The SJH Academic Team competes in the National Academic League (NAL) against other junior high schools in the Mesa School District. NAL utilizes problem solving, teamwork, public speaking, and quick recall in four (4) timed quarters. Content will be based on the curriculum areas of Math, Science, Social Studies, English/Language Arts, and current events.
The NAL season starts in November and ends in February. However, we will be meeting weekly beforehand to start practicing in October, after Fall Break. First practice will be Tuesday October 17th after school in room 136. Practices will be on Tuesdays, matches on Thursdays. See NAL-Calendar for details. Home matches will be located in the library.