Cottonwood Classical Preparatory SchoolTuition Free, 6 - 12 Public School

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"Sport is an ideal activity for developing young people. Through sport, athletes can learn respect, perseverance and teamwork. They build self-esteem, confidence and social skills. Every athlete can thrive when we foster a sport culture of respect and safety, on and off the field of play. Research shows that athletes have better mental health, higher graduation rates and more productive social relationships."

The major goal of an interscholastic athletic program is the same as for any other educational program—to provide youth with the opportunity to develop to their maximum potential. It should be noted that participation in athletic activities is a PRIVILEGE offered to and earned by students.  Students must meet high academic standards in order to be eligible to tryout and stay on teams throughout the season. A GPA of 2.5 with no F's is required of all CCPS athletes. 


CCPS is a member of the New Mexico Activities Association and is currently classified as a 3A school as a member of District 6.  For the 2021-22 school year CCPS is competing in the following varsity sports: boys and girls cross country, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls swimming, boys and girls golf, and boys and girls track & field. Students in grades 8-12 are eligible to participate in those sports. Additionally, our high school students can participate in intramural water polo and coed soccer which competes in the Albuquerque Charter School League.



We also have middle school programs for students in grades 6-8 in boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, track and field, and girls volleyball that compete in the Albuquerque Charter School League.  


Check out the calendar for a complete list of important athletic meeting dates and competitions.  GO COYOTES!


Athletic Director: Chris Rigali- [email protected]

Physical and Concussion Course Information

All student athletes must receive a physical prior to athletic participation.  A physical form, signed by the performing physician, must be submitted to the school before a student is declared eligible.  The form below is an example, but physicians may supply their own form as well.  The physical must be dated April 1, 2021 or later and are only valid until the end of the school year. 


Additionally, all student athletes must complete the NFHS Student Concussion Course prior to attending or participating in any athletic practices or game play, this an annual expectation for all of our student athletes.  And is a state law, for all NMAA participants which cannot be bypassed in any way. The following is the website where students can access the course, they must sign in and create a new account in order to complete the course.  Once they have done so, they can either print the certificate or email it to the athletic department. 


NFHS Concussion Course

Also required by state law is the Facts for Families concussion information sheet, both parents and student athletes are required to review and sign this form and turn in the bottom portion. A link to this form is listed below. 


Parent Information Form for Concussions


Additionally, the NMAA has added a Consent to Treat Form to the required documents.  Please see the link to this form below as well.


Consent to Treat Form