The National Beta Club recognizes outstanding achievement, promotes character and social responsibility, encourages service involvement in our school and community, fosters leadership skills, grants scholarships, and provides settings for students to develop interpersonal relationship skills. To be a member of the Beta club, middle and high school students must have and maintain a cumulative average of 90 (3.62 GPA) or better. The Beta Club members participate in several service projects throughout the community that support local food banks, Operation Christmas Child, the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, the Ronald McDonald House, and other worthy causes.
The Literary Meet is an opportunity for students in grades 2-12 to participate in academic and fine arts competitions. Students compete at the school level to represent SJCA at the SCISA State Literary Meet. This competition focuses on individual achievements in the areas of extemporaneous speaking, essay writing, storytelling, oral interpretation and poetry reading. St. John’s Christian Academy has always been very well represented at the SCISA Literary Meet, and every year SJCA students excel at the state competition.
SCISA Music & Art Festival
The SCISA Music Festival involves over 1,100 talented students (elementary through high school) from SCISA member schools. It is an opportunity for voice and/or band students to participate in a fine arts competition. Students who compete will receive gold (superior), silver (excellent), or bronze (good) rating from judges based on their performances. The competition focuses on individual achievements in the areas of performing, musical interpretation, and style of published works of music. It is a terrific way for students to use their talents and abilities to receive positive feedback from judges on how they can further their gifts. St. John’s Christian Academy is very well represented at the SCISA Music Festival by students who continue to excel in their talents.
The Science Fair is open to students in grades 3-12, divided into three divisions (grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12). Students compete at the school-wide science fair to earn the right to participate in the SCISA State Science Fair. Students prepare projects in the following categories: Biological Science, Physical Science, General Science, Computer/Math, Psychology/Sociology, Environmental Science, and Interdisciplinary Team/Group Project. SJCA students have earned many awards, including state championships, at the state science fair.
The SJCA Spelling Bee is held each year for students in grades 3-8 to earn a right to participate in the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee. Regional winners then advance to the SCISA State Spelling Bee. Each year SJCA students advance to the Regional Meet, and they frequently advance to the state competition.
The Student Council members and the Class Representatives are elected by the upper school student body to serve as liasons between the students and the school administration. Student Council members travel to Columbia each year for the student-led SCISA Student Council fall meeting and then to Myrtle Beach for the SCISA Student Council spring meeting. Student council provides students with opportunities to develop leadership abilities and serve their school.
Cavalier Pride Award
Each month one or more teachers nominate students who exemplify one or all of the following Cavalier Pride traits:
The administration and faculty of St John’s Christian Academy take great pride in recognizing the outstanding work of our students. Receiving a Cavalier Pride Award means that the student has made a conscious effort to do his or her best!