How COVID-19 Is Upending Extracurriculars

"THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS has disrupted much of the educational environment since the pandemic hit the U.S. in the spring, causing colleges and K-12 schools to go online, a status that continues for many schools this fall.

But the ongoing impact of COVID-19 is hardly limited to the classroom. As school buildings remain shuttered in many states and cities, so do opportunities for extracurricular activities, particularly athletics.

And while the fall semester may seem bleak with the absence of some extracurricular activities, admissions experts say that there are still opportunities for high school students to make the most of their situation.

Students should understand the role that extracurricular activities play in college admissions." …