Student Activities at Providence are varied and appeal to a large number of our students. Over 98% of our high school students participate in at least one of these Student Activities. Click on the list below to read a more detailed description of these opportunities.
- Academic Team
- Advanced Ensemble
- AXIS Planning Committee
- BETA Club
- Girls' Discipleship Groups
- Boys' Discipleship Groups
- Cornerstone Yearbook Staff
- Encounter Team
- French Club
- MERGE (Community Service Leaders)
- National Honor Society
- Providence Players Drama Club
- Spanish Club
- Student Ambassadors
- Student Council
The Academic Team consists of 12 students, grades 9-12, who are chose through a competitive exam. These students have the opportunity to represent Providence on Channel 2's High Q television show, compete in tournaments, and learn more about the relationships between all academic disciplines. Any Providence student may try out for the team. The team is chosen in May for the next academic year.
This group is designed to provide more challenging opportunities for the advanced singer. Basic theory knowledge is required, as well as previous choral experience. The Advanced Ensemble is an auditioned group, with auditions being held in the spring of the year prior to participation. Acceptance is also based on individual scheduling availability. All accepted members are required to audition for the Georgia All-State Chorus in November of each year. Opportunities include concerts, local performances, and possible tours and festivals.
The Axis Planning Committee works on all aspects of idea conception, planning, coordinating, and audiovisual technology that goes into each weekly time of worship, called, “Axis.” Different student leadership teams (usually two students) lead the entire team in preparation for two to three Axis sessions. Therefore, a different Axis leadership team is always planning ahead for future Axis series, even while the current series is taking place.
The National Beta Club promotes character, develops leadership skills, encourages service involvement, and recognizes academic achievement. To be considered for acceptance into this academic honor society, a junior or senior must have a cumulative overall numerical average of 90.0. Induction takes place in the fall, and all members are required to provide at least five service hours to the school.
Connect Girls’ Discipleship consists of senior girls discipling sophomore girls, and junior girls discipling freshman girls. While a book study provides structure for the group time, leaders also focus on building relationships with the younger girls in the group and mentoring them to be godly young ladies. Study also concentrates on studying God's Word in general, and on one-on-one relationships. The groups meet every second and fourth Thursdays at lunch.
These groups meet the first and third Thursdays of each month. All 9th and 10th grade boys are in a group, with freshmen led by juniors, and sophomores led by seniors. While they do undertake the process of using a book as a catalyst for discussion, the primary purpose of the meeting is to facilitate a mentoring and encouraging process from our upperclassmen to the younger boys in the high school. The leaders also check on their platoon members throughout the days in between formal meeting times. The leaders meet separately once each month to prepare for the coming meetings.
Members of the Cornerstone Yearbook Staff are enrolled in either Journalism I or II at Providence. During this class period and after school, students explore all aspects of journalism through the process of yearbook production. Students are engaged in journalistic interviewing, copy writing, photojournalistic documentation editing as well as graphic design. In this “real world” atmosphere, students learn how to balance creativity with time and budget concerns, in addition to, learning to work productively in a team-oriented environment, while meeting critical deadlines. Application required.
The Encounter Team is a group of students charged with the responsibility of planning the Encounter Class Retreats at Sharp Top Cove for grades 10-12 each September. The team, elected in January, plans the theme, selects speakers and worship leaders, and designs the activities of the five-day event. (Seniors attend all five days, and the sophomores and juniors arrive on the third day.) The Encounter Team travels to the Sharp Top site on several occasions for extensive planning and times of prayer. Typically, the entire team meets two times each month plus additional meetings of smaller groups.
French Club is comprised of students who are interested in participating in French-related activities beyond the classroom. Some of the activities students enjoy are eating lunch from a French restaurant, participating in National French Week for the promotion of study of the language, hosting the annual French croissant/chocolat breakfast sale, celebrating a French Christmas, and preparing food for Mardi Gras. Any past or present student of French is eligible to be a member.
The MERGE Club is comprised of 8-12 graders who desire to glorify God and serve others as a service project leader or team facilitator for an academic school year. The team meets monthly to exchange ideas and strategies for successful implementation of each service opportunity, and then, as often as their particular ministry occurs. To remain in good standing, team members must maintain a meeting attendance of 75% or greater and display effort, energy, and passion for their project. Members of the MERGE Club gain servant leadership skills and experience great joy giving and growing.
Membership in the Charles G. Waddy Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Providence Christian Academy is based on excellence in academics, service, and character. The members of NHS are required to maintain a minimum numerical average of 93. They participate in service projects each year that benefit the school or the community. The members of the NHS are required to exhibit outstanding character in the school and in the community. Members of the Junior Class are inducted at a ceremony in the fall each year.
Drama Club is open to all students in grades 8-12. Twice a year Drama Club is involved in the production of a play at Providence, both on the stage and backstage. The fall play is a one-act that goes to the GHSA region competition each year. The second play is a full-length production in the spring. Members of the Drama Club also have the option of working their way towards Thespian membership in the International Thespian Society, which offers many additional opportunities to the students including, a chance to go to the Georgia Thespian Conference.
Student Ambassadors is a service organization comprised of students from the Junior Class. They are responsible for giving tours to prospective families during the school year, and being ambassadors to new students. Each Student Ambassador is chosen through a selection process including, an application and interview, along with teacher recommendations. Student Ambassadors are chosen because of their friendliness, leadership, and character. This organization, which is one of the most effective recruitment tools for the school, allows young people, who are passionate about Providence, to extend the hand of hospitality to visitors and new students.
The Student Council is composed of students elected by their peers each spring. Two seniors serve as Student Body President and Vice-President while each grade (9-12) has between three and five representatives. The senior class also has a class president and vice-president serving on the council. Student Council members serve as the ears and voice of their peers. Meeting weekly, council responsibilities include the planning and labor force for multiple events including "Alpha" (the first day of school), Homecoming week activities and dance and many other community building activities. During the spring semester, the seniors of the council serve as the nominating committee for the future council of each upcoming year and interview each candidate applying for nomination. This group of students model servant leadership throughout the school year.