It is our desire to offer as quality competition opportunities for our students in all disciplines.
Students in grades 3-8 are eligible to participate in the campus Math Olympics. Each school enters three students to compete in the area of computation and three students in the reasoning category from each grade. In order to qualify for the Math Olympics, students take two timed grade-level tests in the areas of Arithmetic Computation and Mathematical Reasoning. The scores from these tests along with the students’ math grades were used to determine which students qualified for the Olympics.
The objectives of the Math Olympics are as follows:
to stimulate an interest in mathematics
to recognize the achievements of students in mathematics
to provide an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other mathematics-oriented students
to offer students an opportunity to glorify God in the use of their mathematical abilities beyond the classroom
Providence Academy takes the opportunity to make this a fun day for all students by creating extra math olympic activities and dressing in sweatsuits for the occassion!
Students in first through seventh grades develop public speaking skills by participating in Speech Meet. The purpose of Speech Meet is to help students develop communication skills and techniques to speak audibly, articulately, and expressively, exhibiting poise and confidence. Students choose a selection and spend several weeks memorizing and perfecting it at home with the help of their parents, in addition to practicing at school in front of their peers. During the Speech Meet, students present their selection before three judges who score them and provide encouraging comments and helpful feedback. This event complements our mission statement, which says that Providence Academy develops effective communicators who impact the world with the life-changing reality of Jesus Christ.
The ability to communicate with one another and with God is part of His plan for our lives. One mission of ours is to develop effective communicators for Christ. Accurate spelling is an important part of the communication process, and to help develop that accuracy, Grammar School and School of Logic students participate in an annual Spelling Bee. Students receive words to study, and parents are encouraged to help their child practice. Winners are determined in each class.