Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Students at Pacific Crest Innovation Academy are encouraged to participate in clubs and activities in addition to their classes to support a well-rounded high school experience. The following clubs and activities are currently available:
Associated Student Body
This fall, we are launching a PCIA Associated Student Body (ASB) steering committee to begin the groundwork for officially forming the PCIA ASB. This committee will be comprised of current PCIA students and the PCIA ASB advisor. Student steering committee members are: Ann Thornburg, Josh Green, Lindsey Salazar, Elizabeth Salazar, and Icel Zettler; and the PCIA ASB Advisor is Dean of Students Kaylene Herman. Together, the steering committee will work to draft the PCIA ASB constitution, ASB by-laws and additional requirements to be recognized as an official ASB club. More information to come!
Knowledge Bowl is kind of like a team Jeopardy competition. A school’s Knowledge Bowl team is made up of smaller teams, each consisting of generally 4 – 6 team members. Our school’s teams compete against other teams from neighboring schools to see who can answer the most questions in math, science, history, English, social studies, etc.
During each competition, teams compete in a written round (60 for high school) and two oral rounds (60 each in high school). The winning team is based on the total number of questions answered correctly in all three rounds.
Wind Challenge is a hands-on program that fuels student interest in science, technology and wind energy! This event is brought to the Gorge by the Gorge Tech Alliance, Columbia Gorge Community College and Google.
During the event, teams of middle or high school students learn about wind turbine technology and design, and apply their skills in an all-day competition to build, test, and present their wind turbine models. A hands-on STEM Fair keeps the participants busy and is open to the public for free.
Prizes are given to the three high school teams and the three middle school teams whose wind turbines had the fastest speed for transferring the kinetic energy and the most electrical power generated.
PCIA Robotics provides integrated product development experience, practice, and best practices. Students will use an iterative process to develop a robot for FTC Robotics competition, including selection and prioritization of features, design, manufacturing, electronics and programming.
The PCIA science club is a place for students to share their love of science, practice animal and plant husbandry, and engage in scientific explorations outside of the classroom. The club is student lead, with elected student officers and mentored by our Science Department head instructor, Mr. Ryan Van Duzor.
In our club meetings students engage in:
- sharing weekly science news or interesting facts in our “Sci-5!”
- raising and caring for fish, plants, amphibians and other animals
- science experiments and engineering challenges (chemistry experiments, microscope exploration, and physics challenges (bridge building, rockets etc!)
- bringing in guest speaker scientists
- science focussed field trips (naturalist hikes, rock hunting, bird watching, star gazing etc!)
- general fun and lively science discussion!
Due to COVID-19, the MASD Drama Club is currently not available for student participation. We look forward to being able to bring this club activity back when it’s safe again!