Students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade are allowed to participate in being a uniformed acolyte during the weekly Chapel service. Students walk in procession with the Ensemble carrying flags, banners, crosses, and altar candles.
Ensemble members are selected by audition each year from rising fourth through eighth grade students. The group performs at school and civic functions throughout the year and weekly at the school's Chapel service.
Cross & Shield
This uniformed corps of students selected from grades six through eight serve as school representatives in various capacities. Their job functions include: guides, ushers, hosts, escorts, etc. at school functions during the year.
The French Club welcomes fifth through eighth graders. Auditions to perform in skits and monologues at the Alabama Federation of French Clubs’ Convention in Tuscaloosa are open to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade club members.
National Junior Honor Society
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) elevates Advent's commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Students who meet the GPA requirement will be invited in apply in sixth grade. A faculty and staff committee will review applications before selecting new members each year.
The music teacher chooses members of this group through an audition. They perform throughout Birmingham as well as for some school chapel services and other special programs.
Students in grades 6-8 may participate in Scholars’ Bowl. The expectations include study, preparation, and practice for scholars' bowl competitions with other schools.
The Student Council consists of elected representatives from grades five through eight. A member may have no more than two Cs (one in a major subject) each quarter. The Student Council sponsors holiday service activities, plans the Spring Dance and A-Day, and develops other activities that promote student leadership. The Student Council also presents the annual Graduating Student Leader Award.