The Grand Forks Public Schools offer tremendous opportunities to all students of the elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools to participate in the athletic and academic extracurricular programs. The programs are intended to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth of the participants. Students within the Grand Forks Public Schools are encouraged to participate in academic, athletic, volunteer, and additional leadership opportunites.
Elementary students are given the opportunity to participate in athletic intramural programs in the fifth and sixth grades. Students can participate in soccer, flag football, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, wrestling, track and floor hockey.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in various school programs such as the Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Student Council, Junior Achievement, Honor Chorus and many others.
Students can participate in many intramural and interschool activities. The intramural activities include bowling, soccer, swimming, basketball, floor hockey, cheerleading, and flag football. The middle schools play each other as well as other area schools in sports programs such as cross country, football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, and track.
There are also numerous academic programs offered to students, including Student Council, Mathcounts, Spelling Bee, Geography Olympiad, music and drama programs.
The Grand Forks High Schools are members of the North Dakota High School Activities Association. This organization plans, directs, and sponsors competitive activities amount member schools. Please check with the Athletic Department to view the full list of high school sports sponsored by GFPS.
Students are also provided the opportunity to participate in a wide range of academic extracurricular activities. Some of the programs available are: Student of the Month, Speech, Debate, Student Council, Thespians, Theater Guild Key Club, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Chorus, Spanish Club, Band, French Club, Orchestra, German Club, Math Track Meet, Class Committees/ Officers, Poetry Club, FBLA, DECA, SkillsUSA, FCCLA, TSA, Writers of the Month, School Newspapers, Literary Guild, Renaissance Program, PEP Club, Yearbook, Intramural Sports, and Dance team.