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Clubs and Activities

Co-Curricular Activities

J. Frank White Academy provides co-curricular activities to serve as academic, creative, recreational opportunities for success and to stimulate lifelong habits of health, fitness, and interest in the well-being of the physical body. The athletics program includes interscholastic team sports for middle school and high school students (see Athletics for more information).

Clubs at the Academy include Junior and Senior Beta Clubs, National Honor Society Chapter, First Priority Club, and Key Club. High school students shall also have a unique opportunity to apply to participate in the yearly World School International Forum. Destinations vary, but JFWA students comprise the United States delegation that participates in World School. Other opportunities for international and domestic travel, along with local field trips, will be offered when possible.

Honors Societies

Membership in these honors societies is by invitation only, and is based on grades and academic achievement.

Beta Club

Beta Club

Middle & High School

National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. And for more than 80 years, it has prepared today's students to be tomorrow's leaders.

National Beta Club's mission is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.

ACHIEVEMENT - Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement
CHARACTER - Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful
LEADERSHIP - Developing the leaders of tomorrow
SERVICE - Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others

Read more about the national organization here!

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National Honors Society

High School

National Honor Society (NHS) membership has been the true mark of student achievement for over 100 years, but it goes far beyond a report card. By empowering, championing, and recognizing well-rounded students, NHS provides schools with a values-based framework to elevate a culture of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. NHS chapters operate in all 50 states and many schools around the world, engaging and serving more than one million students.

Reflecting school leaders’ profound commitment to student leadership development, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) founded NHS in 1921 based on the four pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. In addition to NHS, NASSP founded and manages National Junior Honor Society (est. in 1928), National Student Council (est. in 1931), and National Elementary Honor Society (est. in 2008).

Co-Curricular Activities/Clubs

Our co-curricular activities offer Knights ways to expand their learning and form relationships beyond the classroom. Knights are encouraged to get involved in co-curricular clubs that suit their passions and interests. Don't see what you're looking for? Contact JFWA Administration... you might be able to help start it!

Key Club

Key Club

Key Club members around the world are learning how to lead and stand for what’s right through service and volunteerism. In partnership with their local Kiwanis club, high school students are making a positive impact as they serve others in their schools and communities.

Key Club is a growing organization with global reach. With 1000s of clubs in more than 38 countries, the impact of Key Club members can be felt all over the world.

Learn more about the global organization here!


Gaming Club

Do you love playing video games? Do you enjoy friendly competition? Do you want to share pro-tips with fellow gamers? Then the Gaming Club is right for you!

Pep Club

Pep Club

The Pep Club helps JFWA Knights show their school spirit!

Meets Mondays during Break in Upper School 115.

First Priority

First Priority

First Priority at JFWA is a chapter of First Priority of America. First Priority exists to educate, train, and provide resources for Christian students to legally form clubs and share their faith on their school campus.

Meets Tuesdays during Break.

Ping Pong

Ping Pong Club

Ping pong is a fun, fast-paced sport that has a global following and even an Olympic presence! Join the Ping Pong Club to sharpen your skills and enjoy some competition!


Chess Club

Interested in developing strategies and skills that will aid you in many areas of life? Check...mate!

Join the JFWA Chess Club.

World Cultures

World Cultures Club

The internet and social media allow us to more globally connected than ever before. Join the World Cultures Club to continue broadening your horizons, and learn how to be a good global citizen!


Art Club

If you enjoy art, creativity and socializing with other artists, please join us in the Art Club. We have occasional meetings, gather for art creative crafts, field trips and many laughs.

Ms. Lintleman oversees the Art Club.

Academic Team

Academic Team

The J. Frank White Academy Scholars Bowl Team competed in a tournament with 64 other high school teams from East Tennessee and came away with the championship trophy Nov. 16, 2023.

Read the whole news story here: JFWA Scholars Bowl Champions

Practices from 3:00 - 4:00 pm on Thursdays.

Notable Music Society

Notable Music Society

The Notable Music Society consists of the most dedicated music students in grades 8-12. The society was created to provide opportunities beyond the typical classroom experience & foster a musical community. Members go on exclusive field trips, play additional music, & assist in the music room & concerts. Members also tutor young musicians & participate in service projects. To join, students must be upstanding classroom citizens who show leadership abilities, participate in high school orchestra, & are able to read music.

Dr. Collins oversees this club.

Knight Writers

Knight Writers

The Knight Writers is a student organization that organizes, edits, and produces an annual anthology of student writing. We want to showcase the excellence of our student body by making sure their poetry, essays, and short stories are available to everyone who wants to experience them.  Contact Mr. Thomas for more information.


Junior Bookworms

If you enjoy reading and you are in 4th/5th grade, Junior Bookworms is lots of fun! We read different books and discuss them in our Book Club Meetings. If you like reading, laughing, and good book club snacks, Junior Bookworms is the club for you!

For more information, contact Mrs. Long.