Secondary (7th-12th grade) Activities & Clubs
Students in high school are able to participate not only in activities and clubs offered through Veritas, but also those offered at their local high school. If you have a student that plays a sport not offered at Veritas, they are eligible to play at their local high school regardless of enrollment. Check with your local high school for more information.
Washington DC (8th grade)
Each year, the eighth grade class takes an incredible U.S. history trip to explore the area around Washington DC. Stops include such important sites as Arlington Cemetery, the Capitol, Jamestown, the National Cathedral, the Smithsonian, and a much-anticipated stay at a Civil-War re-enactment camp!
Apologetics Field Trip (12th grade)
Each year the senior class goes on a three-day retreat to the coast. During this time the class participates in activities, does some beachcombing and enjoys time together.
Our senior apologetics retreat is a chance for the twelfth graders to get away from school together for a few days near the end of the year for a relaxing time of discussion about the issues they’ve been studying in class–faith and reason, arguments for and against the existence of God, the reliability of the biblical gospels, etc.–all in connection with what’s coming up next in their lives as they graduate from high school.
Poetry Out Loud (9th – 12th)
As an optional opportunity, high school students can compete in the Poetry Out Loud competition offered through the POL Foundation. Students that participate memorize three poetry selections of their choosing and perform them first at the classroom level, then at the school level. The top student at Veritas will go on to complete at regionals. Top finalists at regionals move on to the state competition.
Speech and Debate
The speech and debate team is a high school organization that competes at the OSAA level against other high schools in the area. The team meets after school and is led by teacher Geary Linhart.
Protocol (9th – 12th grade)
Protocol includes curriculum and an annual event, a formal dinner and dance, for our high school students. The curriculum provides the students with the opportunity to gain invaluable skills in the areas of etiquette, hospitality, correspondence, toasting, and interactions with others. Protocol gives the students a practical avenue to demonstrate these skills throughout the event while having an enjoyable social evening with peers and adult guests.
Jr. Protocol (7th and 8th grade)
Junior Protocol is a preview program for our middle school students. Students enjoy an evening out that includes dinner and a theater or concert event.
Veritas Classical League (5th – 12th grade) – “The League”
The Veritas Classical League (VCL) is an after school program that is open to any interested students fifth grade through high school.
VCL is an official chapter of a nationwide organization called National Junior Classical League (NJCL), first formed in 1936. It’s our effort to help ambitious Veritas students enter the arena of academic competition in the areas of Latin, mythology, Greek and Roman culture and geography, and more.
For more information, please contact Todd Harris.