Extra- & Co-curricular Activities2018-10-21T15:34:41+00:00
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Extra- & Co-curricular Activities

Activity Policies:

While extra-curricular activities are official school sponsored activities with professional instructors on and off school grounds, they are not included in normal school tuition fees. Extra-curricular and Co-curricular activity costs vary depending on the activity. Fees are to be paid by 8/21/2019 and are non-refundable. Year-long activities may be paid in two payments by 8/21/2019 and 1/6/2020. Fees are payable by check or credit card. Please note, there will be a 2% convenience fee added to each credit card transaction. A student will not be enrolled in these courses if payment is not received. No partial payments, rebates, reductions, etc. will be given for non-attendance for any reason. If an activity does not meet the minimum number of required students, the activity offering will be cancelled, and fees will be refunded.

Some courses have limited enrollment. Student placement is determined by receipt of the Activity Selection Sheet and teacher authorization. Due to the instructor’s need to contact you regarding class information or emergency scheduling changes, they will be provided a list of all participants phone numbers and parent’s/guardian’s name(s). Once the Activity Selection Sheet has been submitted, an invoice will be posted to the parent’s/guardian’s Sycamore account. Athletic activity registration will be completed in a separate packet.

While we encourage 100% attendance for after-school activities, absences are discretional and will result in a loss of fees. Sessions may be cancelled, rescheduled, etc. as needed and as determined by the school. If for any reason a class, lesson, or practice is cancelled every effort will be made to reschedule. There will be no make-up classes when classes fall on a school holiday or if a student is ill and unable to attend class. Make-up classes will only be offered if the instructor or the school cancels a class.

Students should be picked up promptly at the end of their activity. Students are required to be picked up after instruction by approved guardians whether on school ground or not. Any student not picked up at the scheduled time will be enrolled in After-School Care and parents will be billed accordingly. For off-campus activities students must be picked up promptly at the end of their activity at the location of that activity. After-school Care is not provided for students off-campus.

Co-curricular Activity Descriptions:

Art Enrichment: (Grades 6-12, Year-long, Graded)

Lyndon Academy’s Art Enrichment course is a rigorous, hands-on class, where the student will explore different styles and types of art. The student will be pushed to think differently about how they create and deliver their final pieces. Students will be encouraged to dig deeper into a true understanding of creativity and to learn to enjoy the use of different mediums. Students will use all the mediums used in the weekly Art class, as well as additional ones. This course is designed for the student that truly has a passion for art. This course meets during the school day, one time per week. Admission into this course is determined by the Art Department.

Advanced Art: (Grades 9-12, Year-long, Graded)

This is a three day a week curricular studio art class that reinforces students to the materials, techniques, concepts, and processes essential to understanding the visual arts and the role of the artist, through a series of projects, readings, and writing assignments. This course is designed for the serious art student that can succeed without supervision. Students will work independently on art assignments. Admission into this course is determined by the Art Department.

Athletic Conditioning: (Grades 8-12, Year-long)

This is a one or two day a week strength and conditioning class that emphasizes varied, high-intensity functional movement. It is designed for students who wish to increase their cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Thus, maximizing their performance and fitness to prepare for the Lyndon Academy sports program. Admission into this course is determined by the Athletic Department.

Band – Beginning Level: (Grades 6-8, Year-long, Graded)

Join Lyndon Academy’s Band, where young Terriers learn the fundamentals of the art of music. This course meets during the school day, twice a week during elective time and once a week before school. Students will enhance their musical abilities through a hands-on approach. Participants will have the ability to try and test many instruments while learning how important each instrument is in the final productions of a band performance.

Band – Intermediate/Advanced Level: (Grades 6-12, Year-long, Graded)

Students will continue to enhance their musical abilities through a hands-on approach. This course meets during the school day, twice a week during elective time and once a week before school. Participants will have the ability to try and test many instruments while learning how important each instrument is in the final productions of a band performance. Admission into this course is determined by Music Department through auditions.

Business – Introduction: (Grades 7-8, Year-long, Graded)

Students will get a taste of the real world and learn what it takes to succeed once they are “on their own.” This course meets during the school day, once per week. They will learn the basics of managing their own finances which includes planning, budgeting, saving, investing, and servicing debt. Admission into this course is determined by Lyndon Administration.

Business: (Grades 9-12, Year-long, Graded)

This course introduces students to the nature of business and entrepreneurship. This course meets during the school day, once per week. Students will be exposed to various functional areas in business including: accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, economics, management, and marketing.

Chess: (Grades 6-12, Semester or Year-long)

Challenge your mind with Chess! This course meets during the school day, once per week. The games of Chess allows students to participate in thought-provoking games, while also learning and developing the knowledge of the game. Chess teaches students to use their minds to strategically advance over their opponents and reinforces their development in critical thinking. Students will compete intra-scholastically an inter-scholastically. Possible optional tournament fees incur additional costs.

Drama Club: (Grades 6-12), Year-long)

Explore acting, singing, and movement by participating in a play or musical. This course meets during the school day, once per week. Drama Club will spend the year preparing for a musical performance in the spring semester. Auditions for roles will take place within the first couple of week of the school year. At least two outside, after-school, rehearsals will take place close to show time.

Enrichment: (Grades 6-12, Semester or Year-long)

Students can have an additional opportunity to study during this time. This is in addition to the daily scheduled enrichment period. The student may have one additional enrichment course each academic day.

Health/PE: (Grade 9, Year-long, Graded)

This is a required course for 9th Grade. This course will meet two times during a class period and one additional day during the lunch elective period.

Journalism: (Grades 8-12, Year-long, Graded)

This course is a survey of the basic concepts of reporting and non-fiction writing. This course meets during the school day, once per week. Students will encounter various article formats and work towards developing their voice using various writing styles. Students will publish articles in the school newsletter and for the school Facebook page. Admission into this course is determined by the English Department.

Lunch Manager: (Grades 6-12, Semester or Year-long)

Students will assist with the Lower School lunch periods. Assistants are selected by Lyndon Administration.

Military History: (Grades 7-12, Year-long, Graded)

This course is a survey of military history. This course meets during the school day, once per week. Students will study the interrelationships of warfare, technology, and society in American history. Admission into this course is determined by the History Department.

Model U.N.: (Grades 6-12, Year-long)

Join Lyndon Academy’s Model U.N. Program and gain valuable insight into the growing influences of globalization. This course meets during the school day, once per week. Model U.N. is a club that specializes in current world issues through interactive simulations and curricular materials. It allows students to step into the shoes of U.N. Ambassadors and debate a range of issues on the U.N. agenda. Participants will develop critical thinking skills, conflict resolution skills, and communication skills that will allow them to build and solve real-life problems. Model U.N. Conference fees and travel expenses are additional. Conference fees will be collected approximately sixty days before the conferences.

Noteworthy: (Grades 6-12, Year-long)

This is an elite group of acapella vocal singers. All voice parts are welcome to audition. Noteworthy participants will serve as the top-performing representatives of Lyndon Academy’s music program. They will perform a variety of genres, from classical to pop. Noteworthy will take part in many events within and beyond school walls. This includes singing Christmas Carols for the community, performing at concerts, singing the National Anthem at a variety of sporting events, and participating in acapella competitions. This is a before school activity that meets every Friday morning, before school. Students will be able to participate in Lyndon sports and be a member of Noteworthy.

Playground Assistant: (Grades 6-12, Semester or Year-long)

Students will assist with the indoor and outdoor recess periods. They will play games and be a “big brother/sister” to our Lower School students. They will help check in/out playground equipment. Assistants are selected by the Athletic Department.

SAT/ACT Prep Course: (Grades 10-11, Year-long)

This course is required for students in 10th and 11th grade. This Princeton Review© course is designed to help students prepare for the SAT and ACT tests. This course meets during the school day, once per week.

Science Olympiad: (Grades 6-8, Year-long)

Join Lyndon Academy’s Science Olympiad team and learn about all different topics in Earth, Life, and Physical Science. All the while solving problems and working as a team. Students will work together all year on different science and team building activities in preparation for regional competitions that may lead to state competitions. This course meets either during the school day or after-school, once per week.

Study Skills Course: (Grade 7, Year-long, Graded)

This course is required for students in 7th grade. This course is designed to help students organize themselves and strengthen their ability to study, learn, and retain information is a manner that most aptly fits their learning style. Students will discover their learning style, learn how to use time effectively, learn listening skills, and learn tips for taking better notes. This course meets during the school day, once per week.

Technology – Introduction: (Grade 6, Year-long, Graded)

This course is required for students in 6th grade. This course will be offered in a “face to face” delivery model based upon the ISTE NETs Standards for Students. Students will gain technology skills in the areas of: creativity, innovation, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, technology operations, concepts, research, information fluency, and digital citizenship. This course meets during the school day, once per week.

United States History through Film: (Grades 10-12, Year-long, Graded)

Since Thomas Edison patented America’s first motion picture camera in 1891, telling America’s history through film has become a large part of our culture. For many people watching a Hollywood film on America is their only way of getting to know her history (no matter how accurate the film). The films we will be watching for this class are Hollywood films rather than documentaries, so they are reenactments of historical events not a documentary record of events. The goal of this class is to learn American History through watching movies.

World Religions: (Grade 7-12, Year-long, Graded)

This course is a survey of major world religions and philosophies. This course will study the founding histories, basic tenets, and interrelationships of both Eastern and Western religions including but not limited to: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This course meets during the school day, once per week. Admission into this course is determined by the English and History Departments.

Yearbook: (Grades 8-12, Year-long)

In this course students will gain skills in one or more of the following areas, page design, advanced publishing techniques, copy writing, editing, and photography while producing a yearbook. Participants gain useful, real-world skill in time management, marketing, teamwork, and design principles. This course meets during the school day, once per week. Admission into this course is determined by the English Department.