The goal of the SouthLake Christian Academy Student Enrichment Program is to foster personal growth, maturity and integrity in students who will make a long-lasting, positive impact in both their community and the world. SouthLake Christian Academy believes that every student has the capacity to become a successful leader within their community. By participating in extracurricular school activities, students develop and hone the leadership skills necessary to be a respected and contributing member of society.
Upper School students have the opportunity to explore their interests through curriculum electives and extracurricular activities. Students may choose from electives courses such as Music Appreciation, Studio Arts, Speech, String Instruments, Choir, Photography, Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Technology Art, Computer Applications, Film Studies, Forensics, Journalism, Life Sports, Money Management, Philosophy, Service Learning and Yearbook.
High School Retreat at Windy Gap - a Young Life Camp
The High School Retreat is an annual tradition at SLCA. All 9th -12th grade students attend the three day retreat. The retreat is a great way for the students to have fun and fellowship with each other as the new school year begins. Each retreat includes a Biblical theme and includes daily praise and worship events along with small group breakout sessions with faculty to discuss related topics.
The purpose of the 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 Beta Club seeks to acknowledge the efforts of students who exhibit moral character, practice serving others, lead by example, and maintain academic excellence.
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 the High School Retreat, Spirit Week, and assisting with various food drives.
Tenth Grade Class Trip
Tenth Grade students participate in an annual mission trip to Honea Path, South Carolina. Students work with the local Widow's Watchman Ministry by working on the homes and in the yards of widows in the area. Besides the manual labor the students complete, they visit with the widows and many times are treated to amazing stories and form relationships that will last their lifetime.
Eleventh Grade Class Trip
Eleventh Grade students take a historical based trip to the Washington DC area. The students have a packed itinerary to take in as many Memorials and Monuments as possible. The students as a group have had the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a very moving ceremony. The students also make a visit to Capitol Hill to hopefully meet with a Senator or State Representative.
The annual play production takes place during the spring semester. Students have the opportunity to explore stage acting, set design, costuming, and technical theater. On stage roles are by audition only and students working back stage must apply for the position. Past productions include You Can't Take it With You, Matchmaker, Flowers of Algernon, The Miracle Worker, Harvey and more.
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.