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Lower School

Lower School

SouthLake Christian Academy encourages its students to participate in various school and extracurricular activities. These activities enable a student to discover new talents, develop interests and make new friends. Therefore, the programs offered provide an array of experiences in academics, athletics, fine arts and other areas of interest to explore.

Activities Offered

Field Trips

Each grade level from TK-5 takes at least one field trip per quarter. All field trips are related to the areas of study in the particular grade level. Fields trips include Maple Springs Farm, The Lazy 5 Ranch, Pottery, Patterson Farms, Baa Moo Farm, Charlotte Nature Museum, Schielle Museum, Hezekiah Alexander House, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, and Children's Theatre.

Programs TK-5

Students in grades TK-5 prepare specific fine arts programs. Programs relate to units of study and reinforce what they have learned. This gives these students the opportunity to perform for their parents and gain exposure to public speaking and performing. Examples of programs include:

  • Kindergarten – Fairy Tale Day, Christmas program
  • Gettysburg Address, Mother's Day Tea
  • First Grade – Sun Moon & Stars Celebration, Pioneer Day
  • Celebration, Rainforest Celebration
  • Second Grade – Colony Program, Weather program
  • TK-2 also perform in a Christmas and Spring music concerts


Duke TIP Academic Program

The Duke TIP 4th-5th Grade Talent Search provides academically talented students in the 4th and 5th grade an opportunity to enhance their academic abilities. Participants and their families are offered resources and encouragement to supplement their educational experience.

Eligibility for enrollment is an honor and indicates outstanding intellectual ability. Through our services, we will provide participants with an exciting, stimulating, and challenging opportunity to augment their outstanding capabilities.

ACSI Math Olympics

Math Olympics is an annual event for students in Grades 3-8. The objectives of Math Olympics are to stimulate an interest in mathematics, recognize the achievements of students in mathematics, and provide and opportunity to meet and fellowship with other mathematically-oriented students.

Each individual student is given several computation examinations and reasoning examinations, suitable for their grade level. The students with the top three scores in each category are then sent to compete in one of the categories against students of the same grade level from other regional schools.

ACSI Creative Writing Festival

The Creative Writing Festival is an annual event for students in Grades 4-12. The objectives of the Creative Writing festival are to provide an opportunity for students to develop and enhance creative writing abilities and skills, share their best written work with others, and have their best written works evaluated.

The Creative Writing Festival provides students an opportunity to showcase their writing abilities and skills. This student activity is not a competition but rather a program geared to help students improve their creative writing abilities.

Spelling Bee

The Spelling Bee is an annual event for students in Grades 4-8. The Spelling Bee is held under the regulations of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Students in each grade and class compete internally for a spot on the final Spelling Bee roster. The winner of the internal SouthLake Spelling Bee, held in January, continues on to the Regional Independent School Spelling Bee. The winners have the chance to continue on and compete in the National Spelling Bee.

Acclerated Reading Program

The Reading Eagles Program (Accelerated Reading) is structured to motivate students to read. The 2nd - 6th grade program runs from the end of October through March, while 1st grade participation begins in January. Students choose a book from the Reading Eagles site within their reading level range, read the book, and then take the computerized comprehension test. Prizes are awarded monthly as students reach various point levels. The point levels are used to challenge and motivate students to read. As an upgrade to our program, we now have access to over 100,000 book titles!


Athletic opportunities are available for 3rd - 5th grade students in the form of Jr. Eagle Sport Camps. Camps are offered in soccer, volleyball, basketball, football, wrestling and cheerleading. Camps are directed by Varsity coaches, takes place on campus and has the participation of varsity student athletes. Please see the athletic website for details and registration.

Art Camp

Our Visual Art camp is for 2nd - 6th grade students. The camp is an enrichment program that provides extra-curricular opportunity in different venues of art and media. We incorporate several projects to reinforce the concepts learned. The camp is scheduled for 4 days and the class time runs from 3-4 p.m.

Drama Camp

SouthLake performing arts camp is a non-competitive and nurturing program catering to boys and girls who want to immerse themselves in the performing arts. Our actors enjoy our friendly atmosphere and performing in the spotlight.

Music Camp

Our music camp focuses on individuals and small ensembles as well as Jazz bands, Rock Bands, Orchestra's and Chorus. Campers can play the style of music that they wish to share with us. Our musicians perform for the rest of the camp in a varied program of instrument and voice recitals.

Private Music Lessions

We offer private music lessons after school. We are uniquely qualified as we are professional musicians and teachers and we've been playing and teaching music in excess of 20 years. Our wonderful teachers can accommodate voice, piano and instrumental lessons based upon the maturity of the student.

"...We are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ." II Corinthians 10:5

"The Mission of SouthLake Christian Academy is twofold. The first is to assist the Christian family by providing an education marked by a biblical worldview, academic excellence and affordability so that students are equipped to be salt and light for God's glory. The second is evangelical in scope, to present God's Word and biblical worldview daily to non-believers with the promise of God's redemptive plan, to be a force and voice for Jesus Christ that will resonate throughout non-believing families."