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College Month Lesson 3: ExtraCurricular Activities Lesson Description The purpose of this lesson is to help you student understand the importance of extracurricular activities, and provide help with recording or planning these activities. Introduction Questions Why do you think extracurricular activities might be important to a college? Activities Work with your student to help fill in the sheet. If you have internet access, you may want to consult the school’s website to see what activities exist and help your student make a plan to become more involved. Questions How do extracurricular activities differ from grades and tests?

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  • CollegeMonthLesson3:ExtraCurricularActivities

    LessonDescriptionThepurposeofthislessonistohelpyoustudentunderstandtheimportanceofextracurricularactivities,andprovidehelpwithrecordingorplanningtheseactivities.

    IntroductionQuestionsWhydoyouthinkextracurricularactivitiesmightbeimportanttoacollege?

    ActivitiesWorkwithyourstudenttohelpfillinthesheet.Ifyouhaveinternetaccess,youmaywanttoconsulttheschoolswebsitetoseewhatactivitiesexistandhelpyourstudentmakeaplantobecomemoreinvolved.Questions

    Howdoextracurricularactivitiesdifferfromgradesandtests?

  • MyExtraCurricularTranscriptExtracurricularactivitiesarethoseactivitiesbeyondyournormalcurriculumandclasses.AExtraCurricularTranscriptisanimportantdocumenttofillinandupdatethroughyourhighschoolsyears.Collegesputalotofimportanceonyourextracurricularactivities.Instructions:Usethissheettofillinsomeoftheactivitiesinwhichyouarealreadyinvolved,orplantobeinvolved.Lookatthesampleattachedforideas.Dontwaituntilyouaresubmittingapplicationstotrytorememberwhatyouhavedone!Itisimportanttokeepthislist(oryourownlist)andcontinuetofillitinthrough12thgrade.1.SchoolInvolvement(fieldtripsandclubs)

    9th 10th 11th 12th

    2.CollegeTrips

    9th 10th 11th 12th

    3.CommunityInvolvement(servicelearning,afterschoolprograms)

    9th 10th 11th 12th

    4.ProfessionalDevelopment(internships,jobshadows,afterschooljobs)

    9th 10th 11th 12th

    5.EducationalDevelopment(projects,conceptslearned,novelsread,LACCclassesorclassesfromotherinstitutionsetc...)

    9th 10th 11th 12th

  • MyExtraCurricularTranscriptContinued.6.Honors,Awards,Recognitions,NominationsReceived

    9th 10th 11th 12th

    7.Scholarships

    9th 10th 11th 12th

    8.Conferences

    9th 10th 11th 12th

    9.Skills,Languages

    9th 10th 11th 12th

    10.OtherGoalsforfuturegrades:(whatactivitiesdoyouforeseeyourselfbeinginvolvedin?)

  • SAMPLEExtraCurricularTranscriptGrades9121.SchoolInvolvement(fieldtripsandclubs):

    9thGrade FieldtriptoReebokHumanRightsAwards. MuseumofTolerance SpokeatWomen'sLeagueMeeting Girls'SoccerwithHOLA CatalinafieldtripforMySoCalledDigitalLifeProject CompletedLosAngelesMarathonwithStudentsRunLA

    10thGrade AmericanApparel EcoVillage GagosianGalleryPresentation CompletedLosAngelesMarathonwithStudentsRunLA

    11thGrade GirlsBasketballTeamCaptain CoedFlagFootball

    2.CollegeTrips

    9thGrade USC,UCLA

    10thGrade CalStateFullerton,CalStateDominguezHills

    3.CommunityInvolvement(servicelearning,afterschoolprograms)

    9thGrade CollegetourwithHOLA CampingtriptoYosemitewithHOLA

    10thGrade 12hoursofserviceatGabriellaCharterSchool

    11thGrade Totalof40hoursofserviceatLastChanceforAnimals

    4.ProfessionalDevelopment(internships,jobshadows,afterschooljobs)

    9thGrade JobShadowatCapitalGroup

    10thGrade JobShadowatSony

    11thGrade InternatCutCuteClothingDesign AfterschooljobatSubway

  • 5.EducationalDevelopment(projects,conceptslearned,novelsread,LACCclassesorclassesfromotherinstitutionsetc...)

    9thGrade LordoftheFlies CompletediDiscoverLAproject CompletedspeechonSocialJustice

    10thGrade Night Studiedwatercycle CompletedprojectonIndustrialization ScaleModels MockTrialonGMOs Photographyclassatartcenter

    11thGrade AmericanRevolution CreatedMoviePosteronCivilRightsMovement CalculusatLACC

    6.Honors,Awards,Recognitions,NominationsReceived

    9thGrade MostImproved,secondsemester Principal'sHonorRoll

    10thGrade CesarChavezAwardforgreatestimpactinServiceLearning MockTrial

    11thGrade HonorRoll,firstsemester InvitedtogotoChicanoLeadershipConference

    7.Scholarships

    10thGrade KoreanGrocer'sAwardfor$1000

    8.Conferences

    10thGrade LatinoYouthLeadershipConference,Summerof2006

    9.Skills,Languages

    ProficientinSpanish ProficientinMicrosoftOffice ProficientinPhotoshop AdvancedinDreamweaver.

    10.Other