Clubs for Middle and High School Students

All Ensign Peak Academy middle and high school students in both the Live and Self-Paced Programs are invited to join any of the following clubs:

checkmate-1511866_640Chess Club

Day and Time: Weekly from Feb. 8, 2019 – May 31, 2019; Fridays from 1:00 – 2:30 pm Mountain Time

No Charge

The chess club holds various types of chess tournaments, on Chess.com

Join by using the link in the Student Center.

Chess Club President: Hiram Crossley

shutterstock_278558111_youth study homework_mediumBook Club

Day and Time: Mondays from 1:00 – 2:30 pm Mountain time. We will discuss which books we will be reading. We will continue to meet during the summer months as well.

No Charge

We meet each month to discuss a book!  We will vote on books to read, so we love hearing suggestions, and ask that you please send you requests. We will insure all books are a good fit for the Ensign Peak Academy Mission Statement. We hope to see you each month and discuss all of the wonderful books that are in store.
We we encourage you put your school work first. If you might not have the time to read the book during the day, an idea is to wake up 15 – 20 min. early to read our book.
Join by using the link in the Student Center.
Book Club President: Emma Crabtree

evening-1777352_640Yearbook Club

Day and Time: Tuesday, 12:15 – 12:45 pm Mountain Time

No Charge

Things we will do in Yearbook Club:
1. Decide on the cover of the Yearbook
2. Choose (by vote) on the layout design
3. Create a layout (2 page spread)  that will go into the Yearbook for everyone to see
4. Help gather photos
5. Learn layout design principles on an easy-to-use program
6. Learn photography tips from a professional photographer
7. Learn tips from a computer graphics design professional
8. Take photos for the Yearbook
9. Work with each other during the Club and outside of the Club to create the Yearbook
10. Work on a project that will be a memory and a keepsake for all Ensign Peak Students
11. Hang out with your friends outside of class!
The Yearbook program we will be using is from a website called http://www.TreeRing.com. Go ahead and check it out. I’m really excited because this Yearbook company is extremely flexible and customizable. It’s inexpensive (we’ll have a set cost for the Yearbook in a few weeks). It’s easy for non-Yearbook Club students to upload their photos. Students in Yearbook Club will be able to access more of the Yearbook, especially the layouts (pages) they are working on. If you’ve ever worked on an online photobook, like Shutterfly, you’ll see how similar it is to that process…just designed specifically for Yearbooks.
Join by using the link in the Student Center.
Yearbook Club Advisor: Angie Patterson

typewriter-2095754_640Authors Club

Starting August 22, 2019

Day and Time: Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Club Fee: $20 per month

Everyone has a great idea for a story. Everyone wants to write a novel. Everyone thinks that being a writer would be the most delicious of all fates.
And then no one actually writes.
The truth is that there’s only one way to be a writer, and that is to write stuff. There’s only one way to become a good writer, too, and that’s to write more stuff. But the best writers edit, revise, and publish. That’s what this club does. Access real writing skill from professional authors and editors, and see your story in print.
Join by using the link and fee tool in the Student Center.
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Authors Club Advisor: Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones (alias Mr. C) has for several years taught classes on history, civics, and Defense Against the Dark Arts both on- and off-line as part of the growing private/homeschool movement. This will be his third year teaching full time. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in Classics (Roman History) and minors in English and History, and has a lifetime in politics—including running a presidential campaign–to go with acting, singing, and writing. A sought-after speaker on education and history, he is also a working writer, with four published books, dozens of articles and essays, and a long-running popular blog. Mr. C resides in Lehi, UT with his wife Mrs. C, their eight children, two cats, and a growing flock of free-range finches.