Student Life

Academics & Leadership

Mac Scholars Program

Candidates eligible for selection to this program must meet the following requirements. At least in the 70th percentile on the MAP in the subjects of reading and math No more than 2 B’s on report card 1’s and 2s in citizenship

National Honor Society

Candidates eligible for selection to this chapter must meet the following requirements. Minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale without C’s, D’s, or F’s Citizenship marks of only 1’s and 2’s Good attendance and no tardies NO disciplinary issues 

Junior Zontas

The MacArthur Chapter of Junior Zontas helps young ladies develop leadership skills, promote career exploration and encourage members to participate in community, school and international service projects. Junior Zonta members plan, organize and participate in unique activities designed to meet the needs of members, their schools and the community, while emphasizing an international outlook and strong international relations.

Student Council

MacArthur Student Council focuses on service learning projects, school spirit and other school initiatives. Members are in 1st -8th grades and are given the opportunity to develop their leadership, planning, organization, and social skills by planning and participating in events that contribute to the school (spirit) and community. Candidates should exhibit the following traits: Respect, Responsibility, Citizenship, Caring, Integrity, Trustworthiness, Fairness, Perseverance, and Self-Control Students must have made an A or B in all subject areas and exhibit great citizenship.

Young Men with Purpose

Young Men with Purpose is a dynamic mentoring program designed to help young men transition from middle school to high school effectively. During the program, young men will learn about teamwork, self-esteem, grades, community service and explore many other great topics.

Young Women with a Vision

Middle School Peer Mentoring Program Personal Vision, Goals, Healthy Self Image, Moral Character, Sisterhood, Academic Success, Leadership, Work Ethic, Service Learning, & More! Students must maintain 1’s and 2’s and a minimum of 3.0 GPA.



All students at MacArthur receive instruction on coding. Beginning in elementary, students learn about computer science fundamentals such as algorithms, loops and conditionals. Upper elementary and middle school students learn about programming languages, such as Scratch, Python, and HTML.


The goal at MacArthur is for all students to have an exposure to robotics and physical computing. MacArthur also has a Robotics Club where students will be working with newly purchased FIRST Lego League robots.

Academic Games

Academic Games is a competition in the U.S. in which players win by out-thinking each other in mathematics, language arts, and social studies. Formal tournaments are organized by local leagues and on a national level by the Academic Games Leagues of America (AGLOA). MacArthur’s focus is mathematics.



MacArthur has consistently fielded Championship basketball teams that have been at the top of the Southfield Public School League, with many of our players continuing on to the next level. All players are true student-athletes who must maintain acceptable grades and citizenship marks. Students grades 5th-8th are able to participate. There are opportunities for both boys and girls. This program fosters a cohesive environment where players learn teamwork; yet are able to grow as individuals.


The MacArthur Volleyball Program welcomes young ladies in grades 6th-8th to try out for the team. Players get an opportunity to be a part of a volleyball family and learn how to work together.


MacArthur has an award winning cheerleading team.MacArthur’s team placed first in the district in 2018-2019MacArthur’s team placed first in regional competitions in 2019.

Track and Field

MacArthur Track & Field offers an opportunity for boys and girls to show off their speed while competing with others throughout the district. Strong emphasis on team support, sportsmanship, & skill building in various events. Short and long distance track events, as well as field events The only Middle school with an MHSAA regulation track on site!