From Lower School drawing club to Model UN (pictured above), Morgan Park Academy co-curricular activities are a great opportunity for students to become their best selves and develop their interest and passion for a subject.
When it comes to co-curriculars, quality is key. Students and the causes they are working for will benefit more if they devote time to a select group of activities, rather than working halfheartedly on too many.
Co-curricular activities should fit a student’s academic interests; and above all, the activities should be something they enjoy doing! They should be used as tools for self-discovery, as they allow students to learn what they truly love and are often the best ways to discover their desired path in life.
Here is a quick checklist to aid you in assessing what might be a good fit:
- What causes are you most passionate about?
- How much time can you dedicate to a cause?
- Where do you feel you can make a difference?
- What skill set can you offer?
- What skills do you want to develop?
- What topics do you want to explore?
Consider your answers to these questions and you’ll find a co-curricular activity that is right for you!
By Thomas Malcolm
Mr. Malcolm teaches Middle School science and is our Dean of Student Life.