Activities and Enrichment

Activities and enrichment programs prepare students for the future.

Student activities programs are an integral part of the total elementary, middle, and high school education program. Fairfax County Public Schools stresses the importance of providing a well-balanced activities program to augment the learning activities in the classroom. The Activities programs provide opportunities for students in a variety of areas including student government, student publications, and special interest groups. Most of the activities require only an interest, some a try-out, others a special skill, but there is something for everyone! 

  • At the elementary level, FCPS provides opportunities for students as safety patrols, as well as in student government.  
  • At the middle school level, FCPS provides for involvement in performing groups, student government, newspaper, yearbook, drama, general interest clubs, and the literary magazine.
  • At the high school level, FCPS offers a wealth of opportunities for student growth and enrichment through student government, performing groups, publications, honor societies, and special interest clubs.

Benefits of Being Involved

Participation in student activities is truly a learning experience and an enhancement of the regular school day. National studies and research indicate that:

  • Participation in activities and athletics promotes citizenship.
  • Students involved in activities have higher grade point averages than nonparticipants.
  • Students involved in activities have better attendance records than nonparticipants.
  • Participation in school activities is one of the most accurate predictors of success after college.