The House system at SIA was established during the 2017-18 school year. If you've ever seen Harry Potter, than you know what this is all about. No we don't have Quidditch teams, but our students do compete annually for the SIA House Cup. Students participate in a variety of activities with their houses as well as spend time together each Friday.
History of House Systems:
Traditionally found in Europe, students are divided up into "houses" and each student is selected to enter a house upon enrollment. House systems vary in size, focus and intent across the world. Typically they are developed in order to create an opportunity for students to feel a sense of belonging amongst like-minded individuals in a group that is smaller than their school as a whole.
House System at SIA:
SIA's houses were developed as a way for 6th-12th graders to get to know one another, develop a sense of community, and offer fun & meaningful experiences at school. Our community chose to have six houses that represent Earth’s six biomes (Desert, Plains, Rainforest, Tundra, Mountain, Ocean). The biomes were chosen as a way to connect with our entire world and encourage global awareness. While staying committed to our core R.E.A.C.H. values, students compete throughout the year in a variety of ways to earn House Team points. These points are tallied and added to an annual total. The House Team with the most points at the end of the year earns the SIA House Cup and bragging rights for the following school year. Descriptions and logos of the houses at SIA will be detailed below, coming soon!