In addition to standard offerings in the arts and athletics, Williamsburg Christian Academy hosts a variety of other clubs, societies and additional extracurricular activities that engage our students in pursuits that interest them, and to support our work in missions and community service.
Our Clubs include activities that sometimes spill over from the classroom, or involve academic or hobby interests. Included among these are:
The Technology team at WCA has grown substantially in the past 5-6 years, and has become known nationally for their work in conjunction with the Leadership Class for producing our annual C-SPAN StudentCam entries each spring for consideration in their national film competition, as well as their part in production of our national award winning 2016 submission for the Duralife UnLocker Challenge, in which the collaboration of the teach team and leadership class won the school $50,000 in Duralife lockers, which were installed this past year, as well as $7,500 in scholarships, which were divided among the team members. The team also provides support for all film recording and other productions at the school.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment. Participants build self-confidence, develop life skills, create new friendships, and are able to recognize and explore their true potential. OotM proves that students can have fun while they learn. WCA's Odyssey of the Mind teams have competed to the highest levels of state and national competition in recent years.We have OoTM groups on both the middle school and upper school level.
The WCA Student Council is a group of students elected by their peers to act as student government. The Student Council organizes and executes many of the student-led events and activities at WCA, including spirit week, homecoming, and the prom dance, and holds fundraisers for various special days and item sales on campus, as well as working together with our Parent Teacher league in other fundraisers. The student council also holds the function of bringing student body grievances to the Head of School. We have both upper and middle school student councils.
New to WCA in the 2017-2018 school year, our First Lego League Robotics Team, also know as 'Eagle Tech', is open to elementary and middle school students ages 9-14.
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international competition organized by FIRST. Each year in August, FIRST LEGO League introduces a scientific and real-world challenge for teams to focus and research on. The robotics portion of the competition involves designing and programming LEGO Mindstorms robots to complete tasks. The students work out solutions to the various problems they are given and then meet for regional tournaments to share their knowledge, compare ideas, and display their robots.
This year's team, composed primarily of 5th and 6th graders, placed 3rd overall in their division at the Regional Qualifying tournament in Richmond in November 2017! With every member of the team eligible to return next year, the future ofthe team is bright! There are only ten available positions on the team, so make sure you contact our Student Life Director BEFORE you enroll to get a spot on the team!!
New to WCA in the 2017-2018 school year, our mock trial club is open to students in middle and upper school.
In Mock Trial, our students act out a civil or criminal trial by arguing for either the prosecution or defense side against another team, which acts as the opposing side. Mock Trial is a fantastic fit for students interested in pursuing the legal field. It gives students early experience in legal procedures, and a comprehensive, first-hand look at what law looks like in practice. Even if students aren't interested in law specifically, these kinds of skills and experiences can also be important for history, sociology, anthropology, political science, or other subjects that intersect with the law.
Our team this year is learning the elements of Mock Trial, and we hope to be able to assemble a full-blown team next year for entry into competitions.
Our Societies are generally achievement based groups, where members are named each year, or volunteer organizations of students who participate in community service works in our community, nationally, even internationally in the case of some missions teams.
National Art Honor Society: The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is designed specifically for high school students in grades 9-12. In 1978, the National Art Education Association began the National Art Honor Society program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.
Key Club: Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.
Tri-M Music Honor Society: The Tri-M Music Honor Society® is a program of NAfME which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. Tri-M® is the only national honor society for student musicians in grades 6-12.
Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school students.