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Athletics For 2022-2023


All Athletes must have a complete physical for the

2022-2023 School year.  


All Students in athletics are now insured to participate in athletics.  you no longer need personal health insurance to participate. APS has acquired a policy that allows all athletes to be covered.

If you are injured during a practice, competition, traveling to a competition, or other APS athletic school event, please make sure the Athletic Trainer is notified and has filed an accident report.

All injuries and accidents have 72 hours to be reported.

Follow all directions on the Student Accident Insurance Page 2.

Mission Statement 

The Highland High School Athletic Department is committed to the ultimate development of our student-athletes.  The department promotes individual and team development, intellectually, educationally, and athletically.  We are steadfast in attaining and preparing our student-athletes in helping them learn, compete, and win both in and outside of the athletic domain. 

Eligibility for Fall Semester 2022-2023:

Eligibility will be based on grades from the Spring 21-22 semester.

All incoming freshmen are immediately eligible if they have not participated in High Schools athletics as an 8th grader.  Upperclassmen will be using Spring Semester grades.  

2.0 with no Failing Grades.  1 Failing grade for upperclassmen will allow for using the cumulative grade from transcripts. 

Freshmen may not use Cumulative Grading after the first semester only. 

A student that is ineligible at semester may regain eligibility at the end of the next 6 weeks.  2.00 GPA with no failing grades. 

8th Graders in 2022-2023 that will be participating in tryouts at Highland HS for all sports will need to be residents in our High School Attendance Area.  8th Graders will need an Athletic Physical to participate in Tryouts or workouts. 8th Graders are held to the same Academic requirements stated above.  8th Graders that participate on a team will sign an NMAA 8th Grader Athletic Participation contract waiving the "Open Enrollment Choice." 









Forms Needed for Athletics



Student-Athletes at Highland High School must have a complete Physical on file with the Athletic Trainer:  

 "Complete Physical & Participation Form 21-22"



please hand in all forms to Daniel Paz, athletic Trainer,

Group photo of students in the team spirit

Charter Students wanting to participate at Highland High School must live within the attendance area of Highland High School.  Charter students must still register as non-attending students in our Counseling Office.  

Charter students must provide a completed athletic physical to the Athletic Trainer and contact the coach for team selection dates.

All Coach contacts are on the Highland Athletic Web page under the sport.  Links are also provided below.

Freshman Academic Eligibility

All incoming ninth-graders are immediately eligible in high school for the first semester.  

The second semester of freshman year is based on grades from the first semester. 

Highland High School is the only Albuquerque Public High School to have the Pixallot Camera Live Feed Streaming system for all home Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling, and Soccer Games.   The state-of-the-art Athletic Event production cameras will live feed all events on the Soccer field and Main Gym.  These athletic events will be available live on our NFHS Highland High School web channel.  Some events require a subscription to watch live and some do not require the subscription.  The subscription also is a contribution to the Athletic Department and goes to fund varsity letters and certificates.  Several days after the paid events all broadcasts will be available for free.  Support the Hornet Teams.

Every Highland Athlete must register online. 

Athletes will only need to complete the registration once for the entire year even if they participate in multiple sports. 

To complete the Highland Online Registration each athlete must complete the "Life of an Athlete" and NHSF: Concussion Course. 

Each Athlete will be required to provide the completion certificate number for both courses on the Highland Online Athlete Registration. 

Life of an Athlete 

Concussions for Students Course