Students at Hernando Christian Academy have the opportunity to participate in a variety of clubs and extracurricular activities. These student organizations foster learning, complement HCA's balanced curriculum, and offer students access to skills built outside their regular classrooms.
National Honor Society for NEHS, NJHS and NHS
The National Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school, middle school and elementary students. More than just an honor roll, the National Honor Societies serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
The Selection Process for each school year begins in October. Those students who are selected will be inducted during Secondary Chapel in November. To view the selection process, click the following link for more information. Selection Process
The STEM club consists of high school students who meet once a month to do experiments in various fields. The students do experiments in mathematics, biology, chemistry, engineering, and have gone on a field trip to NASA and MOSI. Plans are in the works to visit Disney's power plant which is using bio-waste (food waste) as an energy source. In the 2017-2018 school year competed in a national competition called The MathWorks Challenge. Students competed with 972 other schools nationwide for 3 scholarships. As our first year in the competition, the HCA team made it to the second round.
Student government is an entity that was created to provide students the experience and training in the democratic form of the government. This group of students is charged with the duty of continuously expanding and coordinating a program of student activities, to stimulate interest and support in the development, assessment and execution of educational, social, Christian and recreational programs, to develop communication amongst students, administration and faculty. In effect, to represent the best interests of the general student body .
The Art Club meets one day a week after school. The club works on projects collectively, as well as individual art pieces. Many of the projects created are used to showcase in a yearly art fair at school.
Our Chess and Game Club is a combination of board and card games, such as chess and group video games. The club meets one day a week after school. The club occasionally does tournaments with prizes.
The Yearbook Club has the important job of creating HCA's Yearbook. Students who join this club are responsible for taking pictures of students and staff at HCA events and designing spreads and layouts for pages and sections of the yearbook. The club meets once a week.
To join, students must write and submit a paragraph on why they want to be a part of the yearbook club and describe their photography experience. Tryout information will be made available to students at the end of September.
Puppetry and Stick Club
Our HCA Puppet and Stick Club is offered to students in the 5th-12th grade. Students travel and perform skits at local events, schools and nursing homes. There is no other ministry quite like puppet ministry! Puppets are effective in reaching, teaching, and entertaining audiences of all ages and are a GREAT way to teach about the Bible! These animated characters live in an imaginary world, but they can express, talk and sing about real issues too. Our students become storytellers, and use their creativity to share important Biblical messages.