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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 LEO Club.

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.

Student Council

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 consult the Student Handbook or talk to the Academic Dean or the sponsor, Eric Casillas.

NHS

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. See the Student Handbook for other guidelines and procedures of NHS.

NJHS

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. See the Student Handbook for other guidelines and procedures of NJHS.

FCA

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a national organization for coaches and athletes who use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. Our Upper School FCA Huddle meets most Friday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the library. The Middle School FCA Huddle meets Thursdays at 8 a.m. in Kokernot Gym. To learn more, students may come to a huddle meeting or visit with the FCA sponsors Coach Barrett Matthews and Coach Hannah Flowers.

LEO Club

LEOs are the youngest members of Lions Clubs International. LEO stands for leadership, experience and opportunity. Members of the LEO Club are a dynamic force for good in the community, where they partner with the parent Lions Club to provide service to others. Contact the LEO Club Sponsor, Rhonda McNeil, for more information.

Running Club

The SMA Running Club is intended for Lower School students and is organized around the activity of running. The focus is to promote the fitness and wellbring of the child as well as to encourage sportsmanship and a positive mental attitude. The club meets on Monday and Thursday afternoons in the fall between September 23 and November 14.  An on-campus 5K race on Saturday, Nov. 16, will culminate the Running Club season. Club sponsor is Mrs. Sherry Christensen. For more information, download the flyer and registration form

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