Co-Curricular Activities

Please Note: Due to distance learning and without students living on campus, a small number of co-curricular programs cannot be offered during distance learning, the Academy will continue to provide 15+ co-curricular activities for students to engage in. Individual questions can be directed to Mr. Richard Palmer, Coordinator of Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities (

IMSA offers competitive opportunities in the following IHSA co-curricular programs:

  • Chess
  • Scholastic Bowl
  • Science Olympiad
  • Speech Team

A full list of our Co-curricular Activity opportunities and their sponsors:

  • ACRONYMStudent newspaper, internet editions
    Sponsor: Tracy Townsend
  • American Computer Science LeagueComputer science competition team
    Sponsors: Namrata Pandya & Pat Patankar
  • Chess TeamIHSA competition and school club
    Sponsor: Moe Haney
  • E-SportsMulti-school trivia competition
    Sponsor: Marcos Beltran
  • Drama ClubA student theatre organization
    Sponsor: Julie Dowling
  • Math TeamMath competition team
    Sponsor: Evan Brummet
  • Mu Alpha ThetaNational math honorary society. Holds activities throughout the year.
    Sponsor: Janice Krouse
  • RoboticsClub to learn more about robotics
    Sponsors: Lingyi Meng & David Mahler
  • Scholastic BowlA multi-school trivia competition.
    Sponsors: Eric Rettburg
  • Science BowlA quiz-show format contest where students are asked questions in the categories of biology, chemistry, physics, math, energy, and earth and space science
    Sponsor: Vacant
  • Science OlympiadA team competition in which students compete in 23 events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.
    Sponsor: Grant Bell
  • Solo/Ensemble ContestStudents compete in the area and regional competitions in music and voice
    Sponsors: Mary Beth McCarthy (Instrumental) & Lara Brink (voice)
  • Speech & DebatePromote speech, compete in tournaments
    Sponsors: Peter Dong & Leah Kind
  • Strolling StringsMusical instrumental group *Please note this will not be offered Fall 2020.
    Sponsor: Mary Beth McCarthy
  • YearbookProduction of an annual yearbook.
    Sponsor: Joyce Symoniak