UPPER SCHOOL COUNCILS, CLUBS, AND LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Membership to LCA’s chapter of the National Beta Club is granted to high school students beginning the second semester of the ninth grade with a transcript reflecting a 90 percent or above. Grades are reviewed after the spring semester for the induction ceremony held the following fall. This club emphasized scholarship, leadership, and service.
Book clubs are an opportunity for students to read and discuss books with their peers, and they are also a great way to get to know other students with similar interests. LCA currently has three book clubs: a Middle School club for girls, a Middle School club for guys, and an Upper School club for guys and girls combined. All three clubs meet in the Media Center once a month to discuss their books while enjoying a few snacks and each other’s company. Book clubs are led by Jessica Drobny, Jennifer Armstrong, and Ryan Saltamacchio. Students may join a club at any time, regardless of whether or not they have attended any previous meetings.
In past years students have read numerous books, such as Matched by Allie Condie, The Rise of the Wyrm Lord by Wayne Thomas Batson, Children of Exile by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Refugee by Alan Gratz, The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen, Half Upon a Time by James Riley, and The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.
For more information or to join a club, please contact Jessica Drobny.
LCA's Going Green team is responsible for ensuring that recyclable materials are properly sorted and bagged for pick up by Walton County each week. As part of the Keep Walton Beautiful campaign, recyclable materials are weighed for each school who participates in the program and tallied monthly. Consistently, LCA is a top participant in the program. Students who wish to be a part of the Going Green team can contact the Upper School office at the start of the school year.
GRAD TO GRAD
The Grad to Grad Program is one of the intentional ways that LCA works to unite our Upper School seniors with our Lower School students. Our desire and purpose is that the senior students will be godly spiritual and social influences who lead their kindergartners.
The idea was proposed by two former students, Kevin Allen and Rylee Atwell, and was launched in fall 2016. As seniors, they proposed this program to build upon relationships they had already established with staff-member kids. We are grateful for the vision of two students to create this opportunity at LCA.
HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS INTERN
The High School Admissions Intern program is a leadership opportunity given to Upper School students to assist the Admissions office during the enrollment and acceptance process of new Upper School students. The Admissions Interns take prospective students on campus tours, introduce them to teachers and students, and provide follow-up communication. Admissions Interns welcome new students to campus and ensure that they are properly acclimated to the LCA culture. In addition, Admission Interns participate on an as-needed basis in Community Preview days and other on-campus events.
To be considered for the High School Admissions Intern program, students must exhibit a love for Jesus and for LCA, show evidence of an attitude and academic success that reflects an understanding of the importance of school, a strong work ethic, and evidence of appropriate manners, and be respected by peers and teachers.
JUNIOR BETA CLUB
Membership to LCA's chapter of Jr. Beta Club is granted to students in grades 6–8 who obtain a cumulative average of 90 in English, math, science, social studies, and Bible. Grades are reviewed after the spring semester for the induction ceremony held the following fall.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS HOST
The Middle School Admissions Hosts program is a leadership opportunity given to existing Middle School students to assist the Admissions office during the enrollment and acceptance process of new Middle School students. The Admissions Hosts take prospective students on campus tours, introduce them to teachers and students, and provide follow-up communication. Admissions Hosts welcome new students to campus and ensure that they are is properly acclimated to the LCA culture. In addition, Admission Hosts participate on an as-needed basis in Community Preview days and other on-campus events.
To be considered for the Middle School Admissions Hosts program, students must exhibit a love for Jesus and for LCA, show evidence of an attitude and academic success that reflect an understanding of the importance of school, a strong work ethic, and evidence of appropriate manners, and be respected by peers and teachers.
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL
Middle School student council is a service-oriented organization that promotes leadership and communication between students, staff, parents, and community. Students participating will be given the opportunity to gain experience in leadership while creating a community of service for their school and fellow students.
Elections are held each spring. To be considered for Student Council, candidates should exhibit a servant's attitude, a strong Christian walk, a supportive school spirit, good work habits, and a strong working relationship with their teachers and peers.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Selection to the National Honor Society is a privilege bestowed on rising juniors and seniors in the spring and fall. Membership in the NHS is granted by the faculty as an honor to the candidate. Any disciplinary record can result in nonselection. Students with a 93 average will be considered for membership.
Students qualify on the basis of four criteria. Deficiency in any of the four criteria below may result in nonselection.
Scholarship: Full-time LCA students with an overall average of 93 or higher will be considered for membership.
Service: The student is willing to serve with participation in extracurricular activities in the school and the community. The student gladly renders any requested service at the school and is willing to represent the class or school. The student shows courtesy in assisting teachers, students, and visitors.
Leadership: The student takes the initiative in promoting school activities and has a positive influence on peers in upholding school ideals. The student shows a positive attitude and inspires positive behavior in others.
Character: The student has a positive attitude toward school, faculty, peers, and studies. The student takes criticism well and accepts recommendations graciously. The student shows the qualities of honesty, integrity, reliability, courtesy, and respect.
Student government is a service-oriented organization that promotes leadership and communication between students, staff, parents, and community. Students participating as council members are given opportunities to gain experience in efficient self-government and fiscal responsibility. SGA seeks to build school spirit while serving the school and fellow students.
Elections are held each fall. To be considered for Student Government, candidates should exhibit a servant’s attitude, a strong Christian walk, a supportive school spirit, good citizenship and work habits, and a strong working relationship with their teachers and peers.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP WALTON
Youth Leadership Walton is a program sponsored by the Walton County Chamber and is available to students beginning in the junior year. Students, who apply and are selected to be a part of Youth Leadership Walton, participate in leadership training with students from the other member high schools in the county. During the junior year, students receive CEO-level leadership training through the UGA J. W. Fanning Institute. The seven training sessions include topics such as Effective Communication and Time Management, Decision Making and Managing Conflict, and Social and Financial Skills. During the senior year, the training focus is shifted to Community Awareness with topics such as Public Safety and Economic Development. Students are eligible to apply during the spring of their sophomore year.