FCPS 101

FCPS 101 Community Engagement ProgramFCPS 101 is a free program being offered by Frederick County Public Schools during the 2019-20 school year. 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, the 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 13, 2019. Applications are available at each Frederick County public school, the Frederick County Public Schools Administration Building and on our website. Complete the FCPS 101 online application 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. - 8:30 p.m. on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020


Approximately 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.

Graduates and FCPS 101 Alumni

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 be equipped to serve as ambassadors for FCPS and possess a greater understanding of the school division as well as its challenges and opportunities. FCPS 101 alumni receive periodic updates from the Superintendent of Schools regarding key initiatives and may participate in FCPS 101 alumni meetings where they can continue learning about FCPS and offer their perspectives to school leaders.