- New to Veritas’ School of Rhetoric this year, Mock trial is a competitive program in which students participate in rehearsed trials to learn about the legal system. It allows students to try cases, acting as attorneys and witnesses, with real judges and attorney jurors, and real law and rules of evidence and procedure. The Mock Trial team will compete at the regional level where they have the opportunity to advance to state and national levels.
- String Ensemble meets once a week and is instructed by Ms. Katie Harpainter. They perform at the Annual Classical Christmas Program and Spring Fine Arts Festival.
- The Latin Club at Veritas Academy is for all 3rd-12th grade students who desire to dive deeper into the vast pool of the ancient Romans. The club is structured in a class system mimicking the time period of slaves, plebeians and patricians. Students dress in tunics and togas and play the role of their class. The club is run by Mr. Dunlap who plays the role of Caesar (the club’s overseer).
- As a member of the Student Senate, it is each student’s responsibility to be a representative of the entire student body. Throughout the Senate term, each senator must constantly be reaching out to students and gathering information about their concerns. In this way, Senators are responsible for acting in the best interest of students, balancing and vetting executive decisions coming from Veritas Administration, and advocating for the student voice.
SOL & SOR students are mentored in the art of fencing by Mrs. Brooks who was represented the US at several world cup tournaments in Europe and was then recruited by the Harvard fencing team. She went on to gain an All-American designation twice in the Division 1 NCAA championships. She has taught many levels of fencers and particularly likes to help beginners discover this beautiful sport.
SOL students, with the help of SOR students and parents, put on a class production. This year they performed Tolkien’s The Hobbit.