Extra-Curricular Programs

Middle School and Upper School extracurricular activities are determined by student interest.  If students would like to start a club, efforts are made to assist them in organizing a group that targets their pursuits.

MIDDLE SCHOOL:

Athletics
Interscholastic athletics at Fayetteville Academy are an integral part of the total instructional program. Students are encouraged to participate in the sports they find the most appealing and interesting to them. Sixth graders may only play on the Middle School basketball team during the winter season.  Starting in the seventh grade, students may begin participating in the athletic program with team placement based on age and skill level. Only team members in grades 8-12 are eligible for state-level playoffs under NCISAA guidelines. However, team members in seventh grade may be permitted to travel with the team to state playoffs.

Builders’ Club
The membership is open to any Middle School student interested in volunteerism and community service. This club is co-ed and affiliated with the Fayetteville Academy Key Club.

Math Teams (JV Mathletes and Varsity Mathletes)
Students interested in participating in math competitions are invited to join these teams. Various competitions, on and off campus, will be considered including math tournaments and the American Mathematics Competition. (6-12).

Middle School Student Council (MSSC)                                                                                               Middle School Student Council is designed for students in grades 6-8. The organization and format of the Council is modeled after the SGA.  Officer elections are held near the beginning of each school year.
Meetings are open to all interested students.

National Junior Art Society (Grades7-9)/National Art Society (Grades 10-12)
The National Junior Art Honor Society and the National Art Society emphasize outstanding artistic scholarship and service to the school and community. Members must also demonstrate strong moral character. By exemplifying these standards, members of the society promote an awareness and appreciation of art at school and in the community. Students must have taken an art class at the Academy for a minimum of one semester and have at least a B average in Art.

National Junior Honor Society (Grades 8-9)/National Honor Society (Grades 10-12) Membership in National Honor Society (NHS) or National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an honor bestowed upon a student. Selection for both memberships is by the vote of a faculty council appointed by the Head of School. NHS is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service. NJHS is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, service, and citizenship. To be eligible for consideration for NHS, a student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior, and for NJHS, an eighth grader or freshman. A student must also have been in attendance at the Academy for the equivalent of one semester. The student must have a cumulative average of 90 or better using semester grades for core discipline courses (English, math, science, social studies, world language, and any other course designated as Advanced Placement) beginning with the 9th grade to the present for NHS and 7th grade to the present for the NJHS. No student currently on social or honor probation is eligible for consideration for membership to the NJHS or NHS.

Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to maintain high academic standards and to uphold all policies of the student Code of Conduct. A warning letter will be sent if a member fails to earn an overall semester average of 90 or better in the core academic courses. If a member fails to earn a 90 or better overall core academic average for two consecutive semesters, the student will forfeit membership to the organization and cannot be reinstated.

Science Olympiad
This club is open to Middle School students who enjoy participating in science-oriented activities. Members will organize teams to prepare for competition in the North Carolina Science Olympiad.

Student Ambassadors

Over the summer, the Admissions Office selects two students from each grade level in grades 7 through 12. Student Ambassadors serve for a one-year term and assist the Admissions Office in preparing and implementing Open House activities for prospective families and serve as student guides when prospective students visit our campus.

USA Club Mentors
USA Club Mentors is open to students in grades 6-8 with a parent in the military. Mentors will meet once a month at lunch to help create various USA Club activities and will come to their assigned Lower School USA Club meeting each month to act as a mentor. Mentors will learn planning, organizational and leadership skills and will have the opportunity to use their creativity to give back to the Military

 

UPPER SCHOOL:

Athletics

Interscholastic athletics at Fayetteville Academy are an integral part of the total instructional program. Students are encouraged to participate in the sports they find the most appealing and interesting to them. Sixth graders may only play on the Middle School basketball team during the winter season.  Starting in the seventh grade, students may begin participating in the athletic program with team placement based on age and skill level. Only team members in grades 8-12 are eligible for state-level playoffs under NCISAA guidelines. However, team members in seventh grade may be permitted to travel with the team to state playoffs.

BRAVE (Bringing Real Adolescent Voices Empowerment)

This club will operate as a SADD Chapter and then some. The mission of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) was originally to help young people avoid the dangers of drinking and driving. Today, their mission has expanded to deal with underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, and other destructive decisions. SADD’s approach involves young people presenting education and prevention messages to their peers through school and community activities. Each year, SADD is in charge of assisting in organizing and implementing Red Ribbon Week and the Prom Assembly. As BRAVE, we will continue the SADD mission but expand the topics we address to include prevention topics such as domestic violence, depression, anxiety and suicide. The goal of BRAVE will be to bring awareness and education to students in the school in order to make sure that we all have the tools we need to make safe and healthy decisions. BRAVE is a club open to students in 9th-12th grade. Meetings are usually held once a month during lunch in Mrs. McCabe’s room.

Honor Council

A faculty committee will recommend a group of Upper School students to serve on this body that is responsible for hearing Honor Code violation cases. The student body will elect from the recommended group, the individuals whom they feel will best fulfill this responsibility. The Honor Council consists of six student members: one freshman, one sophomore, two juniors, and two seniors. There are two faculty representatives in addition to the Honor Council advisor. The selection process occurs in the spring for the following school year.

International Club

The International Club is dedicated to showcasing languages and cultures from around the world. Every month a different country is introduced by the members of the club or guest speakers.  During the club’s monthly meetings, basic colloquial expressions are practiced along with experiencing that country’s music and food.

Key Club

The membership is open to any Upper School student interested in volunteerism and community service. This club is co-ed and sponsored by the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club.

Latin Club                                                                                                                             

Club members organize activities that promote further understanding of Latin and cultures that influenced the ancient Romans. The club is also involved in community service activities and participates in campus-wide programs.

Math Teams (JV Mathletes and Varsity Mathletes)

Students interested in participating in math competitions are invited to join these teams. Various competitions, on and off campus, will be considered including math tournaments and the American Mathematics Competition. (6-12) 

Mock Trial                                                                                                                            

Students who have an interest in the legal system may join the Mock Trial team sponsored by the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. The team is given a legal scenario for which they must prepare a prosecution and defense. Local attorneys, in addition to a faculty advisor, assist the team members in readying for the competition which is normally held in January or February. 

National Art Society/National Junior Art Society

The National Art Honor Society (10-12) and National Junior Art Society (7-9) emphasize outstanding artistic scholarship and service to the school and community. Members must also demonstrate strong moral character. By exemplifying these standards, members of the society promote an awareness and appreciation of art at school and in the community. Students must have taken an art class at the Academy for a minimum of one semester and have at least a B average in Art.

National Junior Honor Society (Grades 8-9)/National Honor Society (Grades 10-12) 

Membership in National Honor Society (NHS) or National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an honor bestowed upon a student. Selection for both memberships is by the vote of a faculty council appointed by the Head of School. NHS is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service. NJHS is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, service, and citizenship. To be eligible for consideration for NHS, a student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior, and for NJHS, an eighth grader or freshman. A student must also have been in attendance at the Academy for the equivalent of one semester. The student must have a cumulative average of 90 or better using semester grades for core discipline courses (English, math, science, social studies, world language, and any other course designated as Advanced Placement) beginning with the 9th grade to the present for NHS and 7th grade to the present for the NJHS. No student currently on social or honor probation is eligible for consideration for membership to the NJHS or NHS.

Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to maintain high academic standards and to uphold all policies of the student Code of Conduct. A warning letter will be sent if a member fails to earn an overall semester average of 90 or better in the core academic courses. If a member fails to earn a 90 or better overall core academic average for two consecutive semesters, the student will forfeit membership to the organization and cannot be reinstated.

Senior members who do not earn an average of at least 90 for the first semester will receive a warning letter. Failure to earn an overall 90 average in the core courses for the final progress report will result in revoked membership to the NHS. However, the senior who has an overall 90 average and does earn an overall average in the core academic courses for the final progress report will be noted as a NHS graduate on the graduation program and be permitted to wear the honor cord during the graduation ceremony.

National Spanish Honor Society, “Las Águilas” Chapter

The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is open to students in grades 10-12 who have taken a minimum of three years of high school Spanish with an A average and that have been in attendance at Fayetteville Academy for at least one school year.  Members of the SHH are committed to share their passion for the Spanish language and culture by speaking Spanish, organizing cultural activities that promote the understanding of Hispanic culture, and helping the Hispanic community.  Members are also encouraged to write prose and poetry in Spanish as well as creating drawings or cartoons that can serve as a contribution to “¡Albricias!” the national publication of the Spanish National Honor Society.

National Latin Honor Society, “Aquilae” Chapter

Students in grades 10-12 who have taken a minimum of three years of high school Latin maintaining an A average and that have been in attendance at Fayetteville Academy for at least one school year  are eligible to be a part of the National Latin Honor Society.  Members of NLHS are committed to sharing their passion for the Latin language and classical civilization, and organizing activities to promote the classics. Members are also encouraged to tutor and mentor fellow students who are just beginning to explore Latin and the classics. Membership to NLHS is an honor and is by invitation only.

National Junior Classical League

Club members organize activities that promote further understanding of Latin and cultures influenced the ancient Romans. The club also is involved in community service activities and participates in campus wide programs. (9-12)

Science Olympiad 
This student-led club is open to Upper School students who enjoy participating in science-oriented activities. Members organize teams to prepare for competition in the North Carolina Science Olympiad.

Spanish Club
 
Spanish Club is open to Upper School students enrolled in Spanish classes. Club members organize activities that promote further understanding of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. The club also is involved in community service activities and participates in campus-wide programs.

Student Ambassadors

Over the summer, the Admissions Office selects two students from each grade level in grades 7 through 12. Student Ambassadors serve for a one-year term and assist the Admissions Office in preparing and implementing Open House activities for prospective families and serve as student guides when prospective students visit our campus.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) is made up of students in grades 9-12. One representative is selected from each grade level advisory, and it is their duty to attend meetings and relay suggestions and requests from all students to the SGA. The officers are elected in February for a one-year term. Ex-officio members are the presidents of all upper school classes and clubs. This organizations functions as vital link between students, faculty and administrators. They are active in all phases of campus life and give students experience in governmental procedures. Although SGA and MSSC organizations are separate bodies, they sometimes work together on projects and goals. Meetings are open to all interested students.

TSM

“There’s Something More” is open to all students in grades 9 – 12.  The group meets weekly to share Christian fellowship, music, service, and Bible study.

 

 

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