Sunrise Christian Academy is proud to have a diverse Fine Arts Program. We teach the Arts not only to honor and worship God with our talents but to affect the culture around us.
Our award winning Drama department is led by Sunrise alumni, Abby Hannaford. Sunrise has won many Jester Awards through Music Theater Wichita for our outstanding productions. Our Drama departments put on two full productions annually that are open for K- 12th grade students to audition for.
Sunrise's orchestra is under the Direction of Daniel Colwell. Our orchestra competes in several Fine Arts Festivals in the Midwest and in 2021 received a medal for "Best Large Ensemble". Orchestra is offered starting in 4th grade all the way through 12th grade.
Jenni Kelley is our Elementary Vocal Music Teacher. Teresa Chaney is our Junior High and High School Vocal Music Teacher. Our music teachers teach our children music filled with truth from God's Word!
The SCA Band is Directed by Karen Hamlin, who is also our Fine Art Chairperson. Karen also leads the pep band at home football and basketball games. The Pep Band is big part of what makes our home games such a fun atmosphere!
Drumline is a fun, extracurricular activity offered to 4th-12th grade students. Daniel Colwell directs the drumline and students get to perform at pep rallies and home games.
Lauren Barney is our Art and Graphic Design Teacher. Our Art classes study drawing, painting, sculpting, collages, and mixed media as well as studying Art History. The students in Graphic Design learn to make posters, logos, edit photos and create vector art.
Peggy O'Donnell is our Debate Teacher. Sunrise is a part of The National Speech and Debate Association. Students study a debate topic that is decided on by the Association and then compete with other schools around the community.
Forensics/Mock Trial/Model UN
Peggy O'Donnell is our Forensics/Mock Trial/Model UN Teacher. In Forensics, students compete in dramatic performance, humorous performance, impromptu speech and many more. For Mock Trial, the Kansas Bar Association sends out a packet in December and the students memorize parts then compete in front of Judges and Attorneys in March. In Model United Nations, the students discuss current events and compete at WSU and Johnson County Community College.