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Active Students are Successful Students!


Research conducted over the last few decades has consistently shown that participation in school athletics, clubs, and other activities has a positive effect on student achievement*.  Students that are on sports teams and in organizations like band and choir, FFA, 4-H, FBLA, Rodeo Team  and other clubs often have better attendance, higher grades, higher test scores, and higher graduation rates.

Carbon 1 believes that engaged, active students become successful adults. We are committed to providing our students with a variety of opportunities to participate in their school community and pursue their personal interests.

Learn more about each of our school’s athletics and activities! 




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 Supporting Research:

*Camp, W. (1990). Participation in student activities and achievement: A covariance structural analysis. Journal of Educational Research, 83, 272–278.

Gerber, S. (1996). Extracurricular activities and academic achievement. Journal of Research and Development in Education, 30(1), 42–50.

Mahoney, J., & Cairns, R. (1997). Do extracurricular activities protect against early school dropout?Developmental Psychology, 33(2), 241–253.

Marsh, H. (1992). Extracurricular activities: Beneficial extension of the traditional curriculum or subversion of academic goals? Journal of Educational Psychology, 84(4), 553–562.

McNeal, R. (1995, January). Extracurricular activities and high school dropouts. Sociology of Education, 68, 62–81.

Modi, M., Konstantopoulos, S., & Hedges, L. V. (1998). Predicators of academic giftedness among U.S. high school students: Evidence from a nationally representative multivariate analysis. Paper presented at the conference of the AERA, San Diego, CA. (ERIC Document Reproduction No. ED 422 356).

Silliker, S., & Quirk, J. (1997, March). The effect of extracurricular activity participation on the academic performance of male and female high students. The School Counselor, 44, 288–293.

Concussion Information/Videos can be found on these videos -

Wyoming High School Activities Association


Second Impact Syndrome Video