What Sports Do You Play?
Nearly eight million students currently participate in high school athletics in the United States. Almost a half-million compete as NCAA athletes, but only a minor fraction within each sport move on to compete at the professional or Olympic level.
- Baseball (Boys)
- Cheerleading / Competitive Spirit Squads
- Cross Country
- Dance Team
- Field Hockey
- Flag Football (Girls)
- Football (Boys)
- Indoor Track & Field
- Skiing & Snowboarding
- Softball (Girls)
- Slow Pitch Softball (Girls)
- Swimming & Diving
- Track & Field
- Water Polo
Sources: High school figures from the 2018-19 High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Don't Forget the Arts
High School: Students have many extracurricular activities to choose from, such as sports, music, clubs, and student council. Nearly 40 percent of high school students enroll in music programs
Among the arts disciplines, visual art has the greatest percentage of enrollment at 71.1% (281,465 students) followed by music at 66% (255,372 students), the theater at 3.9% (13,749 students), and dance at 1.6% (7,202 students).
Schools that have music programs have significantly higher attendance rates than do those without programs (93.3) percent as compared to 84.9 percent).
Overall a little over 7% of high school athletes (about 1 in 13) go on to play a varsity sport in college and less than 2% of high school athletes (1 in 57) go on to play at NCAA Division I schools
High school: Students have many extracurricular activities to choose from, such as sports, music, clubs, and student council. Nearly 40 percent of high school students enroll in music programs.
State of the Arts: One million public school students participate in Arts Education. 96% of Elementary School, 89% Middle School and 50% of High School Students are actively participating in the arts.
CPAP enjoys the opportunity to assist students with pursuing an education. The more information available can lead to more options and advantages in preparing for acceptance into the school of their choice.