A variety of activities are available to high school students. Students are encouraged to become involved in the whole school experiences in and outside the classroom.
Why School Programs and Clubs are Important for Students:
Appealing to Colleges
Colleges like to see students involved in extra-curricular activities. It means that they are well rounded and understand how to balance life with schoolwork.
A survey conducted by the Minnesota State High School League in 2007 and reported by the NFHS found that the average GPA of a high school athlete was 2.84, while a student who was not involved in athletics had an average GPA of 2.68.
Teenagers need stimulation, and if they don’t play a sport or do some other extra-curricular activity, they will find that stimulation elsewhere. Sometimes this can lead to unsafe behaviors.
Students involved in school programs find a sense of belonging and are more likely to have a positive outlook on school.
Teens who play a sport or are involved in a club will most likely bond with their peers. This improves their social skills.