Originally Posted by mtiger
Are they also required to do something in the arts?
I'm curious what sport your daughter chose. Does she actually play, or is she stuck riding the bench?
My daughter chose running. She runs cross country, winter track and spring track. She never sits out a meet and has participated in every meet and practice (daily) scheduled. She has also run a couple 5K's with her dear ole' mom. As a matter of fact, cross country season begins in June; about one week after school gets out. My three kids get up every morning at 8 am all summer. Every day. All summer. Since they were in the 6th grade. None of them complain. Who was the poster that commented about having the expectation that your child will do what you ask? Maybe it was another thread. But I agree with that idea wholeheartedly.
My kids are not required to participate in the arts during the school day. The high school curriculum where they attend offers many (MANY) art and theater classes. Also, I'm sure you are aware of the statistics involving youth and sports. I realize they are a generalization - but it is a generalization that I am willing to bet on. So far, I'm doing pretty good!
She has participated in the arts since she became a high schooler. She enjoys piano quite a bit. She stopped playing with a teacher because running interfered and she was unwilling to attend practice on Saturday mornings. She plays a lot on her own at home and likes to teach herself new pieces. She is also a writer and LOVES to create, develop and write stories. She is very well rounded, well read and generally the best 17 year old girl I have ever met.
I appreciate your interest.