Extracurricular activities are opportunities for children to attain levels of enjoyment and learning outside of their regular school day. These activities variously complement the kinds of learning experiences generally incorporated within the school curriculum, and may be leisure-oriented, scholastic, artistic, athletic, or recreational in nature. Sometimes gifted, talented, or high-ability learners find that a school program does not have the capacity to meet their particular learning needs or exceptionalities, such that they require additional challenges on an extracurricular basis, before or after school, evenings, or during organized and targeted sessions throughout the scheduled lunch hour. These activities may be developed administratively (as might occur with mentorships, or yearbook writing) or they may be co-created by parents, teachers, or children based on current interests (such ...

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