Sacred Heart Academy strives to empower each student to grow from a learner to a leader. Our students challenge themselves to go beyond what is required, find new solutions to old problems, and to serve others. We offer many opportunities for students to enhance their leadership skills, find their voice, and become role models.
Student Council is the central organization for all student activities. Student council officers and representatives meet regularly and provide feedback to school administration, plan and execute school events, and engage others in school life.
- The eight executive officers are elected in a school-wide election in late spring. The executive officers are
- Student Council President-senior
- Student Council Vice President- junior
- Student Council Secretary/Treasurer – sophomore
- 100 Club (Pep Club) Chair- senior
- 100 Club Vice Chair - junior
- Community Awareness Committee Chair- junior or senior
- Student Advisory Board Chair – junior or senior
- Agape Club (religious activities) President – senior
Each TEAM room (homeroom) has an elected representative on the student council. Student council representatives and executive officers attend a two day leadership workshop before the school year begins.
The ambassador program is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. They work to promote SHA by travelling to local Catholic grade schools to present information to seventh and eighth graders, speaking at public events and high school nights, planning the annual open house, and many more behind the scenes tasks.
Ophelia Mentors and Peer Leaders
The Ophelia Mentors and Peer Leader program is an opportunity for students to be role models to both middle school girls and their high school peers. The Opheila Project uses the principles of the book, Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. Mentors visit sixth grade girls and help them recognize and maintain their true selves. As peer leaders, students make a commitment to stay alcohol, tobacco, and drug free. They act as role models to help demonstrate healthy behaviors. Peer leaders work with freshman religion classes. Both groups discuss strategies with students to help them deal with situations that might pressure them to engage in unhealthy or inappropriate behavior.
Student YMCA (KUNA and KYA)
Sacred Heart Academy has a very active Student Y group and sends large delegations each year to the Kentucky United Nations Assembly and Kentucky Youth Assembly. In recent years the groups have been honored with many achievements including the delegation of excellence award at KYA in 2013.
There are many other student groups and organizations that promote and teach leadership skills such as National Honor Society, Beta Club, and Students Against Destructive Decisions.