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1 Quality Learning for Every Student, Everyday Tonight’s Theme: Making School Fun! – Extra Curricular Activities

2 When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I'd discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me: music and theater. Morgan Freeman

3 Getting Started Please make sure you sign-in. Please make sure to provide an address, if we don’t have one on file. Please submit your feedback & commentary to:

4 Steven Snead HaunEnglishA 2/102/24 C-B- 17 Read a magazine article using strategies learned in class Complete weekly article of the week assignment

5 Oak Park High School Parent-to-Parent Education Network Meeting How do extra-curricular activities help students? 2.What extra curricular activities does OPHS Provide? 3.What Off-Campus programs do we offer? 4.How can you support your child in getting involved in an activity? 5.What other supports should OPHS provide? 6.Next Meeting :End of Year Annual Title I Meeting: Explaining what test scores mean & how you can make OPHS work for your child.

6 POP QUIZ! 1.According to a federal study, what percentage of seniors who participate in an extra-curricular activity reported that they expected to complete at least a Bachelor’s Degree? A.88% B.78% C.68% D.58%

7 POP QUIZ! 2. According to that same study, what percentage of seniors who DO NOT participate in an extra-curricular activity reported that they expected to complete at least a Bachelor’s Degree? A.48% B.38% C.28% D.18%

8 POP QUIZ! 3. According to that same study, what percentage of seniors who participate in an extra-curricular activity reported that they have a 3.0 or higher cumulative G.P.A.? A.40% B.30% C.20% D.10%

9 POP QUIZ! 4. According to that same study, what percentage of seniors who DO NOT participate in an extra-curricular activity reported that they have a 3.0 or higher cumulative G.P.A.? A.40% B.30% C.20% D.10%

10 POP QUIZ! 5. According to that same study, what percentage of seniors who participate in an extra-curricular activity reported that they score the highest on math & reading assessments? A.30% B.25% C.20% D.15%

11 POP QUIZ! 6. According to that same study, what percentage of seniors who DO NOT participate in an extra-curricular activity reported that they score the highest on math & reading assessments? A.30% B.25% C.20% D.15%

12 POP QUIZ ANSWERS! Answers: 1. C 2. A 3. B 4. D 5. A 6. D 20% more likely to believe that they will earn a BA degree 3x more likely to believe to have a 3.0 2x more likely to score in highest quartile on Math & Reading Assessments Data obtained from Study on Extracurricular Participation and Student Engagement

13 How do extra-curricular activities help students achieve? Research shows higher academic outcomes for students who participate in extra- curricular activities!

14 How do extra-curricular activities help students achieve? Why do students who participate in extra- curricular activities achieve more? Activities have structure that help students grow & mature There are often qualifications that students must have & keep in order to maintain membership in the activity There is an activity coach/mentor/sponsor that is helping you monitor your child Your child has a small, supportive peer group Your child is engaged in learning that they really enjoy

15 What Extra Curricular Activities does OPHS Provide? Please reference the list…. OPHS has 395 students enrolled in an extra- curricular activity! That’s 35% of the student body. This number is even higher when you take into account student athletes.

16 What Off-Campus Learning Activities does OPHS Provide? CASA – Center for the Advanced Studies & Arts Offers a variety of honors and Advance Placement classes. Students attend OPHS in the AM, and go to CASA in the PM. OSTC-Oakland Schools Technical Campuses Offers in-depth technical & vocational programs, ranging from cosmetology, to automotive engineering/repair to veterinary science, to business marketing. Students can enroll in either AM or PM. HOSA – Health Occupations Students of America

17 What summer learning programs exist? The Oak Park City Department of Recreation Swimming Dancing Karate ACT Test Prep Cooking Classes Variety of Sports Oak Park School District Summer School Basketball Camp Marching Band Football Camp Metro-Detroit Mosaic Youth Theater DIA for Teens YDC Detroit

18 How can you support your child in getting involved in an activity? 1.Help them discover what interests them (Ask for Career Cruising & EDP Results in late May) or take a career survey at 2. Develop a schedule with them to maximize their participation in the activity. Make it a part of your regular routine. 3. Arrange for your child to visit a local college campus that caters to their interests. (Spring Break!) 4. Enforce the expectation that participation in extra-curricular activities is a standard in your home.

19 What other extra-curricular programs/activities should we offer?

20 THANK YOU! Next Meeting: April 28 April 29 9:30AM Theme: Understanding your child’s test scores & Making OPHS work for YOUR child Full Breakfast/Dinner Service, bring the whole family!


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