Clubs and Organizations
Thomas Sumter Academy believes social interaction is an important part of nurturing the well-rounded child. Participation in clubs and organizations is strongly encouraged and there are numerous ways to join on The Hill.
The Student Council is an integral part of the student life of Thomas Sumter in 6th-12th Grades. Student Council is and elected organization and selection is an honor and privilege; however, most importantly, it is a great responsibility. The officers and their advisors put in many hours to ensure the atmosphere of Thomas Sumter Academy is one where school spirit and morale are high, and every student has an opportunity to answer the call to be one's best.
Student Council provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills. The officers are responsible for planning and implementing fundraising activities directed towards the sponsorship of the prom their Junior year. In addition to working toward this overall goal, the officers help plan and conduct Homecoming festivities, student government elections, General assemblies, the annual "Spirit Week" activities, school dances, and a school-wide drive to raise money for the Leukemia Society!
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society of Thomas Sumter Academy is an organization that promotes recognition for students who demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Membership is an honor and a commitment.
To be eligible for membership, the candidate must be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior and have been in attendance at the school for the equivalent of one semester and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Candidates are further evaluated on the basis of service, leadership, and character. Final selection is made by a faculty council.
The TSA Chapter undertakes various service projects in the school and the community each year. In addition to these projects, members are required to complete 20 hours of individual service.
The Key Club is another service organization TSA students may join. Their motto is "Caring…Our Way of Life." Through Key Club's work in the home, school, and community, Key Club members focus on the concept of caring.
Participation in the Key Club encourages the development of initiative, leadership, and good citizenship. The TSA Key Club is open to students in 9th-12th Grades.
First Priority is a student-led Christian club that meets on campus every Thursday during lunch. First Priority creates the opportunity for Christian students from all denominations to unite on campus once a week during school.
First Priority conducts meetings based on the themes of accountability, challenge, testimony and seeking. The themes are rotated weekly. First Priority is open to students in 6th-12th Grades.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
FCA is a student-led club. The club meets once a week and meetings include prayer, a witness, an activity and snacks. Club members are responsible for arranging for speakers for the monthly chapel services. The organization also sponsors the annual “See You at the Pole” event. The TSA Key Club is open to students in 9th-12th Grades.
The Anchor Club at Thomas Sumter Academy is a female service organization focused on the school and the community. This club generates fellowship and interest through service projects and fundraisers throughout the school year. Girls learn to plan, organize, execute, and accept responsibility. Any girl in 11th and 12th Grades may join. The Anchor Club is sponsored by the Sumter Chapter of Pilot International.
The Art Club is for students interested in the Visual Arts. Art Club members do not need prior artistic experience or training, only a genuine desire and interest in the Visual Arts field. Art Club members develop college art portfolios, participate in Art for the Community service projects, and enter competitions. The Art Club is open to students in 9th-12th Grades.
The Audio/Visual Club at Thomas Sumter Academy is an organization comprised of students in grades 9th-12th whose primary responsibility involves managing all aspects of sound and lighting at TSA functions and events. Students from the AV Club are scheduled to handle set up of equipment, run sound from the sound booth, worth the stage and spotlights, and the return of all equipment at the end of each event. Students in 9th-12th Grades participate in the AV Club.
Hola! The Spanish Club is comprised of students interested in the Spanish language and the cultures in which Spanish is spoken. Students learn through monthly meetings and external events. The Spanish Club is open to students in 9th-12th Grades.