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Athletics at Thomas Jefferson provide additional opportunities for students to grow in leadership, self-awareness, respect, responsibility, healthy competition, lifelong fitness, and other positive disciplines.



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Can I tryout and participate in sports even if I choose virtual learning? Yes. As long as you register and do the regular normal registration (golden ticket process) you can still try out.

How do I contact a coach? You can email your coach and find out sports specific information. Find their contact info here: SEASON START DATES AND COACH CONTACT INFO 2021-2022 (*DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON STATE UPDATES*)

How do I get a refund if I register and pay for a sport but decide not to play, or get cut? Student or parent should request a refund by email from Ms. Carla Allen ( within the first two weeks of the season. If a student participates in a game/event or scrimmage they will no longer be eligible for a refund for that sport. Refunds will be processed through the district within 1-2 weeks.

Where is the TJ sports schedule? Game/event schedules can be found on rSchool. Please note that games can and do change (due to for example weather or quarantines). Coaches should communicate updates to players when changes occur.

What is the current CHSAA calendar? Visit CHSAA for most current information. When information changes for CHSAA season dates they will post on their website. If TJ athletics information changes we will post on this webpage (see above for most recent “COVID Updates”).

When and how do I register for a sport? DPS will open FamilyID registration about 2 weeks prior to the season starting. You will need to register, pay, and upload your current physical into FamilyID. This is the same process as previous years with the change of uploading your physical instead of dropping it off at the athletics office. If you have questions or trouble uploading your physical please email a copy of your physical to AND/OR

I usually get an actual “Golden Ticket” but how will I get one this year? There will be no physical Golden Ticket this year. Instead, coaches will have an online, live list of students who have been cleared. To be cleared, you will need to have registered, paid, and uploaded your current physical. And if you are 10-12 grade AND new to TJ athletics you’ll have the added one-time step of completing CHSAA transfer registration.

How do I purchase tickets to TJ home games and All-City Stadium games? We have moved to electronic ticketing through Ticket Spicket.  Here is the link to purchase tickets to your upcoming game:


We are excited to offer the convenience of online registration and parent permission forms through FamilyID. PLEASE NOTE: ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ONLINE; STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR EVERY SPORT IN WHICH THEY PARTICIPATE

  1. Preregistration (ONLY if you are new to DPS or have not yet created an account)                    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 365 days. Current physical should be turned into Ms. Carla Allen (Treasurer/Athletics Office)
  5. Not a student at TJ?  See information and link below for an additional step for Students Without a Program (SWOP).

Returning Spartans need to log into their FamilyID account, update info as needed, register for sport, 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 registering and payment of fees. If 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.

Pay to Play Fee

2021 -2022 school year high school athletic (pay to play) fees are as follows:

  • $60 per sport season if paid and registered on-line
  • $10 per sport season if approved FRL (free/reduced lunch) paperwork is completed and submitted and payment and registration is completed and submitted on-line
    • FRL rates are available for any DPS enrolled student after FRL paperwork is approved

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 Carla Allen, or hand delivering it to her or Ms. Rice the Athletic Director in the main office. COVID UPDATE: UPLOAD PHYSICAL INTO FAMILYID INSTEAD OF DROPPING OFF IN-PERSON. YOU MAY ALSO EMAIL YOUR PHYSICAL TO ANNE_RICE@DPSK12.ORG.

All DPS students are eligible to get a free sports physical through the Denver Health School Based Clinics. To make an appointment at the clinic here at TJ, 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 if needed:


Denver Health Application/Consent – English

Denver Health Application/Consent – Spanish


Transfer Student

If your student attended a different high school at any point in the previous school year they are considered a transfer student and must submit a transfer waiver. CHSAA is moving to a new system for transfer students and we will post updated information when we get it.

Students may not play in any games until cleared by CHSAA.  Students may practice while being processed (with golden ticket).

Students Without a Program (SWOP)

If your student attends a school that does not offer a program they are allowed to try out at a school that does offer the program.  The following requirements should be taken into consideration:

  1. If the school the student attends offers a sport or program the student must participate at that school.
  2. Students should locate and choose to participate at the school that offers the most options based on their interests.  (They should only be playing at their school of attendance and one other school).
  3. Students are encouraged to select the school closest to them based on school of attendance or home address.
  4. Once students have selected a school to participate with and established eligibility, any change in participation is considered an athletic move and will be subject to all CHSAA transfer rules and  policies.

All students who will be participating in a sport that is not offered at their school of attendance must register and complete this CHSAA form and submit in order to receive approval for participation. You will select “Attended a School without a Program” when you fill out your information.

TJ Parent & Athlete Information: Parent – Athlete Info

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.  Tournaments and CHSAA playoff games will have separate pricing.

DPS 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.



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