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High School Yearbook Class—What's Involved?

Could someone enlighten me about what taking a yearbook class in high school entails? Is it considered an extracurricular or part of the curriculum?

7 months ago

The yearbook class in high school is typically a part of the curriculum under elective courses. It involves a variety of tasks, such as photography, graphic design, writing copy, and sometimes sales and marketing for the yearbook. Students in the class usually work together to plan layouts, conduct interviews, and curate the content that will go into the school's yearbook.

Participation can help students develop skills in teamwork, project management, and meeting deadlines, which are great qualities to reflect on a college application. Additionally, notable contributions to yearbook design or content can progress into leadership roles, such as editor positions, which are seen favorably by admissions committees.

As part of the curriculum, it receives academic credit, but the skills and experience gained can make it comparable in value to an extracurricular activity, especially if students invest considerable time and make meaningful contributions outside of regular school hours.

This involvement could be categorized under Tier 3 of extracurriculars if you take on a leadership role, showing commitment to an interest that offers both personal and team development opportunities. For more on the 4 Tiers of Extracurricular Activities, check out this CollegeVine article: https://blog.collegevine.com/breaking-down-the-4-tiers-of-extracurricular-activities/

7 months ago

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