FCPS 101

FCPS 101 Community Engagement ProgramFCPS 101 is a free program being offered by Frederick County Public Schools for the first time in 2017-18. The program is designed to provide FCPS parents and members of the community with an opportunity to learn more about the school division and its operations, including instructional and administrative services. Topics will include: Instruction, Role of the School Board, Facilities Planning and Development, Staffing, School Accountability/SOLs, Budgeting, Transportation, Student/Family Support Services and School Nutritional Services.

Application Process

Individuals interested in participating in FCPS 101 must submit the FCPS 101 application by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017. Applications are available at each Frederick County public school, the Frederick County Public Schools Administration Building and on our website. Complete the FCPS 101 application online or print the FCPS 101 application and submit at any school, the FCPS Administration Building or mail to:

Steve Edwards
Coordinator of Policy and Communications
Frederick County Public Schools
1415 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601


From October through May, participants will meet monthly to learn about specific topics and engage in activities/tours designed to broaden understanding and provide insight into the challenges and opportunities that exist in Frederick County Public Schools. Sessions will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  • Monday, November 13, 2017
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018


A maximum of 25 participants will be selected to participate in the program with preference being given to the parents/guardians of students currently attending Frederick County Public Schools.


Participants are expected to attend each session in its entirety. Completion of the program will be determined by presence and participation in the sessions.


Graduates of FCPS 101 will receive a certificate of accomplishment and be recognized by the Frederick County School Board. At the conclusion of the program, participants will have a greater understanding of Frederick County Public Schools as well as the school division’s challenges and opportunities. Through this effort, individuals will be equipped to serve as ambassadors for FCPS in the Winchester/Frederick County community.