SouthLake Christian Academy students benefit from a rich academic environment in concert with a strong menu of extracurricular activities. Students can choose from many extracurricular activities including athletics, arts, student government, and more. Developing a student's interests, both new and established, is a core goal of SouthLake Christian Academy's middle school philosophy.
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.
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.
Junior Beta Club
The purpose of the Junior Beta Club is to promote and encourage academic achievement, character, service and leadership at SouthLake Christian. The National Beta Club considers these four attributes to be the pillars of a well-rounded student. The Junior Beta Club seeks to acknowledge the efforts of students who exhibit moral character, practice serving others, lead by example, and maintain academic excellence. Junior Beta Club Eligibility Criteria is as follows:
- A cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher.
- Commit to 10 hours of approved community service per academic year.
- Maintain high standards of character and leadership.
- Pay a one time membership fee of $15.
Student Council is an organization of students and faculty moderators that work for the general welfare of the school by promoting school morale, spirit and cooperation between the student body, the faculty and administration. There is a Junior Student Council for 7th and 8th grades, and a Senior Student Council for 9th-12th grades.
Students seeking to be elected to one of these positions should be a leader! Officers and representatives must be willing to accept the difficult challenge of acting as a link between the student body and the administration and serving as the primary source of leadership for all class activities. Activities that Student Council is involved with at SLCA are Spirit Week, Middle School social events, and assisting with various food drives.
Student Mission Fellowship
Students who belong to the Student Mission Fellowship study trends in foreign missions work, plan chapels to educate other students and organize fundraisers for special mission projects. They are the organizers of Missions Week in the Spring which involves the entire student body in a fundraising project for specific needs.
Our technology activities allow campers to explore their creativity using high tech equipment. Currently we offer robotics camps and we are exploring digital photography and videography camps. These classes are taught by a variety of talented instructors.
In robotics, students design and build a Boe-Bot® robot to run a race. Each student then programs their robot to maneuver through different courses; a maze and an obstacle course. Students are allowed to fine-tune their programs and robots to achieve personal best times and compete for overall best performance.
In digital photography, students can learn the basics as well as more advanced editing techniques. In videography, students tackle projects such as creating videos and narrative films using special effects and editing.