Beta - Founded in 1934, the mission of the National Beta Club is to "promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary and secondary school students". Broadwater Academy's Senior Beta Club was chartered in May of 1969, and members strive to fulfill Beta's motto of "Let us Lead by Serving Others" through participation in school, community, and national service projects and leadership opportunities.
Blue Crab Bowl - Broadwater Oceanography students participate in the Virginia regionals of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. This fast-paced, Jeopardy-like competition pits sixteen teams from Virginia’s top high schools, both public and private, against one another in the Blue Crab Bowl. Hosted by Old Dominion University and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, the Blue Crab Bowl provides a friendly but very competitive setting for students to display their prowess in marine geology, chemistry, physics, biology, and technology. Broadwater has participated most years since the inception of the Bowl, placing as high as third in the state.
Broadwater Players — The Broadwater Players is the performance art company for Upper School students in Grades 9 - 12. Based out of the “Introduction to Theatre” and “Actor’s Laboratory” semester-long courses, as well as the Fine Arts Department generally, the Players is a group whose goal is to produce dramatic art whenever possible — from short skits in weekly assemblies to multi-media performances in conjunction with BA’s Vocal Ensemble, to fully fledged stage productions in the fall and spring.
Chess Club - The Broadwater Chess club was founded in 2009 in response to demonstrated student interest. Open-play meetings during lunch periods enable beginners to learn the basics by playing against skill-matched peers. Players with more advanced skills challenge one another for top standing in the club. The chess club lending library is available to club members and includes a variety of titles for players at all skill levels. All middle and upper school students are invited to play.
Chime Choir- Grade 6 Performing Arts students comprise the Chime Choir at Broadwater. They perform at Christmas, in the spring, and at various places in the community.
Communications Club- The Communications club provides Middle School students with the skills and opportunities to develop poise and confidence when speaking before an audience. A variety of speaking experiences are designed to enable students to lead group meetings, give impromptu speeches, and convey information.
Destination Imagination- The Destination Imagination Program is an educational program in which students use the creative process to solve problems. In club meetings, students work through open-ended questions or challenges to create something through teamwork, collaboration, and innovation.
Envirothon - The Envirothon is a national environmental science learning experience and competition for Upper School students. Students learn about aquatics, wildlife, forestry, and soils and demonstrate their knowledge at local, regional, and state competitions. Students also prepare and present on each year's special environmental topic. The local level of competition is co-sponsored by the Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District and Dominion Virginia Power. Broadwater teams have participated in Envirothon since 1994, and have demonstrated a strong record of success at the local competition.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) - Founded in 1954, Fellowship of Christian Athletes is an interdenominational ministry for student-athletes and coaches on high school and college campuses. To date, FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in the United States. Its mission is to serve local communities by equipping, empowering, and encouraging people to make a difference in others’ lives for Christ. The Broadwater Academy FCA “Huddle” (Upper School) meets regularly for Bible studies and fundraising events for Shore-based charities throughout each semester.
Interact Club - Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people. Broadwater’s club, made up of students in Grades 9 – 12, is sponsored by the Cape Charles Rotary Club. Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through work in the club, students develop leadership skills, personal integrity, respect for others, and an understanding of the value of responsibility and hard work in advancing international understanding and good will.
Intramural Sports- The purpose of the intramural program is to provide fun, safe and structured play experiences that promote the physical. mental and social development of students. Our aim is to provide opportunities for every individual, regardless of ability, to participate in a sport activity that will develop skill and interest in a friendly, recreation-centered environment.
Literature in Film Club- This club gives Middle School students the opportunity to view and discuss films that coordinate with themes found in the literature that they study. Movies also enhance their understanding of events studied in history classes. Classic movies which explore a variety of topics will also be viewed.
Medical Club - Working closely with friends, having fun and learning new things about themselves, their peers, community and the world can all happen for students in the Broadwater Academy Medical club. This club is for any student interested in the medical field. Students can acquire new skills in leadership, get engaged in grassroots service, and lend a helping hand to those in need. As part of this upper school club, students work with local service agencies to organize blood drives, learn first aid and CPR, and interact with local medical professionals. This is a club for teens committed to making their school, their community and the world a better place. Acquired skills build a solid foundation of personal characteristics which are important to succeeding in college and any number of future careers.
Student Council - The Student Council is comprised of elected representatives in Grades 9 through 12. Its primary function is to uphold the Broadwater Academy Honor Code by providing honor education and recommending corrective measures while addressing all reported violations. StuCo adopts a charity of the year and raises funds for it through sales of bottled water in the Upper School hall. Members also provide service to the school by assisting with Open House, Spirit Week, food drives, and Graduation.
Vox - Students in the creative writing spring elective class at Broadwater produce Vox, a website featuring the writing and visual art of Upper School students. Vox features the work produced by class members and accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drawings, and photography from students in Grades 9-12.
Yearbook - The Berserker is the official yearbook publication of Broadwater Academy. The staff is composed of students from Grades 9-12 who volunteer to join the yearbook staff. The staff is responsible for selling ads, selling books, and designing pages for the book. The book is delivered in the spring.
Youth & Government Club - Youth and Government Club is designed to introduce Upper School students to the legislative process of the Commonwealth of Virginia through participation in Model General Assembly (MGA). Legislation is debated in committees and on the floors of the Senate and House of Delegates. In Youth & Government club meetings, students debate articles, come up with bills to take to MGA, and decide roles to take on at MGA, including running candidates for office. For further information, visit: http://vaymca.org/programs/mga .