Peoples Baptist Academy will provide leadership in the development, supervision and conduct of interscholastic activities, which enrich the educational experiences of high school students.  The academy is committed to the ideals that will provide equitable participation opportunities and positive recognition to students, while working cooperatively within the guidelines of the Georgia Association of Christian Schools (GACS).



The main purpose for the fine arts program is to glorify God. "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." (I Corinthians 10:31). It requires the utmost discipline and delivery and is in keeping with admonition given in the Word of God. "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest." (Ecclesiastes 9:10).

Throughout life, each individual has many opportunities to speak, sing, play, work, design, and create--for the purpose of honoring God. Teachers are privileged to share their own gifts in helping young people to develop theirs. It is "for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ . . . ." It is an opportunity for young people to do as Jesus did as a young man. Luke 2:52 says that Jesus " . . . increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man."


PBA offers competition on three levels:

Elementary Grades 4-6

Junior High Grades 7-9

Senior High Grades 10-12

Please note: Grade 3 may compete in a limited number of events with approval. Grades 9-12 are eligible for the American Association of Christian Schools National Competition, held each year at Bob Jones University.

It is mandatory that a student be regularly enrolled in the school he represents in competition.



The following is a list of areas in which students may compete, and each student in Grades 7-12 are asked to choose two:


Bible: Bible Testing, Bible Teaching, Bible Memory, Bible Preaching

Music: Vocal Solo, Piano Solo, Instrumental Solo, Vocal Ensemble, Instrumental Ensemble, Choir, Orchestra/Band, Piano Duet, Percussion Solo, Handchimes Choir, Handchimes Ensemble

Art: Calligraphy, Monochromatic Drawing, Polychromatic Drawing, Watercolor Painting, Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, Sculpture, Textiles, Crafts, Printmaking, Woodworking, Still Life Photography, People/Animal Photography, Landscape/Architecture Photography, Digital Media, Mixed Media

Speech: Dramatic Interpretation, Poetry, Religious Reading, Declamation, Humorous Interpretation, Oral Interpretation of Scripture, Debate, Original Persuasive Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, Duet Acting, Reader's Theatre, Choric Speaking

Senior High Academic Testing: English, Algebra/Geometry, Advanced Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, World History/Geography, U.S. History/Geography, Poetry Writing, Essay Writing, Music Theory, Accounting, Home Economics, Political Science/Economics, Spelling Bee, Spanish

Junior High Academic Testing: English, History/Geography, Mathematics, Science, Poetry Writing, Essay Writing, Spelling Bee, Science Fair



State competition dates are published each year on the Georgia Association of Christian Schools website. National competition is set by the American Association of Christian Schools and posted on their website.


Some faculty members are chosen as advisors to students in regard to fine arts. These faculty members have an understanding of what must be accomplished in their area of expertise and are familiar with the GACS guidelines to be able to instruct students.

Fine Arts Director:                Mark Bookout

Bible Categories:                  Thomas Satterfield

Music Categories:                Mark Bookout

Art Categories:                     Jennifer Satterfield

Speech Categories:             TBD

Academic Testing:               TBD

Science Fair:                         Robert Vaughn

These advisors also play a key role in assisting elementary students for their fine arts competition as well.