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What We Believe
In alignment with our R.A.I.S.E. core values, the MCPS Department of Athletics serves to offer safe and equitable education-based athletic opportunities for all. We strive to amplify antiracist values, behaviors, policies, and procedures while promoting an atmosphere of inclusion expected of all stakeholders to support the success of students in the classroom, community and realm of competition.
The MCPS Interscholastic Athletics Program includes participation opportunities at 25 high schools and 40 middle schools. Approximately 23,000 student-athletes participate annually on the high school level, 5,000 on the middle school level. The high school program includes competition in 20 sports or activities, with 31 varsity teams and 13 junior varsity teams per high school – over 1,000 teams systemwide. The middle school program includes competition in four sports, seven teams per school, for students in grades seven and eight.
The comprehensive high school program includes approximately 10,000 contests scheduled per year. There were 241 MCPS teams that won team championships at the division, county, region, or state level during the 2022-23 school year, including 95 student-athletes who won individual state championships.
The MCPS High School Interscholastic Athletics Program features one of the most comprehensive sportsmanship award programs in the country, where teams and schools compete for annual sportsmanship awards. The annual Sportsmanship Award is the most coveted of MCPS athletics awards.