Extramural Sports

Students have the opportunity to participate in extramural sports teams. Student athletes practice after school, playing home and away games against other school teams. This competition develops great friendships, teamwork and a good work ethic for students.

A completed Athletic Participation and Preparation Physical and Consent & Release forms must be on file in the before the student may tryout, practice, or play.



• Students must have a 2.00 GPA the previous grading period in order to participate. The last grading period of the previous school year will be used to determine the GPA requirement for the first grading period.

• The principal has the authority to withhold participation even if the student does meet the GPA requirement.

• No student may participate in practices/games while in ISS/OSS or while assigned to an alternative school.

• Any student ejected from a contest will be suspended from the next 2 contests of that sport. If that sport concludes before the 2 contest suspension has been served, the 2 contest suspension carries over to the next sport or into the next school year.

• No student may participate after reaching his/her 16th birthday.

• Students only have the opportunity to participate once in each grade level. A student retained is not eligible that second year of the same grade level.

• A completed Athletic Participation and Preparation Physical form must be on file in the before the student may practice or play. This form is required each year.

• Any Home School, Charter or Choice school student wishing to play for their zoned school must notify the school in writing their intent to try out before the first day of the season. Students must show proof of residency before trying out.

• All public school students are covered by the School District "secondary" insurance policy.


As an IB school we introduce sports from around the world like badminton, soccer, volleyball, basketball and stick ball. Facilities include boys and girls locker rooms, indoor gymnasium, and outdoor fields.

Students also learn about personal health and fitness, CPR skills, anatomy, and the difference between health related and skill related fitness.




The A-Team is a highly academic competition for middle school students. It is a slow paced question competition in which players are asked questions from the areas of mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, the fine arts, world language, and technology. There will be 3 six-member teams, one for each grade level that will represent the school at the Spring county level tournament. The A-Team will meet on Thursdays through March. There is a $10 charge for club t-shirts.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)


F.B.L.A. is a non-profit, local, district, state, and nationally affiliated organization for middle and high school students participating in business programs. F.B.L.A.'s mission is: To bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. Dues are $20.00 per year.

Math Counts

Math Counts

Math Counts is an activity for 6th - 8th grade students with exceptional math ability and an interest in learning to solve challenging problems. Skills learned are useful on math tests such as the SAT or ACT exams and in high school math classes. The top eight students will represent the school in the spring at a county level tournament. Top county teams go on to the state tournament. The Math Counts team will meet on Wednesdays through March.

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

National Junior Honor Society

Membership in the National Junior Honor Society is both an honor and a responsibility. Selection is based on the student's service, leadership, character, and citizenship during his/her 7th grade year at L.C.M.A. A GPA of 3.7 or above is required for membership. Members are expected to maintain the standards of the Lawton Chiles Middle Academy Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. The Honor Society meets 4 to 5 times a year. There is a $10 induction fee.

Student Council

Student Council

Membership in the Student Council is comprised of one student from every 1st period class. Student Council representatives are elected by their classmates to report the views of their classmates at each Student Council meeting. The Council meetings are held before school as announced.

Sunshine State Young Readers Book Festival Club (SSYR)

Sunshine State Young

The SSYR Book Festival Club is open to those students who would like to participate in the annual Book Festival held each year by the Polk County Media Services Department. Each member will be required to read all 15 books by the end of December and to assist in creating various items required by the Book Festival. This club will meet on the first and third Friday of each month.