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.
STATEMENT AND LETTER TO PARENTS & STUDENT ATHLETES
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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