Education happens both inside and outside of the classroom. Our hope is to provide a well-rounded learning environment where students can thrive as spiritual, moral, relational, academic, artistic, and athletic individuals. Through our leadership programs, student government opportunities, class events, clubs, chapel services, and yearly campus-wide activities, our aim is to provide a memorable and life-changing experience for our students.
Ethics And Leadership
Ethics & Leadership are core foundational aspects of the educational program at SCS. It is our belief that students must first learn how to lead themselves by having Biblical character and ethical principles that help guide their actions and behavior as an individual. Those same principles are fostered and developed so students learn how to have a positive impact on others around them and the community as a whole. The following programs, organizations, and clubs are opportunities that SCS provides its student body with to grow and develop as leaders.
Community Service Program
Christlike, servanthood leadership is taught and fostered through the mandatory community service program. Overseen by our Biblical Studies department, students volunteer a minimum of 10 hours of community service per semester. These service hours take place through pre-approved service at an outside organization, or through SCS planned community service events. Community service events include serving at the LA Food Bank and the Dream Center.
Associated Student Body
The Associated Student Body (ASB) is a group of students that serve by planning and to engaginge students in school activities. Students in ASB go through an application process and some are elected into specific officer positions. They work with the school administration in planning school-wide activities, as well as represent the student body by contributing ideas and concerns in order to enrich the learning experience for each student at SCS.
Link Crew is another national leadership organization on campus. The goal of Link Crew is to connect with new students to ensure they have a smooth transition to the SCS campus. Students who are selected to serve on Link Crew must go through a selection process. Link Crew students assist new students with the location of their classrooms, inform them of the school activities, and are available throughout the school year for questions the new students may have. They help assist in new student orientations and organize activities that integrate new students into the student body.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Students who meet the minimum academic requirements go through an application process and are reviewed by the faculty council. Accepted applicants are inducted into the society and participate by attending meetings, providing leadership for the chapter, planning service projects on the school campus and within the community, as well as actively serving the school and local communities.
Like-minded students are afforded an opportunity to gather in the form of clubs. Not only are these fun opportunities for students to bond over common interests, they are all run by students for students. Teachers are there to guide and supervise these clubs and ensure a fun, positive environment.
At Southlands, we take the mandate to make disciples of all nations very seriously. Disciple Makers seeks to take that further and train our students to not only be disciples, but to make disciples themselves.
Worship is a key factor in the life of a thriving Christian. The Worship Team exists to give students who have a heart for worship and an ear for play music to participate. Students can sing or play instruments to assist in worship at chapels.
Spiritual Explosion (9th – 12th)
Towards the beginning of the school year, students take a 3 day trip to a Christian campsite in the mountains. This time is spent with team building activities, worship, chapel services, and recreational games. New and old students have the opportunity to form new friendships and become integrated into the student body.
Washington D.C. (U.S. History Students)
United States History students have the opportunity to take a trip with their class to visit our nation’s capital and tour historic landmarks in our nation’s history.
Every semester, class presidents and advisors plan off-campus activities/events for students in each grade level to get to know each other better and foster a fun environment for friendships. We value these class events because it is a unique opportunity for students to build a stronger sense of community among their classmates and teachers.