Many of Arizona’s students participate in extracurriculars. For some, extracurriculars are sports and music. For others, extracurriculars include jobs or internships that help put food on the table for their families.
Recently introduced legislation, S.B. 1400, offers credit for all types of extracurriculars.
S.B. 1400 does not require anything of parents, teachers, or even students, nor does it diminish the emphasis on the traditional education they are receiving. It provides a way for public school students to have their extracurricular work/learning recognized in the form of class credits.
It also allows for students in grades 9-12 to receive one credit for their extracurriculars. For students grades K-8, the State Board of Education has the flexibility to adopt rules for learning everywhere.
Our lawmakers must support the opportunity for Arizona students to learn everywhere and encourage gaining more tools for their future outside the traditional classroom environment.
Urge your legislators to support S.B. 1400!