Every Friday, students participate in the clubs of their choice. Each club gives them the opportunity to branch out in an area that they are interested in learning more about. These clubs encourage teamwork, active participation, social interaction and leadership.
Student council is the voice of the student body. It gives students an opportunity to develop leadership skills by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. Student Council seeks to foster and strengthen school spirit and pride.
The Arts Club encompasses our fine arts programs which include music, art and drama. Students are given opportunities to sing, play instruments, draw, paint, work on original scripts, act, and work on creating props and stage management.
The A-Team Club is teambuilding with teens. Students work on building leadership, decision-making and self-esteem skills through activities and creative games.
Author's Club allows students to explore their creative voice through a variety of outlets including poetry, storytelling, comic strips, journaling, and other projects. Students are encouraged to expand their boundaries and engage socially through the sharing and collaboration of their original works.
Debate Club is students working together to learn basic debating skills, researching and writing casework on certain topics. Debate Club provides practice in developing sound and logical arguments, encourages students to practice speaking in public, show initiative and leadership, and will expand the mind and increase understanding of important issues.
Robotics club has three different categories for learning:
(1.) It teaches programming, using the software tool Scratch. This programming language is similar to Lego blocks, in that code statements are attached together.
Scratch allows the user to create an interactive graphical display. Games and stories can be created.
(2.) It also teaches programming for the Vex IQ robotics. The Vex programming language is similar to Scratch, but with language statements to control robotics hardware, rather than graphics. The programs developed can control robotic cars autonomously.
(3.) It also has Snap Circuits hardware, which allows the students build electronic circuits. This is to teach the student the basics of electricity and electronics.
This club is specifically for high school students who have expressed interested in making a difference within our school. Students will create and review policies and procedures already in place such Student Handbook, Student Ambassadors Program, Anti-Bullying Campaign, and other student related issues.
Lego Club provides an opportunity for students to develop new friendships, foster and maintenance current friendships and gain experience with social interactions with their neuro-typical peers while playing LEGOS. It allows our students to link their academic learning to practical application when utilizing LEGOS in areas such as Math, Engineering, Science, Art and Technology.
Students go in to the community to learn the benefits of volunteering and helping others. Through these interactions, students put in to practice various social skills and job skills. The following are some examples of previous outings, including a tour of the post office,
map reading and scavenger hunt in the neighborhood, a tour of a working dairy, and shopping for supplies for a cookout in the park. Past projects include working at food banks, the Goodwill, assisting a teacher’s organization, and helping our sister schools in Chandler and Mesa.
Full potential program club
Students work on social interaction and conversation skills. They also participate in online drawing lessons that enable them to work on following instructions and fine tune their motor skills. Each student will be sent home with their very own portfolio at the end of the school year.