Extra curricular activities and grades

When parents see their children are having a hard time in school or are a little distracted, they consider taking their child off of a sports team, or out of band for example.

But by doing this, does not gaurantee a child suddenly making the grade. When one has a timeline to stick to and their extra fun activities make them tired and worn out, they will only have so much time for home-work. Meaning, now they do not have all the time in the world to work on school and they need to choose their time wisely.

According to the National Center For Education Statistics, students who participate in activies outside of class have a 15 percent higher attendance rate than their peers who do not.

Club organizations and sports teams, often hold meetings and if one too many are missed it results in not being able to participate as much. This is where children can learn that attendance is important in all aspects of life.

When students are ready to head off for college, having extra curricular activities can look good on a college resume and show the university that they are commited and can time manage effetively.

So parents don’t pull your child off of a team or club just yet. There might be more advantages than you think.


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