Clubs and Activities
Possible Co-Curricular and Extracurricular Activities
- Marching Band
- Jazz Ensemble
- Bible Club and Gospel Choir
- Business Professionals of America (BPA)
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
- Fuel Up to Play 60
- National Honor Society
- Odyssey of the Mind (OoTM)
- Special Olympics
- Student Government
- Technology Student Association (TSA)
- After School Activities
Bible Club and Gospel Choir
Bible Club and Gospel Choir: The Bible Club and Gospel Choirs are very active organizations within MCA. While both are Christian-based Clubs, the member- ship is open to all students no matter their religious affiliation. These clubs are both “student-driven” and everyone is welcome. Club activities will include community service projects, Bible study, games, viewing Christian movies, guest speakers from local churches, crafts, and missionary projects. The Gospel Choir performs at a variety of venues throughout the school year with songs and praise dancing. Both clubs host the annual MCA Com- munity Thanksgiving Dinner. This is held to help people less fortunate than ourselves that live in our city and surrounding towns to enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings. There is entertainment and guest speakers to top off the evening celebration. Both clubs also host The National Day of Prayer. Club meetings are held twice a month after school with refreshments. In addition we have a guest Pastor that comes at the request of club members offer topics of discussion, games, and other.
Business Professionals of America (BPA)
Business Professionals of America (BPA): The mission of Business Professionals of America is to develop and empower student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service.
As a member of Business Professionals of America, students will have opportunities to enhance their participation in professional, civic, service and social endeavors. Members participate in these activities to accomplish their goals of self-improvement, leader- ship development, professionalism, community service, career development, public relations, student cooperation and safety and health. The mission of Business Professionals of America is to develop and empower student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service. The mission of Business Professionals of America is to develop and empower student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA):
This group gathers weekly for fellowship and to provide strength to one another. The group is open to all MCA students. Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is an interdenominational Chris- tian sports ministry to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. Students at MCA will work with coaches and their teams to spread encouragement and positivity through sports ministry.
Fuel Up to Play 60
Fuel Up to Play 60:
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today’s youth to lead healthier lives. Students at MCA will participate in meetings and activities at school and in the community with a chance to earn trips and prizes sponsored by the FUTP60 program. Fuel Up to Play 60’s primary focus is to help schools meet their wellness goals and encourage youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low- fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains and lean protein foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day.
The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience. The purpose of HOSA-Future Health Professionals is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program. HOSA is the only national student organization that exclusively serves secondary and post-secondary students in pursuit of a career in the health professions. HOSA is a student-led organization that is 100% health and offers opportunities for all students who have an interest in pursuing careers in health professions. HOSA activities prepare tomorrow’s health professionals. HOSA provides an opportunity for students to expand upon the learning opportunities offered in the classroom. HOSA is not a club – it is an organization that promotes career opportunities in the health and biomedical settings. This chapter of HOSA is open to any student enrolled in Milford Central Academy Allied Health class or interested in pursuing a career in the health field. Any of these students are entitled to become an active member of the organization. Membership is established by the payment of member- ship dues. Membership is unified on the state and national level.
National Honor Society
The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in official Honor Society activities. NHS and NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. Five main purposes have guided chapters of NJHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to encourage responsible citizenship; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.
Odyssey of the Mind (OoTM)
Odyssey problems have challenged students to design mechanical dinosaurs, invent new factory machinery, build working vehicles, write a new chapter to Moby Dick, put a twist on classic artworks, turn Pandora’s Box into a video game, and so much more. Since 1978, OotM problems have challenged students to go beyond conventional thinking and incorporate creative problem solving in learning. Creative Problem Solving is a skill that needs to be nurtured and developed. While a conventional education is important, learning to solve problems creatively and confidently gives them an important edge in their education and career goals. There is creativity inside each of us and OotM teaches how to tap into it so it can be applied to real-world problems. From the start, OotM recognized the importance of many of the skills now emphasized in education today such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The program combines that with history and art and has encouraged learning these subjects through the Classics and performance problems. All OotM solutions require students to perform, not just the sciences, but the arts as well – whether it be set-building, costume-making, creating props, acting, singing, or playing an instrument. These skills are important to create a balanced education. Because they are doing something fun, students are eager to perform and develop self-confidence and public speaking skills along the way. Many participants credit their success to Odyssey of the Mind. Because different elements are involved within each problem, OotM brings together kids with varying interests that often form life-long friendships.
Prism is a student-centered Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA). Prism’s mission is to help create a school community where all students feel welcome and supported, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Prism promotes acceptance and strongly advocates against bullying or hatred of any kind. Every- one is welcome - LQTBQ+ students, as well as straight students (allies), students with LGBTQ+ families, and students who don’t have or need a label for their sexual orientations or gender identities. Weekly meetings with a faculty advisor involve discussion of, and education about, issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. Students also celebrate events such as the National Day of Silence, Ally Week, and Pride month to create more visibility for LGBTQ+ people and issues.
Special Olympics Unified Schools empowers youth and educators to be leaders of change. By playing and learning we will create a more inclusive world. Students of all abilities have the power to positively impact their school communities by promoting social inclusion. Learn how you can make a difference.
Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place—one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time. MCA students will participate in practices as well as competition events throughout the year to show off their skills.
Milford Central Academy Student Council is a diverse and inclusive club dedicated to improving school climate for students and doing service learning to benefit our community. We are responsible for planning and putting on four school dances; we coordinate with other clubs to collect food, toys and clothes for needy families over the winter holidays; we engage in activities to beautify Milford, such as decorating Christmas trees in the park; we make cards and gifts for veterans at Home of the Brave; we collect money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help find cures and support those who are undergoing treatments for blood cancer; we collect money to support those who have breast cancer; and we make gift baskets for kids at AI Dupont who are receiving long term medical care. This year, we want to expand our community service by becoming more involved with Parks and Recreation to help beautify Milford, to volunteer at more festivals, to help senior citizens and to help support the Boys and Girls club.
Technology Student Association (TSA)
Technology Student Association or TSA is a national student organization created to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as business education. TSA competitions begin at the state level with possible advancements to nationals and include events such as digital photography, website design, designing and building solar powered cars and so much more!”
Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes more than 250,000 middle and high school students across the United States. TSA is supported by educators, parents, and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. Members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities, and much more. A wide range of activities makes TSA a positive experience for every student. TSA chapters take the study of STEM beyond the classroom friends with similar goals and interests. Together, TSA chapter members work on competitive events, attend conferences on the state and national levels, and learn and apply leadership skills. TSA chapters also are committed to a national service project and are among the most service-oriented groups in the community.
After School Activities
All activities are to be planned through an advisor or sponsor and must be approved by the administration. Arrangements for the use of the building by clubs and organizations must be made at least one week in advance of the scheduled activity by submitting a completed Request for Building Use form to the Main Office. All social events must be chaperoned by faculty members. All social events are to be held on a Friday or Saturday night or an evening prior to a day with no school. Request for Building Use forms are available in the Main Office.