Extra Curricular Activities

 

Extracurricular activities offer students an opportunity to develop skills in their own particular areas of interest. Students and parents must be willing to expend extra time and effort if these programs are to be successful.
 
Athletics
All athletes are expected to represent our school in a Christ-like manner. A fee is charged for each sport in which a student chooses to participate. This fee is used to cover some of the expenses of the athletic program. If there is sufficient interest, students in grades 6-12 may participate in the following sports:
Baseball (boys)
Basketball (boys and girls)
Bowling (boys and girls)
Cheerleading, Basketball and Competitive (boys and girls)
Cross Country (boys and girls)
Golf (boys and girls)
Soccer (boys and girls)
Softball (girls)
Tennis (boys and girls)
Track (boys and girls)
Volleyball (girls)
Other sports, dependent upon student interest and conference availability
 
Rules, regulations, and procedures are covered in the Student Athlete Handbook. All students and their parents who are interested in the athletic program should be familiar with this handbook.
 
Practice sessions for the various teams will be set by the coaches, and will be final. Students are expected to be at all practices, unless excused by the coach. All athletes must have a physical examination before practices begin in order to participate.
 
Eligibility
Eligibility applies to music, drama, or any other activity where students represent the school publicly. A student’s eligibility will be determined at the end of each interim. A student will automatically become ineligible to participate, if placed on academic probation or while serving school suspension. For a student to participate in any school activity (fine arts, etc.) on any particular day, they must be in attendance on that day and remain in school the entire day.
 
See Student Athlete Handbook for athletic eligibility requirements.
 
FUNDING FOR ACTIVITIES
Extra-curricular clubs and activities sponsored by SCA must have all fundraising projects for their activity approved by the Headmaster. This will involve a written request outlining the nature of the project, including what the project involves, the purpose any generated funds will have, how the money will be secured, spent, and accounted for, beginning and ending dates, and the names of the faculty sponsor(s) and student project managers. Any fund raising project being considered by an SCA club or activity must not require long range commitments by clients. This ensures that events do not overlap and become a monetary burden.
 
SPECIAL INTEREST CLUBS/ACTIVITIES
Currently, the following clubs/activities provide opportunities for student involvement:
Beta Club
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Junior Beta Club
Jump Rope
Lego League
Battle-of-the-Brains
Yearbook Staff
Intermediate Drama Club
Student Leadership Institute
Newspaper
Media
Other clubs/activities such as Art Club, etc. will be formed as students show interest in various areas.
 
Student Government
High school student government officers are elected by the high school student body at the end of each school year. High school and middle school homerooms will also elect a homeroom representative at the beginning of the year. The officers and homeroom representatives will represent SCA as the student leadership during special events and activities at SCA. They will represent their classes before Administration with questions and suggestions to improve SCA. They will also plan class social events. Specific requirements for each office are listed below:
 
President (rising Senior)
  • Preside over all student council meetings.
  • Coordinate the work of the council through the other officers and committees. 
  • Act as a facilitator of group discussion by summarizing, clarifying, etc.
  • Know basics of meeting procedures to ensure smooth meetings.
  • Maintain frequent contact with faculty and administrators.
  • Work closely with the student council adviser on all planning.
  • Keep the principal informed of student council activities.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the student council at PTF meetings or other community meetings when required or invited.
  • Participate in student council-sponsored activities.
Vice President (rising Junior or Senior)
  • Work closely with the president.
  • Assume the president’s duties if necessary.
  • Coordinate the work of the committees and chair an important committee.
  • Work with the president and treasurer in preparing budget and calendar.
  • Assist the president in preparing meeting agendas.
  • Participate in student council-sponsored activities.
Treasurer (rising Sophomore or Junior)
  • Work closely with the president and vice president in preparing a workable yearlong calendar and budget.
  • Oversee council expenses and revenues.
  • Maintain an accurate and detailed financial record.
  • Give monetary advice to the student council.
  • Understand the policies the school has in regard to the use of student finances and explain them when necessary.
  • Make and interpret monthly financial reports to membership at the business meeting.
  • Participate in student council-sponsored activities.
Secretary (rising Sophomore)
  • Prepare and distribute the agenda for business meetings.
  • Take roll of attendees at meetings, either verbal or written.
  • Take minutes of the proceedings of all student council meetings.
  • Receive all main motions and amendments proposed during a meeting to be included in the minutes.
  • Prepare and distribute the written minutes, with the president’s assistance, in a timely manner. 
  • Maintain file of original copies of the minutes.
  • Participate in student council-sponsored activities.
 
Qualifications to run for office
  • Candidates should be in good academic standing (at least overall B average).
  • Candidates should not have any major disciplinary actions against them during the past school year.
  • Candidates should exhibit exemplary conduct in the classroom and at all SCA events and activities. 
  • Candidates should model Christ-like qualities in school and in the community.
  • Candidates must be willing to work and be actively involved in promoting SCA and its programs and activities.
 
Candidates running for the offices of president or vice president must have previous experience as a student council officer or class representative.