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 on Mondays from 11:00 – 12:00 pm Mountain Time

Starts September 14, 2020

No Charge

The chess club holds various types of chess tournaments, on

Join by using the link in the Student Center.

Chess Club President: Shane Southwick

shutterstock_278558111_youth study homework_mediumBook Club

Day and Time:  Monthly on the Last Monday of each month, 3:00 – 3:30 pm Mountain time.

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: Thursday 2:00 – 3:00 pm Mountain Time

Starts January 21, 2021. (We will hold a couple of preliminary meetings prior to that time.)

Now offered as a 1-semester Middle and High School class! (Your grade will be included on middle school grade report and high school transcript. High school students can earn 0.5 credits.)

Middle School Tuition: $165

High School Tuition: $185

Join this club paying the club fee in the Student Center.

Things we will do in Yearbook Club:

  • Decide on the cover of the Yearbook
  • Choose (by vote) on the layout design
  • Create a layout (2 page spread)  that will go into the Yearbook for everyone to see
  • Help gather photos
  • Learn layout design principles on an easy-to-use program
  • Learn photography tips from a professional photographer
  • Learn tips from a computer graphics design professional
  • Take photos for the Yearbook
  • Work with each other during the Club and outside of the Club to create the Yearbook
  • Work on a project that will be a memory and a keepsake for all Ensign Peak Students
  • Hang out with your friends outside of class!

The Yearbook program we will be using is from a website called Go ahead and check it out. 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 this club by clicking the link in your Student Center.

Yearbook Club Advisor: Marie Withers (See bio below)


Starting September 9, 2020

Day and Time: Wednesdays, 3:00 to 4:00 pm Mountain Time

Cost: $20 per student per month

Join this club paying the club fee in the Student Center.

Do you love art and can’t get enough of it? Do you want to take art class but can’t fit it into your schedule or it is not offered yet? Do you like to hang around the art people and do things with them? If the answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” you may be interested in joining the art club. It is open to any students enrolled in the Ensign Peak Academy Middle School or High School program.

The club activities will be student-driven with assistance and mentorship from the advisor. Suggested activities could include the following: group art projects; in-depth learning and work on individual art projects, virtual streaming (connected with phone, tablet or computer) field trips to art galleries, museums and studios, guest artist speakers, art discussions, community art service projects, and sponsoring an online art show periodically.

Marie, July 13Art Club Advisor: Miss Marie Withers, Artist and Teacher 

Miss Withers is an active artist and teacher. She continues to make art and sell art in galleries and at art shows, specifically landscape paintings and some illustrative work with portraits and the figure. Well-versed in using a variety of media, she creates with oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, pastel drawing, colored pencil, charcoal and graphite. She is also a graphic designer, having worked in that capacity for Brigham Young University for almost twenty years. She has a B.F.A in Art Education from Utah State University, with an emphasis in painting, and a Master’s Degree from BYU in Art Education. In her community, she teaches art lessons and classes to all ages and participates in community mural projects. One of her delights is working with students and encouraging them in their art goals.

Here are some of Miss Withers art pieces:

Club Create!

Starting September 8, 2020

Day and Time: Tuesday 2:00 – 3:00 pm Mountain time

No Charge

Attention creators of all kinds, we are hosting a club just for you!  Whether you are a writer, artist, role-player, game designer, musician, or creator-at-large, come join us!  Share what you are creating, get ideas and constructive feedback for your projects and future ideas.  Combine talents with other creators for amazing projects, or work on your own in a dedicated space.  Most importantly meet new people and build strong friendships over the things you love to do most.  The club will be hosted in Canvas allowing for collaboration even outside of club hours.  Weekly video meetings will allow us to share our most exciting ideas and new creations in real-time.  The only thing we are missing is you, so sign-up today!

Club Create Theme:

Jennifer WheelerClub Create Advisor: Jennifer Wheeler

Jennifer Wheeler is an avid book reader and lover of all things literature, writing, and music.  As an English Education Major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Jen added a love of teaching to her love of literature. After receiving a B.S. in English Education from IUP, Jen taught for several years in the Fairfax County Public School System where she instructed 10th and 11th grade students in English and Language Arts.  During that time, she also served as a curriculum developer and testing coordinator for her team.

Jen and her husband John married in 2006 and were blessed a year later with a beautiful daughter. They have been homeschooling their four children since their oldest, Katie, entered Kindergarten in 2011. Jen is interested in various homeschooling philosophies and methods and was blessed to serve as the president of the East Coast Conference Team of Latter-day Saint Home Educators for three years.  As a life-
long learner, she is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Online Education and Technology for Instructional Design at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.

In her “spare time,” Jen loves to read, knit, spin, make music, and go on adventures. She is affectionately named “The Energizer Bunny” by those who are closest to her because she never stops going, and truly finds joy in learning and adventuring wherever the Lord leads her