Associated Student Body
Leadership is integral to all aspects of campus life for our students. Throughout the year, ASB officers make important decisions for their peers that involve activities, cadet privileges, and class gifts. These officers are elected by the Corps of Cadets in the spring and take office in the fall of the new year.
ASB organizes and plans events, competitions, special outings, and community service projects. These events are a way for to cadets to enjoy themselves while making social connections and engaging with other schools and organizations. Young men acquire confidence, leadership, and management skills.
Community Service Involvement
Community service is an integral aspect of developing good character and finding ways to give back. Some examples are:
Interact Club sponsors the snack bar at the Veteran’s Day parade and organizes the Pasta for Pennies program to fundraise for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
California Scholarship Federation club volunteers at the San Diego Soup Kitchen and volunteers at the San Diego Humane Society Walk for Animals.
JROTC takes charge of the canned food drive and other important events that help those in need. We also do projects and special presentations that support veterans in coordination with the Wounded Warriors.
Key Club sponsors three blood drives on campus each year where cadets, faculty, staff, and community members participate to help save lives with their donations.
Cadets may sign up for two or more clubs that they are interested in each semester. With over 20 diverse clubs here on private school campus, we have 100% participation in clubs.
Almost all of our clubs have been initiated by ideas given to the ASB Director by the cadets, so we are always open to new ideas and interest areas. Club participation allows students to cultivate interests and find new passions that can even lead to college majors and chosen professions.
Why is community service important in high school?
Community service helps develop good character in young men. By being of service to our campus, local community, and nation, we demonstrate our core values: honor, integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion, and gratitude.
Are some of the clubs educational or career-oriented?
Check out over 20 different clubs and develop real-world skills in areas, such as: aviation, sports medicine, gardening and agriculture, cyber security, and more. For a full list of clubs, visit our clubs page.
The ASB puts on two dances per year. The first dance of the year occurs in the fall during Autumn Ball Weekend. The Autumn Ball begins with the Grand March of our cadet leaders into Duffield Sports Center. The other dance is held during Warrior Family Weekend in March. Girls who plan on attending dances at ANA must fill out a permission slip, bring their school ID, and comply with the dress code.
ASB puts on many campus events throughout the year, especially around the holidays, such as the Halloween costume contest, holiday door decorating contest, holiday tug-o-war competition, and dances in the fall and spring, where cadets can bring a guest. Students are also very involved in preparations for special event parades and ceremonies.
Throughout the year, Army and Navy Academy cadets build their bonds of brotherhood through various social activities and local trips. .
These activities vary each year and are voted on by the cadets. Over the years, cadets have gone to places in Southern California including: Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland, the movies, bowling, the trampoline park, and paintballing, to name a few. They enjoy these activities as they are able to spend time with friends, socialize, and participate in activities that take them off campus.
Class meetings are held at various dates throughout the year in order to discuss important dates, events, and ideas within each class. The senior class has the most critical job during these meetings as they have many more decisions to make in their final year at the Academy. Some of these tasks include senior ring design, senior flag design, senior privileges, senior dinner, senior gift to Army & Navy Academy and social outings solely for the senior class. Cadets learn to communicate, work in teams, manage complex projects, and meet important deadlines.
Do families attend some of the special events on campus?
During Closed Weekends, families are strongly encouraged to attend all the main events. Special events are all listed on the Master Calendar and on the Special Events page under MY ANA. Information is also sent out to families via the Warrior Weekly newsletter.
ASB is also in charge of putting on the many senior events throughout the year at Army and Navy Academy. Every year, the senior class has money allocated to them for specific activities. The seniors vote on these activities at the beginning of the year, and the events are organized by the ASB Director and senior class advisors.
Some of these events include: MMA event, Lakers game, Clippers game, waterslide day, GamerCon San Diego, Knott’s Berry Farm trip, Padres game, Dodgers game, paintballing, Dave & Buster’s visit, bowling, and movies.
Seniors enjoy a special night out at a nice local restaurant in Carlsbad.
Cadets attend the Grand March and Autumn Ball, which is our first and formal dance of the year. The cadets choose a theme, decorate, and participate in the festivities. Young ladies from local high schools are welcome to accompany our cadets.
Senior Well & Lawn
The seniors don their Senior Whites for the first time to take the traditional senior well photo. This is a time-honored tradition and the place where caps are tossed at the culmination of graduation.
College T-Shirt Photos
As college acceptances roll in, seniors enjoy a day where they wear their college apparel on campus and we take photos. We also enjoy a “Fire & Ice Party” where cadets gather around the beach firepit and throw any college decline letters into the fire!
Senior Ring Ceremony
The Senior Ring Ceremony typically takes place in the chapel, where the senior class presents the senior gift to the Academy, and gives special awards, and presentations.
Senior & Parent Dinner
The night before graduation is a special one at the Army and Navy Academy. Friends and families gather with their cadets along with faculty, staff, alumni, and administration to celebrate their senior year and look back at the previous years spent at the Academy. It is a time to reminisce on great memories, share current wisdom, and look to the bright future awaiting each cadet in their path after leaving The Academy.
The evening includes dinner, a guest speaker, special recognitions, a slide show showcasing the growth of the cadets, special presentations, recognition of Honor Council and ASB officers, and finally, an inspiring send off from the President.
A culminating and emotional experience for the Corps of Cadets, this day is marked by a Military Review (parade), speeches, awards, and diplomas. Families embrace, cry, converse, and share in the triumphs experienced as they celebrate the future that lies ahead.
College Campus Visits
As part of college planning services, seniors also go on college campus tours. Academics has arranged for East Coast college trips and local tours at the many universities in the area. These trips are not coordinated through ASB, but are integral to college prep.
Seniors Stay Connected
ASB is instrumental in cultivating the bonds and sense of brotherhood that pervades the Academy. Alumni often make a point to visit campus during our Alumni Weekend or when they are close by. We encourage all alumni to stay in touch and follow us on social media. Follow us on the Alumni Facebook page. See more under Alumni navigation.