The School Committee believes that student activities are a vital part of the total educational program and should be used as a means for developing wholesome attitudes and good human relations and knowledge and skills.  Therefore, the schools will provide a broad and balanced program of activities geared to the various ages, interests, and needs of students.

The following will serve as guides in the organization of student activities:

1.  The goal for each student will be a balanced program of appropriate academic studies and activities to be determined by the school, the parents/guardians, and the student.  This should be a shared responsibility.

2.  Guidance will be offered to encourage participation of all students in appropriate activities and to prevent over-emphasis on extracurricular activities at the cost of academic performance.

3.  All activities will be supervised; all clubs and groups will have a faculty advisor.

SOURCE:  MASC - Updated 2021

LEGAL REF.:  M.G.L. 71:47

603 CMR 26.00

NOTE:  This category is useful for a general policy on student activities and for establishing definitions.