Skip to main content

Activities and Athletics Eligibility

All students who participate in activities and athletics governed by the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be enrolled in a minimum of four classes.
  2. Maintain a 2.0 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale after the first six-week grading period of the freshman year.
  3. Maintain excellent attendance.
  4. Not fail more than one class in the previous grading period.
  5. * An N, I, W, WF will considered an F when determining eligibility.
  6. Reside within the set boundaries of the school he/she is attending (or have APS district permission to attend).
  7. Have a current (yearly) physical if participating in athletics (including cheerleaders and drill team) after April 1st.

In addition-all participants in athletics, clubs and organizations will sign and follow the terms of the APS District alcohol, substances and tobacco policy. If the student falls below these requirements, he/she will be ineligible for participation in the activity or athletics as stated by the policy.

Student Involvement

Activities and Athletics

Student activity/athletic involvement is an integral part of the educational process at Del Norte. Studies indicate that there is a strong correlation between academic success and involvement in school-related activities. Knights are encouraged to be involved! Also, Knights are expected to behave in a manner that demonstrates school pride and positive school spirit.

Student Government

Election Standards

Members of student government at DN are known as Knights of the Round Table. Student officer elections for Student Body President and Vice-President, Senior Senate, Junior Jury and Sophomore Congress are held in the spring. Selections for Freshman Forum are held in the fall. All elected/selected officers attend Round Table and their respective class meetings.

Qualifications for: All Student Officers

All candidates must have positive recommendations from the following: current teachers; the appropriate Assistant Principal; the Class Sponsor(s). All candidates must complete the application form and write a letter of intent.

Additional Qualifications for: Class Officers

  • Class officers for the appropriate grade level class are:
  • President, Vice-President, Secretary, Historian and Parliamentarian.
  • Must be classified in their respective grade level class at the time of election.
  • Meet NMAA eligibility requirements - 2.0 GPA and not have more than one failing grade for the previous six-week grading period.
  • Senior and Junior Class President Candidates must have one year as an official member of Round Table prior to running for office.

Additional Qualifications for: Student Body President and Vice- President

  • Must be classified a junior at the time of election.
  • Must have enrolled in the Student Government (Round Table) class for a minimum of two school years (current school year included) having earned the grade of A in Student Government, and be a member in good standing.
  • Attend 75% of Junior Jury meetings throughout this current school year.
  • Meet NMAA eligibility requirements - 2.0 GPA and not have more than one failing grade for the previous six-week grading period.
  • Student Body President and Vice-President Candidates must have two years as an official member of Round Table prior to running for office. Students interested in running for Student Body President or Vice-President, or class offices should: listen to the daily announcements for important information, read the student calendar for important dates/deadlines, sign up in the Activities Office, meet all deadlines.

Class Ambassador

Class Ambassadors are selected by a committee made up of the Student Body President and Vice-President, the appropriate class President and Vice-President, Class Sponsor(s) and the Activities Director. Ambassadors attend class meetings and Round Table class.

Qualifications are:

  • Complete an application.
  • Must be classified in their respective grade level class at the time of selection
  • Meet NMAA eligibility requirements - 2.0 GPA and not have more that one failing grade for the previous six-week grading period.


Student Organizations

Selection for membership into these Academic Organizations is based on meeting criteria that include a specific grade point average, character, service and leadership.

BSU - Black Student Union - Membership is open to interested students interested in learning about African American history and culture. BSU promotes and prepares ALL to become contributing members of a diverse and changing world with respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of others. 

Debating Dragon Slayers (Speech and Debate Team)- Students compete in events they choose, ranging from many forms of debate, informative and persuasive speaking events , to dramatic and humorous interpretive events. 

Kitty Hawk Air Society - NM 51st AFJROTC. Promotes higher academic standards, school/community service, develops leadership and promote self- confidence.

National Art Honor Society – Promotes the arts within the school and the community and provides enrichment opportunities for advanced art students.

National Honor Society - Creates an enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulates a desire to render service, promotes worthy leadership and encourages the development of character in all students of DNHS.

Quill and Scroll International Honor Society - This organization recognizes student journalists who have high academics.

Spanish National Honor Society - Recognizes high achievement in Spanish language students of secondary schools and promotes continuity of interest in the Hispanic studies.

TriM - Music National Honor Society - Recognize musical achievement, helps students reach their full musical potential, encourages instrumental and vocal students to work together and presents inspiration and challenge to music students.

Student Organizations - Athletic

Students of all grade levels are welcome to participate in athletics. Specific information on each sport is available from the Athletic Director or from the head coach of each sport.

Fall Sports Winter Sports Spring Sports

Cross Country
Girls Soccer
Boys Soccer

Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball

Track & Field

Cheerleaders - Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshmen. The cheerleader’s role is to maintain enthusiasm and school spirit, develop a sense of good sportsmanship among the students, and to better relationships between schools at all athletic events.

Student Organizations - General Interest

Each year these organizations are offered based on student interest and staff sponsor.

AFJROTC - Air Force Junior ROTC. This is a class that provides leadership training and engages in school and community service projects.


Concert Band - This band is comprised of all grades and is part of the marching band.

Jazz - Satin Knights. Intermediate and Advanced. Membership is by audition or director’s approval.

Phantazia - The Phantom Knight’s flag corps (also known as the color guard).

Phantom Knights - The marching band. This band performs in the Fall.

Wind Ensemble - This is Del Norte’s top performing band. Membership is by audition only. Auditions are held at the end of marching season. This band is held to strict instrumentation. Openings are based on instrument needs.

Best Buddies- membership is open to anyone who wants to create lasting friendship with special needs students.

Bowling – Membership is open to all students interested in desiring to improve their bowling skills, and to participate in team play and tournaments.

The Black Knights Dance and Step team- performance groups comprised of active BSU members who audition.

Chorus - Membership is by audition or permission of instructor.
Mixed Choir - The beginning level choir for grades 9 - 12.
Concert Choir - The advanced mixed choir for all grades.

Community Outreach Club- Helps to complete community service projects throughout the Del Norte Community. The purpose is to make a difference in the community./ 

Del Norte Immigrant Alliance (DIA) - Membership is open to anyone and this club focuses on helping immigrants come together and learn more about the topic. 

E.A.R.T.H. - Membership is open to all students who have an interest in the environment. This club increases awareness of environmental issues and to encourage projects which focus on the care and preservation of the environment.

English Expo - Membership is open to all students, and assists students preparing for and competing in English Expo.

Guitar Club- Membership is open to anyone who wants to continue learning guitar skills. 

K-POP- Membership is open to all students who are interested in exploring and gaining knowledge about Korean Culture , film and music. 

MESA - Math, English and Science Association. Recognizes high scholastic attainment in the Math, English and Science curriculum.

Orchestra - Membership is by audition or permission of instructor. This is a course for the student who plays violin, viola, cello, or string bass.


The Pavilion - The yearbook. It is designed and produced by the Yearbook class and distributed toward the end of the school year.

Student Government

  1. Round Table - The purpose of the Knights of the Round Table is to take action, with Administrative approval, on matters of student interests, to coordinate and support student activities, to voice student opinion on school related issues, to participate in school and community service projects and to promote the general interests of DNHS students.
  2. Freshman Forum - The selected leaders of the Freshman Class co-sponsor Winter Ball, organize and execute fund raisers and develop community service projects.
  3. Sophomore Congress - The elected and selected officers of the Sophomore Class co-sponsor Winter Ball, fund raisers and community service projects.
  4. Junior Jury - The elected and selected officers of the Junior Class organize and execute the Homecoming Dance, Prom, fund raisers and community service projects.
  5. Senior Senate - The elected and selected officers of the Senior Class select the graduation announcement; organize the selection process for the senior class song, flower and motto, design the senior shirt, produce and distribute the Senior Video, provide a worthwhile senior gift to DNHS and organize fund raisers and community service projects.

Thespian Troupe #2776 - Membership is limited to interested students that meet the qualifications and who are invited and inducted into membership. The troupe further educates, explores and participates in the theatre.

NOTE: In accordance with APS policy, the principal or his/her designee has the authority to suspend students guilty of an alcohol/drug/tobacco related violation from participation in any school- related activities or athletics. All students participating in out-of-school events must meet and maintain eligibility.