Extracurricular Activities, Law and Policy

Extracurricular activities fall outside of a school's academic curriculum. Participation by students is voluntary. Extracurricular activities are not a student right, but a privilege. Students interested in participating in extracurricular activities are subjected to minimum standards for qualification. Extracurricular activities range from the commonly known sports teams, such as football, basketball, track and field, field hockey, and soccer, to academic clubs, such as chess club, mathematics club, and pep club. Most sports teams are single gender, whereas academic clubs may be coeducational. This entry discusses related policy and litigation.

Board Policies

Whatever the extracurricular activity, school boards are allowed to establish policies regarding student behavior, academic standing, physical examinations, drug testing, and other requirements needed to ensure the safety and health of each participating student. Of ...

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