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All Fall Sport Participants and their guardians must view the NMAA Sportsmanship Video for their Sport:


NMAA Football Link for Athletes and Parents 

NMAA Cross Country Link for Athletes and Parents

NMAA Volleyball Link for Athletes and Parents

NMAA Soccer Link for Athletes and Parents

NMAA Basketball Link for Athletes and Parents

NMAA Cheer Link for Athletes and Parents 


Please watch the entire video.  If you have any questions please email the Athletic Director, John Barnhill at



NMPED has changed some start dates and requirements for High School Athletics and Activities. 3-9-21

All programs may now practice in a normal setting with the following Covid-19 restrictions: 

Masks at all time

Social distancing on sidelines, resting, water breaks and when possible.

Clean equipment regularly

Wash hands and use sanitizer 

No sharing of water bottles or towels

The two week observation period starting on 3-8 has been cancelled.

Possibly more games will be added to the schedule

Schedules will be made available soon.

Please go to APS Tandem Calendar for all Games in the district


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 the attainment and preparation of our student athletes in helping them learn, compete and win both in and outside of the athletic domain. 

Eligibility for Fall Semester:

Eligibility will be based on grades from the first six week grading period.

No failing grades and you must have a 2.0 or Higher.


If you have had a fall semester that make you ineligible please contact your coach and find out if you can be put on an Academic Contract.






Sport Calendar

Football  - March 8

Volleyball  - March 8

Cross Country - March 8

Soccer - March 8

State Tournament:  4/5-4/10

Boys and Girls Basketball - March 22, 2021

State Tournament: 5/3-5/8

Boys and Girls Swimming - March 22, 2021

State Tournament: 5/6-5/8

Cheer Start - March 22, 2021

State Competition: 5/13-5/14

Wrestling - March 29, 2021


Boys and Girls Spring Golf - April 5, 2021

State Competition June 21-22

Baseball - April 5, 2021

State Tournament June 21-26 

Softball - April 5, 2021

State Tournament June 21-26

Boys and Girls Tennis - April 5, 2021

State Tournament June 14-19

Boys and Girls Track - April 5, 2021

State Meet June 24-26





Forms Needed for Athletics

Student Athletes that are new to Highland High School must have a "Complete Physical & Participation Form 20-21"

Student Athletes that are returning to Highland High School and have a Physical from last year(19-20) on file must use the

"Complete NMAA Waiver and Participation Form 20-21"

If you do not have a complete physical from last year and you are a returning student to Highland please complete the

"Complete Physical & Participation Form 20-21"




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 a non-attending student 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.  

Second semester of freshman year is based on grades from 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