K-8 ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS & CLUBS

Our student competitions are designed to provide incentives for students to develop skills necessary for Christian leadership, facilitate the learning process, and to help develop composure and confidence in each student.

ACSI MATH OLYMPICS

The ACSI Math Olympics is held annually for students in 3rd-8th grades. Participants compete in either the Computation or the Reasoning category. The objective of this competition is to support student interest in math and provide an opportunity for fellowship with students from other Christian schools who share a love of mathematics. Students are recognized for their achievements and are given the opportunity to glorify God through their mathematical abilities.

ROCKETRY CLUB

As a registered club in the Team America Rocket Challenge (TARC), the ICS Rocketry Club meets once a month to design, build, and fly model rockets. The TARC competition is a nation-wide event that takes place in Great Meadows, Virginia in May. Participants in the final competition qualify through TARC-monitored test flights of a rocket that has been designed and built by the students of the club. Each year, ICS has a team of students who participate in the TARC event. More information can be found at www.rocketcontest.org.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

During after school throughout the school year, our students have the opportunity to participate in activities ranging from academic and artistic enrichment to school and community services. After school clubs options may include:

  • Math Club
  • Chess Club
  • Knitting Club
  • Writing Club
  • Fine Arts Club
  • Social Circle Etiquette Club
  • Elementary Choir Club
  • Edible Science Club
  • Lego¬© Engineering Club (Play-Well TEKnologies)

HS ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS & CLUBS

ROCKETRY CLUB

As a registered club in the Team America Rocket Challenge (TARC), the HS Rocketry Club meets once a month to design, build, and fly model rockets. With near perfect launch scores, the ICS high school team has qualified for the national competition with their rockets. More information can be found at www.rocketcontest.org.

SCIENCE BUDDIES CHALLENGE

Students worldwide are invited to give engineering a try with the annual Engineering Challenge from Science Buddies. Announced every January, the Science Buddies Engineering Challenge lets students use their problem-solving skills to design, build, and test contraptions. Prior challenges include a rubber band car, tallest tower, volleyball machine, and others. More information can be found at  www.sciencebuddies.org/engineering-challenge.

YEARBOOK

The Messenger is a bound yearbook produced by the high school editorial staff, with the assistance of select MS students. The senior graduates are honored in the book with individual pictures and write-ups. Each homeroom has a class picture and each grade level its own page.

The Messenger staff are chosen at the end of the school year and they work closely with the Faculty Advisor. Middle School photography students are taught basic photography skills and submit photographs representing various class activities throughout the year.