Student Engagement

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Student Engagement

Leadership, Service, and Extracurricular Activities

MCPS students can engage and access several different experiences through leadership, service and extracurricular activities. Students are encouraged to participate at the school level and visit this website for additional learning experiences and information, which are often student led. New content and information will be updated throughout the course of the school year.

 
 

Engagement Opportunities

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Student Leadership

There are several district-wide student leadership organizations and opportunities to serve as a student leader and share student voice.

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Student Service Learning

Students are encouraged to continue earning student service learning hours towards their graduation requirement, even during distance learning. The MCPS SSL program has made some significant changes to allow students to earn SSL hours virtually if they:

  • Are serving a community need through a non-profit organization
  • Monitored by a supervisor of the non-profit agency or MCPS staff member
  • Sponsored by an MCPS teacher or staff member

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Extracurricular

Find extracurricular activities by school, including sponsor contact information and meeting times. Learn about the student-to-student extracurricular series, where students across MCPS have created extracurricular moments to share with their peers.

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Extracurricular Activities

The MCPS extracurricular and fine arts programs continue to operate in-person within the guidelines of Montgomery County Public Schools’ current procedures and protocols for COVID-19 safety. Students, staff, and guests are encouraged to practice mitigation strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (vaccinations, hand hygiene, face coverings are recommended).

MCPS curriculum and instructional office staff continue to provide guidance for engagement that is content focused.

This webpage provides the latest updates on program operations, school specific extracurricular activity program information, and the online student-to-student extracurricular activity experiences.

Students will earn credit towards earning the MCPS Certificate of Student Engagement.

The following extracurricular activities will continue:
  • Academic support for students
  • Athletic activities as directed by the MCPS Systemwide Athletics Unit
  • Co-curricular activities
  • Clubs and organizations
  • Education and engagement opportunities
  • Youth programming for counseling, mentorship, and social emotional support
 

MCPS is excited to bring this wide array of extracurricular activities and fine arts programs to our students. We remain committed to every student through these programs to help students:

  • Be creative
  • Build confidence
  • Stay connected with their peers and adult coaches, sponsors and mentors and
  • Develop their personal and professional skills in areas of their interest.
 
 

Non-Athletic Extracurricular Activities

Program Offerings

Schools will identify their program offerings to include the name of the clubs and organizations, the sponsor name and contact information as well as how to virtually access the extracurricular activity.

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Important COVID-19 Information

The MCPS extracurricular activity program continues its full operations and encourages all participants to follow procedures and protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  1. Vaccination for COVID-19 (strongly recommended, but not required
  2. Hand hygiene
  3. Face coverings
 

MCPS Certificate of Student Engagement

MCPS wishes to recognize secondary students for commitment in participation in a wide range of MCPS Athletic and Extracurricular Activities. Students will be recognized for various levels of commitment, as outlined below, with the MCPS Certificate of Student Engagement.

  • Students are encouraged to participate in more than one activity to create positive relationships with their peers in interest alike activities and with adult professionals outside of the school day/core curricular courses.
  • Students can use this documentation to supplement their college and job applications.
  • Sponsors will verify student commitment with their organization(s) at the end of the season, semester, year as appropriate.
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Bronze Certificate
of Student Engagement

Students successfully participate in various athletic and/or extracurricular activity

 
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Silver Certificate
of Student Engagement

Students successfully participate in 2-3 various athletic and/or extracurricular activities

 
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Gold Certificate
of Student Engagement

Students successfully participate in 4+ various athletic and/or extracurricular activities