Factors contributing to academic achievement in elementary, middle, and high school students; is a very important topic that has been researched for many years. There have been key points that have been identified as assisting students to reach full academic achievement. This research paper will cover various topics regarding education, beginning with; students developmental stages, theories, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, gender, educators’ responsibilities, methods, strategies, and curriculum. This paper will acknowledge the importance that extracurricular activities, arts, and humanities plays on academic achievement. As well as how factors such as low socio-economic status and retention can hinder students achievement.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2018

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Susan Edington

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Educational Studies

Document Type