Academics as well as extra-curricular activities complement each other & develop a well-rounded, socially skilled, & healthier student. Extra-curricular activities help to develop the whole student. Students who are involved in extra-curricular pursuits tend to improve their academic grades as well- this may be due to increased self-esteem, motivation & better time management. They become better organized in the classroom. They demonstrate a reduction of at-risk behavior & a heightened sense of belonging, resulting in better behavior. They learn useful new skills from their chosen activity, & in integrating these activities into their everyday school lives, they learn time management, critical thinking, teamwork & social skills. They develop life-long relationships with peers & staff, as well as leadership skills. Extra-curricular activities also foster a sense of commitment to a cause or purpose & they reduce selfish behavior. Consider getting involved with the many extracurriculars that May has to offer.