Academics

Upper School

Welcome to the Upper School

The Upper School program prides itself on “providing big school opportunities in a small school setting.”

By designing the curriculum to offer maximum flexibility in course options, Upper School students can pursue their areas of passion in an academically rigorous environment.

Mount Pisgah offers Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses in all core classes and electives that meet the diverse interests of our student body.

Head of Upper School

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  • Photo of Matthew Hixenbaugh

    Matthew Hixenbaugh 

    Head of Upper School

Academic Honors

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  • International Thespian Society

    The International Thespian Society is the only theatre honor society for middle and high school students in the United States and recognizes, rewards, and encourages student achievement and celebrates the work of students in all aspects of theatre – performance and production. Mount Pisgah Thespian Troupe 7371 members work together to create shows, practice improv, participate in service projects and attend the Georgia Thespian Conference every year.

    International Thespian Society - Sponsor: Daniel Hilton
  • Mu Alpha Theta

    The Mount Pisgah chapter of Mu Alpha Theta is open to any Mount Pisgah student in grades 9 through 12 who has an interest in learning math at a level above and beyond what is required in their regular math classes.  The chapter is intended to serve as Mount Pisgah’s representative outside of the school by competing in organized math tournaments.  Since that is the main focus of the chapter, students will be expected to

    Attend prep sessions when scheduled;
    Complete prep work on their own and submit it if asked;
    Sign up and take part in math competitions as they are scheduled, whether online or offsite.
     
    See faculty advisor Bob Denham for more information. 
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  • National Art Honor Society

    Participation in National Art Honor Society provides MPCS students with invaluable benefits—including peer recognition, leadership growth opportunities, college and career preparation, and so much more. Our NAHS members offer community art projects, organize multiple art shows throughout the year, and deepen their love of art through extracurricular training opportunities and fellowship events.

    National Art Honor Society - Sponsor: Anita Hunter
  • National Honor Society

    The Mount Pisgah chapter of the National Honor Society aims to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in students of Mount Pisgah Christian School.
     
    NHS sponsors: Kelsey Dedels and Michael Saari
    Inductees and members must meet the following criteria:
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  • Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica

    The purpose of the Spanish Honor Society, or Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, is to recognize high achievement in Spanish and Portuguese by students of secondary schools and to promote continuity of interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies.

    SHH sponsor: Dilieth Serrano
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  • Tri-M Music Honor Society

    Through performance and community service, Tri-M Music Honor Society members develop confidence, creativity, critical thinking, compassion, and a host of other leadership skills sure to serve them well in school and beyond. The MPCS Tri-M chapter celebrates participation in music across Band, Chorus, and Orchestra and members work together to foster engagement with and support for the music program at Mount Pisgah.

    Tri-M Music Honor Society Sponsor: Anisha Lewis

Academic Clubs

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  • Esports

    Sponsor: Michael Saari

    The mission of the Esports program is to unite the gaming community, to support the development of competitive esports and to grow the next generation of collegiate leaders. We work to accomplish this by creating an open, supportive environment for all students to express their passion for gaming, by participating in competitive game play in the pursuit of creating memorable experiences for our members. We strive to create the best esports teams by developing the best student athletes. Esports promotes teamwork, communication and develops communities.
  • Honor Council

    Sponsor: Ambrey McWilliams

    The Honor Council works to uphold the academic integrity of the Upper School. To join, prospective members must obtain the recommendations of three faculty members and write an essay describing their aptitude for and commitment to academic integrity. Essays are reviewed by the faculty sponsors, who then meet to select the students deemed most qualified. Students must be honest and trustworthy. Moreover, they must uphold a vow of confidentiality regarding cases and sessions. Once a student is accepted as an Honor Council member, they may continue to serve for the remainder of their high school career.
  • Horticulture

    Sponsor: Joubert Pierre

    The Horticulture Club introduces students to gardening and landscaping. Students will learn how to grow plants from seeds and maintain and care for seedlings as well as split and transplant mature plants. Plants are grown in soil and hydroponic conditions. It is an opportunity for students to demonstrate life science knowledge in a practical manner.
  • Hydroponics Club

    Sponsor: Joubert Pierre
     
    The Hydroponics Club gives students the opportunity to practice growing leafy vegetables, herbs, and fruits without soil, using nutrient-rich water. This method of horticulture explores principles of sustainable agriculture which include growing plants vertically to conserve space, and conserving water through a recirculating irrigation system.

    Students will gain a practical understanding of the technology and science behind hydroponics systems. Produce from the program is donated to local charities to encourage community engagement and stewardship.
  • International Alliance

    Sponsor: Tiffany Diebold

    The purpose of the International Alliance Club is to provide an opportunity for international students to gather socially in a relaxed, nonacademic atmosphere and to contribute to the community by sharing their cultures and their time in helping others.
  • Iron Club

    Sponsor: Angela Crosby

    The Iron Club is dedicated to raising positive awareness, celebrating, and learning about the various cultures represented here at MPCS and beyond. Each month we create fun and educational opportunities for our community.
  • Mock Trial Team

    Sponsor: Lucas Bryant

    The Mount Pisgah Mock Trial Team competes in the Georgia Mock Trial Competition. Sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia, the Competition puts students into the roles of lawyers and witnesses in arguing a fictitious case in a courtroom setting. The team begins organizing in September in preparation for competitions with other schools in February and March.
     
  • Student Government

    Sponsors: Alison Cuppia and Kasey Saari

    Student Government is a student-led organization that is committed to creating, preserving, and improving the very best of Mount Pisgah traditions. Members of student government are expected to demonstrate the highest personal integrity, to serve without thought of self, and to be open to any idea that can enhance the experience of Mount Pisgah students.