Our Teams & Clubs


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Raider Team

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Kendo Team

Kendo is the martial art of Japanese fencing developed from traditional techniques of Japanese swordsmanship and used widely in the education system in Japan as a Physical Education Class. Students learn to use a bamboo sword to strike effective blows on targeted areas of the body, wearing protective gears, and a wooden sword to practice fundamental striking sequences, as well as the etiquette and philosophy behind it, which help students learn to discipline the human mind. At Summerlin Academy Kendo class, students will learn Kendo as part of the traditional Japanese culture.

Archery Team

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Color Guard

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German – Maj (Hon) Porter
Our German language program is designed for practical usage and fluency.  We currently offer two levels of German for Summerlin cadets and four levels for the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.  Instruction is hands on and interactive, with an emphasis on speaking.  After completing the two-year
Summerlin program, if you were to go to Germany, you would be able to get around just fine.  Most importantly, you would be able to talk about the things that interest you.

Achieving this level of fluency requires a high level of commitment.  You will have several hours of homework every week.  Many of the assignments will be online.

Germany is a key member of NATO and the European Union.  Germany is important militarily, economically, and politically. In addition, many German tourists come to Florida.  There are numerous potential benefits to being able to understand and communicate in German.  Summerlin’s program will teach you to communicate effectively in German.


World Language Teacher (Russian) – Pavel Anikiev
Summerlin has been offering this course since 2009.  Summerlin Academy is putting a strong emphasis on both critical and non-critical foreign languages.
Russian is one of the Critical languages, which is a great asset for future military professionals and diplomats.
During the Russian course students are expected to acquire communication skills through foreign language acquisition at the novice high level in the following areas: listening, reading, speaking and writing in Cyrillic. As well as promote a cultural understanding that prepares them to communicate successfully in a global world.
Several cadets had the opportunity to travel to Russia through NSLI-Y, which is a DOS funded program.

Rifle Team

Team Coaches: SFC(R) Steven Beck,  SFC(R) Lloyd Harris

Three Position Air Rifle
Three-Position Air Rifle Shooting is the most popular and fastest growing form of shooting sports competition for youth of high school age or younger.  Two different Three-Position Air Rifle events are available.  Precision Air Rifle is modeled after Olympic-style shooting and allows the use of specialized target rifles and
equipment.  Sporter Air Rifle is designed for new competitors or those who desire to compete with a minimum of equipment and expense.  In both types of shooting, competitors fire at targets at a distance of 10 meters in three different positions, prone, standing and kneeling.  Three-Position Air Rifle provides young competitors with competitive shooting sports opportunities that can be offered on a wide variety of easily accessible or easily constructed ranges, with equipment that is commonly available at affordable costs.


The Summerlin Academy is one of the few public high schools in the state of Florida to offer Scuba Diving.  The program is a PADI Open Water Diver class. Students have class room and Pool sessions.  The Academy supplies all equipment including books.  Students must be able to swim 400 hundred yards and tread water for 10 minutes to qualify for the class.  The class is conducted by PADI Master Instructor Tom Pfister or as he is known on campus Scuba Tom.  Upon completion of the course the student has the opportunity for full certification by completing four Open Water Training Dives.

Unarmed Drill Team

A military drill team is a marching unit that performs routines based on military drill.  Military drill teams perform either armed or unarmed. The Unarmed drill team requires discipline, commitment, and extraordinary ability to be successful. It requires participants to attend after school practice and lead new cadets. The Cadets will develop routines and train teams to compete in Color Guard events, Saber Team events, and Drill Meets. The Unarmed Drill Team does not use a rifle and competes in exhibition and regulation drill events.

The exhibition drill is a modified routine that involves complex marching sequences that usually deviate from standard drill. Teams performing exhibition drill are often affiliated with JROTC units from the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps who compete against a common standard for their service. In an unarmed division, exhibition drill may consist of intricate precision marching, along with various hand movements and modified step teams’ routines.