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2 The Geek, the Freak, and the Jock Extracurricular Activities

3 Extracurricular Activities: –School run activities for students that take place outside the classroom and standard curriculum Funding –In school’s budget –Donations –Student Fees After the Bell Rings…

4 Pay to Play? Student fees for extracurricular involvement (sports, band, etc.) Budget for schools is too tight for all the activities This doesn’t happen at all schools

5 Who Can Participate? No Pass, No Play Policy –In order to keep students academically successful, students must maintain a certain GPA Enrollment –At most schools must be enrolled in school full-time

6 Be Involved! Types of Activities –Academic/Cultural (Geek) –Arts (Freak) –Athletics (Jock) Multiple Activity Involvement –Be involved with more than one activity! Stereotypes –You are a unique person, don’t let your activities make you someone you’re not

7 Freaks ~The Arts Fine Arts Band Theatre Arts Yearbook/Newspaper Odyssey of the Mind Miscellaneous

8 Jocks ~Athletics Elementary –PE Clubs –Jump rope Middle –Team sports –Dance clubs High –More competitive team sports –Dance teams –Managers

9 Geeks ~ Academics Study Groups Competitive Subjects Religious/Culture Clubs FFA and 4-H Student Government Miscellaneous

10 Being an athlete ~ Results Team Sports –“Risky Behavior” – more likely to drink, get drunk, and drug use (steroids) –Better academic outcomes –More likely to attend college –Job with a future that they enjoy Based on Michigan Study of Adolescent Life Transitions

11 Results from Arts Performing Arts –Less likely to drink, to get drunk, and do drugs –Greater enjoyment of school –More likely to attend college –Greater likelihood of graduating from college –Positive interactions among male and female peers Based on Michigan Study of Adolescent Life Transitions

12 Outcomes with Other Organizations School Involvement Activities and Academic Clubs –Enjoyment of school –Higher GPA –Attending college full-time Based on Michigan Study of Adolescent Life Transitions

13 Teacher Participation Extra Duty Pay –Equal between activity types Volunteer – Some teachers volunteer –Work without pay –More time requirements –A lot of extra work Personal Benefits –Passionate about activity –See student growth/achievement –Contribution to community

14 Bibliography Holloway, J. (2002). Extracurricular activities and student motivation. Educational Leadership, 60(1), Eccles, J., Barber, B., Stone, M., & Hunt, J., (2003). Extracurricular activities and adolescent development. Journal of Social Issues, 59, Dao, J. (2005, June 22). Schooled at home, They want to play in school. New York Times, p. A1-A13. Should students pay to play. (2006, October 2). Scholastic News, 69, 7. Ortega, K. (Director). (2006). High School Musical [Motion Picture]. United States: First Street Films.


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