Each middle school student at Prince Avenue will have the opportunity to participate in several academic competitions throughout the year with an opportunity to advance based on their performance. These often include competitions such as the A.C.S.I. Geography Bee, A.C.S.I. Spelling Bee, and Math Olympics.
Prince Avenue's Middle School Academic Team gives students an opportunity to glorify God through the use of their intellectual gifts and talents. Students participate as a team in academic competitions several times throughout each semester. These competitions help challenge students to pursue knowledge both in and out of the classroom.
Duke TIP Program
Each year, a select number of 7th grade students are given the opportunity to participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program based on their superior achievement test scores.
The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential.
National Junior Honor Society
National Junior Honor Society is a national recognition program for middle school students who have excelled in academics, leadership, citizenship, character, and service. It provides an outlet for students to use their God-given gifts to serve in the community and in the school. Members pledge to maintain a high scholastic standing, to endeavor to be a Christ-like leader, and to give of themselves in service to others. Service projects members have participated in during the school year include a toiletry goods drive for the Sparrow’s Nest homeless shelter; a canned food drive for Athens; letters to servicemen and women overseas; new-student ice cream social, and others.