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Student Council members are elected in the fall of each year. They help with Back-to-School Night, Open House, and 8th grade promotion. In addition, the Council plans dances, raises funds for community service projects, plans hands-on community service, and learns leadership skills.
Council members are elected by the High School student body. Community service projects, school celebrations, and dance preparation occupy the group, as well as raising money through events, sales, car washes, and other traditional student fund-raising activities. Funds are raised for student activities and both local and international charities.
The high school supports a myriad of co-curricular clubs. Students meet regularly for Mock Trial, Youth Court, Book Club, Dance Team, Jazz Combo, Film Club, Environmental Club and the National Art Honor Society. Students in all grades may join the Chess/Strategy Games Club to learn, play, and compete with local groups. The Student Ambassador group travels to local schools to promote Country Day, and plans events for SCDS students to learn about the High School. The High School encourages any students interested in starting a club to speak with the Assistant Head of High School as we are committed to supporting viable and interesting student-led clubs.
In addition to the national honor societies that elect our students, there are Honor Rolls and High Honor Rolls for Middle and High School students based on exceptional grade point averages.
The Cum Laude Society
The school’s chapter of the Cum Laude Society, modeled after Phi Beta Kappa, recognizes the academic excellence of the top 20% of the senior class, half of whom are elected in their junior year.
National Art Honor Society
The school has a chapter of the National Art Honor Society. Each fall, the group orchestrates the creation of a sidewalk masterpiece in chalk. This mural celebrates a selected artist or a period in art history and is treaded upon carefully for weeks following its completion.
International Thespian Society
The goals of the International Thespian Society are the advancement of excellence in theater and the continuing enrichment of theater arts in the schools. First established in 1929 and now with more than one million members in the United States and throughout the world, the Country Day chapter was founded in 2000.