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Athletics at Sumter Christian has a two-fold purpose: glorify God through a strong Christian testimony and to develop greater athletic skills through rigorous training. As a member of the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools, we believe in and follow the three characteristics of Sportsmanship, Integrity, and Fair Play. We believe in and follow the teachings of Christ in all of our athletic endeavors as we present a Christian testimony through our play. With rigorous academic requirements of all athletes passing every class our student athletes excel both on and off the playing field. Currently at SCS, we provide students the opportunity to play Soccer (guys), Volleyball (girls), Archery (co-ed), Basketball (guys & girls), Softball (girls), and Baseball (guys).
"For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come." 1 Timothy 4:8
All students in Grades 6 through 12 have the opportunity to be nominated, to vote, and to offer ideas for Student Council action. The SCS Student Council was formed in 2019-20 for the following purposes:
Strive for Christian leadership.
Model Christ-like behavior in the classroom, during extra-curricular activities, and in our community.
Involve all students in making our school the best it can be.
Help all students work together in our school.
Give all students practice in exercising democratic principles.
Demonstrate Christ’s love in our community.
“O sing unto the LORD a new song; For he hath done marvellous things…”
Sumter Christian School's Fine Arts Program offers three levels of Band (Beginning, Intermediate, and Concert) and the opportunity to participate at our annual SCACS Fine Arts Competition in Art, Music, Academic Testing, Spelling Bee, etc. Private lessons are available on campus for interested students.
STEM & ROBOTICS
The SCS Robotics Club uses Cue and Dash bots. These bots are easy to use and great in many areas of STEM. For example, the Cue bots which the older kids are using on iPads have multiple applications where they have to use their creative thinking to move the bot along a graphed plane and solve problems. While the Dash bots, being used by the younger kids, accomplish the same thing and they are simpler than the cue bots.
AMERICAN CHRISTIAN HONOR SOCIETY
The American Christian Honor Society (ACHS) was founded by AACS in 1979 to honor qualified high school students in member schools and to be uniquely Christian in its emphasis. The American Christian Honor Society seeks to:
Advance Christian Scholarship
Challenge Christian Leadership
Honor Christian Character
Stimulate Christian Service
Students in grades 9-12 create our annual Bear Tracks yearbook using Online Design at Walsworth Yearbooks under the direction of our Yearbook Supervisor, Mary Hankins. Our 2021-22 yearbook, Better Together, was dedicated to Mrs. Lucy Davis.
Elementary Music is offered to grades 1-3. Led by our Band Director, Miss Elisabeth Austin, the students are learning folk, patriotic, seasonal, and sacred songs.
We are thankful to offer a hand-bell choir to our elementary, middle, and high school students.