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The Importance of Extracurriculars

The Importance of Extracurriculars
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The Importance of Extracurriculars

While students frequently focus on studying for exams and maintaining a high GPA, participating in extracurricular activities is just as necessary. These organizations and projects are not directly associated with school, but extracurricular activities are still important in child development and provide a new environment for social skills to flourish.

These tasks are also closely linked to students' academic success. Extracurricular activities statistics show students who participate in organizations outside of school are three times more likely to have a 3.0 GPA or higher. For our learners to succeed inside and outside the classroom, we provide a wide range of organizations and groups unrelated to class coursework. This way, scholars at Hebron Academy can enjoy their hobbies with like-minded peers and indulge their creativity and critical thinking.

What Are Extracurriculars?

All extracurriculars are set outside of school to help students establish a healthy balance between work and recreation, which aids in their development. These activities can include a wide range of organizations or groups to accommodate various students' needs and interests, such as:

  • Volunteering opportunities.

  • Societies.

  • Sports clubs.

  • Part-time work.

At Hebron Academy, we offer numerous organizations for students to participate in and meet other people at. From drama club and chorus to sports clubs and band, we have a wide offering of extracurricular activities so our learners can gain life skills alongside their academic learning.

How Can You Get Involved?

Extracurricular activities are important in school, so we make it easy for our students to begin participating in organizations outside of class. We foster our students' development through leadership, as many of our organizations are student-run. This way, learners can gain leadership and delegation skills. 

After participating in an organization for an extended period, students can have an even larger influence and gain more experience. We also encourage our students to create organizations based on their personal interests, so they can establish their own activities from the beginning stages.

What Are the Benefits of Extracurriculars?

There are multiple benefits of extracurricular activities in school, as they foster growth that students can apply in other social settings and future careers. Other key benefits of extracurricular activities include:

  • Expanding social circles: Even if a student has a tight-knit group of friends, participating in organizations can encourage them to branch out and meet new people who share the same interests. This way, they gain social skills they may not have had previously.

  • Strengthening mental skills: In addition to improving academics, extracurricular activities can also foster mental growth. For example, participating in sports teaches students lessons in resilience, patience and hard work. 

  • Improving professional abilities: If a student engages with an organization regularly, they will gain skills they can directly apply to a future job, such as team building, leadership and public speaking.

At Hebron Academy, we understand the value behind extracurricular activities, so we've created an environment that motivates our students to participate in special interests outside the classroom. 

Explore the Extracurricular Activities at Hebron Academy

Are you interested in a unique school experience? We offer personalized education for all our students, along with various extracurricular activities to help them reach their full potential. Get in contact to explore all the possibilities Hebron Academy offers.