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Athletics at Thomas Jefferson provide additional means for students to grow in leadership, self-awareness, respect, responsibility, healthy competition, lifelong fitness, and other positive disciplines. Dedication, practice and hard work are principles that apply on the field, on the court, in the classroom and in life.

Below you will find resources for current and future student athletes and their families. Download the athletics paperwork you need to participate in sports, find contact and website information for each individual team and game schedules as well as helpful links to TJ athletics-related websites such as maxpreps, Denver Post Preps and CHSAA. If there is anything you have trouble finding, please email TJ’s Athletic Director Anne Rice at Go Spartans!

TJ Parent & Athlete Meeting Information: TJ Parent Athlete Meeting

Coaches Information

Interested in participating in Spartan Athletics during the 2017-2018 school year? Click the link below to find our athletic information flyer which includes contact information for our coaching staff, start dates and what you will need prior to the first day of practice. Please contact the specific coach of the program(s) you are interested in to get more information about off season and summer workouts.

Click for all coaches and season start dates: Coaches Info 2017-2018

Transfer Information: CHSAA_transfer_parent letter

 PARTICIPATION FEE INCREASE FOR 2018-2019: Please click below for a message from the district.

High School Athletic Participation Fees Increase

Sports Registration


We are excited to offer the convenience of online registration and parent permission forms through FamilyID (

  1. Preregistration – Setup your MySchoolBucks Account: Create a MySchoolBucks (MSB) account or link your existing MSB account by logging into the Parent Portal ( , clicking on the Students Payments via MySchoolBucks button and then the MySchoolBucks link.
    • If you are a new MySchoolBucks user, click on the green New MySchoolBucks User button and follow the prompts
    • If you are an existing MySchoolBucks user (for meal accounts), click on the orange Existing MySchoolBucks User button and enter your MSB username and password. You will receive an email confirming the linkage of your existing MSB and Parent Portal accounts.
  2. Register Online:
  3. Payment: Click the green Pay & Submit button and follow the prompts, enter your DPS Parent Portal Username and Password when prompted
  4. Physical Exam – Expires every year. Up to date copy turned into Ms. Jasmine Locks (Athletics Office)


Returning Spartans still need to log into their FamilyID account, update their season, and pay fees. First time Registering Spartans will need to create a FamilyID profile and answer all of the emergency contact information, etc. in addition to payment of fees. There is not an N/A option for medical questions, please just answer no.

NOTE: If you do not have a Parent Portal account, go to, click on Getting Started and complete the Registration Form.  You will receive an email with account activation instructions.  Once your Parent Portal account is set up, follow the steps above.

**Please access our frequent Q&A section here: FamilyID Q&A or visit the Athletics Page on the school website at for more information about specific sports.

Visit for more information on the implementation of MySchoolBucks, including a user guide that can be translated into multiple languages and contact information if you need support.

Golden Ticket Process

In order to participate in athletics each student must receive their “golden ticket” from the athletic office prior to the first day of practice. This ticket verifies for the Head Coach of each program that the student athlete has paid their pay to play fee to the school treasurer, submitted the FamilyID registration (or paper packet), and provided a copy of their current sports physical to the athletic office. Student athletes aren’t cleared to practice until they turn in their golden ticket to their coach.

Pay to Play Fee

The pay to play fee is $60 per student per season. If the student athlete qualifies for free and reduced lunch this fee can be reduced to $10. In order to receive this reduced fee the student’s parent or guardian must sign a waiver allowing the school treasurer to verify their free and reduced status. If the treasurer is notified that the student doesn’t qualify for free and reduced lunch, or failed to apply, the additional $50 will be charged to the student’s account in Infinite Campus.

Athletics Packet

The entire packet must be reviewed, signed and returned to the Athletics Office. If possible, please  scan signed documents in their original order and email them to the Athletic Secretary or the Athletic Director, if not please hand deliver them to our office. You can download a copy of the athletic packet by clicking the link below.


Sports Physical Information

A copy of your student’s current sports physical must be on file with the athletics office in order to participate. Be sure to make a copy for your own records before emailing it to our Athletic Secretary or hand delivering it to her or Ms. Rice the Athletic Director in the main office.

All DPS students are eligible to get a free sports physical through the Denver Health School Based Clinics. The clinic here at TJ will open for the year on August 11th, at which time you may call 720-423-7190 to schedule an appointment. Other locations that are open throughout the summer include Place Bridge Academy in southeast Denver (720-424-2050) and the Evie Dennis Campus in the far northeast (720-423-7610). You will need to complete the Denver Health application and consent form prior to receiving services. You can download these forms below:

Denver Health Application/Consent – English

Denver Health Application/Consent – Spanish

CHSAA Bylaws

Thomas Jefferson High School is a member of the Colorado High School Activities Association.  Click here for the 2017-2018 CHSAA Constitution and Bylaws.

Admission to Games

DPS schools collect admission to many sporting events, which in turn helps fund and promote our athletics programs at TJ.  Outside sports do not collect admission unless the game is played at All-City Stadium.  Generally, inside sports (basketball, gymnastics, swimming, volleyball, wrestling) collect admission.

Admission Prices*:

$5.00 for Adults

$3.00 for students without athletic pass/sticker

$1.00 for Senior Citizens (65 and +)

$1.00 for Elementary students

FREE for children under 3

Post-season games and tournament admission prices may be different – please check ahead of game times.

Adults and Students – Get Your Season Pass!  Season Passes are $60 each, and can be purchased from our treasurer. A Season Pass gets you into all DPS league games (no post-season/tournaments) for FREE throughout the school year.  If you plan to attend 12 or more games throughout the year, it is worth the money!

*Subject to change per DPS policies

Useful Links

Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA)

TJ Sports on Max Preps – Find game/competition results

Proactive Coaching – Great resource for positive, character based approach to athletics

City Prep Radio – Local coverage of High School Athletics

Denver Post Preps – Local coverage of High School Athletics, game/competition results.

Coaches Information/Paperwork

Coaching Approval Form – Search for course titled “Concussion in Sports” – Annual CHSAA Coaches Test – CHSAA Coaches registration is required for anyone who does not hold a current teaching license. – Rate your game official – CPR Class Information for DPS