Whitesburg Christian Academy
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Student Life

Grammar School students have several opportunities to participate in activities after school.  The K-6th grade students can compete on a variety of Warrior sport teams.  The students may take piano lessons on campus during the school day or after school.  Also, the students may register up to four times a year for classes in our Enriching Wise Warriors enrichment program.  The four week sessions include classes like painting, baking, chess, fitness, science experiments, sewing, and scrapbooking. 

Upper school starts with seventh grade. Students in grades seven and eight choose electives along with the academic core classes. Options include courses in fine arts and an opportunity to earn high school credits in foreign language and computer. Students begin the Student Leadership Institute with two years of enrichment activities in leadership. NJHS is an active chapter and is involved in the community. Chapel speakers encourage the students in their spiritual growth. AHSAA athletics are available in several sports. High school students serve as mentors for students and stay with them until they become sophomores. Both grades take three-day field trips. The seventh grade combines education with hands-on experiences at Nature’s Classroom in Mentone, AL. The eighth grade experiences life in the mission field at SIFAT in Lineville, AL. The two years spent in grades seven and eight prepare students to transition successfully to high school. 
 
Students in high school have various opportunities to get involved. Whitesburg Christian Academy athletics is a part of AHSAA as a 1A school. Students enjoy Spirit Week during Homecoming and the dance that concludes the week. In the spring, juniors host a Spring Formal for the seniors. The fine arts department puts on a Fine Arts Showcase every spring. The band and choir perform several times a year. The Lamp Post is the literary magazine published by the students. Enrichment classes include archaeology, ACT preparation, a financial course, and a bible study. There are active chapters of FCA and NHS. Student Leadership Institute provides leadership training for students to prepare them to go on Student Leadership University trips during the summer. They go to Orlando, Washington D.C., and Europe. Israel is an option for students who complete the other three trips. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors serve as mentors to seventh through ninth grade students. The Headmaster’s Council serves as the liaison between the administration and the student body. Students are involved in their communities by completing at least one hundred hours of community service during their four years. Training servant leaders for life-long service to Christ is the end goal of the school.