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Leadership Programs

Forge Team

The Forge Team is a servant-leadership group consisting of faculty-nominated middle and upper school representatives. The team’s name comes from Proverbs 27:17: As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. “Forge” is an iron-working term that means to make or shape and  also refers to forging (creating) relationships or new conditions.

Our goals are to sharpen each other as we strive to become more Christ-like and create a school-wide atmosphere of servant leadership in an environment of unity that is hostile to bullying and division. Forge Team accomplishes this through intentional modeling of appropriate behavior while encouraging, edifying, and serving others in our school community.

We also facilitate mentoring programs that pair the higher grades with the lower to foster relationships among the age groups as well as reaching out to new students.


Chick-fil-A Leader Academy

Banner students have the opportunity to participate in Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, a servant leadership training and service-oriented program that runs for seven months during the school year, culminating in a student-led impact project. Schools in 45 states participate in Chick-fil-A Leader Academy and more than 200,000 students have participated since the first program in 2013.

Chick-fil-A's program engages students with a combination of inspiring storytelling and technology, exposes students to unique ideas and insights, and equips students with tangible tools for their leadership journeys. Students attend monthly leadership training “labs” and perform service projects throughout the year, culminating in an “Impact Project” in April to benefit the local community.

National Honor Society

Founded in 1921, the National Honor Society (NHS) promotes leadership, develops character, and stimulates a desire to render service for students at Banner Christian School. Membership in the NHS is based on the following four criteria: academic achievement, leadership, service, and character. At Banner, NHS members’ primary mode of service comes in the way of tutoring other students.

Participating in the National Honor Society offers students recognition for their academic achievements, leadership opportunities, and a strong foundation in community service. Membership in NHS is advantageous for college applications and provides access to unique scholarship opportunities. It also fosters personal growth, character development, and valuable networking opportunities, setting students up for future academic and professional success.


Student Government Association (SGA)

There are several leadership opportunities for middle and upper school students at Banner Christian School, one of which is to serve as a member of the Student Government Association (SGA). These student-elected offices are designed to serve as a liaison between the student body and the administrative team. They also have responsibilities including organizing class activities, service projects, and fundraisers throughout the year.

Participating in the SGA offers students the opportunity to develop leadership skills, influence school policies and activities, and represent the interests of their peers. It also provides practical experience in governance and decision-making, fostering organizational, communication, and teamwork abilities. Additionally, involvement in SGA enhances a student’s resume, signaling initiative and engagement to colleges and future employers.