Clubs & Activities

Founders Classical Academy offers a wide array of clubs and activities that complement our classical curriculum. The schedule of currently available clubs is available on the school calendar. You may wish to learn more about after school athletics. That information is available on our Athletics page.

Academic Clubs

Chess Club (3-5)

Chess is one of the most rigorously analytical games. The purpose of the chess club is to provide students with the opportunity to play chess, learn about the game, learn good sportsmanship, and have fun. As a competitive and fun exercise, chess teaches students how to organize and evaluate information and to make good decisions. Club time will be spent primarily playing the game of chess, with some coaching and teaching of the concepts of good chess.

Chess/Board Game Club (6-12)

Chess is one of the most rigorously analytical games. The purpose of the chess club is to provide students with the opportunity to play chess, learn about the game, learn good sportsmanship, and have fun. As a competitive and fun exercise, chess teaches students how to organize and evaluate information and to make good decisions. Club time will be spent primarily playing the game of chess, with some coaching and teaching of the concepts of good chess.

Debate Club (7-12)

Similar to discussions in the Current Events class, we will discuss contemporary issues, which might include more controversial topics. The students will have to consider and argue both sides of the issue, so that they develop a greater understanding of the arguments on both sides. Students will have opportunity to choose the topics to discuss. We will also review common logical fallacies, and hold ourselves accountable to arguing logically. The last purpose will be for students to engage in conversations that promote courtesy and respect for fellow students if/when they disagree with others in the group. Attending a debate type event at least once a year would be a goal for the club.

Greek Club (9-12)

The Greek Club exists to support, encourage, and inspire students in their study of Greek. Students will begin learning about the Greek language prior to the formation of a Greek class. The initial goal will be to learn the Greek alphabet, basic pronunciation, and transliteration. No homework will be signed. We will also pick a famous passage for oral memorization and recitation that will build awareness for the study of the Greek language

Math Club (2-4)

Focusing primarily on enrichment topics, such as Venn diagrams, positive and negative number lines, simple probability, logic puzzles, and alternate bases; This would support the Singapore curriculum by introducing the children gently to key concepts and problem-solving approaches. I believe that mathematical fluency can best be acquired just as linguistic fluency can -- through immersion.

National Junior Honor Society (7-9)

NJHS encourages the development of intellectual and moral virtue by recognizing students who have demonstrated these qualities in their lives. Students are selected by their teachers on the basis of the extent to which they exhibit scholarship, leadership, citizenship, service, and character. Members will be expected to practice these virtues in their studies and associations in and out of school, including individual and group service projects and civic engagement.

National Honor Society (10-12)

Membership in our chapter of the National Honor Society is extended to students in Grades 10-12 who have been enrolled for at least one full semester and have established a reputation for scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Students are selected by Upper School teachers appointed by the Headmaster to the Faculty Council, which will convene each semester to consider and vote on whether to approve individual candidates for membership. Students selected as members are encouraged and challenged to continue practicing the virtues for which they have been recognized by maintaining a minimum 3.7 cumulative GPA, adhering to a high standard of moral conduct, and participating in individual and group service projects.

Science Club (4-12)

A Rube Goldberg Machine (RGM) is a crazy contraption which accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated – and funniest - way possible! Based on the “Invention” cartoons of the famous Pulitzer Prize-winning American cartoonist, Rube Goldberg, actual machines are at the heart of the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. They use everyday items (mostly junk!), they tell a story and, most important of all – they make you LAUGH.

But millions of tinkerers, makers, inventors, “mad” scientists, and DIY’ers make Rube Goldberg Machines all the time. They can’t help it! While they’re having fun creating kooky solutions to simple, everyday tasks they also happen to be incorporating elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), with Art and design thrown into the mix (STEAM) to invent incredible Rube Goldberg Machines! People who make Rube Goldberg Machines – whether for fun or to solve an actual task – are innately curious problem-solvers who often say, “I can fix that!” This year, the FCA Science Club will try their hand at their own contraptions! This year's challenge: Build a contraption that can pour a bowl of cereal.

Service Club (7-12)

The service club at Founders offers opportunities for students to organize projects, build character, and develop leadership. Its members will work together to better their school and build their community, creating habits in responsibility, friendship, and citizenship. Through service to others, students promote the core virtues of Founders Classical Academy and practice their instruction in good character and civic virtue.

Spanish Club (6-12)

The purpose of the Spanish Club is to provide students with 45 minutes a week of full immersion. Students will be expected to hold conversations in Spanish. They will receive instruction, as well as correction in order to improve their Spanish abilities.

Spelling Bee (3-8)

The Scripps National Spelling Bee provides your child with powerful lessons about language and its origins, learning, problem solving and public speaking. These experiences give them self-assurance to stand confidently on their own at music and theater auditions, class presentations, and interviews for scholarships and jobs. Once they sign up for the bee, students will receive a word list to study over the next couple of months. **Requires a registration fee of $160 for Scripps.

S.T.E.A.M. Club (7-12)

STEAM stands for Science Technology Engineering Art and Math. While mathematics is currently at the core of the STEAM club, the goal of the club is to extend into all of the above areas, training students in each. The club supports the mission of Founders Classical Academy by enriching the foundational education in the arts and sciences through competitions, collaboration, and creativity. Students will also be participating in the Science Fair as part of STEAM club. (an additional $15 entrance fee needed for students who are selected to compete at the regional science fair) regional science fair in Austin, February 21-22.

Athletic Clubs

Flag Rugby (9-12)

The purpose of the Rugby Club is to teach students the rules of rugby and learn how to play. They will learn about each position, the history and watch video clips. In addition, students will be able to play flag rugby. This club will be for male and female students.

Golf Club (6-12)

Learn the beginning skills to play golf. We will be practicing at Crystal Falls Driving range.

Junior Archers (K-6)

Jr Archer Club is for our Grammar students (K-6th) to get involved with our school's athletic program. They will support our athletes by making posters and banners advertising athletic events. They will sit in the student section at home games assisting the Spirit Crew with cheers and chants. They will also learn about Archers sports from our student athletes.

Flag Rugby (9-12)

The purpose of the Rugby Club is to teach students the rules of rugby and learn how to play. They will learn about each position, the history and watch video clips. In addition, students will be able to play flag rugby. This club will be for male and female students.

Soccer Club (7-12)

Members of the soccer club will cultivate a better understanding and appreciation for “The Beautiful Game”. They will learn proper technique on the ball for dribbling, passing, and shooting. Points of strategy will also be presented, such as positioning on the field and passing sequences. Activities will include a mix of drills, possession games, and scrimmages.

Spirit Club (7-12)

Spirit Club is for our Upper School students to promote school spirit at athletic events. They will support our athletic program by making posters and banners that advertise athletic events around campus. They will lead the student section at home games with cheers and chants.

Ultimate Frisbee Club (6-12)

Ultimate frisbee is a team sport that equalizes the playing field between boys and girls, high school and middle school, experienced and novice. In addition, it is the only major sport that does not use referees and teaches the players to self-govern.

Fine Arts Clubs

Choir (6-12)

Music is an integral part of Classical education. Choir club opens up the opportunity for musical performance and participation for a wide range of ages to facilitate the practice of music if a student's class schedule cannot allow it, to allow a variety of skill levels to work together successfully, and to allow the building of community between grade levels.

Dance Club (8-12)

Come learn the art and style of swing dancing! Dance Club supports the mission of the school by encouraging young men and women to interact in a fun but respectful way. Students will learn a variety of dance styles through out the year.

Knitting Club (4-12)

Knitting is the process of using two or more needles to loop yarn into a series of interconnected loops in order to create a finished garment or some other type of fabric. Knitting has been around since the industrial revolution. The stocking frame or mechanical knitting machine was invented in 1589 by William Lee, an English clergyman. After receiving a pair of black stockings from William, Queen Elizabeth I ultimately declined to grant him a patent for his invention. Students will learn the basics of knitting.

Origami Club (4-8)

Origami is an ancient Japanese aret of folding paper into beautiful objects. In this club, students wwill learn the basics of origami, such as signs, symbols and arrows to allow for the folding to be accurately descrived and thereby can be duplicated independently. A few origami projects will be combined with watercolor and papercrafting.

Theatre Club (4-12)

Fall improv show (December); Spring production (May) Theater Club will perform an improv show as part of the fine arts showcase in Decemeber. In the spring, Theater Club will mount its own production. We will focus on delivery, stage presence, and working toward a common goal.

Ukulele Club (7-12)

The mission of Ukulele club is to train the minds and improve the souls of young men and women musically with a ukulele. The ukulele is a fun, forgiving, and inviting instrument. Ukuleles are well known for being aesthetically and musically pleasing, as well as a very portable instrument. Moreover, they are easy to learn and allow students to learn about music in serious manner. Experience is irrelevant; whether a student has been playing for years or is hoping to learn something new, it is the love of music, not the ability to play a C chord, that unites these ukulele enthusiasts. Don't hesitate to acquire an instrument and join in the joy of making music!