Degree Name

Education Specialist (EdS)

Semester of Degree Completion


Thesis Director

David E. Bartz


The purpose of this field study was to determine the effect of participation in extracurricular activities upon academic achievement. Senior students at Flora High School were asked to respond to several survey questions that provided information concerning their participation or lack of participation in extracurricular activities. In addition, they expressed opinions related to their own personal involvement in extracurricular activities. The cumulative grade point averages of participants and nonparticipants were also reported.

The results indicated that the respondents of the Class of 1994 of Flora High School strongly felt that participation in extracurricular activities had an effect upon academic achievement. The cumulative grade point averages statistically supported their beliefs.

The final recommendations of this study supported the need for continued review of the effects of extracurricular participation at Flora High School. The potential value of current extracurricular programs to future students demands a systematic, ongoing evaluation by the Flora High School Board of Education and administration.