Yes! We encourage students to set aside designated time for activities that are important to them and their parents. We believe that balance is important for healthy living. We encourage students to participate in drama, music, dance, athletics, martial arts, social and/or religious youth groups, and other activities that balance out all the academic work students do. We encourage students to share their priorities with parents, Public Education Partners, and mentors (see our Leadership Classes) and learn to manage their time and energy carefully.
Specifically, we encourage students on a graduation path to consider taking Independent Courses for PE, Fine Arts, and Electives. These classes help students earn credit for their piano lessons, team sports, martial arts (and other activities in which they are already engaged) and free up important time students can use to keep their lives balanced.