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.
There are several district-wide student leadership organizations and opportunities to serve as a student leader and share student voice.
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:
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.
Find Activities by School
The MCPS extracurricular and fine arts programs fully resumed in-person operations in the fall within the guidelines of Montgomery County Public Schools’ current procedures and protocols for COVID-19 safety. Students, staff, and guests will be expected to follow the MCPS mitigation strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
MCPS curriculum and instructional office staff have created a guidance document that is content focused but shares appropriate considerations and expectations for COVID-19 safety for in-person engagement. Dance ensembles, drama clubs, choral and instrumental music programs are expected to follow specific guidelines for COVID-19 safety. Singing and instrumental music produced by woodwind or brass instruments are thought to be higher-risk activities for COVID-19 spread due to the aggressive expelling of respiratory droplets. Extra precautions will be expected for vocalists and instrumental musicians when participating.
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.
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:
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.
Find Activities by School
All students participating in the MCPS extracurricular activities program, must submit all required documentation to their school sponsor(s). The following items are required due to COVID-19:
These forms have been combined into ONE editable PDF document, In-Person ECA Required Form Packet, that students can submit to their school sponsor(s).
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 successfully participate in 1 various athletic and/or extracurricular activity
Students successfully participate in 2-3 various athletic and/or extracurricular activities
Students successfully participate in 4+ various athletic and/or extracurricular activities
Students from across MCPS have created extracurricular moments to share with their student peers. This webpage will frequently be updated with student created lessons. Please check out some of the student content below that covers everything from leadership development, student advocacy, music and more!
If you have a personal or professional skill that you would like to share with your MCPS peers, you can submit your own! Students can earn 10 SSL hours for successful submission of all items identified in the Student-To-Student Extracurricular Series Form. You may see yours posted here!