Clubs & Activites

Beta Club - The National Beta Club was founded in 1934 for the purpose of honoring and recognizing students for their achievement, character, and leadership qualities. Today our membership is based on those same three characteristics. Our Senior Beta Club here at Broadwater was chartered in May of 1969. Students in Beta Club participate in service projects both in our school and in our community.

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.

Chimers - Grades 8 Performing Arts students comprise the Chime Choir at Broadwater. They perform at Christmas, in the spring at school, and in the community.

Chorale - The chorale group performs several times throughout the year, at various Broadwater functions and throughout the Eastern Shore. The Broadwater Chorale serves as valuable community outreach, in order to present to local residents the best face of Broadwater. It is also our hope that through its concerts, The Broadwater Chorale sparks interest among the student body for high quality music and live performance. Vocalists are taught basic and advanced vocal technique, principles of vocal harmony, and group dynamics.

Crew - Broadwater's Crew team, the only scholastic rowing organization on Virginia's Eastern Shore, was formed in the spring of 2001, and began competing the following year. The spring season begins in mid-February and extends through May. Most competitions take place in the Hampton Roads area as part of the EVSRA (Eastern Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association), although the team occasionally travels to Mathews County, Northern Virginia, and Philadelphia.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (F.C.A.) - The club is open to students in Upper School. F.C.A. is the largest Christian sports organization in America. F.C.A. focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering, and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. The Broadwater F.C.A. meets regularly for Bible studies. They host tournaments open to the entire Middle and Upper school.

Hi-Y - Hi-Y is a service and civic advocacy organization affiliated with the Virginia YMCA. The group's goal is to better the community by serving others and urging the community to participate in the democratic process. During the Holidays, Hi-Y coordinates a toy drive to give those less fortunate a memorable season. They also coordinate voter registration opportunities and create a student forum to facilitate communication between the student body and the school as a whole.  Selected Hi-Y members participate in the Model General Assembly each spring.

MathCounts - All students in Grades 6 and 8 are eligible for the MathCounts Club. Challenging mathematics problems are discussed and solved. The culmination of the MathCounts season comes with the Tidewater Area Competition, which is usually held in February at a Virginia Beach / Norfolk area school.

Red Cross - Working closely with friends, having fun and learning new things about yourselves, your peers, community and the world can all happen in the Broadwater Academy Red Cross club. You can acquire new skills in leadership, get engaged in grassroots service, and lend a helping hand to those in need. As part of this high school club students work with the local service agencies to learn how to perform CPR , organize blood drives, do community fund raisers, work with Habitat for Humanity and much more. This is a club for teens committed to making their school, their community and the world a better place. Your acquired skills build a solid foundation of personal tools which are important to succeeding in college and any number of future careers.

Student Council - The Student Council is composed of eleven elected representatives from Grades 9 through 12 whose purposes are to provide school leadership and service to the school and community. Additionally, the Upper School SC functions as the school’s Honor Council. The members also assist a various school functions, such as Open House, Registration, Student Orientation, Spirit Week, and Graduation.

Vox Populis - Vox Populis, our literary magazine at Broadwater, accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drawings from students in Grades 9-12. It is edited by a small student staff. Vox Populis is published in spring.