Montgomery County Public Schools Athletics

MCPS believes participation in interscholastic athletics supports the overall mission of the school district to ensure that every student will have the academic, creative problem solving, and social-emotional skills to be successful in college and career.  The MCPS philosophy of interscholastic athletics is founded in our vision, mission, purpose, and R.A.I.S.E. core values, which were established in July 2017.     


We promote academic achievement, athletic excellence, positive sportsmanship, and upstanding citizenship by providing the greatest education-based interscholastic athletics program.


Every student will attain the mental, moral, physical, and social-emotional skills to excel in the classroom, community, and the realm of competition.


To provide an innovative education-based interscholastic athletics program that maximizes diverse participation through a commitment to equity and access.

Core Values (R.A.I.S.E.)

Respect & Sportsmanship

Academic Excellence

Integrity & Character

Spirited & Safe Competition

Equity & Access 

MCPS Athletics Status - Current

October 15, 2021: Community Update in English and Spanish

This update includes reminders regarding vaccination requirements, updated frequently asked questions, and other updates regarding program operations for MCPS Athletics. New form: COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Exemption Request for Student-Athletes

NFHS Network

Parents/guardians, students, fans, and community members will have the ability to stream events live through the NFHS Network. Automated cameras have been installed in all main gymnasiums and stadiums. A monthly subscription fee of $10.99 is required to view live events. All MCPS events are free on the NFHS Network, 72 hours following each event.

Now Open...Winter Registration

Parent/guardians can register their student-athletes for winter athletics using ParentVue. Information regarding middle school athletics registration can be found here. Below are some helpful resources to assist parents/guardians with the on-line registration process and with securing a physical evaluation prior to the first day of fall season tryouts, November 15, 2021.

  • ParentVue Guide - A "Quick Guide to ParentVue for Athletics" for parents/guardians when registering their students for athletics.
  • ParentVue Guide - A "How to Guide" for parents/guardians for Getting Started with ParentVUE.pdf
  • Care for Kids - A health care program that provides access to health care services for uninsured children in Montgomery County.
  • Clinics for Sports Physicals - an annual list released by MCPS Athletics, pricing is subject to change    

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