A study of Austin ISD middle school students was recently conducted. These results indicated below show the value of an Athletic Period when it is included in the school day.

“Involvement in athletics has a positive influence on middle school student academic success as suggested by previous research and found in this study. Thus, increased opportunity to participate in athletics should be created at all schools and student participation should be encouraged, especially for those who are economically disadvantaged.”

PDF – Middle School Athletics Study

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