Getting involved in clubs, sports, work or other pursuits outside the classroom can give you new skills and help you learn about yourself — and can be fun.
Here’s something else you should know: Extracurriculars also play a part when you apply to colleges. Most college applications ask about your activities. That’s because the things you do in your free time reveal a lot about you — in ways that grades and test scores can’t. Your accomplishments outside the classroom show what you’re passionate about and that you have qualities valued by colleges. Here are a few examples:
- Serving in student government shows that you have leadership skills.
- Being on the track team through high school shows that you’re able to make a long-term commitment.
- Doing volunteer work at a hospital shows that you are dedicated to helping others.
- Working a part-time job while keeping your grades up shows that you are responsible and can manage your time.
Colleges want to know who you are and what you can do. Your activities help you show them. So put down the books and get out there!
Your extracurricular activities help you show colleges who you are.
Kinds of Activities
Here are the most common kinds of extracurricular activities.
These might include sports teams, special-interest clubs, a school newspaper, music groups and student government.
Examples are community theater, music, and art groups as well as local clubs and sports teams.
Internships, summer jobs, part-time work, babysitting, delivering newspapers — it all counts.
This might mean tutoring elementary school kids, helping out at the animal shelter or raising funds for a charity.
The following clubs are available this 2018-2019 school year
SAHS student organizations Organization name Sponser Location Art Ms. Rome D214 Band Mr. Lane Band Room BETA Mrs. Cato H224-Back Hallway past ROTC Door Book Club Miles Media Center Brothers Building Up Brothers Mr. Walker G203 Chick-Fil-A Leadership Club- Ms. Barganier D206 Chorus Ms. Robinson Chorus room Class Council Coach Jones F207 CTI Mrs. Cato H224-Back Hallway past ROTC Door Digital Media Club Mrs. Miles Media Center Drama Club Ms. Bradshaw E310 Duke Foundation Mr. Duke Chorus room Honeywell STEM Challenge Team Mr. Fox D104 HOSA Mrs. Combs E307 JROTC LTC Johnson H-312 Mock Trial Mr. Dunn D131 Mu Alpha Theta-Math Club Dr. Lewis-Grace E314 National Honor Society* Ms. Nunn D322 Orchestra Mr. Lane Band Room Piano Ms. Robinson Chorus room Platinum Dr. Woody D129 Purple Rain Ms. Foster E308 Robotics Mr. Collins E203 S.A.D.D. Ms. Barganier D206 SABA Mr. Taylor G204 SGA Coach Jones F207 Skills USA Mrs. Thomas D130 Spanish Club Mrs. Nunn D322 Spoken Word Club Ms. Bradshaw E310 TSA Mr. Collins F203 Writing Club Mrs. Miles Media Center