After-School Clubs

Sitta, Tregler, & Wiseman

Learn More About the A-Team

The A-Team is a highly academic competition for middle school students. It is a slow paced question competition in which players are asked questions from the areas of mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, the fine arts, world language, and technology. There will be 3 six-member teams, one for each grade level that will represent the school at the Spring county level tournament. The A-Team will meet on Thursdays through March. There is a $10 charge for club t-shirts.


Chess Team
Sponsor: Brown

Learn More About Chess Team

The Chess Team at L.C.M.A. participates in Polk Scholastic Chess. This organization is an Invitational Chess Tournament League for students in grades K - 12. The Chess Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday from September to March (chess season). Dues are $30.00 - online registration only at There is a $10 charge for club t-shirts.

Debate Club 
Sponsor: MacDonald

Learn More About Debate Club

Are you interested in debating and having your voice heard?  Membership is open to all L.C.M.A. students.  Meetings occur every Friday from 2:55 pm - 3:45 pm in the Learning Commons.  


Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
Sponsor: Hall

Learn More About FCA

F.C.A. is a caring community of students where acceptance and encouragement of all seeking a deeper spiritual life are invited. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes engages athletes and coaches to grow in their faith and sport.  Membership is open to all L.C.M.A. students.  Meetings occur one Friday each month. Visit the FCA website for more details and information.  


Future Business Leaders of America
Sponsor: Patterson

Learn More About FBLA

F.B.L.A. is a non-profit, local, district, state, and nationally affiliated organization for middle and high school students participating in business programs. F.B.L.A.’s mission is: To bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. Dues are $20.00 per year.



Music Department
Directors: Baker & McElwain

Learn More About Music

Music is one of the seven intelligences identified in the brain and the only one that utilizes all seven intelligences simultaneously. Participating in a music class offers opportunities to perform, attend concerts and field trips to various places. Music students meet on Mondays and Tuesdays after school.

Math Counts 
Sponsor: DiGioia

Learn More About Math Counts

Math Counts is an activity for 6th -  8th grade students with exceptional math ability and an interest in learning to solve challenging problems. Skills learned are useful on math tests such as the SAT or ACT exams and in high school math classes. The top eight students will represent the school in the spring at a county level tournament. Top county teams go on to the state tournament. The Math Counts team will meet on Wednesdays through March.

National Junior Honor Society
Sponsors: Hunt & Butler

Learn More About NJHS

Membership in the National Junior Honor Society is both an honor and a responsibility.  Selection is based on the student's service, leadership, character, and citizenship during his/her 7th grade year at L.C.M.A. A GPA of 3.7 or above is required for membership.  Members are expected to maintain the standards of the Lawton Chiles Middle Academy Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. The Honor Society meets 4 to 5 times a year. There is a $10 induction fee.

SeaPerch Underwater Robotics
Sponsor: Bartuska

Learn More About SeaPerch Underwater Robotics

SeaPerch Underwater Robotics is an activity for all students with an interest in science and technology.  Meetings will be each Wednesday in Mr. Bartuska's room from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.   

Student Council
Sponsor: Chilson & Wiseman

Learn More About Student Council

Membership in the Student Council is comprised of one student from every 1st period class. Student Council representatives are elected by their classmates to report the views of their classmates at each Student Council meeting. The Council meetings are held before school as announced.

Sunshine State Young Readers Book Festival Club
Sponsor: MacDonald

Learn More About SSYR Club

The SSYR Book Festival Club is open to those students who would like to participate in the annual Book Festival held each year by the Polk County Media Services Department. Each member will be required to read all 15 books by the end of December and to assist in creating various items required by the Book Festival. This club will meet on the first and third Friday of each month. Mrs. Elmasri will be assisting with this club. There is a $10 charge for club t-shirts.