Chaparral High School (Colorado)
|This article is outdated. (November 2010)|
|Chaparral High School|
|15655 Brookstone Drive, Parker, Colorado
|School district||Douglas County Public Schools|
|Color(s)||navy, red, white and gold|
|Athletics conference||Continental League|
The school is notable in Colorado for how it came to have an automated external defibrillator (AED) unit. Chaparral student Cody Schmidt died in 2003 after his heart stopped while in gym class, spurring his parents to raise funds to acquire AED units for all Douglas County schools.
Extracurricular activities 
Chaparral High School offers over thirty activity organizations, the majority of which are open to all interested students. Service organizations include Link Crew, a mentor program for incoming freshmen; Interact; National Honor Society; Peer Counseling; and Student Government. Competitive activities which allow students to earn a varsity letter include Speech and Debate, DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, Marching Band, Drama Choir, Orchestra and Journalism.
Chaparral also has several club sports which have earned state recognition such as Boys' and Girls' Rugby, Ice Hockey, Inline Hockey and Boys' Volleyball.
Chaparral Activities have earned numerous state and national recognition and awards. Chaparral’s activities have also traveled nationally and internationally. The CHS band and orchestra have traveled to Ireland and the select choir has traveled to Germany and China. The Chaparral marching band has a strong history in competition under the direction of Steve Hinman. The band has appeared in the Hollywood Christmas Parade. At the time the band was under the direction of Orlando Otis.
The school has hosted an annual jazz festival, the Chaparral High School High Plains Jazz Festival, since 1996.
Honor Societies 
National Honors Society (NHS) is the largest honor society at Chaparral High School. The Society was established in 1921 and prides itself on academic excellence and leadership.
Other Honor Societies include National Art Honor Society, National Chinese Honor Society, National Music Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society.
The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) was founded in 1978 to inspire and recognize scholarship and art in the development of creativity, character, service and leadership. NAHS strives to aid members in working toward the attainment of the highest standards in art areas, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community. Every September 10–12 grade students whom hold a GPA of a 3.0 or higher and have completed two or more art classes are formally invited to apply for membership.
The National Chinese Honor Society was established in 2009 to honor dedicated students of the Chinese Language. Chaparral has an active Sister School relationship in China with Xinjin Middle School, Chengdu, Sichuan.
The school also has sports programs. The football team is very conditioned and very competitive. The Volleyball Team is State Champions 2 years in a row (2010,2011). The Boys Basketball Team won State in the 2011-2012 school year. The Varsity Cheerleading Squad had also won State in the 2011-2012 school year. 3 State titles in the 2011-2012 school year.
Advocates for Africa (formerly Invisible Children Club), Aerospace, Amensty International, Live (Bible Club), Club Asia, Crafts Guild Club, Extreme Chess, FCA, Fencing Club, Film Addicts, French Club, Guitar 101, Junior Statesmen of America, Model UN, Multicultural Dance, Otaku Club, Recycling, Science, Ski/Snowboard, Spanish, Stick Art Club, Thespians, Ultimate Frisbee, Econ Club
Co-Curricular Activities Band, Orchestra, Choir, DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, TSA, Peer Counseling, Link Crew, Newspaper, Speech and Debate, Student Government, Yearbook, Art and Literary Magazine
Boys Volleyball, Ice hockey, Inline Hockey, Girls' Rugby, Boys' Rugby, Unified Basketball, Unified Soccer
The Unified Soccer and Basketball teams provide a unique opportunity for students to volunteer with a branch of Special Olympics in their own school. The Unified Basketball team was organized for the first time at Chaparral High School in winter 2006. The formation of the teams was spearheaded by physical education instructor Lori Pace in concert with the special education department. The Unified Soccer team was first organized in the fall of 2007. The unified sports teams provide an opportunity for students with special needs to participate in organized team sports with their peers in a fun and competitive environment.
Other clubs in the school include Guitar Hero Club, Asian Culture Club (Cosplay), Spanish Club, French Club, Chess Club, and more.
- Boys Tennis
- Cross Country
- Marching Band
- Boys' Soccer
- Boys' Golf
- Unified Soccer
- Girls' Basketball
- Boys' Basketball
- Girls' Swimming
- Track & Field
- Girls' Golf
- Girls' Tennis
- Girls' Soccer
- Boys' Swimming
- Boys' Lacrosse
- Girls' Lacrosse
- Boys' Volleyball
- Girls' Rugby
- Boys' Rugby
- Unified Basketball
- Ice Hockey
- Inline Hockey
- Colorado High School Activities Association profile for Chaparral High School. Accessed 1 December 2006.
- Augé, Karen. "Parents push for lifesaving gear". Denver Post, 21 March 2006. Accessed 1 December 2006.