Want good grades? Go to Church.

September 3, 2008

thanks to Bethany Hader for this article.
from: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,409121,00.html

Church Attendance Boosts Student GPAs
Friday, August 22, 2008
By Robert Roy Britt

If you want to boost your teenager’s grade point average, take the kid to church. Or, a new study suggests, find some similar social activity to involve them in.

Researchers found that church attendance has as much effect on a teen’s GPA as whether the parents earned a college degree. Students in grades 7 to 12 who went to church weekly also had lower dropout rates and felt more a part of their schools. On average, students whose parents received a four-year college degree average a GPA 0.12 higher than those whose parents completed only high school. Read the rest of this entry »