Middle School Student Life

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.

ACSI Fine Arts Festival

The Fine Arts Festival, held each March, is an annual opportunity for SouthLake Upper School students to shine. Our choir, showcase choir, orchestra and band compete. In addition, visual arts students may submit their artwork in various mediums.

ACSI 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. The winner of the annual 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.

Science Fair

The 8th Grade holds an annual Science Fair as a part of their science curriculum. Each 8th grader completes an experiment, using the scientific method to solve a problem. Their presentations are judged in January by a panel of qualified parent and community volunteers. The top three students are chosen to participate in the Regional Science and Engineering fair that takes place in February at UNC Charlotte. Winners in each category at the regional fair advance to the NC Science and Engineering Fair held in March at Meredith College in Raleigh.