Clubs & Organizations
An education at a military school would not be complete without fun and challenging extracurricular offerings. Clubs allow cadets to get involved in activities outside of their busy academic and leadership curriculum to create life balance. With over 20 clubs to choose from, there is a club for every student on campus.
Many clubs help students complete community service projects, some are for entertainment or career development, while others are faith-based. To ensure student engagement and participation, all cadets are required to participate in clubs during the academic year. In fact, many clubs are organized and led by cadets. Whether you board on campus, or enroll as a day student, there is always time in the daily schedule for athletics, clubs, and other after-school activities.
Unlike other public schools and most private schools, at our day/boarding school for boys, you can you learn to fly in high school, gain business skills, play fun games, learn how to fix things, improve your computer skills, hone your creative talents, and so much more. Clubs allow you to go beyond your comfort zone and try new things! You will make new friends and have opportunities to work in teams, as well as exercise your leadership and communication skills.
In addition, special club programs will expand your horizons and make an impact. Model United Nations and Harvard Model Congress create opportunities to stretch your mental abilities and expand your knowledge. Honor Council will give you a chance to follow your moral compass and hold your peers accountable. And last, but not least, Peer Tutoring is a great way to support your fellow cadets by sharing your mastery of academic subject matter. No matter what you choose to do, we know you will have fun and learn new things!
The Warrior Aviation Club will provide authentic and practical aviation training and simulation. In addition to the aviation class, this club will offer extra practice and education on the basics of aviation, flight training, drone use, and much more. Aim high and learn how to fly in high school through Warrior Aviation Course and Club!
This club enables cadets to learn one acapella song, while exploring the various rhythms. It also promotes an appreciation for musical composition and builds confidence. Enjoy the joy of song!
Agriculture and Gardening Club
The Agriculture and Gardening Club introduces cadets to the fundamentals of gardening. Learn how to build, plant, manage, and harvest a garden, as well as how to manage water irrigation, pest control, and many other areas.
The club also gives back to the school by donating most of the herbs, fruits, and vegetables they grow to our campus dining hall. Enjoy the wonder of watching a garden grow and learn life skills!
The Automobile Club focuses on the appreciation of classic cars. In this fun club, cadets will learn about them through guest speakers and demonstrations. Go retro and learn about the world of automobiles!
The Business Club is a competitive club, where students practice creative marketing strategies to solve hypothetical business problems. In addition, students participate in stock market simulation and discuss new investment strategies. Get smart, get business savvy while you are young!
Chalk Talk Club
In Chalk Talk Club, cadets will write kind and inspiring messages in chalk around campus as a way to promote kindness. Spread our values of gratitude and compassion through your words and deeds!
Clash of Clans: Warrior Style
Cadets are encouraged to join this fun club if they have a knack for strategy. This club is our ANA Clan that will build defenses, battle opponents, practice different attack methods, and work together as a team to win the wars. Face new challenges and ramp up your competitive spirit!
Cyber Security Club
The computer club focuses on cyber security and other topics. We focus on how to defend your personal information online as well as take responsibility for your own data.
We’ll be discussing passwords, encryption, the linux operating system, FOSS (Free and Open Source Software).
Additionally, we will talk about ethics, and we will run Linux and Windows 10 in virtual machines.
If you are currently in the Cyber Security class, be aware that we’ll be using some of the same material, but you are still welcome to join. Join other techies and gain valuable career and life skills!
Dungeons and Dragons Club
The Dungeons and Dragons Club introduces students to the wildly popular Dungeons and Dragons. Cadet leaders will lead the club with mini game lessons before each game. Make new friends!
Fantasy Gaming Club
Have you ever wanted to kill a dragon while wielding a fancy lute? Maybe cast a huge serpent that dominates the battlefield?
This club is for those guys who are interested in fantasy role playing games or card/board games. We will play games such as: Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering, and countless other board games. Expand your creativity!
This club exposes cadets to the methodologies and tools used in forensics.
It strengthens the cadet’s understanding of the sciences and encourages students in their educational pursuits. The club also makes them aware of career opportunities in the field of forensic science.
In addition, the club helps establish and develop ties with local personnel involved in forensics.
The club goes on field trips, does hands-on lab activities, goes to movies and hosts guest speakers. Gain new thinking skills and learn about careers in forensics!
Game Time Club
Cadets will have the opportunity to play old-fashioned board games and have fun within a group setting. Make new friends and go retro with games!
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student-run club which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to stop homophobia. Create a positive campus experience that celebrates diversity!
German Culture & History Club
The club is designed to offer a deeper understanding of historical events that have shaped modern day Germany, as well as explore the rich culture. History and travel buffs unite!
This club raises awareness for the environment and issues that are of concern today, In particular, we focus on trash and recyclables on the beach, ocean, and waterways in our community. This club takes action by organizing and participating in local beach cleanups.
The Green Club works with Heal the Bay, I Love a Clean San Diego, and San Diego Coastkeepers to keep track of collected trash and waste. Protect our planet!
Interact club is a service club and is part of Rotary International, the world’s first service club organization. The parent international organization consists of over 30,000 clubs around the world and boasts more than million business and professional leaders as members.
Individual Rotary clubs sponsor the youth component (Interact clubs), by providing guidance and support. One of the club’s favorite activities is supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through its annual Pasta for Pennies fundraiser. Make a difference in the world!
We’ve all come across some anime, sushi and ninjas, but what else is there to Japan? Come get a deeper glimpse into a culture that has had major influence on the rest of the world, despite being a very small country. This club will give you insights into the culture, history, traditions, and more. Gain new spiritual, cultural, and historic insights!
This club will allow cadets to participate in and practice their skills in drill, rifle spinning, color guard, raider challenge, and more. The cadets will utilize their current skills, as well as augment their technique in some or all of the specialty areas. Improve skills and self-discipline!
National Honor Society (NHS)
By Invitation Only.
The National Honor Society (NHS) is one of the oldest and largest recognition programs for high school students in grades 10-12 in the United States of America; however it is also present in several other countries. NHS honors those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The National Honor Society was founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
It is estimated that over one million students participate in the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society.
Once selected, a student is awarded membership in the local chapter at a special induction ceremony. With induction, each member assumes certain obligations as outlined by the chapter and the national constitution.
The chapter must conduct a service project for the school or community and see to the development of an individual service project for each member. Chapters may choose to sponsor fundraising projects or otherwise involve themselves with the school to reach the chapter’s goals. In addition, regular meetings of the chapter can be held to conduct chapter business. Be a stellar student and give back through school and community service projects!
Come play Pickleball! We play on our campus tennis courts, laugh, and have fun! Get your game going and lower your stress level!
The Reading Club will provide an opportunity for students to read books of their choice for pleasure. Students can bring their own books of choice. Some club time will be spent discussing favorite books, but most of the time will be spent silently reading. Find new interests in the wonderful world of books!
Repair & Engineering Club
This is a club dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of our physical campus.
Over the years, students have initiated recycling efforts and facility enhancements. Create beauty on campus!
Cadets will split up into teams and play soccer on the field or futsal. Club meetings will be held at the hockey rink/Maffucci Field. Get fit and get moving!
Learn about the field of sports medicine in this interesting club. This club will teach you about basic injury evaluations, anatomy, first aid, taping, and provide an overview of sports medicine. Follow your career related interests in sports medicine!
Yearbook Jr Club
Collaborate with fellow cadets to help create the ANA Yearbook and document lasting memories! Elevate your talents in copywriting, photography, project management, and more. This is a great way to learn about some skills that are needed in business and marketing. Showcase your talents!
SPECIAL CLUB PROGRAMS
The Honor Council is a cadet organization responsible for education, supervision,
and administration of the Honor Code. It consists of seven qualified cadets from the First Class who have demonstrated to the Corps, faculty, and staff they are capable of upholding the standards of honor. They meet to hear reports of violations of the Honor Code and determine the guilt or innocence of the accused cadet. Recommendations for serious punishments, up to and including dismissal, can be made by the Honor Council for guilty cases of lying, cheating, stealing, or toleration.
Harvard Model Congress (HMC)
Model United Nations
Model United Nations is an educational simulation and academic competition in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations.MUN involves and teaches research, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.
Cadets are selected for this club to act as tutors and mentors for other cadets on campus through academics. They can offer help with assignments and projects outside the classroom.
This allows for ANA’s cadets to show a sense of leadership in academics as well as promote a cohesive corps on campus.