Texas Boarding School San Marcos Academy’s Organizations
Clubs and organizations are offered at the Academy to help students learn to manage their time, make new friends, develop leadership skills, practice teamwork and make positive contributions to the campus community. Among the campus organizations offered at San Marcos Academy Texas boarding school are National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Ambassadors and the International Student Organization.
A highly active Junior ROTC unit has been a feature of Academy life since 1917. The Academy’s Junior ROTC Program has been designated an “Honor Unit With Distinction,” the highest rating available to a JROTC unit. Participation in one semester of Junior ROTC is a graduation requirement for upper school boys who are U.S. citizens. However, all upper school students are encouraged to enroll in the program at any time.
Thank you from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for SMA’s participation in their fundraiser
The Student Council is the central organization for advocating all student requests and organizing student participation in SMA activities. It is the primary catalyst for facilitating student input as it relates to school and residence hall improvements. For more information on the Student Council, consult the Student Handbook or talk to the Academic Dean or the sponsor, Diane Groves.
The Sigma Mu Alpha chapter of the National Honor Society is the local SMA chapter of this international organization. NHS members are in grades 10 through 12 and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.65 or higher to be considered for membership. Prospective members must have been at the Academy for at least one semester. Members must acquire 15 documented hours of service per semester. See the Student Handbook for other guidelines and procedures of NHS.
The Sigma Mu Alpha chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is open to students in grades 7-9 who meet the minimum GPA requirement of 3.6 and are selected for membership. Members must acquire 5 documented hours of service per semester. See the Student Handbook for other guidelines and procedures of NJHS.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a national organization for coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels. Leaders and participants use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. At the Academy, one of the most distinguished prep schools in texas, the Upper School FCA Huddle meets on most Friday mornings at 8:00 a.m.in the library; all Upper School students are welcome to attend. The Middle School FCA Huddle meets on Thursdays at 8 a.m. in Kokernot Gym and is open to all 6th-8th graders. To learn more, students may come to a huddle meeting or visit with the FCA sponsors Coach Barrett Matthews and Coach Hannah Flowers.
The International Student Organization advocates for the unique needs of the international student community. Members are international students in good standing at the Academy. Guests may attend but will not have voting privileges. Meetings are generally on the first and third Thursday mornings of each month (with some exceptions) in the Shultz Lecture Hall at 8 a.m.; social activities are also planned. Contact the International Coordinator Ms. Stacey Herron for questions about the organization.
The Student Ambassador program is designed to give Upper School students the opportunity to have an active role in hospitality activities at the San Marcos Academy, boarding school in texas. Student Ambassadors serve as goodwill ambassadors and are highly respected representatives of the Academy. They assist with special events in the community as well as on-campus. Sponsor of the group is Mrs. Shelley Henry. Ambassadors are selected from the pool of applicants at the end of each school year to serve during the following school year.