Upper School Student Life
SouthLake Christian Academy believes that every student has the capacity to become a successful leader. This starts with opportunities for service and leadership right here at school and in the community. By participating in extracurricular school activities, students develop and hone the leadership skills necessary to be a respected and contributing member of society. Opportunities include but are not limited to:
National Honor Society
National Honor Society (NHS) is one of the nation's premier organizations to recognize outstanding high school students. It exists to honor students that already exhibit excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character, while encouraging them to continue in these pursuits in their local schools. Membership in the National Honor Society requires adherence to high standards set by each local chapter, and is by invitation only.
National Honor Society Criteria at SouthLake Christian:
- A cumulative GPA of 4.10 or higher
- Participation in the selected chapter Service Project each academic year of membership
- Maintain high standards in all four areas of student excellence
- Membership is offered by invitation after two full semesters of high school work at SouthLake Christian, or by transfer from another chapter
Beta Club's purpose 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, exhibit servant leadership, and maintain academic excellence.
Beta Club Eligibility Criteria is as follows:
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher.
- Complete 25 hours of approved community service hours per academic year of membership.
- Maintain standards in all four areas of student excellence.
- Membership is offered by invitation after two full semesters of high school work at SouthLake Christian, or by transfer from another chapter.
- Pay one time membership fee.
Student Leadership Council
Student Leadership Council is an organization of students that works for the general welfare of the school by promoting school morale, spirit and cooperation between the student body, the faculty and administration.
Leadership Council creates and sponsors JK-12th events, heads Spirit Week Initiatives, helps lead the Middle School Windy Gap Retreat, and handles the school news channel called "Nest News."
SouthLake Christian students in grades 9-12 elect their own representatives for Student Council. Representatives for Student Council are elected in the spring of each year after a week of campaigning and giving a speech before the student body. 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.
A project-based club designed to promote science, technology, engineering, art and math. STEAM Club meets once a week during the Enhanced Learning Block.
Chapel band is open to qualified students who combine their musical gifts with a love for the Lord to lead students in praise and worship music during chapel.
Student Missions Fellowship
Students who belong to the Student Mission Fellowship (SMF) 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 focused fundraising project for specific local or international needs.
The purpose of Math Club is to allow students with a passion for mathematics to explore mathematical concepts beyond their normal math course and to be challenged. Students will participate in a variety of activities such as solving logic puzzles, playing games, working on competition problems, exploring famous mathematical problems and learning about the history of mathematics. Students will also be encouraged to tutor younger students in mathematics.
Students study magazine journalism including layout and design techniques, writing and editing copy, headlines and picture captions. Students learn strategies of planning, marketing (ad sales) and distribution of the yearbook. Students will learn proofing strategies and work independently with photographers.
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.