Student Involvement


Our goal is that every child is connected to school beyond the classroom by continually promoting student involvement in extracurricular activities.


We believe that it is our responsibility to develop our youth by nurturing a strong, positive, sense of who they are and what they can do. This is not only done in the classroom, but also during extracurricular activities that include clubs, organizations, athletics, and activities.

In Newport News, each school offers a variety of these opportunities, often designed and directed by students themselves, to discover and develop new talents and highlight student strengths. Our goal is that every child is connected to school beyond the classroom by continually promoting student involvement, making experiences meaningful, and offering activities that students think are interesting and relevant.

Questions? Contact Bridget Adams, Supervisor, Youth Development at (757) 283-7850 x.10318.

How can students get involved?

Every NNPS school has a Youth Development Lead who works with the school's Youth Development Team to ensure that every student participates in at least one club, athletic team, organization or activity.

Contact your Youth Development Leader (pdf) to find out more about student involvement options in each school.

For lists of clubs and activities at each school, visit the school's website.

Children participating in Career Day at Riverside Elementary School.

What types of clubs and organizations are available?

There are several ways in which student can get involved, including academic clubs, community based activities, fitness, honor societies, language clubs, leadership, mentoring, music, service, special interests and hobbies, technology and more!

Graph showing that club and activity participation for 2016-17 was 82%.