Off the court, Michaels holds a 4.2 overall grade-point average — 4.3, he noted, over the last three years — and is a member of the National Honor Society. During his junior year, he created the Super Sports Club on campus. He describes it as a "Special Education/General Education integration club, where varsity athletes play sports with Special Education students" each Wednesday during the lunch period.
"In the beginning of my junior year, I witnessed an unfortunately hurtful interaction between a General Ed student and a Special Ed student," Michaels said. "Upon seeing this exchange, I was compelled to create an environment where Special Ed and General Ed can bond through sports. I was passionate to get the club off the ground and expand it to other high schools so that I could hopefully lessen the likelihood of future hurtful engagements between Special Ed and the General Ed."
Michaels said the Super Sports Club has expanded to the campuses of Corona del Mar and Dana Hills and that he will stay active with the club after graduation next week.