Extra Curricular Activity
Heritage, provides a plethora of extracurricular activities. The thought process that goes behind designing these activities are that the students learn Time Management and Prioritizing. Involvement in extracurricular activities also allows them to explore various interests that they may have. Students learn about long term commitments when they are involved in extracurricular activities as well, which is another excellent benefit.
Learning to take on commitments - Extracurricular activities allow the child to make a contribution in some way. It shows that they are getting away from just thinking about themselves and contributing to something else. This is important in their growth as a person. Many times, being involved in extracurricular activities helps to raise the self esteem of teens. There are many students who feel worthless or that there is nothing they are good at. Some students struggle with self esteem, and these activities are a way that they can build self esteem. Students need to get involved in social activities and learn how to appropriately act in social situations and these activities give them a chance to do so, while they are still being supervised by adults. It also looks great on College Applications. Most colleges not only look at grades, but they take a look at extracurricular activities that students are involved in while they are in high school. They want to see that students are getting out there and doing more than just book work. The activities that students are involved in reveal a lot about them, and definitely will say something to the college admissions committees.