extracurricular extracurricular  /ˌɛk strə kə ˈrɪk jə lər/


  1. (adj) outside the regular academic curriculum
  2. (adj) outside the regular duties of your job or profession
  3. (adj) characterized by adultery



  1. So the Chicken Ranch became an accepted extracurricular activity and the scene of some rites of passage.
  2. College admissions officers will be looking closely at your extracurricular activities, so choose them wisely.
  3. For the scientist, scholar, writer or artist who is awarded one, a Guggenheim Fellowship usually means a year of extracurricular leisure to work unhurriedly on a pet project.


  1. M-R District 238 to discuss alcohol, drug testing

    Alcohol and drug testing for students participating in extracurricular activities has become an item of discussion among District 238 school board members. Although such testing had actually been a part of written board policy for years, no such process is currently being administered. The board voted to remove testing from its policy at a special Monday meeting, along with a school uniform ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Monmouth Daily Review Atlas

  2. Burges High School seniors upset over school's graduation cords, medal policy

    Seniors graduating Wednesday from Burges High School are upset about the school's policy regarding cords and medals. Students said the school is not allowing seniors to wear cords or medals they earned through hard work and involvement in extracurricular activities. According to students, they are only allowed to wear cords earned from the National Honor Society, Dual Credit and other recognized ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KFOX 14 El Paso

  3. Letters: Extracurricular activities

    School districts are hiring debt collectors to collect money not paid for extracurricular activities.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Deseret News


  1. "We all know that this issue can be caught up in extracurricular politics unless we move forward as quickly as possible," said McCain, who is seeking the GOP nomination for president.
    on May 17, 2007 By: John McCain Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "There's been some extracurricular activities going on outside and inside this series," James said, "but I've been able to stay focused."
    on Apr 27, 2008 By: LeBron James Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Over and over, kids raised the same three examples of feeling hurt and not wanting to show it when their mom or dad would be on their devices instead of paying attention to them: at meals, during pickup after either school or an extracurricular...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Sherry Turkle Source: Irish Times

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