After School Activities

After School Clubs & Activities

Building Physical and Social Skills

After school activities are an important part of community life at Summit Academy.  They offer an opportunity for our students to explore their talents and interests while having a place to practice social and teamwork skills. The team sports and activities we offer vary depending on students’ abilities, needs and preferences. Therefore, club offerings are subject to change each school year.

Below is a list of current and frequently offered clubs. Feel free to contact club sponsors to inquire or express interest in a particular club. This page will be updated periodically as additional clubs open.

After School Clubs & Activities Information

* Clubs marked with an asterisk are either closed or not available at this time.

Archery (FULL)

Summit Academy is proud to participate in the National Archery In the Schools Program, which began in Kentucky and is now used by hundreds of schools nationwide. Coaches and parents assistants are trained and certified by NASP to teach archery in the Archery Club. Students learn about the sport of archery, including safety, how to use equipment, scoring, and the rules of competition.  Competitions are held weekly during practice and at regional and state level tournaments in the spring.

  • Club is open to students in grades 5 – 12 and is limited to 16 students (if more than 16 are interested, a second meeting day may be added).
  • Practices are Thursdays 3:15 – 4:15 p.m in the gym and runs from September 26, 2019 – March 12, 2020.
  • Parent help is essential and very much appreciated-to take attendance, make phone calls, serve snacks, and help with crowd control.
  • All students will be required to sign a behavior agreement to ensure the safety of all participants.
  • All parents are required to sign an informed Waiver of Liability.
  • Registration fee in $150.00 per year. There will be no refunds after the 2nd meeting of the club.

Contact club sponsor: Brian Sigman


Cheerleading participants learn cheers and dance routines to perform at school and community events. Students also learn and practice social skills and participate in other group activities.

  • Cheerleading is open to all students in grades 3 – 8.
  • Practices are Tuesdays from 3:15 – 4:15.
  • Season runs from September  25, 2018 – January 15, 2019.
  • Participants are required to rent a cheerleading uniform and pom-poms from the school.
  • All cheerleaders will need to have white tennis shoes and socks.
  • Registration fee is $130.00 per year (this includes a $25 uniform rental/cleaning fee). There will be no refunds given after the second Cheerleading practice.
  • Cheerleading requires a signed Waiver of Liability.
  • Contact club sponsor: Amy Baumert, Holly Heuglin

Chess Club

Students will learn the rules and strategies of the game of chess, while improving their abstract thinking and sequencing skills. They will play games against each other during club meetings and will also compete in matches against other Jefferson County elementary and middle schools.

  • Open to students in grades 4 – 12
  • Meetings are Mondays from 3:15 – 4:00 in the Summit Academy Library
  • October 29 – December 17, 2018
  • Registration fee is $50
  • Contact club sponsor

Cooking Club: Kessler’s Kitchen

Cooking Club: Kessler’s Kitchen is being offered in remembrance of former parent, board president, friend, and enthusiastic supporter, Amy Kessler. One of Amy’s passions was cooking – she loved entertaining for her friends and being in the kitchen.

  • Club is open to students in grades 4 – 12
  • Meets on Wednesdays from 3:15 – 4:45
  • Meeting dates are as follows
    • Session 1 (FULL): October 9 – November 6
    • Session 2 (FULL): November 13 – December 18
  • Limit of 8 students per session
  • Registration fee is $75
  • Contact club sponsor: Susan Hill


Students will participate in drama and theater activities, including script readings, stage direction, portraying various emotions and improvisation. The students in drama club will stage one production in December and another in April. Content and difficulty of the production will depend on the age and capabilities of the performers.

  • Drama Club is open to all students in grades 4 – 12.
  • Meetings are on Thursdays from 3:15 – 4:15 in the auditorium. Additional Tuesday practices will be added as we near show time.
  • Session 1: September 26 – December 12, 2019
  • Session 2: TBD
  • Additional rehearsals will be schedule closer to performance dates. Club sponsor will inform parents of any changes in rehearsals or performances.
  • Students must maintain good school attendance and rehearsal attendance to perform in productions.
  • Registration fee is $100.00 per session. If your student wants to participate all year, you must register for BOTH sessions. There will be no refunds after the second rehearsal of the session.
  • Contact club sponsor: Rebecca Hoffmann

Lego Club

Students will participate in guided activities and lessons using the ever popular Legos.  Students will be able to build on their skills in the following areas: sequencing, following directions, collaboration, following the “group plan”, visual processing, fine motor, and creativity and imagination. Following school rules and having expected classroom behavior are required in order to participate in the club.


  • Club is open to students in grades 1 – 3
  • Meets on Wednesdays from 3:15 – 4:15
  • Meeting dates:
    • February: 6, 13, 20, 27
    • March: 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Registration fee is $75
  • Participants should bring a snack for after school

Contact club sponsor: Amy Baumert

Girls Running Club

The Summit Academy Girls Running Club will focus on community, compassion, confidence and character. During each meeting, there will be a topic focusing on the challenging issues that girls may face in relationships with others, and within themselves. There will be interactive activities as well as self-reflective tasks on the topics.
Above all, the girls will complete the activities collaboratively, while learning healthy lifestyle habits, including exercise. Students in the older grades will be encouraged to be mentors and models for our younger students. There will be running involved in each practice.
Girls should bring a healthy after-school snack. Girls should bring comfortable clothes for running. If the weather is cold please pack sweatpants, sweatshirts, gloves, etc. as we want to get outside as much as possible for our runs.

Service Club *not offered at this time

Participants will learn about the various opportunities to volunteer and give back within their school community, local community, and globally.  The group will choose organizations and projects to support with their time and talents.  The club will also spearhead a school-wide service project.


  • This club is open to 9th-11th grade students.
  • The cost for the club is $75.
In order to participate as a full member, students must:
  • Get the “backing” or verbal recommendation of 1 teacher other than Ms. Miller.
  • Agree to abide by and meet all high school behavioral and social expectations.
  • Maintain good standing in all classes.
  • Agree to maintain records of all independent and group community service and/or volunteer hours.
  • Provide a minimum of 10 hours independent  community service and/or volunteer hours before May 1st.
  • Actively participate in  club sponsored service activities.

Contact club sponsor

S.T.E.A.M. *not offered at this time

What is STEAM Club?

STEAM club encourages students to be problem solvers and critical thinkers using hands-on activities that are both fun and challenging. Students will be designing light up masks, exploring circuitry, and building various functional buttons and bots.

What does STEAM mean?

S.T.E.A.M. is an acronym for Science Technology Engineering, Art and Mathematics. STEAM is a national organization started by the government to promote science and mathematics in K-12 classrooms.

When does STEAM meet?

STEAM club will meet on Wednesdays after school from 3:00-4:15 in the library and will run for 10 weeks. Projects will carry over week to week so attendance is mandatory in order to not miss part of the activity.


STEAM club is open to students in grades 4-12 and all ability levels.  Start date is February 6, 2017. Contact Rebecca Hoffmann with any questions at


Swim Club is non-competitive club designed for exercise, social interaction and fun!

  • Swim Club is open to all students in grades K – 8.
  • Club meets Fridays from 3 – 4 p.m. at All about Kids, located at 2531 Blankenbaker Pkwy.
    • Fall Session Dates: August 30, September: 6, 13, 20, 27; October: 11; November: 1, 15, 23; December 6.
    • Spring Session Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 28; March 13, 20; April 10, 17.
  • Parents are responsible for transporting, or arranging transportation for their children to and from All About Kids.
  • Registration fee is $70.00 per session. If your student wants to participate all year, you must register for BOTH sessions. There will be no refunds given after the second meeting of the club.
  • Swim Club requires a signed Waiver of Liability.
  • Contact club sponsor: Joe Wight


Throws Club is designed to teach students the basics of shot put, discus throw and weight throw (modified hammer throw). Lessons will be tailored to the skill and strength level of all participants. Throwing events work on improving core strength, hand/grip strength, balance, motor planning and body awareness. Proper technique, movement within the throwing circle and drills with and without implements will be the primary focus – weight training is not. This club is meant to be a unique, fun, low pressure introduction to the throws events.

  • Throws Club is open to all students in grades 1 – 12.
  • Throws Club meets on Thursday afternoons from 3:00-4:00. The 2018-19 session begins March 7, 2019.
  • Club Sponsor will provide all implements used in practice.
  • Practices will be held at Summit Academy in the field behind the gym. In case of inclement weather, practice will be inside the gym. Street shoes are not allowed in the gym.
  • Students should dress appropriately in gym clothes. Special throwing shoes are needed and the cost of these shoes is incorporated into the fee. However, due to the specialty of the sport, it is not guaranteed that shoes can be provided for everyone (smaller sizes are difficult to find). The smallest size available is adult unisex size 4. If we cannot procure throwing shoes, tennis shoes will be the acceptable alternative. The throwing shoes will remain the property of Summit Academy.
  • Students who wear glasses need to have their glasses secured with a strap, so the glasses will not fall off when they are spinning/rotating. Students should bring their own water bottle each day.
  • All parents are required to sign and informed Waiver of Liability.
  • Each parent is encouraged to sign up to attend practice as a volunteer to help practice run safely and smoothly and also provide an after-fun snack for the group.
  • Information needed at time of registration: (FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION: Please complete the existing fields and enter the additional information in the provided text box labeled “Additional Information”): t-shirt size, right or left-handed, shoe size, parent volunteers
  • Contact club sponsor with any questions.  [INFORMATIONAL FLYER]

Yoga & Mindfulness

Students today have a number of stressors both in and out of school. It is important that they learn from a young age how to manage this stress and take proactive steps caring for their own mental health. One way for them to do this is to practice yoga and mindfulness, which have been shown to increase attention, cognitive outcomes,  and compassion, as well as improve overall emotional regulation and social emotional skills.

  • Open to students in grades 6 – 12
  • Meetings are on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. in room 300
  • Parents should drop off at the high school building
  • Club will meet October 16 through March 26
  • Registration fee is $80.00 per session
  • Students can bring a yoga mat or beach towel and may store them in room 300
  • Contact the club sponsor with any questions