At STEM School Highlands Ranch we put innovation at the center of learning to unleash the potential of all students and prepare them for an exponentially changing world.
The athletic teams at STEM are coached by staff at STEM. Our teams give our students the opportunity to learn teamwork, safe competition and life-changing skills. See below for more information on our teams, fees, policies and more.
Coming to STEM for an Athletic Event in our Secondary Gym? Enter through our New Athletics Entrance located at 8878 Barrons Blvd. Highlands Ranch, CO 80129. Parking is available in our Elementary School Parking Lot and in our High School Staff Parking Lot for Athletic Events. Both parking lots are located on the West side of our campus, with the High School Parking Lot entrance located on the north and the Elementary School Parking Lot entrance on the West.
Registration for Fall Sports is now open! Click the linked teams to the left to register, complete contact information and complete payment. Physicals are required to participate in practice. Submit a current physical to the athletic office before the first day of practice. The physical form can be found by clicking the button below.
To be eligible for lettering in athletics at STEM, athletes must meet all general requirements outlined below. However, the final decision as to whether a student receives a varsity letter is ultimately up to the coaching staff.
Our student-athletes have the option to waive the PE requirement by completing a season with one of the athletics teams. Please download, read, and complete a form (can be obtained from the HS athletic director) if you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity. Students may utilize this waiver policy to satisfy the Physical Education requirement, but will not earn any academic credit. Students are still required to complete a minimum of 24 credits to graduate.
Unfortunately STEM is unable to currently offer transportation to games or practices. Also, due to the liability, coaches are not able to drive players to games or practice, regardless of the situation.
Players must be able to provide their own on-time transportation to games and practices. Failure to do so will result in a warning. On the second occurrence, the player will be removed from the team for the remainder of the season.
All announcements and cancellations will be posted on the school’s athletic home page. We will also update the school calendar and/or the individual team’s TeamSnap page.
All missed practices must be excused by the parent or guardian and communicated to the coach.
It is a STEM Athletics policy that to be eligible for game day participation, students must attend at least 80% of practices, regardless of excused absences; exceptions may include sickness, injury or other such personal emergencies.
STEM never wants to keep a player from participating in a sport of their choice, either at STEM or at an alternate school. As such, STEM requires a minimum number of participants for each sport to ensure a full and competitive team.
Failure to reach participation numbers at the start of the season will result in cancellation of season so that players may choose to try out for an alternative team.
The following are the forms required to participate in a sport. All registration and forms will be completed through Sports Engine, except for the Physical Form. The physical form must be completed and turned in to the high school office.
STEP I: Your coach is the number one and first contact for all things; should matters not be resolved, you may go to step II.
STEP II: Please contact the school’s athletic director by email and please copy the coach on the email.
If you are interested in becoming a Coach, please email [email protected].
Our coaches are all full-time members of our staff. To provide the best athletic opportunities for our students, we need additional help from volunteer assistant coaches. If you’re interested in becoming part of our Spartan Team, please email [email protected].