

Requirements for golf lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in golf – representing the school in 2 league matches and winning 2, playing in 4 matches, or playing in 2 matches as a member of the championship team.

Lacrosse – Girls/Boys

Requirements for lacrosse lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in lacrosse – participate in 5 halves.

Soccer – Boys/Girls

Requirements for soccer lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in soccer – 10 halves.

Softball – Girls

Requirements for softball lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in softball – a player must take part in 27

Swimming – Boys/Girls

Requirements for swimming lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in swimming:

  1. A swimmer must earn 30 points in dual meet competition or place in the top 3 of the city varsity swimming meet or qualify for the state meet.
    • Note: Points scored in relays are divided equally among the 4 relay members.
  2. A diver must earn 24 diving points or place in the top 3 places of the city swimming meet or qualify for the state meet.
Tennis – Boys/Girls

Requirements for tennis lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in tennis – representing the school in 4 league matches and winning 2 or playing in 6 matches.

Track – Boys/Girls

Requirements for track lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in track:

  1. Average 3 points for each league meet held during the season.
    • Note: In the DPSAL Relays, only members of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd relay teams for each event will score points or fractions of points for a letter award.
  2. Scoring a point or fraction of a point in an individual event, or being a member of a placing relay team in the Denver Public Schools district meet, state meet or any meet that includes 10 or more schools.
Volleyball – Girls

Requirements for volleyball lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in volleyball – a girl must participate in 50% of all scheduled varsity league games.

Wrestling – Boys

Requirements for wrestling lettering – see League Standing Rules – General, II, B, C and D, Awards. In addition, the following should serve as a guideline for receiving a letter in wrestling – wrestling in 1 league match and earning 6 points, wrestling in 2 league matches and earning 6 points, wrestling in 4 matches, or earning a fraction of a point in the city or state tournament.