National Beta Club recognizes high academic achievement, promotes character and social responsibility, encourages service involvement to school and community, fosters leadership skills, and provides settings for students to develop interpersonal relationship skills. Membership is reserved for SGA students who are strong leaders of outstanding academic achievement and exemplary character in the school and in the community. Students must be nominated for club membership. Janet Payton is the Beta sponsor.
The Scholars Guild Debate Team is a competitive debate club open to students in grades 7-12. We participate in the Stoa Christian Homeschool Speech and Debate League through tournaments and training. The purpose of our club is to train students to think logically, research effectively, construct convincing arguments, engage in civil discourse, and speak winsomely. We desire to prepare students as leaders now and in the future, able to defend and uphold the Gospel of Christ.
National History Day is a program that involves regional, state and national competition levels for students who are interested in the study of history. This program encourages students to develop their research, interview, and critical thinking skills and allows them to present their research in a number of engaging ways. A history project is incorporated into our Year A schedule for middle and high school history classes and we have had students represent the state of Georgia at nationals for the past several years. History Society, led by Becky Yount, is available during Year B for students who want to compete in NHD on the off-years. Becky was nominated by the state of Georgia in 2016 to receive the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award! We are so proud of Becky and thankful that her hard work and passionate sharing of her love of history with our students was awarded with this prestigious recognition.
Mu Eta Sigma math honor society
“The purpose of Mu Eta Sigma is to recognize and encourage mathematical excellence and scholarship among homeschool students. To achieve this purpose Mu Eta Sigma shall encourage annual community service which will allow students to interact with others and develop leadership skills, as well as exhibit a servant-like attitude. Mu Eta Sigma recognizes that mathematical excellence is a valuable and needed skill and will promote homeschool students to seek opportunities to interact with the general public, seek future opportunities to exercise analytical skills and ultimately bring glory to God, the giver of all knowledge.” SGA parents have the responsibility to pursue membership for your student if you so desire. A local SGA chapter is not required.
National Society of High School Scholars
NSHSS is an honor society that recognizes top academic achievers (public, private, and homeschool) from high schools around the world. Its mission is to recognize academic excellence among high school students and to encourage members to apply their unique talents, vision, and potential for the betterment of themselves and the world. We recommend this honor society as it encourages home education and does not put unnecessary requirements on our students. Parents can nominate their own students and a local SGA chapter is not required.
The Journalism Club publishes an online school newspaper called the Guild Gazette. Journalism club is a family. We have so many amazing writers, creative people, and strong personalities. It gets crazy, but it’s always fun and inventive. Journalism club has five teams: social media, layout/design, interviewing, creative writing, and feature writing. Students learn to propose new ideas, improve their writing skills, try different writing styles, and shine a light on the many events and talented students at our school! We are looking for 8th - 12th-grade students who are creative, innovative, and have a passion for writing. Students who wish to earn ½ fine arts credit and meet the requirements can do so. All interested participants must complete an application. Journalism’s advisor is Cathy Hensley.
Yearbook is comprised of a group of dedicated, driven students who wish to make a visual representation of school life at Scholars Guild Academy. The Yearbook Staff designs, photographs, and executes a physical book with the desire to reflect the emotions and memories of each year at SGA. Through meetings twice a month we work on team building, effective communication, and time management while having fun and building a Yearbook that will be a living legacy of our time at Scholars Guild Academy. If you are looking to have a voice at SGA, we invite you to explore joining the Yearbook. Terre’ Gross and Nancy Clark are the Yearbook advisors.