In a study conducted by ChildTrends.com, 56% of high school students are involved in athletics or extracurricular activities and have a 12% decrease in their overall GPA. So for example, a student athlete out of season would have a 3.4 GPA, while in-season they would have a 3.1 GPA. A possible solution to this trend could be implementing mandatory study halls.
When you sign up for classes, counselors recommend taking as many classes as you can, Students absorb that advice, then realize later that they are barely treading water. Sophomore Kenzie Morris says, “It's hectic because I don't always have enough time to finish all my work.” Many students feel the same way. I personally am very busy with athletics and when I get home everything is rushed and homework is a very long process after practice
The solution is simple. Many students would benefit from this idea, especially student athletes who have an extra side onto their plate. Even though you have at least one study in half a term a year, counselors would make it mandatory to have a study hall once a term to benefit the students grades, and relieve stress on the student from the crazy schedule.