Correlation Between Academic Success And Extracurricular Arts Programs

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This study will examine the data of a small control group in order to determine if there is a correlation between academic success and extracurricular arts programs. ACT scores, interviews, and surveys will be used to provide data for the research. The findings will be beneficial for inform administrators and school board members when making decisions relating to funding of these programs in the future.
Impacts of Extracurricular in the Arts I have often wondered the impact of extracurricular activities on the development of students both academically, and emotionally. Generally, students who are active in these activities seem to have more confidence in their actions and decisions. My primary interest is actually in the extracurricular activities that encompass the arts. When school budgets are strained, areas such as band and choral seem to be cut before other activities. I was fortunate in having access to all these programs in high school, and I feel that it helped me capture personal success, along with a “team” accomplishment. Was this just a feeling, or is there credible evidence to support my thoughts? In order to gather information, I will interview current students engaged in band or choral programs, examine their academic performance, and have their parents complete a brief survey. More information will be gathered through surveying some past graduates who participated in these programs. Questions will focus on the impact of these program on…

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