Anticipated Date of Graduation

Summer 2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences



First Advisor

Douglas Darbro


Student academic success is of great importance in our country. We desire our children to succeed and reach their potential at all levels of academics. So investigation has been made into what would help us fuel their success. One area of interest is participation in extracurricular activities. Is this an area that will help propel our students to succeed? Studies have linked extracurricular activity participation to academic success. It is the desire of this study to explore this relationship at Black River Local Schools so as to help inform potential policy decisions. Is there a significant relationship to participation in clubs or sports and academic success? Are Gender, SES, attendance, and participation in extracurricular activities significant predictors of academic success? This study considers data collected by the Black River Local Schools. It was found that a significant relationship does exists between participation in extracurricular activities and academic success and that we can distinguish students who will have a 3.0 GPA or above from students who are below a 3.0 with a logistic regression model. The development of a second model was also considered for determining those students who would pass the ELA OST, but the model was not a good fit. The results imply that extracurricular activities seem to be a piece of the academic success puzzle and if boards of education want to implement policies concerning involvement in extracurricular activities they need to consider studies such as this.

Included in

Mathematics Commons