MacArthur High School is committed to honor and excellence for its students. It offers students a wide range of educational, athletic and social opportunities and programs, including the Renaissance program. This awards students who pass everything (including midterms, finals and Regents exams) special perks and privileges. The school offers numerous clubs and activities including music, art, chess, dance, drama, environmental awareness, guitar, math, robotics and science, among many others. The school is also heavily involved in community service.