The School Committees believe 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
The educational program will include a planned and developed student
activities program that will contribute to the abilities, social well
being, and leadership opportunities of all students. Membership and
participation will be open to all unless specific qualifications, as
noted in the annual student handbooks, are not met by the individual.
Student activities are defined as planned, organized, and supervised
activities conducted under the auspices of a school or an element
thereof which primarily involve students in other than classroom
situations. These activities will be of sufficient variety and number
to meet the wide range of interests and needs of the students.
The educational goal for each student is a balanced program of
appropriate academic studies and student activities to be determined by
the school, parents, and students.
The following will serve as guides in the organization of student activities:
The schools will observe a complementary relationship to the home and
community, planning activities with due regard for the widespread and
rich facilities already available to students.
The assistance of parents in planning activity programs will be encouraged.
The goal for each student will be a balanced program of appropriate
academic studies and activities to be determined by the school, the
parents, and the student. This should be a shared responsibility.
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.
All activities will be supervised.
603 CMR 26:06
Region Voted to Approve: 1/28/86
Amherst Voted to Approve:
Pelham Voted to Approve:
Effective Date: 1/28/86