Clubs and Activities

Middle and Upper School students are encouraged to join a club that interests them. Clubs foster creativity, friendship, and responsibility outside the classroom. Some clubs will have dues. All clubs are asked to do a project for the school and for the community.

Archery

This club competes in archery competitions throughout the area and state.

Middle School Chess Club

This club is for 5th-8th grade students and faculty who enjoy or would like to learn the classic game of chess.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

FCA promotes Christian values through participation in outside activities. Students need not be a member of an athletic team to be a member of FCA.

Interact Club

Interact is a Rotary International-sponsored service club for young people. Interact gives Upper School students an opportunity to participate in meaningful service projects. Along the way, Interactors develop their leadership skills and initiative. Interact Club carries out two service projects a year: one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding.

Scholars' Bowl

Sr. Scholars’ Bowl, open to students in grades 9-12, and Jr. Scholars’ Bowl, open to students in grades 7-8, study and practice together to prepare for participation in academic competitions.

Art Club

This club is for students who are taking art and would like the opportunity to work with others who share an interest in art.

First Priority

Students meet weekly to promote Christian support of fellow students.

Model United Nations

Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic competition in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches research, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the students’ representative body. It presides over the general homeroom period, promotes school spirit, sponsors the homecoming activities, assigns lockers and parking spaces, and organizes activities throughout the year. In the spring, the student body elects a president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer to serve as officers for the upcoming year. Any interested students who complete the required application may serve on the Student Council.

The Blue Zone

The Blue Zone Pep Club works as a support group to promote school spirit. The Blue Zone sponsors tailgates at various athletic events and helps raise awareness of Houston Academy student activities. The Blue Zone maintains a Facebook page.

French, German, Latin, and Spanish Clubs

These clubs promote the language and culture of each world and classical language offered at Houston Academy. The language clubs sponsor a Language Week celebration and organize cultural experiences relative to their language’s culture.

National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society

In February, the National Honor Society recognizes students with a 3.52 grade point in core classes who have displayed outstanding, character, scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.

Computer Club

This club is for students with an interest in working with computers. Computer Club members also participate in school service projects, such as the Community Coat Drive.

HART

The Houston Academy Rescue Team in grades 9-12 assists the Wiregrass Humane Society in helping area homeless pets.

Robotics

The Robotics club takes students of all interests and they work together in building a robot for competition. This involves taking a real-life problem designed by engineers within the community and challenges the students to solve the problem using a variety of methods.