lyndon academy

Extra-curricular Activities
Middle & Upper Schools

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Student Council

A group of students elected by their peers to address issues of concern and organize student events and activities.

Spanish Club

The purpose of the Spanish Club is to foster interest in the Hispanic culture and to provide an opportunity to speak Spanish in an informal setting and to learn more about the Hispanic world.

Mandarin Club

The Mandarin club will promote enthusiasm around learning Chinese language and culture. One of the main goals of the club is to connect members with their common interests such as Chinese speaking, music, food, and/or news as well as any ideas that club members would like to contribute.

Math Club

Maths clubs are dedicated extra-curricular maths get-togethers that breathe new life into maths beyond the classroom. They come in all shapes and sizes and there is no one model that works for every school. However, they all focus on two things: having fun with math and learning

Mathematics Honor Society

Its main goals are to inspire keen interest in mathematics, develop strong scholarship in the subject, and promote the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two year college students. The name is a rough transliteration of math into Greek (Mu Alpha Theta).

Spanish Honor Society

The Spanish National Honor Society is an academic organization dedicated to promoting the study of the Spanish Language and the culture of Hispanic countries. The Honor Society typically meets once a month and has many extra-curricular activities.

Junior National Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society recognizes students who exemplify leadership and citizenship, as well as provide educational opportunities. For the scholarship standard, the student scholar must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 from a scale of 4.0. This, however, can vary between schools.

National Honor Society

What Are the Benefits of the National Honor Society?

Why do high schoolers join the National Honor Society? NHS membership demonstrates academic and service commitments. Many students join to participate in the honor society community and strengthen their college applications. NHS offers college admission and financial aid planning resources. In addition, members participate in leadership development events

Presidential Honor Society

It is an organization dedicated to recognition of student success, and to empower students to achieve through scholarship, recognition, exclusive privileges, job opportunities and more.

Duke Tip

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth.