An Army and Navy Academy Cadet Will…

  • Develop intellectual curiosity, creativity, and independent thought through a rigorous academic core curriculum that prepares each Cadet for the challenges of post-secondary education.
  • Become a literate student conversant with technology who can gather, evaluate, and analyze facts in order to draw meaningful and valid conclusions in an ethical manner.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of civic responsibilities and a commitment to service.
  • Relate successfully to others, accept responsibility, demonstrate empathy, and adapt to change as he faces problems that confront him now and in the future.
  • Develop mature habits and skills that promote lifelong emotional health.
  • Develop an appreciation for cultural diversity in our modern world.

Our Mission is to Educate, Mentor, and Develop Good Character and Leadership in Young Men


A Message From the Director of ASB

Sarah-OrtizThe Associated Student Body (ASB) encourages character development, values, and a sense of respect and responsibility in Cadets.

Senior Cadets are elected and appointed to ASB Officer positions, and they meet regularly with the ASB Director to discuss issues pertaining to the needs of Cadets, the Academy, and the greater community.

In addition to the ASB Officers, each class nominates class representatives. Officers and class representatives serve as role models for the Corps of Cadets. They are expected to be in good standing in terms of academics, citizenship, and leadership.

ASB Clubs allow Cadets to get involved in activities outside of Academics. Many of the clubs complete community service projects, some are for entertainment, and others are faith-based. We have a club to match the interests of each Cadet on campus, and Cadets are required to be members of at least one club per school year.

Sarah Ortiz, ASB Director

ASB Dances

The ASB puts on three dances per year. The first dance of the year occurs in November during Autumn Ball weekend. The Autumn Ball begins with the Grand March of our Cadet leaders into Duffield Sports Center. The two other dances are held during Warrior Family Weekend in March and during Alumni Weekend in May.

Girls who plan on attending dances at ANA must fill out a permission slip in order to attend the dance. A new permission slip must be filled out each year.

If you have any questions regarding dances and/or policies, please contact the ASB Director, Sarah Ortiz by email or by calling 760.547.5159

Club Offerings for Students

Anti Bullying Club at Discovery CharterAnti-Bullying Club

Advisor:  Ms. Jara Dupere
The Anti-Bullying Club exists in schools across the country to promote kindness and helping others, and to instill positive characteristics in our Cadets. We hope to initiate different activities on campus to encourage good character in young men.

Bagpipe Club

Advisor:  Mr. Alan Black
Cadets have fun in this club learning the techniques and styles used to play the Highland Bagpipes. Cadets will learn how to play, understand the mechanics and maintenance of the instrument, and experience audio and visual appreciation of the music.

Book and Reading

Advisor: Mrs. Kimberly Frazier
Book and Reading Club provides an opportunity for students to read books of their choice for pleasure. Students can bring their own books or Mrs. Frazier has an extensive class library from which to choose. Some club time will be spent discussing favorite books, but most of the time will be spent silently reading.

California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

Advisor:  Ms. Jolene Mitchell
The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) emphasizes high standards of scholarship and community service for California high school students. Founded in 1921, the California Scholarship Federation is the oldest scholarship institution in the state of California.

chessChess Club

Advisor:  Mrs. Lisa Cafro
The Chess Club is intended to be a fun and competitive club that that encourages the development of game strategies and critical thinking skills. Inter-Club competitions will be considered depending on student interest.

Computer Gaming

Advisor: Mr. Gavin Hooker
This club would like to teach its members about basic fundamentals in computer hardware, security, and programming. In addition, the members play, discuss, and create different video games used across a plethora of gaming systems.

Creative Writing Club

Advisor:  Mrs. Kimberly Frazier
In Creative Writing Club, Cadets will get to write expressively and creatively. The club will focus on short, fun writing activities designed to develop narrative voice. Cadets can choose to work on extended pieces of writing or work on short pieces related to the different activities that take place during club time. We’ll write poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction. If you are interested in the craft of writing, this club is for you!

forensics-clubCyber Patriots

This club is focused on teaching advanced coding and OS architecture for computers and software. The cadets skills will be tested through in-school, local, and district competitions. This club promotes teamwork, leadership, and progressive tactics for working with technology.

Elements of Flight

Advisor: Col. Wayne Ward
The club was formed to give Cadets the opportunity to study the principles of flight – stability, lift, and propulsion – which would then be applied through structured, creative, and hands-on applications.

A series of trips are organized to familiarize the squadron with the concepts of flight instruction, simulation, and more. Cadets visit the San Diego Air and Space Museum, Pinnacle Aviation Academy, and Civic Helicopters. During these field trips, Cadets take flight lessons and experience simulation on the FS2000, F-35, and other fixed and rotary wing simulators.

Cadets meet Federal Aviation Administration-Certified pilots, part of the Young Eagles, who walk them through a preflight aircraft inspection and each piece of the plane, inside and outside. After that, they go for a ride in a historic aircraft along the California coast.

Throughout the year, valuable community connections are fostered with local schools and private aviation contacts that open up many exciting possibilities for the future. Future plans include developing a more structured, formal approach that will eventually lead to individual certification.


Advisor:  Dr. Robin Cowen
The Forensics Club investigates the application of a broad range of scientific disciplines to the achievement of the goals of the criminal justice system and the betterment of society. Forensics club was established in 2006 to serve the needs and interests of our Cadets.

The purposes of the Forensics club are to advance the understanding and promote greater awareness of forensic science; expose Cadets to methodology and tools used in forensics; strengthen the Cadet’s understanding of the sciences and develop leadership skills; encourage students in their educational pursuits, make them aware of career opportunities in the field of forensic science and establish and develop ties between the Academy science Cadets and local personnel involved in forensics. This is achieved through field trips, hands-on lab activities, movies and guest speakers.

Game Time

Advisors:  Mrs. Kacie Drake & Mrs. Denise Martin
The Game Time Club is designed to provide Cadets with an opportunity to be part of a stress-free, game-centered environment. Being able to engage in friendly competition helps to develop good character in young men.

Garden and Agriculture

Advisor: Mr. Ethan Segovia
The garden and agriculture club teaches Cadets how to successfully build, plant, manage, and harvest a garden while giving back to the school. They also provide members with community service opportunities through a variety of farming methods as well as teach about the different methods of farming.

Green Club

 Advisor: Ms. Sonia Pratt

This club raises awareness for the environment and issues that are of concern today- specifically 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 (heart) Clean San Diego, and San Diego Coastkeepers to keep track of collected trash and waste.

Hockey Club

Advisor: Mr. Joe South
The Hockey Club gives Cadets an opportunity to learn about and play the exciting sport of hockey. Cadets will have an opportunity to develop basic and intermediate fundamentals of hockey, which include: skating, stickhandling, sportsmanship & the rules of the game.

Cadets will have an opportunity to participate on a weekly basis during club meetings. The purpose of the club is to create a source for players to develop their skills to join, as a school team, one of the local high school roller hockey leagues with the potential for ice hockey in the near future.

interact on veterans dayImprov/Comedy

 Advisor: Mr. Nick Hall

Cadets have the opportunity to work in exploring comedy writing and performance.  Original scripts will be developed, Cadets will participate in comedy improvisation and sketch comedy script development.  When available, additional theatre professionals will attend and offer their professional guidance to students in the workshop.

Interact Club

Advisor:  Mrs. Sarah Ortiz
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.

International Language and Culture Club

Advisor:  Ms. Maya Ramirez, Mrs. Eleni Theochari, and Mrs. Sonja Pratt
This club is for Cadets who have a strong desire to learn a second or third language. This club allows all Cadets to develop an appreciation for cultural diversity in our global community, both on campus and in the world.

Key Club

Advisor:  Mrs. Jen Edwards
“Caring: Our Way of Life.”

Key club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student governed organization whose goal is to teach leadership through serving others. Key Club International is a part of the Kiwanis International group. Each local Key Club is, in turn, sponsored by a local Kiwanis club.

national-honor-societyNational Honor Society (by invitation only)

Advisor:  Dr. Robin Cowen
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.

Toastmasters International

Toastmasters helps to improve communication, public speaking, and leadership through a complex curriculum that helps each member to track their progress. This aids in unlocking previously unknown potential in some cadets that may fear public speaking or feel nervous about leading others.

This club’s purpose relates to ANA’s mission statement in that it promotes leadership and mentoring which are critical attributes to use at ANA and outside the academic realm.