Activities are not just a way to have fun or be with friends, they are a valuable educational tool. From interscholastic sports to music, drama and debate, activities enrich a student's high school experiences. Activities are an extension of a good educational program. Students who participate in activity programs tend to have higher grade-point averages, better attendance records, lower dropout rates and fewer discipline problems than students generally. Participation in high school activities is often a predictor of later success - in college, career and becoming a contributing member of society.