Extracurricular activities or Extra Academic Activity (EAA) are those that fall outside the realm of the normal curriculum of school or university education, performed by students. Extracurricular activities exist for all students. And generally, volunteer activities aren’t always extracurricular activities.

Extracurricular activities

Extracurricular activities


1 band 5 football 9 school newspaper 13 debate club
2 orchestra 6 cheerleading /pep squad 10 yearbook 14 computer club
3 choir/chorus 7 student government 11 literary magazine 15 international club
4 drama 8 community service 12 A.V. crew 16 chess club

Such activities are generally voluntary (as opposed to mandatory), social, philanthropic, and often involve others of the same age. Students often organize and direct these activities under faculty sponsorship, although student-led initiatives, such as independent newspapers, are common.

Other studies have shown being involved in these activities reduces the likelihood of dropping out of school, likelihood of committing a criminal offense, and leads to higher educational retainment and success and achievements in school work,not to mention that the greatest advantage of participating in at least one of these activities is the decrease in anti-social behaviors and students growing up to be more successful in communication and relationships


A. Are you going home right after school?
B. No. I have

[1-6] practice.
No. I have a [7-16] meeting.