AISA offers a range of clubs and activities that supports the growth and development of our high school students outside of the classroom. Our extracurricular program is constantly expanding to meet the needs and interests of our student body. Below is a brief overview of the clubs and activities currently available to grade 9-12 students.
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Amnesty International AISA’s Amnesty International club follows the mission of the larger organization to understand and promote human rights for all people. Our students explore current issues of human rights and raise awareness of these issues in the student body. Participation in this club enhances student understanding of current events, developing nations, the workings of a government, and the treatment of men and women around the world.
Drama The high school drama program is open to all grade 9-12 students who have an interest in acting, set design, or stage management. The students in this club will perform one to two productions each year for the AISA community. All students are encouraged to join, regardless of their drama background. Eco Club The Eco Club explores and implements initiatives to make AISA a more sustainable community. The group gathers and uses school data on resource consumption to affect change within the community. This organization is the communication vehicle for students to voice their ideas to the administration on creating a more eco-friendly campus.
International Club The International Club was created to promote cultural awareness throughout the AISA community. The club works to encourage appreciation and understanding between the many nationalities represented at AISA. Each year, the International Club works with teachers to plan AISA’s International Night, an evening devoted to celebrating the different foods, dress, traditions, and music from around the world that are represented in our school.
Student Ambassadors The Student Ambassador Program is committed to making AISA a welcoming and spirited community. Students in this program assist the Counseling Department by partaking in new student events, serving as a “buddy” for one or more new students in a given year, and giving tours of the campus to new families. Student Ambassadors are also responsible for representing the student body at school-wide events such as college fairs and career days. Student Council The Student Council promotes student life in the High School by planning events and promoting the events of other student organizations. The Student Council is comprised of a Treasurer, a Secretary, and three committees (Communication, Celebration, and Publications). Members of the Student Council are responsible for communicating the concerns and requests of the student body to the administration. This organization is designed to teach effective leadership skills and is the training ground for the Student Leadership Organization.
Model United Nations (MUN) This club mimics the procedures and functions of the United Nations through debating and seeking to resolve current international issues. Students act as delegates on a world stage, sharpening their public speaking, cooperation, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. We prepare you for two conferences a year: one held at and hosted by AISA, the second held at Abu Dhabi University with Al Nahda schools hosting. MUN looks great on university applications and is also a fantastic way to meet new people while staying up-to-date on international affairs.
Manga Club Love to draw? Are you a fan of Naruto, Bleach, or One-Piece Grand Battle? If so, check out the Manga Club! We meet every Tuesday and watch anime, check out manga, and draw our favorite characters for upcoming events. All levels of anime and manga enthusiasts are welcome. We are happy to teach and excited to share with fellow fans of the Japanese art of manga.
Photography Club WELCOME TO THE PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB!
You don't need a fancy camera to be in the club, you can use a point and shoot camera or a care ram phone. It's not the camera that makes a great photograph- it's the photographer. We will work with you to help you become the best photographer you can be. We will be learning about basic camera skills, camera settings, photographic techniques, photo editing software, etc.. Bring your camera and any photos you have taken that you would like to show off.
Robotics Club Are you interested in designing, building and programming Robots using Lego Mind storms? If so, join us in the Middle and High School Robotics Club. The Robotics club meets once a week on Sundays. Students work in groups of three to build and program lego robots. No prior experience is required to join this club.
OTHER ACTIVITIES Close-Up The Close-Up trip offers students the chance to explore Washington D.C. firsthand and understand the workings of a government. AISA teachers accompany students to Washington D.C. for one week where they will discover the historic sights of this capital city and make a personal connection with the information learned in their history classes. This program brings to life AISA’s classrooms and challenges students to critically think about democracy, government, law, and society.
Global Village Global Village is an arm of the larger Habitat for Humanity organization. Global Village trips are led by AISA teachers to destinations around the world where families are in need of housing. Students that participate in a Global Village trip will aid a community by building or restoring local housing units. Students gain a true sense of accomplishment and service as well as an increased understanding of the larger world and the needs of others by participating in this program.
World Challenge World Challenge is an organization that provides students with educational expeditions in the developing world. In recent years, AISA students have traveled to Tanzania and Nepal with AISA teachers. The World Challenge trips are designed to cultivate leadership skills, build confidence and camaraderie through outdoor adventure activities, and foster global awareness. Students are stretched beyond their comfort zones and challenged to think critically about the world around them.