Activities & Organizations
Developing leadership and social skills is another vital aspect of a student's education. The Academy provides multiple co-curricular activities and organizations in which students may participate.
Harding Elementary offers a variety of co-curricular activities in sports, fine arts, and academics. Boys in grades 4-6 may participate in football. Track is offered for both boys and girls in grades 4-6 and basketball is offered to boys and girls in grades 5-6. In addition, all sixth grade girls who desire to be cheerleaders may do so.
Practice for basketball and track are done during the regular P.E. class period. Football and cheerleading practice during the regular P.E. class period and/or after school.
Students in grades 4-6 have the opportunity to participate in the Elementary Chorus. Practice is one day a week after school.
Our elementary students also participate in the White County Spelling Bee, Math Contest, and Quiz Bowl. Contestants are selected by the classroom teachers and coach/sponsors. Practices are held during special periods and before school.
5th and 6th grade students may also participate in "Basin and Towel". This project is designed to provide an educational and spiritual journey for our students that would instill in them desire to open our eyes to the needs of others around them and to have the boldness to act on those needs.
High School Organizations
The Art Club's mission is to enlighten students to develop abilities in the fine arts, to enrich lives with admiring art, and to be aware of famous places and pieces of art, their creators, time period and media. The art club also visits important sites of where famous art pieces are displayed, including museums in St. Louis as well as the Art Institute, the Smart Museum, and the Sears Tower in Chicago.
Beta Club is a national organization that recognizes academic achievement among junior high and high school students. It also promotes the principles of honesty, justice, service, cooperation, responsibility, industriousness, humility, and charity.
Family & Consumer Science
The FCCLA club is a service-oriented student organization. Every year this club sponsors and works on special service projects.
Future Business Leaders of America
By joining FBLA, students are able to participate in leadership conferences, workshops, and competitions that enhance their skills in the various areas of business, marketing, communication, and technology.
The History club takes historical and cultural trips to various locations across the United States.
Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It plays a vital role in serving the children of our community. It's a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. This club is supported by the Kiwanis International family.
The Pep Club at Harding Academy promotes school spirit in all activities of the school from sports to music to quiz bowl and more! We have service projects and are in charge of all Homecoming Festivities! All students are eligible to join.
Quiz Bowl is an academic competition organized on a volunteer basis for both junior high and senior high students. Harding Academy is a member of the Arkansas Governor's Quiz Bowl Association, an alliance of Quiz Bowl coaches from around the state.
Robotics is an innovative program that builds self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating students to pursue opportunities in science, technology, marketing, and engineering.
The Student Association (SA) is in charge of Homecoming, fun chapel activities and many other activities for the students. The SA spearheads the food drive at Thanksgiving and are often called upon to help out the administration as needed.
Wildcat International is a club meant to help our international students adjust to the new culture around them while also giving them the opportunity to share their culture with us. The club meets once a month and highlights a home country of our students. Both information about that country and a taste sampling of authentic cuisine is shared among the group members.
Youth Advisory Council
The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is composed of student leaders from Harding Academy and surrounding schools that work with the White County Community Foundation. The role of YAC is to help meet community needs through recommending grants after assessing local youth needs, be involved in fund development, and support programs that involve youth in philanthropy.
At the high school level, students participate in physical education courses and lifetime sports programs, including archery, tennis and golf. These programs are designed to build strong bodies, teach a healthy lifestyle, and develop students' self-confidence and determination. In addition, the athletic program has an exceptional record in competitive sports, having earned district titles in all sports as well as state championship titles in football, cross country, basketball, track, baseball, softball, tennis, golf and volleyball.
Harding Academy athletes strive for a winning tradition that has been set by previous Wildcats. The reason for the great success of Harding Academy is because of the dedicated athletes and coaches. These Wildcats strive for excellence on the field as well as in the classroom.
We want to allow athletics to be a positive tool in all areas of our lives. We are thankful for the athletes at Harding Academy and for their part in this process. Remember, "LET'S BE CHAMPIONS in everything we do!"
Wildcat Team Scores and Records
Team Sports Offered
Students have opportunities to join teams in these sports:
Fall: Cross Country (Boys & Girls)
Fall: Golf (Boys and Girls)
Fall: Tennis (Boys & Girls)
Fall/Winter: Cheerleading (non-competitive)
Winter: Basketball (Boys & Girls)
Spring: Track (Boys & Girls)
Maps & Directions
From US 67 S (St. Louis): Take Exit 45-Beebe Capps. Turn right. Follow Beebe Capps to Harding University. Turn right onto Burks Blvd. Turn right onto Park Avenue. Harding Academy and First Security Field will be about 1/2 mile on the right.
From US 67 N (Little Rock): Take Exit 45-Beebe Capps. Turn left. Follow Beebe Capps to Harding University. Turn right onto Burks Blvd. Turn right onto Park Avenue. Harding Academy and First Security Field will be about 1/2 mile on the right.