Athletic Policies

Athletes running outside

General Expectations

From the day a student first participates in a Denver Public Schools/Northfield High School sponsored athletic or activity, until that student graduates from high school, these rules are in effect throughout the school year, including weekend, vacations, and holidays, regardless if the student is on or off district property. 

Students are representatives of themselves, fellow team members, coaches, sponsors, teachers, the school, its student body, and the Denver Public Schools/Northfield High School. For these reasons, the participating student is expected to display the highest form of character, behavior, and sportsmanship. If at any time, a student’s actions bring harm or discredit to the organization of which the student is a member or to the school, the student may be subject to disciplinary action, including suspension and/or removal from the team/group.

Each student will conduct themself as a representative of Northfield High School, and will uphold the school’s high standards. Students are responsible for picking up academic assignments in a timely fashion prior to any missed classes and for making up all assignments due to activity participation.

Use or possession of tobacco (smoking, chewing or snuff), use or possession of other harmful substances, or possession of narcotics or habit-forming drugs is forbidden. A student who violates any of these policies is subject to procedures put forth by CHSAA. 


All athletes must meet CHSAA and DPS eligibility requirements. 

Activity Fees 

Activity fees are charged to all freshman, sophomore, and junior students at Fall Registration. These fees help to cover the cost of class activities, class luncheons, dances, homecoming activities, instructional support programs, student travel, and reduced admission to certain school-related events. Fee assistance is available upon qualification.

DPS Policy Information

For detailed descriptions of DPS policies regarding attendance, conduct, discipline, health-safety, and interscholastic activities, please download the DPS Parent Handbook.

Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-33-102, provides that school districts establish policies for attendance. The DPS board policy JE directs that schools develop specific guidelines and policies around student attendance. Northfield aligns to district policies.