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The athletic programs at Montezuma-Cortez High School supports the academic mission of the school by equipping and empowering all students to have the ability to experience activities and athletics that will help develop lifelong learning. These athletic programs are an extension of the academic philosophy of M-CHS by teaching the values of teamwork, respect, commitment, pride, work ethic, and sportsmanship while cultivating good health, emotional maturity, happiness and social aptitude in a competitive and wholesome environment. Both athletics and academics at M-CHS put our students first by working together for educational and athletic excellence.




Dear Parent/Guardian and Student Athlete:
Here at M-CHS, we are excited that you have chosen to be a student/athlete.   We strive to ensure that you and your family have a positive experience during your participation.  M-CHS has the expectation that your experience will help you grow as an athlete and a person.   M-CHS believes by being a member of a team, regardless of time spent in actual competition, a person can learn many valuable life skills.  Citizenship, sportsmanship, appreciating good play by an opponent, working together to meet team goals, responsibility and a commitment to team and school, loyalty, placing team above self, learning to accept instruction and criticism, respect for others, winning and losing with dignity, self-control and being responsible for one’s own actions are all skills that are fostered by participating on an interscholastic sports team.
Our athletic programs are highly competitive.  Due to large schools and limited opportunities, we are not able to place every child who wishes to participate on a team.  While this is not our desire, it is the reality.  If a coach is going to have to cut a player from the roster, it is expected that an established evaluation system is used to formulate teams.
A main goal of a competitive athletic program is to put the most talented members of the team in competition to win contests.  Starting positions and playing time are not guaranteed to players making a team.  Each member of a team is very valuable to the team’s overall progress.  Each member of the team has a duty and responsibility to put forth their best effort and encourage their teammates to also do their best.  Thank you again for your participation and willingness to grow. 
Mr.Colton Trosclair, Athletic & Activities Director
Dr. Jennifer Boniface, Principal
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“Seeking Excellence in Academics, Activities, and Athletics”
In pursuit of excellence, the Colorado High School Activities Association strives to create a positive and equitable environment in which all qualified student participants are challenged and inspired to meet their highest potential.
To fulfill this mission the Colorado High School Activities Association will:
  • Act as an integral component of the educational process.
  • Provide equitable opportunities for participants that encourages all qualified students to take part in the activity/athletic experience.
  • Continue to assess the inherent risks of sports participation and provide safe competitive environments per the NFHS, the Colorado High School Activities Association playing rules and bylaws per recommendations of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.
  • Provide an environment that enhances personal development through sporting behavior, character education, teamwork, leadership and citizenship while increasing values that partner the educational standards of the State of Colorado.
  • Recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Colorado athletes, teams, coaches, and administrators through our academic and activity awards programs.
  • In pursuit of excellence, the Colorado High School Activities Association strives to create a positive and equitable environment in which all qualified student participants are challenged and inspired to meet their highest potential.
  • Participation is a privilege
  • Participation in athletics and activities are education-based
  • Participation promotes healthy lifestyle instruction
  • Participation promotes respect for diverse cultures, creeds, socio-economic status, racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identity, and geographic locations
  • Participation assists students to remain in school, perform better academically and become better citizens
  • Participation finds and nurtures the best effort in each participant
  • Participation demands respect for fair play and appreciation for the equitable application of procedures, rules and regulations
  • Participation provides a bigger window and, ultimately a larger purpose to students' lives
  • Zero tolerance holding ourselves, student-athletes, educational leaders, coaches, officials, judges and the many stakeholders accountable in creating an environment that   is free from racism and discrimination
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High School

418 South Sligo Street 
Cortez,  CO  81321 
(970) 565-3722

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