Extracurricular activities are school-sponsored activities other than regular class activities in which students represent their school (ex: athletic teams, student clubs or organizations, class or club officers).
To participate in extracurriculars, high school students need a minimum 2.00 grade point average and no “F” grades. Only "traditional" FCPS 9-week term grades determine eligibility. Eligibility (except for 9th graders) for fall extracurriculars is based on 4th-term grades from the last school year. Ineligible students may practice but may not accompany teams or groups or be excused from any class for extracurricular activities. See Policy 509 and Regulation 500-24.
To ensure continued eligibility, parents and students should monitor student grades using Grades: Home Access Center (HAC). Log in regularly to check grades and assignments or sign up for e-mail alerts.
National Honor Society
Every Frederick County high school has a chapter of the National Honor Society. Members must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative weighted grade-point average (Adobe PDF File, opens in new window) and strong service, leadership and character, as rated by school staff. Additional information is available in Regulation 400-25 (Adobe PDF File, opens in new window) and from school principals or counselors.