Clubs & Organizations

Students at Westminster Christian Academy can get involved in a variety of clubs and organizations in the Upper School. Getting involved can help students branch out and try something new and established skills that they may or may not knew they had. Clubs and organizations do vary based on the interest of the students.

Destination Imagination

DI is a volunteer-led, educational non-profit organization that teaches 21st century skills to kindergarten through university level students through creative and collaborative problem solving challenges. Team members work together to develop a solution to one of 7 open-ended challenges and present their solutions at tournaments. Through the Challenge program, students learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation and learn skills needed to succeed in school, career and life, including teamwork, communication, project management, perseverance, creative and critical thinking, and self-confidence. Team sign ups are in early September.

Contact: Cynthia Newman

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

FCA's mission is to present to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. FCA meets every other Thursday at 7:00am in the gym. You do not have to be an athlete to participate.

Key Club

Key Club is one of the oldest and largest service programs for high school students. It is a student-led organization whose goal is to encourage leadership through helping others.

Contact: Lori Cypher

Latin Club

Latin Club consists of Latin students from Latin 1-3 who desire a deeper understanding and interaction with Roman culture, mythology, and the language. Students enjoy participating in Roman eating, acting, and fellowship together, and they attend Latin Convention in April yearly.

Math Team

The math team competes in math competitions across the state. We complete both with a written test and a ciphering portion where students work collectively on math problems. Students prepare for these competitions with their classroom teachers and in early morning meetings. This year our team competed in 5 competitions encompassing 6th grade math through Calculus. We received awards as a team as well as individual recognition for some students in several competitions. Next year we hope to expand the program and have even more opportunities for students to excel in math competitions.

Contact: Jackie Zecher

National Honor Society

Westminster's National Honor Society (NHS) chapter is called the John Knox Chapter, named after the great reformer of the faith. The NHS is more than an honor roll. Grades are not the only factor considered for membership, but grades are the threshold which triggers the student's consideration for membership.

Contact: Gwen Seuell

Spanish Club

The Westminster Spanish Club is open to students in grades 8-12 who are currently enrolled in Spanish I, II, or III or who have previously completed at least one year of Spanish. Membership in the WCA Spanish Club provides students with the opportunity to participate in out-of-class cultural activities and to attend the Federación de los Clubes de Español de Alabama State Convention and Competition. Club enrollment takes place each August and students who are interested in expanding their Spanish skills and knowledge outside of the classroom are encouraged to join.

Contact: Emily Montgomery

Speech and Debate

The WCA Speech and Debate team competes in National Speech and Debate Association tournaments all around Alabama. Events include various types of debates like Lincoln Douglas, public forum, and Congressional debate as well as individual events like dramatic interpretation, original oratory, and impromptu speaking. Speech and debate is an elective for the 2016/2017 school year.

Contact: Ondreja Turner or Caroline Herron

Website: Speech and Debate Team website

Student Government

The WCA High School Student Council is open to all students 9th through 12th grade. Students who want to run for office must complete an application form and deliver a campaign speech to the student body during the Spring election assembly. The Student Council representative serves for a period of one school year, August to May. Students must reapply to serve the following school year. A Student Council representative must maintain an overall C average as well as maintain a positive attitude and level of behavior expected of a WCA student.. A member of the WCA High School Student Council is expected to be the "face" of WCA at all times. Excessive absences from regularly scheduled meetings may result in the Faculty Advisor removing the student from the Student Council. The Student Council will be responsible for planning and implementing service projects, Homecoming activities, Teacher Appreciation, and other school sponsored functions as requested by school administration.

Contact: Jeff Rogers