Silver Creek High School is home to highly-competitive and state championship teams. Please check the athletic website for current information on all sports and registrations.
In order to tryout or practice for Silver Creek Athletics, the following items must be completed before official practice.\
- Pay the SVVSD Athletic Participation Fee at time of registration
- Verify with the Coach or Athletic Secretary a week before tryouts to ensure you have everything completed.
- No physical or not registered = NO tryout or practice.
Students must maintain a strong academic standing in order to participate in athletics. These athletic eligibility standards are established by the Colorado High School Activities Association in conjunction with St. Vrain Valley Schools.
Silver Creek High School follows the CHSAA Eligibility Plan A for general eligibility requirements. This means that the student cannot be failing more than one class during any week of a sport season nor fail more than one class in any one semester. Students also must always pass a minimum of 2.5 credits in order to be eligible for Silver Creek athletics.
Eligibility to participate in a FALL and WINTER sport is determined from the previous second semesters’ grades. Grade 09 students are automatically eligible to participate in the fall and winter season. Eligibility for a SPRING sport for all students is determined from first semester grades of the current school year.
WEEKLY ELIGIBILITY DURING THE SPORT SEASON
Weekly grades determine academic eligibility during the sport season. An athlete must be enrolled as a full-time student (at least 3.0 Carnegie credits), passing a minimum of 2.5 credits and failing no more than one class at any time. Coaches will explain their eligibility expectations at athlete/parent meetings to be held prior to each sport season.
Eligibility (grade) reports will be run by the athletic secretary each Friday and will sent directly to the head coach and the athletic director. These reports will be effective on the Monday after the report comes out. If your child is on the ineligible report on Friday, please encourage him/her to speak to that teacher directly (instead of the athletic secretary or director).
GAME DAY ATTENDANCE DURING THE SPORT SEASON
During the season, daily attendance reports will be run and will be reported to the head coach. In order to eligible to play in games, the athlete must be marked present in at least 50 percent of his/her classes on that same day. Unless the student’s absence is caused by an extenuating circumstance (i.e. death in the family) or the student has received prior approval by the athletic director and is not in 50 percent of his/her classes that day, he/she is not allowed to play.
Insurance can help pay for injuries students might sustain while at school or while participating in school activities. The District encourages parents/guardians to evaluate their insurance coverage levels to determine if they have adequate insurance protection for any injuries their children might sustain while at school or while participating in school activities.
Student Insurance Programs
The District does not directly sell or offer accident, health, or dental insurance for students. However, the District has selected Nationwide Insurance Company to offer student insurance programs. Various plans and options are offered through the company. Brochures describing the plans and options are available at all school offices. The company also maintains a separate web site. The web site allows for online enrollment and provides plan and pricing information.
Free and Low-cost Health Insurance Options
In partnership with Boulder County, the District has provided a health insurance liaison to work with families to ensure that students are insured. This position will enroll eligible children, some parents, and pregnant women in Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+). Your family may qualify for CHP+ if over-income for Medicaid and cannot afford private insurance. Benefits include preventative care, immunizations, dental care, hospital services, prescriptions, mental health services, vision and more. For more information or an easy 15 minute screening for eligibility, please contact the District’s health insurance liaison by phone (720-722-1454).
Insurance Requirements – Athletes
Before any student will be permitted to participate in any CHSAA (Colorado High School Activities Association) sports activities, health or accident insurance (such as the insurance offered through the student insurance programs, detailed above) covering the student must be purchased or the Athletic Insurance Waiver must be signed. The Athletic Insurance Waiver can be obtained by contacting a high school athletic department secretary.
Liability claims against the District for injuries that occur at school or during schools activities may be barred by the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act (CGIA). This Act substantially limits the liability of the District. The details of the CGIA are available in the Colorado statute (Title 24, Article 10).
For additional information or questions about insurance for students, please contact the office of Risk Management Services at (303) 682 – 7311.