To Be a Leader
Whether your daughter is a leader on the court, in the classroom or in the community, Academy students believe that they have the power to make a difference.
Participation in the organizations, clubs and activities at the Academy serves to assist all students in the development of talents and capabilities beyond what is covered in the academic curriculum. Students have the opportunity to pursue and broaden their interests, work together, and give service to others. Organizations at the Academy are strongly committed to service as an integral part of the overall philosophy which encourages students to develop initiative, leadership and both personal and social responsibility. Participation is voluntary and students select their clubs and activities according to their preferences and their abilities.
In addition to academic growth, parents will witness spiritual growth in their daughters. This faith formation is accomplished through many venues, including religion classes, Mass, prayer services, retreats and community service. Students in the High School enroll in religion class each semester at the Academy. Throughout the course of the year, the entire Academy community gathers to celebrate the Eucharist in all-school Masses, as well as special class Masses. Each class also participates in a grade-level retreat each year, culminating in the overnight 12th-grade retreat. Retreats are intended to assist students in developing a deeper understanding of their faith and the ways to express that faith in daily living.
Clubs are divided into three groups – Gold (Tuesdays), Blue (Thursdays), and out-of-school clubs and activities. It is recommended that every student have at least one in-school club. Students who choose only a Gold or a Blue club will have a study hall on the free day that week during advisory. Clubs are generally open to all students; however, some clubs do have prerequisites for membership. Once a student has registered for a club, she is strongly encouraged to remain in attendance for the whole school year unless there are extenuating circumstances. Honor societies are by invitation only and have specific criteria.
Academy students have the opportunity to participate on the following teams: basketball, crew, cross country, golf, Jaguarettes dance team, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball. The cheerleading program is run through Jesuit High School.