Activities 2017-07-31T12:30:32+00:00



National Honor SocietyThe National Honor Society was established to recognize and encourage academic achievement while developing service, leadership, and similar characteristics essential to citizens of a democracy.

Membership in Eagle Ridge Academy’s chapter of the National Honor Society is an honor that the Academy bestows on selected students, as early as their sophomore year. Members are expected to maintain the high academic achievement and good character, which first earned them admittance into the chapter.

NHS 2016-17 Meeting Calendar

NHS National Homepage

NHS Overview at Eagle Ridge Academy

NHS Member Obligations at Eagle Ridge Academy

NHS Student Information Packet

NHS Bylaws

NHS Advisors:
Ms. Sandee Williams

DebateEagle Ridge Academy and the International School of Minnesota, located in Eden Prairie, have joined together to offer a variety of extra-curricular activities during the school year.


Debate hones the faculties of logic, reasoning, analysis, and critical thinking, preparing students to succeed in school, college, leadership, and life. Debaters practice both written and oral communication, learning how to persuade and convince through evidence and reason. Students prepare cases both for and against the resolution, so they learn to look at an issue from all angles. High school debate is a competitive intramural speaking activity. Several debate formats exist, but LincolnDouglas (LD) Debate, modeled after the famous Illinois senatorial debates of 1858, is the most widely practiced and accessible. The original Lincoln-Douglas debates focused mostly on slavery, and LD debate maintains this tradition by engaging students with the most salient and thorny ethical and moral questions of our time.

Debate (Gr. 7-12)
Debate Coach: Mr. Derek Gegner

One day per week (Wednesday)
Rm. 1611

Registration Fee: $180.00 (per student)
Season: October – April

* Registrations are not complete and students are not eligible to compete until payment has been received. Your registration will automatically add your student’s name to the Debate roster. Should you register and then decide to not join Debate, please contact the ERA Activity Specialist – Mrs. Strand: There is a $75.00 withdrawal fee.

*To complete this registration, you will need to submit a registration fee of $180.00 per student. Payment can be made by check payable to Eagle Ridge Academy with “Debate” in the memo line. (No cash) You can also pay online through your Infinite Campus account. If paying by check. please send your registration fee in a sealed envelope marked “Debate” to the ERA Activity office near Door 2.

Junior Classical League (JCL)JCL Meeting Calendar – February & March, 2017

JCL Web page

The purpose of JCL is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity.

Junior Classical League is a national organization which consists of 45,771 members in 1,063 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. By joining Eagle Ridge Academy JCL, you are a part of this national organization and have the opportunity to attend conventions (state and national), apply for scholarships, and be inducted into the National Latin Honor Society.

Eagle Ridge Academy’s chapter of JCL will focus on preparing for conventions and events, fostering friendships, and helping the community.

The National Junior Classical League Creed:

We the members of the Junior Classical League, covenant to hand on the torch of classical civilization in the modern world.

We believe an acquaintance with the civilization of Greece and Rome will help us understand and appraise this world of today,

Which is indebted to the ancient civilization in its government and laws, literature, language and arts.

We affirm the JCL experience develops responsibility, fosters brotherhood, promotes enthusiasm, encourages competition, inspires dedication and enriches our total growth.

JCL Advisors:
Mrs. Jessica Bergeron
Ms. Melissa Tschann

Robotics ClubEagle Ridge Academy is excited to start our own robotics team, TEAM tERAbytes in the 2016-2017 school year. The robotics team is a great opportunity is gain academic knowledge through experience in engineering, mechanics, and teamwork while participating in building a robot and participating in competitions.

  • Start of Building Season: The build season will start in early January through late February.
  • Build: During the season the coach and volunteers will set up days for students to help with the build. Students will be expected to be at practice the majority of the days to participate in ROBOTICS.
  • Competitions: We will compete in at least one competition that will happen in April. There may be more competitions scheduled depending on the number of students that register.
  • Cost: $80
  • Grades 9-12
  • Wednesdays & Fridays – 3:30-5:30 p.m. / Saturdays – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Advisors: Dr. Rockcastle & Ms. Hammer

If you would like to join the team please fill out the registration form and turn in to Marilyn Strand, Activities Coordinator by January 3rd, 2017.



*Young Rembrandts

Wednesdays – 3:00-4:00pm

Club Information

*Session 2 Online Registration is now closed

Tuesdays – 12:45-1:15pm

Club Information

*Session 2 Online Registration is now closed

Tuesdays – 3:10-4:15pm

Club Information

*Session 2 Online Registration is now closed

Thursdays – 3:15-4:00pm

Club Information

*Session 2 Online Registration is now closed


Club Information

Climbing Club is now closed

3rd Friday of the month – 3:20-4:00pm

Club Information

Online Registration

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm

Saturday Practice – 9:30am-12:30pm (starting Jan. 28th)

Info Sheet: “The Little Princess”

Mondays – 3:30-6:00pm

Club Information

*Online Registration is now closed

Tuesdays & Thursdays – 3:20-5:00pm

Try-outs: Jan. 31, Feb. 1 & 2, 2017

Club Information

Improv Club is now closed

Math TeamMath Team will meet on Mondays after school, starting Monday, 9/19, at 3:15 PM in Room 1227. This first session is primarily an informational meeting, with a description of what Math Team is all about and a Q&A session. We will follow with an informal practice where students will obtain a sample of the types of problems that appear in Math Team. The activity fee is TBD. Registration will be avilable in September. (Note that you need not yet have joined to attend this first session.)

The first official practice is Monday, 9/26, 3:15-4:45 PM in Room 1227, and the first meet (competition against other schools) is Monday, 11/7. Our Math Team co-coach, Stephen MacLennan, is a math teacher at Eagle Ridge Academy who founded Math Team last year, has also worked as a mathematician and electrical engineer, and absolutely loves math. Eagle Ridge Academy will form a joint team with the International School of Minnesota to compete in Minnesota State High School Mathematics League meets. Generally, Mr. MacLennan will work with the ERA students, and the ISM co-coach will work with ISM students, with occasional joint practices.

Additional information may be found on Mr. MacLennan’s Math Team page.

Mondays – 3:15-4:30pm

Club Information

Online Registration is now closed

Mondays – 3:00-4:15pm – Starting January 9th, 2017

Club Information

Online Registration is now closed

Mondays (2 per month) – 12:45-1:15pm

Club Information

Spanish club is now closed

Thursdays – 3:10-4:15pm – April 27th – May 25th

Club Information

Dance Club is now closed


2016-2017 ERA PTO LED CLUBS (K-12)

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