High School Athletics & DPS Prep League

Denver Public Schools Athletics will provide opportunities for participants as an extension of academics in a competitive and wholesome environment. DPS Athletics will emphasize the promotion of life skills, citizenship, cooperation and work ethic in an interscholastic environment.

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  • Based on updated guidance from Governor Polis and CDPHE, DPS has made a decision to allow in-person, voluntary off-season athletics conditioning for high school students beginning Monday, July 6. This will be Step 1 in a multi-step process of returning to competitive play; during Step 1, there will be no indoor access and very limited equipment use, as well as strict health checks and sanitation procedures for all participants.
  •  We have made this decision with the continued goal of protecting the safety, health, and wellness of our students, staff, and families. We recognize that the Denver community has been greatly impacted by the COVID pandemic, and believe that this is a positive first step in bringing our athletes back together.
  •  Athletic directors and coaches will receive additional information next week. Coaches will begin confirmation of practice plans and communications to athletes next week. Step 1 will run through July 17. At that time, district leaders will determine how to best continue our athletics programming, based on current health and safety guidelines and input from fellow school districts.
 
We appreciate your continued support and flexibility as we begin to connect with our students in person once again. 

News & Announcements

Kroenke Sports Charities and Denver North Graduation!

Denver Public Schools is so thankful for the continued support of Kroenke Sports and Kroenke Sports Charities. Today, May 29th, 2020 they helped Denver North High School celebrate their graduating seniors in the Pepsi Center Parking Lot. The video captures yesterday! –Highlights: –Student/ family cars packed with graduates, parents, siblings, pets –Many of the cars

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Futures Football and Denver Public Schools

On Wednesday May 20th, 2020 the Denver Broncos were recognized as finalists for the ESPN’s Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year Award for their work with DPS and Futures Football. Futures was established in 2008 to help build up football participation in Denver Public Schools. Since its creation in 2008 football participation in DPS has

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Teacher Appreciation Week!

It is Teacher Appreciation Week, so Bernie (Avalanche) and Rapid Man (Rapids) kicked it off with a delivery to Denver East High School teacher Gordon Fieseler. Thank you to Kroenke Sports, Colorado Avalanche and the Colorado Rapids for continuing to support our teachers during remote learning. Video of the event can be found HERE.

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Thinking of our Student/Athletes

Hello Prep League Athletes! First off I hope that you and your families are doing well and navigating this interesting time in your lives. Since the day we were informed that youth sports was going to be cancelled for the remainder of the school year, our heart has hurt each time we hear a new

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Not Just a Floor Hockey Game!

On Wednesday February 26th, Merrill and Skinner Floor Hockey teams slapped the puck around in an exciting game of Prep League Floor Hockey. However, this games most exciting moment was yet to happen. At the end of every Prep League sporting contest, both teams select a recipient of the PCA Sportsmanship Towel. On Wednesday night

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Puck Drops on Prep League Floor Hockey

On Tuesday February 11th, the “puck dropped” on the start of the Prep League Floor Hockey season. Established through the generosity of Kroenke Sports Charities and the Colorado Avalanche, students who participate can experience hockey, without the ice of course. Schools from around the Prep League have embraced this sport as it has exploded in

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