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Activities and Clubs for Wisconsin Virtual Students

Wisconsin virtual students require patience, perseverance, self-discipline, and good time management skills, among other things, to be successful. To be truly successful, the virtual student should have opportunities for socialization, fun, and activities outside the usual routine. Providing extracurricular activities for your child is an important component of a well-rounded education.

Building Interests and Friendships

Getting your student involved in clubs and activities provides opportunities for making new friendships and exploring new interests. Wisconsin virtual students have a wide variety of activities and groups to choose from, and of course, parents are also encouraged to get together and create opportunities for their students. 

Many adults have fond memories of the groups or clubs they participated in as a youth. However, it is good to remember that the activities and groups you enjoyed as a child may or may not be enjoyable for your child. Remember that everyone has different interests and affinities, including your child.

Social Groups

Some virtual schools, including Wisconsin Virtual Learning, provide experiences, clubs, and activities for Wisconsin virtual students to join. For example, the Good Grub Social Club provides students with an opportunity to come together and share interests and hobbies with other students. This club encourages young people to explore their creativity or play games with other students. The Good Grub Social Club is also open to suggestions for new activities to share. 

Another unique opportunity offered by Wisconsin Virtual Learning is the Go Wild! Adventure Club. Throughout the year, this club takes students on many great experiences that are not typically offered by brick and mortar schools including: horseback riding, hiking, cross-country skiing, low and high ropes courses, zip-lining, archery, caving, snowshoeing, and rock climbing. Through these activities students learn how to build and cook meals over their own fire, make maple sugar from collected sap, and so much more. 

Wisconsin also has Girls’ and Boys’ Clubs, which are great places for kids to meet their peers and get involved in supervised activities. The programs of this organization help cultivate the best in youth. Members of the Girls and Boys Clubs often improve their academics, become more involved in community service, and learn about healthy living. Some of the country’s most successful adults were members of the Girls and Boys Clubs when they were younger. 

Other popular social groups that provide a variety of learning and creative opportunities for Wisconsin virtual students include Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H Clubs, and American Heritage Girls. These organizations often offer adventurous outings, including camping trips. You can expect your child to have a fully rounded experience with any of these groups. Additionally, most of these popular organizations have community service projects in which your child can participate. 

Academic Groups for Wisconsin Virtual Students

If your child has a propensity toward a particular subject, you may want to consider a club that specializes in that topic. Wisconsin Virtual Learning offers students a variety of subject-based clubs, including:

  • S.T.E.M. Club for middle and high school students. This club is for students who enjoy science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In addition, students who enjoy challenging problems in science and math may enjoy the activities provided in this club.
  • Art Club is geared towards middle school students. This club explores the different styles and forms of art while diving into the contributions of popular artists. Students interested in art will learn a lot and have opportunities to expand their own creativity.
  • Prodigy English Club for 5th and 6th graders is perfect for budding authors. This club helps students expand their reading and writing skills. In addition, this club may be a source of inspiration for students interested in literature and writing.
  • Prodigy Math Club is also an online club for 5th and 6th graders. Your child will have fun while refining their math skills.

You may want to explore clubs in your area too. For example, some communities may have chess clubs or other gaming clubs, which can be valuable in helping your child develop critical and creative thinking skills. 

Virtual schools have many advantages, but it can seem like your child may be learning in isolation. However, it does not need to feel that way when researching the clubs and activities available in your area. Socialization is an important part of growing up, and finding the appropriate clubs and activities for your child’s interests can make it exciting.

For more information about Wisconsin Virtual Learning and what we have to offer Wisconsin virtual students, call us or contact us through our website.