School Board

Student Leadership Program

Student Leadership Cohort

The School Board is accepting applications for the Student Leadership Development Program, open to any high school sophomore or junior in good academic standing.  The program is for students interested in a future in law, government or public policy. Twelve students will be chosen to work closely with the School Board to how FCPS is governed and will give the students opportunities to participate on various advisory committees to the School Board, and even to seek election as the student representative on the School Board. 

The Student Leaders attend and participate in the following program requirements:

•     Group orientation (December 2018)

•     School Board forum work session (January 2019)

•     Mock Forum (March 2019)

•     Mock Work Session (April 2019)

•     Program Completion Ceremony (May 2019)

Students should submit the brief application and one-page statement of interest to their principals by October 15, 2018. Principals will submit applications to the School Board Office by October 29, 2018.  Each School Board member will select one student from their magisterial district, and the at-large members will select one student from all the applications received. The selected student leaders and remaining applicants will be notified by email in late November. 



For questions, please contact Barb Gibbs in the School Board Office or, or at 571-423-1063.