- General Information
- Bible Study
- Casitas Kennedy
- Cheerleading Club
- Drama Club
- Eagles Yearbook
- Environmental Club
- Extiende Tu Mano
- Guitar Club
- Habitat for Humanity
- Junior State of America
- Model United Nations
- National Honor Society & National Junior Honor Society
- Operation Smile
- Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica
- Student Council
- French Classes
- Violin Classes
The American School offers a wide variety of clubs. These various clubs offer students venues for meeting friends, involving themselves more in the life of the school and its community, and in general enriching their school experience. Although students are encouraged to take advantage of these various opportunities, they are also urged to make careful choices and serious commitments regarding clubs.
Many require time commitments, and some at times may even require students to miss class to attend special events. Careful consideration should be made as to what effects this will have on one’s overall attendance and academic performance, as participation does not excuse students from fulfilling their academic obligations. Additionally, once having joined a club, students are expected to honor their commitment to the organization and its members and regularly attend and contribute to meetings, practices, events, etc.
BENCALETH is a social service club composed of students in grades 10-12 who join in solidarity with the boys and girls of the BENCALETH children’s home. The young residents of this home suffer from muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, or mental retardation. The members of the BENCALETH Club provide basic supplies of food, medicine, cleaning materials and personal hygiene products to the residents. Members strive to live up to their club’s motto, “It matters not how long one’s life lasts rather the manner in which one lives it.”
The purpose of this interdenominational Christian club is to study the word of God and worship Him in fellowship with other students. They also pray for one another. The club is also involved in community activities, such as visiting sick children at the Hospital Escuela. Four visits are made during the school year, during which the club members donate food, refreshments, and toys to them. Most importantly, though, members of the Bible Study Club pray together for their health and lives.
This is a club that provides assistance to abandoned children, including babies, street children, and adolescents. Club members visit them after school hours on a quarterly basis. They share wonderful moments together, breaking piñatas and handing out toys and other goodies. Members of the Casitas Kennedy Club take this opportunity to play and sing with these unprivileged children, while teaching them manners and setting a positive example for them. As poverty is an unfortunate reality in Honduras, the club serves as a way for our students to get in touch with and assist the less fortunate.
The cheerleading squad at AST consists of an eligible group of students devoting most of their time to promoting school spirit, supporting our athletes, and serving as model students around our campus. They appear at games, parades, pep rallies, and many more events throughout the year. As disciplined athletes, AST Cheerleaders are devoted, energetic, and responsible for AST’s upbeat spirit!
Students who join this club can either work on the different aspects of acting and drama, and/or study the different effects of cinema throughout the ages. Students will work together in the selection of one-act plays, cinematic choices and work on discussions and understanding of particular genres, styles, and direction of the plays and movies chosen. The club offers a wide variety of creative opportunities for anyone interested in the creativity of producing, studying or acting in a play or short film.
“Eagles” is the A.S.T. annual or yearbook. Its staff serves as a club dedicated to recording the year’s most important events and activities, together with a special account of the graduating seniors. A class-by-class record is provided including all school areas and faculty. The yearbook allows students to practice photography and layout design, as well as digital image formatting with every page being submitted to the online publisher.
The Environmental Club is an energetic group of Earth loving students who work to promote an awareness of environmental issues. We strive toward creating a clean school and clean planet through our recycling initiative and our fundraising efforts go toward helping to reintroduce Honduras’ national bird, the guacamaya, back into the wild in Copan.
Extiende Tu Mano
This voluntary social service organization serves to help the elderly of Honduras in nursing homes. The club’s principal purpose is to serve these people by lighting up their days and trying to fulfill
their basic needs. The benefits the members of the club receive include seeing the smiles and feeling the joy in the hearts and souls of these needy senior citizens. Extiende tu Mano normally meets once a week during lunch.
Speaking a new language helps you to get to know other people and their cultures, as language and culture go hand in hand. Because language simultaneously defines and is defined by the world around us, learning another language opens one’s mind to new ideas and new ways of looking at the world.
Mondays and Wednesdays
Tuesdays and Thursdays
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
$74.00 a month
8 months (Sept.5 to May 5)
Program run by L’Alliance Francaise
for more information, please contact Mrs. Justa Corea in the Development Office
The classical and folk Guitar Club’s main objective is to help students develop their skills and share with other students their experience as a Soloist, Duo, Trio or Quartet. This club also prepares the students for cultural events, on or off campus; including the National and Central American Music Festivals. Once students achieve a Superior Level, they can continue their Guitar lessons in college.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Justa Corea in the development office.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is an international Christian organization based in the United States that works to help provide basic decent housing to impoverished families around the world. The Habitat for Humanity Club is a student social service organization dedicated to helping in this noble effort. Student members and teacher volunteers spend a number of Saturdays per school year working on building sites, helping families construct their homes. Because of age restrictions with Habitat for Humanity International, this club is open only to eleventh and twelfth grade students.
Junior State of America
Sponsored Founded in 1934, J.S.A. is a non-partisan student-run organization that serves to expose students to a wide variety of civic areas. J.S.A. focuses on debate and experiencing firsthand the legislative process. Members in the American School chapter will have the opportunity to travel to one of several J.S.A. conferences offered in the U.S. each year.
Model United Nations
Model UN educates students and teachers on the basic functions of the United Nations. Students participate in role-playing committees, writing proposals to resolving world issues, and advocating for the changes they believe need to be made for their own nation. Not only do students learn about the United Nations, they gain skills in debate, persuasive writing and teamwork. Members normally have the opportunity to travel annually to one of the several M.U.N. conferences offered in the U.S. or elsewhere and/or the annual M.U.N. conference sponsored in Central America by the Association of American Schools in Central America.
National Honor Society & National Junior Honor Society
Sponsored by the U.S.-based National Association of Secondary School Principals (N.A.S.S.P.), the N.H.S. and the N.J.H.S. recognize select students with outstanding records of scholarship, character, service and leadership. Since their founding nearly a century ago, membership has been seen around the world as one of the most prestigious honors a secondary student can attain. Qualified students in grades seven through nine may apply for membership in the N.J.H.S., while students in grades ten through twelve may seek membership in the N.H.S.
Operation Smile International is a non-profit U.S.-based organization that serves to repair cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facial deformities in impoverished countries around the world. Supported primarily by donations and the work and sacrifice of volunteers from many countries, Operation Smile has made an immeasurable difference in the lives of many thousands of children and adults since its founding in 1982. The American School Operation Smile Club works in close support of the annual Operation Smile mission to Honduras. The club received the 2006 Community Service Award from the Association of American Schools in Central America (A.A.S.C.A.).
Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica
Sponsored by The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is a Hispanic honor society that exists to honor students who have excelled in the study of Spanish. Additionally, the S.H.H. serves to promote the study of and appreciation for the Spanish language and Hispanic literature and culture in general. Open to select students in grades ten through twelve, membership is seen as an impressive high-school achievement.
Serving as the collective voice of the student body, the Student Council offers students the opportunity to earn leadership and governmental experience while serving their fellow students. Offices are held within each grade level, as well as for the governing body of the overall Student Council. Elections are held at the end of each school year. Eligibility requirements are available from the Student Council faculty adviser.
We guide musical hopefuls of every age, to the best professional instruction on all instruments. A popular choice is Violin.
Teacher: Mrs. Katia Rodriguez
Licenciada en Educacion Artistica con Orientacion en Musica de la UPN
Mondays & Wednesdays (1 1/2 hour: Pre School – 12th grade)
Time: 2:45 PM - 4:15PM
$53.00 a month
Duration: 8 months (Sept.5 to May 5)
For more information, please contact Mrs. Justa Corea in the Development Office.