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Welcome to our world, “The Other Side of Education”.  The Office of Interscholastic Athletics of Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) believes that interscholastic athletics is a way to achieve a balanced educational program for our students.  As we all know athletic competition, by its nature, will contribute to greater student awareness of self-discipline, a growth in emotional maturity, and an increasing realization of the worth of the individual.  Students will also realize that participation in athletics is not only a privilege, but is also an honor that requires responsibility for maintaining one’s academic standing in the classroom and for maintaining a high standard of conduct.

Office of Interscholastic Athletics Statement on COVID-19

PGCPS will begin the 2020-2021 school year on Monday, August 31 with distance learning for all grades. Distance learning will continue through the first and second quarters with a goal to return to school buildings in February to begin the third quarter.

The PGCPS Interscholastic Athletics office believes that all student-athletes should focus and enhance their academic achievement through the Prince George’s County online education-based opportunities and engage in the virtual webinars provided by the Athletic Directors. As we enter the next phase of virtual learning within the county, athletics will start at the lowest risk of participation as your health and safety is our first concern.

Lowest Risk:

  • During the virtual learning, all sports are postponed. The virtual status will be re-assessed Dec. 1, 2020 by Dr. Goldson, CEO. 
  • Performing low-impact activities or conditioning at home, alone or with your family members.
  • Re-engagement of student-athletes and the virtual re-introduction of athletics and activities for the betterment of the social, emotional, and physical well-being.
  • Encourage junior/senior athletes to engage in virtual classes, webinars, meetings, and online services with outside resources to prepare for academic success and college opportunities.

The virtual learning athletic schedule will be uploaded by Sept. 1 on the Athletic website and Athletic Directors will share with their coaches and student-athletes.  

Contact Information

Office of Interscholastic Athletics
4400 Shell Street
Capital Heights, Maryland 20743

Shirley Diggs, Coordinating Supervisor
301-669-6050(O)  | 301-669-6055(F)

O'Shay Watson, Supervisor of Interscholastic Athletics
301-669-6050, ext. 45212

Eligibility Requirements

There are academic requirements for participation in sports. Student grades are calculated and reported as four quarters throughout the school year. The minimum grade-point average (GPA) for extracurricular activities is 2.0. Eligibility for the fall sports season and extracurricular activities will be based on a student’s fourth quarter GPA at the end of the prior school year.

Incoming 9th graders are automatically eligible to participate in fall sport season.