Clubs & Activities
As-Sabeel offers a number of clubs and activities to:
- Enhance its Curriculum
- Encourage Leadership
- Serve Our Student Body
Book Club meets every other week after school. There is an Elementary Book Club for students in 3rd – 5th grades, and a Middle School Book Club for 6th – 8th graders. Students read books selected from a list and meet to discuss the books. Book Club participants go on to compete in SCISA’s “Battle of the Books.” In 2019, our Middle School Book Club qualified and won the SCISA State Battle of the Books competition, and our Elementary School Book Club qualified and won in 2021.
National Jr. Beta Club
National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. It was established to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among secondary school students. At As-Sabeel, we are proud to be a part of the junior division for grades 6-8. Last year, our exemplary students totaled over 600 service hours helping their school and community.
Each Spring, As-Sabeel holds a school Science Fair for students in 3rd – 8th grades. Over the course of several weeks, students work on original science projects that may include experiments or inventions. Students present their work to a panel of judges and have the opportunity to win medals. Seven students are selected to represent As-Sabeel at the SCISA State Science Fair held in April, where their projects are again judged and medals are awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers. Since our first year of participation in 2015, As-Sabeel Academy regularly has Middle School and Elementary School students that bring home medals from the SCISA State Science Fair.
Each November, students in 2nd – 8th grades have the opportunity to compete in class spelling bees. The top two finalists receive medals and certificates. The first place finalists from 3rd grade and above go on to compete in the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee in January, where they test their spelling knowledge against students from other private schools in the region. Students who place in the top two at Regionals go on to compete in the SCISA State Spelling Bee.
Student Council members are elected by As-Sabeel students and seek to serve the school community by planning social events, fundraising for specific school needs, and implementing programs to benefit As-Sabeel Academy. As-Sabeel’s Student Council has organized Movie Nights, Field Day, Food Drives, and raised funds for a new swing set and see-saws for the playground area. Elections for student council are held each fall.
Literary Meet Team
Math Meet Team
Middle schoolers who are top-notch math students are invited to participate on our Math Meet Team. They meet once a week before school to practice their problem solving skills and prepare for the SCISA State Math Meet Competition.