Middle School Programs
The Cyber Patriot team is part of the national Air Force Association's (AFA) Cyber Patriot program. The team meets weekly to learn basic cyber security principles, including password protection and authentication, encryption, and malware and digital safety. The team uses both linux and windows images provided by the AFA to perform updates. Corporate sponsors of AFA also give the Cyber Patriot team the opportunity to learn a variety of softwares, providing students with the unique opportunity to broaden their knowledge base. Finally, the team also competes in regional and state competitions, applying the skills they’ve learned during weekly practice.
Quiz Bowl members hone their knowledge about literature, current events, history, science, fine arts, and pop culture and work as a team to answer timed questions about each subject. Each year, the Quiz Bowl team participates in regional matches against other SCISA schools.
Each student council member is elected by the student body, and the student council consists of a president and vice president team, a public relations director, and a safety director. Upon election, student council members listen to the concerns of the student body, serve as a liaison between students and administration, assist in improving the school, and work to serve the school and surrounding community. Student council members also develop and organize service projects throughout the year.
All middle school students are invited to apply to the math team, and students who are selected to join the team will develop test taking strategies, the ability to solve problems quickly and accurately, and will reinforce their knowledge of general math skills, ranging from order of operations to the Pythagorean Theorem. The team competes in the SCISA annual Middle School Math Meet, which includes approximately 50 teams from around the state.