Many homeschool students are involved in extracurricular activities ranging from sports to fine arts and everything in between. Because of the ability to set their own schedule, homeschool students have the time and flexibility to participate in volunteer work, individual and team sports, art, music, dance, and more. In fact, some homeschool families gear their academic schedules around their child’s activities.
Points to Consider
- Some states allow homeschool students to participate on school sports teams, both private and public. Football player Tim Tebow is one example of a homeschooler who did this, and some states have passed a Tim Tebow law opening public school teams up to homeschoolers.
- Extracurricular activities provide opportunities for making friends, being around other kids with similar interests, and possibly even beginning a career.
- Homeschool students can pursue their interests and explore their passions through extracurricular activities like filmmaking, drama, cooking, orchestra, choir, computer technology, karate, football, surfing–even race cars!
Extracurricular activities offer many benefits to students, and the flexibility of homeschooling provides the perfect lifestyle for them. Take advantage of this time to encourage your child to explore his or her interests.
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