To provide further learning outside the classroom, BJA provides students with a wide variety of enriching extracurricular activities including:
Christian Service Organization (ES)
Students in sixth grade who evidence Christlike character and growing leadership abilities are invited to be CSO members. CSO members help with daily morning and afternoon carline, the morning flag raising, and various other elementary events and responsibilities.
Student Body Representatives (MS)
Elected middle school student body officers serve their classmates in a variety of ways—from leading in the opening of chapel to giving devotionals and praying at student activities and checking for clutter in the hallway between classes
The Academian is BJA’s student-designed high school yearbook and serves to capture an exciting summary of each year for BJA students. Academian members write text, design layout and learn to work with publishing deadlines.
Class Officers (HS)
Class officers learn to lead as they meet with faculty class sponsors to plan special class projects, both in ministry and in activities. The junior class officers enjoy planning and hosting the Junior-Senior banquet each spring.
High school girls can try out to be a part of the Academy cheerleading squad. The girls cheer for the interscholastic sports teams as well as for special school spirit activities such as pep rallies. The squad is most noted for leading in the “Academy Pep Song.”
BJA provides students with the opportunity to participate in speech and debate competitions on an interscholastic team that travels throughout the Southeast. Students gain poise and analytical and communication skills by participating with the team. Team members have the opportunity to join the National Forensic League, which is the largest speech and debate honor society in the nation. Every October, BJA serves as host school for one of the best-attended single-day forensics tournaments in North and South Carolina. BJA students help with this event by running concessions, manning the tabulation room, and directing contestants and judges to contest rooms. The team’s coaches are nationally recognized, and each year students are involved (and some win) at the national level of competition.
Mock Trial Team (HS)
The South Carolina Bar Association sponsors and conducts a high school mock trial competition every year, which provides students the opportunity to role-play as attorneys and witnesses in a fictitious court case. Students in Mock Trial are challenged to improve their reading, listening, thinking and speaking abilities. Students also can earn scholarships awarded by the South Carolina Bar Association. The Mock Trial team has won the State Championship numerous times since 1990 and won the National Championship in 2004.
Spirit Squad (HS)
The Spirit Squad serves in various capacities, including ushering at programs and assisting the Student Body Organization in a variety of ways behind the scenes.
Stage Crew (HS)
Students on Stage Crew not only set up the auditorium and run curtains for various events—they also learn both light and sound systems.
Student Body (HS)
Elected student body officers serve their classmates by organizing and running student assemblies in addition to spirit day and spirit week activities, holiday gift distributions, and a variety of other projects.
The Triangle is BJA’s student-staffed newspaper and includes news articles, sports updates, special features and more.