Activities support the academic mission of schools:
They are not a diversion, but rather an extension of a good education program. Students who participate in activity programs tend tohave higher grade-point averages, better attendance records, lower dropout rates and fewer discipline problems than students generally.
Activities are inherently educational:
Activity programs provide valuable lessons for many practical situations. Through participation in activity programs, students learn teamwork,sportsmanship, winning and losing, the rewards of hard work, self-discipline, build self confidence, and develop skills to handle competitive situations.These are qualities the public expects schools to produce in students so they become responsible adults and productive citizens.