MATHCOUNTS is a challenging and fun math program for middle school students. It provides students with a foundation for success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. The MATHCOUNTS competitions have written and oral rounds, as well as individual and team components, which consist of fun and creative problems that promote critical-thinking and problem-solving skills on the 6th through 8th grade standards. www.mathcounts.org
2020 – 2nd and 3d Place CEESA Team Round
2019 – 2nd Place CEESA Team Round
2018 - Champions CEESA Tem Round
2016 – 2nd and 3d Place CEESA Team Round
2015 – 2nd Place CEESA Team Round
2014 – 2nd Place CEESA Team Round
The middle school after-school drama program is designed to inspire students who wish to develop a love and appreciation for the theatre. Participation in the play will give the students the opportunity to work on all aspects of theatre. They will explore history, terminology, and various production skills such as acting (vocal and physical), lights, sound, costumes, makeup, stagecraft, and directing. Students will also focus on skills such as a work ethic, organization, developing cooperative and supportive teams, and building self-confidence.
Band festival is an opportunity for students to play in a large group of students from other international schools. Schools send its strongest students to come together and play challenging music in a non-competitive environment that includes a concert! Band focuses on group goals and the completion of those goals in every rehearsal and performance. Music requires the integration of eye-hand coordination, rhythm, tonality, symbol recognition and interpretation, and reinforcement of critical thinking, problem-solving, and cooperation skills.
Model United Nations
Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. The participants role-play as diplomats representing a nation in a simulated session of a committee of the United Nations. They research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and develop solutions to world problems.
Strings festival is an opportunity for students to explore the wonderful world of strings orchestra playing and perform challenging music with students from other international schools. Strings focus on group goals and the completion of those goals in every rehearsal and performance. Music requires the integration of eye-hand coordination, rhythm, tonality, symbol recognition and interpretation, and reinforcement of critical thinking, problem-solving, and cooperation skills.
Speech and Debate offers students an opportunity to practice and improve their oral speaking skills through a variety of activities. Students practice prepared speeches, extemporaneous speaking, and organized debates. Then select students represent AAS at the season-ending CEESA competition each year. CEESA Speech and Debate categories: Debate, Duet Acting, Impromptu Speaking, Original Oratory, Oral Interpretation.
2021 - 1st and 3rd Places CEESA Debate, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places CEESA Oral Interpretation, 3rd Place CEESA Original Oratory
2020 - 2nd Place CEESA Debate
2015 - 2nd and 3rd Places CEESA Debate
Robotics challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers by having them solve problems using engineering concepts, presentation techniques, and robots. It introduces students to the fun and excitement of science and technology while building self-confidence, knowledge, and valuable employment and life skills. Students will apply math and science concepts to research, design, build, and program autonomous robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technologies. They will gain hands-on experience solving real-world problems by working as a group to overcome obstacles and meet challenges.