NFHS Case for Co-curriculars: Better Educational Outcomes

courtesy NFHS

The NFHS has prepared a list of benefits from participating in co-curriculars,  HERE.

In our Part 2 of a 9 part series, we take a detailed look at the first benefit:

 Students who compete in high school activity programs have better educational outcomes, including higher grades, higher achievement test scores, and higher educational expectations beyond high school.

    • Higher math achievement test scores
    • Higher expectations for attending college
    • Higher grades
    • Graduated at a higher rate
    • Dropped out of school less frequently
    • Higher scores on state assessments
    • 10% increased scores in math, science, English, social studies
    • 5% increase in Bachelor’s degree completion
    • higher rates of college attendance

Next up: We take a look at how co-curriculars enhance school engagement and sense of belonging


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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]