The Student Government (SG) is comprised of the SG President and Vice President, the chairs of the Honor Council, Discipline Committee, Campus Diversity Board, Student Life Committee, and Student Ambassadors. The purpose of SG is to support the students, faculty, and administration. Through Community Meeting, Open Forums, and daily conversations, SG collects input from students and brings it to the faculty and administration, debating proposals and crafting policy.
The Honor Council (HC) exemplifies and teaches the entire school about the Honor Code. The Honor Code applies not only to academics. Elected by their peers, HC members work with the faculty to educate the students in why and how to act honorably in all situations and counsel them when they make mistakes.
The primary function of the Discipline Committee (DC) is to help educate students about the expectations of the school and as such works to encourage the concept of good behavior on the part of all students. It provides a student-faculty forum in which disciplinary and dress code issues are discussed. The DC reviews cases of inappropriate behavior and dress code issues.
The Student Life Committee (SLC) plans and runs student activities and social events. From Homecoming to Lock-In to Prom, SLC strives to engage all students in the life of the school and make them a meaningful part of the community.
All Upper School students are eligible to be Student Ambassadors. Ambassadors support the Admission Office and promote the school at community functions. In addition to giving tours to prospective families at Open Houses, ambassadors host student visitors and give tours during the regular school day.
All students are considered members of SOFA. From gleaning and collecting can for the local food bank to shopping with a cop, its leaders plan and publicize community service opportunities for students within the school and throughout the Fredericksburg area.
The Campus Diversity Board supports the growth of a diverse and inclusive school community. In addition to maintaining a meaningful dialogue, student members represent FA at diversity conferences and work to develop a series of educational events for students, parents, and staff.