Student Government and Leadership

Experiences in leadership are fundamental to a Woodlands Academy education. Our student government, many student organizations, and appointed school offices provide students a wide variety of opportunities to develop their leadership skills and contribute to the life of our community.  


WACOR (Woodlands Academy Council of Representatives) is the school’s main student governing body, an elected self-governing student/faculty organization that promotes community among our students, faculty, and administration. WACOR helps to plan and support school and community-related activities; facilitates communication among students and faculty; and aids in disciplinary matters. WACOR includes representatives from each advisory group and a president, vice-president, and secretary/treasurer.

Class Officers

Each Woodlands class elects a class president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer who are responsible for planning and managing their classmates’ activities and events.

Resident Advisory Council (RAC)

Resident Advisory Council (RAC) is the residence hall’s elected student government. Comprised of two council members from each class, RAC plans activities for all boarding students, contributes to an atmosphere of care and concern in the Woodlands Academy Residence Life program and promotes cooperation among students and staff.

Campus Ministry Team

The Campus Ministry Team is composed of students from all grade levels and many faith traditions. Guided by the Sacred Heart Goal of fostering “an active faith in God,” team members meet weekly to envision, write, and implement diverse liturgical celebrations for the school community. Students serve as leaders of prayer, readers, speakers, artists, dancers, musicians and Eucharistic Ministers.

Service Committee

Helping Others Protect Esteem (H.O.P.E.) is a student-founded organization whose purpose is to educate others about the harmful effects of bullying. The group gives programs to area middle and junior high schools and to students at Woodlands.

Academic Council

The Academic Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Principal and acts as a liaison between students and faculty in academic matters. It is composed of two students from each class, two faculty members, and the Principal. The council meets formally once each quarter and more often as needed.

Service Club

Service Club consists of an elected representative from each advisory group and is led by a faculty or staff member and three students selected by the Service Committee. Service Club meets twice each month to plan and direct service drives for the entire school at Thanksgiving, Advent, Lent and other occasions during the year.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) was formed in 1921 to give national recognition to those high school students who exemplify its four-fold purpose: to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character. Membership is an honor and a responsibility. Eligibility is limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors who have a cumulative grade point average of 4.25 (B+) and who evidence outstanding leadership ability, service to Woodlands and character. A faculty council reviews and votes on each candidate’s membership application. Members serve the school by assisting during Parent-Teacher conferences and at other times throughout the year.

Admission Ambassadors