Clubs & Societies
At The King’s Academy, student participation in clubs and honor societies is an integral part of the rich student experience. As students look forward to postsecondary education, it is crucial that they take advantage of opportunities to serve and lead.
View a printable version of the Student Clubs & Honor Societies
- Digital Arts Club
- Diversity Student Union
- Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
- Journalism Club
- Key Club
- Mock Trial Club
- Varsity Mock Trial Team
- JV Mock Trial Team
- MS Mock Trial Team
- Moot Court Team
- Middle School Law Club
- STEM Club
- Robotics Team
- Group 3:16
The Digital Arts Club serves our school community by photographing, videoing, and/or broadcasting school events. Recently, Digital Arts students have streamed Friday Night Football to over a thousand YouTube viewers. Students run the show, working both behind the camera and in front of it. About twelve students produce each game with four cameras, a director, a sound mixer, two commentators, and a sideline reporter while other students photograph players.
Diversity Student Union is the largest student-led club at The King’s Academy. DSU focuses on highlighting and discussing the central issues and topics that humanity faces. Established on the foundational pillars of education, empowerment, encouragement, and equipment, DSU’s mission is to create a safe and welcoming environment that promotes the education and unification of the student body.
FBLA is the high school division of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. FBLA helps high school students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions, leadership development, and educational programs. The King’s Academy chapter competes in state and national competitive events, partners with Kiva.org to grow entrepreneurship worldwide, and hosts guest speakers throughout the school year. Membership dues are $15 per year and membership is strongly recommended for students pursuing the Business Program of Distinction.
The High School Mock Trial Club is offered for students wanting to learn more about the trial process without the competitive element. This club meets monthly and focuses on various aspects of a trial, such as jury selection, opening statements, and objections. The club also features guest speakers to instruct students and answer questions they have about careers in litigation.
The Varsity Mock Trial team is selected by tryout for competitive mock trial circuits. Students chosen for this highly-selective program compete in the prestigious Empire competition each fall, as well as the Florida High School Mock Trial competition. Students on the Varsity Mock Trial team are required to take either Honors Litigation Skills, Honors Federal Trial Procedure, or Honors State Trial Procedure in the fall semester.
The JV Mock Trial team is selected by tryout, but may be open to other students as space permits. This team develops students for the competition circuit and participates in the Sunshine State Showdown through Florida State University in the fall. The JV Mock Trial team meets once per week during the fall semester, with some evening or weekend practices as needed to prepare for trial. Students on the JV Mock Trial team may be given the opportunity to participate in the Angela R. Mathews Harvard Seminars through Harvard University, or a similar off-campus training opportunity.
The Middle School Mock Trial team is comprised of eighth grade students enrolled in the Middle School Law course. These students learn how a trial works and prepare a case for the Florida Virtual Middle School Mock Trial Competition. Trial is held before an actual judge who provides feedback on student performance.
The Moot Court team competes in the Florida High School Moot Court competition each spring. Interested students must submit a written brief on the questions presented by the Justice Teaching Center. Based on the briefs, students may be selected for the oral argument rounds, which are held before sitting judges on Florida’s District Courts of Appeal. The final rounds are held in Tallahassee before the Florida Supreme Court. This fun and challenging competition requires a commitment to research, writing, and training in oral argument.
The TKA STEM Club provides an informal and fun environment for students to come and work on anything Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) related. To offer additional opportunities that enable students to utilize the skills that they learned, we host fun and creative projects for everyone to participate in. STEM Club itself is very collaborative, and students don’t have to sacrifice time outside of school to participate. Anyone who has an interest in expanding their knowledge within STEM fields such as CAD, programming, and 3D printing are welcome to join!
The TKA Robotics Team allows students a place to pursue their interest in both mechanical, electronic, and software design by working on large- and small-scale robotics projects. The team is open to students with and without experience in engineering and programming. Teams within the team will design, build, and program functioning robots using a variety of resources. In the VEX Robotics Competition, presented teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.
Group 3:16 is a Bible-based club where students connect regularly in small groups with other believers on campus. The vision for this group started in 2019 when two High School Seniors prayed that God would move on the hearts of their classmates and renew the spiritual fervor on campus. We were amazed, but not surprised, when this group of 2 quickly grew. By the end of that year we had over 60 individual students stop in for at least one Group 3:16 meeting! Since then other passionate students desire to see that vision grow and we have expanded the club meetings to accommodate students in grades 7-12. This informal Bible study group meets twice a month during lunch. The goals of Group 3:16 include fellowship, studying God’s word and praying for one another and for our school! Each month students will be reading plans on the YouVersion Bible app together and encouraging one another in faith and godliness.
- NJHS (National Junior Honor Society)
- NHS (National Honor Society)
- NHS Dance Arts
- FL Law Honor Society
- NEHS Literary Lions (National English Honor Society)
- NMHS (National Math Honor Society)
- SNHS (Science National Honor Society)
- NSSHS (National Social Studies Honor Society or Rho Kappa)
- SPNHS (Spanish National Honor Society or Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica)
- NTHS (National Technical Honor Society)
- Tri-M Music Honor Society
- National Art Honor Society
The purpose of the Florida Law Honor Society is to advance scholarship in law-related fields, to provide service opportunities, to promote leadership, to provide civic engagement and education opportunities, and to instill a sense of respect for the courts and the judicial branch. Students in the Florida Law Honors Society participate in law related service projects both on and off campus.
The purpose of the SNHS is to encourage participation in and recognition of scientific and intellectual thought, to advance the SNHS students’ knowledge of classical and modern science, to communicate with the scientific community, to aid the civic community with its comprehension of science, and to encourage students to participate in community service and, in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all mankind.
The mission and the purposes of the Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society shall be: to promote scholarship and to recognize academic excellence in social studies among high school students, Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society to provide through its local chapters opportunities for exploration in the social studies in secondary school environments and the community, and to encourage interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies.
The National Technical Honor Society was established in 1984 with the goal to see that deserving STEM students be recognized and that people of the community become aware of the talents and abilities of the young people who choose STEM education pathways to a successful future. Its motto reads: "Felicitas Menti Instructae Favet" which translated from Latin reads: "Success Favors the Prepared Mind"
The colors of the National Technical Honor Society are silver, white and purple. Silver represents value, reward, worth; white represents truth, honesty; and purple represents achievement and honor.
The official emblem of the organization is made up of a shield crossed by a scroll bearing the letter "NTHS". Above the shield is the head of an American Bald Eagle with a wreath of seven stars circling the eagle’s head.
The shield represents the individual member. The line running through the shield represents a straight "plumb line", fundamental to building a life and career upon a good foundation. The Bald Eagle's head represents the United States of America and the individual’s freedom of career choice. The wreath of seven stars represents the seven attributes of the NTHS member which are skill, scholarship, honesty, responsibility, service, leadership, and citizenship.
In 1978, the National Art Education Association began the National Art Honor Society program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art.
Induction into the honor society program supports members in their efforts to attain the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.
Honor Society members are part of a distinguished group of 58,000 + outstanding art students who have opportunities to gain peer recognition, leadership growth opportunities, college and career preparation, and numerous opportunities to compete for national exhibits as well as scholarship opportunities. We are honored to have this chapter of the NAHS at The King's Academy.