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.
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
Knowledge Bowl is an academic competition involving teams of students who answer questions in a written and several oral rounds. It is a jeopardy-like event for middle school students who have a strong interest and vast academic ability in general knowledge. Students will gain effective communication and critical thinking skills while using strategies of patience, discipline and teamwork.
2016 - CEESA Champions
2014 - 3rd Place CEESA competition
2013 - CEESA Champions
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.
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