Description: Chess Club provides a student with the opportunity to grow as chess players. Students will learn problem solving skills and patience. Our club welcomes all who are interested in playing Chess.
Meeting: Fridays from 2:30 - 3:40.
Description: The band club is for students who miss band from middle school and do not want to give up their musical talent. Band club is an ensemble of instruments and their owners playing music, and practicing their skills with others. We will most likely have a concert and be a part of the talent show. All you need to join is an instrument and some past experience.
Meeting: Wednesdays (3:00-4:30)
Description: The NDA Innovation Club is a new club at the Nesbitt Discovery Academy STEM School in Asheville, North Carolina. The NDA Innovation Club was developed to support 21st Century Skills while, at the same time, fostering creative minds and ideas that our students bring to the table.
Meeting: Mondays 3:10 to 4:10
Description: The NDA Math Club is made up of students who exhibit a love for and a proficiency in mathematics. After several months of coaching, students will have the chance to compete individually and as teams. Our goal this year is to compete in at least two contests, including Furman Math Tournament, Charleston Math Tournament, Western Carolina University Math Contest, and the AMC 10/AMC 12.
Meeting: Fridays during both lunches (Lunch A: Ms. Malloy, Lunch B: Mrs. Burnett)
Description: The Poetry Club does a multitude of of poetic play including Poetry Out Loud, a national competition where students memorize and deliver anthologized poems. We also are working on Slam poems so that students can participate in youth slams in Asheville with other high schools.
Additionally, students can share any poems that they have written or poems by writers they admire. The only requirement of poetry club is an appreciation of poetry, one may simply come and listen!
Meetings: 2:30-3:30 on Tuesday
Description: The aim of the Student Council is to work in partnership with the administration, staff, parents, and students for the benefit of the whole school community. The Student Council will undertake a program of activities, which will support the school. In planning activities the Student Council will consult with the liaison teachers and administration (as needed). Each year the student body will elect a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer for the freshmen class, sophomore class, and the study body. Non-elected members of the study body are eligible to serve on sub-committees, which will be formed and announced as needed.
Meeting: Wednesdays - The 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month will be after school from 2:30-3:10. The 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month will be during lunch (Lunch A: Ms. Malloy, Lunch B: Mrs. Burnett). Depending upon upcoming events, the 5th Wednesday may or may not be used.
Technology Student Association (TSA)
Description: TSA is an extracurricular yet profoundly beneficial organization for our students that allows them to further pursue their own interests in STEM fields. Students will be given opportunities to take their STEm learning to the next level through engaging weekly activities held after school on various days from any number of Discovery Academy Advisors. Central to TSA are numerous competitive events, as well as opportunities for building leadership skills, and the experience is an advantage on higher education applications!
Meeting: TSA will meet often throughout the year after school on various days depending on TSA advisor schedules. For more information visit the NDA TSA website
TSA Vex Robotics Team
Description: The TSA VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) provides students with a hands-on, co-curricular competition for learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). These events complement the existing technology-related competitions offered by the Technology Student Association (TSA).
The TSA VEX competitions is designed to provide students with the same action-packed experience of VEX events and enable team members to participate in other national TSA conference competitions and activities.
Any student enrolled at NDA is allowed to participate in Robotics Club at school but only two teams consisting of four students will travel to regional competition at Appalachian State University in February.
For more information, please click the link below. It contains a detailed description of the VEX Nothing But Net - 2015-2016 VEX Robotics Competition Game. This is the challenge that we will be preparing to compete in.
Meeting:This selection process will be outlined for student at the first meeting on September 14th.
We will meet on Monday of every week unless otherwise specified. We will start at 2:30 and end at 4:00. Students need to be picked up no later than 4:45.
Description: The Yearbook Club will plan and create the NDA yearbook. Students will have the opportunity to learn photograph, page design, marketing, and journalism.
Meeting: 3:10-4:10 on Tuesday and Thursday.
Timeframe: September to June.