At SBCA it is our goal to educate the whole child. We focus daily on preparing the students academically and spiritually, and there is no greater joy than seeing them thrive and grow in their faith. One way that we encourage spiritual growth and social maturity is through our unique elective classes. We offer Art, Music, and P.E.; however, we also offer a variety of unique elective classes that rotate every quarter. Students are able to explore new areas and build relationships in these classes. A few of the new ones offered this year are Fishing, TED Talks, and Creative Arts.
The fishing class, taught by Roger Strick is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn the basics of Gulf Coast fishing. They practice knot-tying techniques and sharpen their skills in casting and equipment care. Students benefit from guest speakers including local fishing experts who give of their time and share their wisdom about topics like surf fishing, bottom fishing, trolling and conservation. These students prepare fish for their classmates and teachers once a quarter. The blackened fish tacos they prepared this quarter made them very popular with everyone who tried them! They also participate in at least one big fishing trip per quarter and learn the process of obtaining a fishing license. This is a popular class that is growing quickly.
The TED Talks course, instructed by Mrs. Arnould, focuses on instilling in students the crucial twenty-first century skill of presentation literacy. The course exposes students to an array of TED Talk presentations. The class discussion and analysis aids in guiding students in ultimately constructing and presenting their own TED Talks. The course fosters public speaking skills as well as written and oral presentation strategies.
The Creative Arts class, facilitated by Ms. Spence, allows students to utilize elements and principles of art to create weavings, mosaics, and jewelry pieces. Students will also utilize tools to create candles and wood craft. Class discussions focus on the beauty of God’s creation and how we benefit from time spent away from technology creating artistic pieces and fellowshipping with others.