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NJHSA Programs and Activities

NJHSA has a number of Academic, Athletic, Music, Fine Arts and Social/Cultural Club programs available to its members.

LOCATIONS

While our member families hail from all parts of northern New Jersey, lower NY and across the river, our most popular activities are centered in:

  • Franklin Lakes
  • Hawthorne
  • Newfoundland
  • North Haledon
  • Oakland
  • Ridgewood
  • Wyckoff

ACTIVITIES

Target Age of Participants:

Students 12 years and up

The purpose of the club is to help students prepare to compete within the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA), the largest home school speech and debate league.  Students must be motivated and parental involvement is expected.  First-year debate students must attend a workshop or camp over the summer to get a foundational basis.  No prior experience necessary for speech students.

Target Age of Participants:

PreK to 12th Grade

CALVARY Co-op provides academically challenging opportunities in a group setting. Courses that require a group or an audience, and are student-centered, hands-on, and activity-based are the focus of the classes. The goal of the co-op is to aid parents, not replace them, in the task of homeschooling their children.

Target Age of Participants:

1st - 12th grade

NJHSA is pleased to offer IOWA testing for its members.  The IOWA tests are a nationally recognized standardized test.  Testing allows the home educator to determine their child’s strengths and weaknesses.  This information can help better tailor your teaching to meet those specific needs. 

Target Age of Participants:

Non-Judged: Elementary School
Judged Jr. High and High School

The Science Fair is an opportunity to showcase an area of science that the student has found interesting and has decided to study further through the use of scientific reasoning.  Students follow the scientific method (purpose, hypothesis, procedure, data observations and analysis, conclusion, and research) & display their results on a vertical display board.   It is fun to be able to display the experiment, its findings, and the student’s understanding in a room full of other scientists.   

Target Age of Participants:

Jr. High and Sr. High

Vocal skills development and music education are the goals of the NJHSA Music division of the Fine Arts program. We have a Junior High Chorus, Select Ensemble, Senior High Choir and select ensembles.  The choirs prepare students to audition for the select ensembles through the introduction of music theory and ear training and through singing a variety of musical styles. Students selected to participate in Vocalise, Men’s Ensemble and Concert Chorale will have the opportunity to minister in various venues. 

Target Age of Participants:

Age 3 to Grade 12

Music lessons for all ages are offered at Music Day.  Open to all NJHSA families students can take lessons on piano, violin, guitar and most band instruments. Piano lessons are private, 30 minute lessons. All other lessons are 20 minutes for a single student, or 30 minutes for two students. Lessons are scheduled throughout the day, to try to accommodate family schedules.

Target Age of Participants:

Students ages 11-19 (tournament restrictions TBD)

The NJHSA Nets Basketball Program has been in place for over 15 years! The season runs from October to March.  The Boys JV/Varsity Teams average 15-20 games per season, while our Middle School Boys team averages 10 games. The Lady Nets JV/Varsity Girls Team averages 15 games per year.

Target Age of Participants:

Kindergarten through Alumni

Bowling League is a great opportunity for kids of varying ages to participate in a light sport while fostering new friendship's. Each student is grouped with other students that are close in age. Participants are encouraged to improve their score through weekly pointers.

Target Age of Participants:

Kindergarten through Alumni

Track offers students an opportunity to learn the basics of Track and team work. Through the drills and interactive  games, students build perseverance and endurance 

Target Age of Participants:

7th grade & up

The general goal of the drama program is to establish the basic principles of Dramatic preparation, practice & presentation with influences from a Christian world view. Course content will include a variety of theatrical techniques, exercises and materials based on the needs, skill levels and initiative of the participants.

Target Age of Participants:

1st-6th grades

The programs goal is to create a lasting love of the arts through dramatic presentation, while enabling the students to become powerful communicator’s.  Students will be introduced to various forms of theatrical techniques to build upon their skills and provide a strong foundation for future dramatic studies or performances.

Target Age of Participants:

7th Grade and Up

NJHSA has been publishing Legacy, a high-quality student/parent generated yearbook for over ten years. Members learn all aspects of layout, copywriting, public relations/sales, editing, and Photoshop, and collaborate with the team on editorial decisions. 

Target Age of Participants:

Open to students 14 years and up

The INTRODUCTORY Youth Leadership Program offers the teens the opportunity to develop their potential through practical experience. Their program includes introduction to chairmanship, introduction to public speaking, impromptu speaking, organizing your speech, listening, gestures in speaking, voice & vocabulary and showing your skills.

The INTERMEDIATE Youth Leadership Program is for those teens that have completed the INTRODUCTORY class. Each speech will focus on different aspects of public speaking such as using a prop, preparing for the unexpected speaking opportunity, speaking persuasively, and discovering your natural leadership roles

Target Age of Participants:

Open to all ages

Young Friends Club (YFC) is another opportunity to get your children together on a regular basis for interaction, play and group games.The facitily includes an indoor gym,a large playing field, a basketball court and updated, imaginative play equipment;

Target Age of Participants:

8th Grade

NJHSA holds both 8th grade and 12th cap and gown grade graduations.

Target Age of Participants:

12th Grade

NJHSA holds both 8th grade and 12th cap and gown grade graduations.

Target Age of Participants:

Open to all ages

Each summer all NJHSA members are invited to a lake in Northern NJ for cookouts, games, swimming fellowship and fun!