Students

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-Ortiz

The Associated Student Body (ASB) works to encourage character development, values and a sense of respect and responsibility in cadets.

Elected and appointed cadets from the twelfth grade class hold the following officer positions; the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Public Relations, Secretary, and Events Planner/photographer.  The Director of the ASB has the option of appointing the Secretary and Public Relations Officer.  Additionally, included in the ASB is the council that is developed from class representatives from the seventh through twelfth grade classes.

Under the supervision of the ASB Director, the ASB officers meets regularly to discuss issues pertaining to the needs of the Cadets, the academy, and the community.

In addition to the ASB officers, each class will nominate for and vote for class representatives. The ASB officers and council members are expected to serve as role models for the Corps of Cadets.  They are expected to be in good standing academically as well as citizenship.

Through ASB, many clubs on campus exist for cadets to get involved in activities outside the academic arena. Many of the clubs do community service, some are for entertainment, and others faith-based. We have a club for every type of cadet on campus. For the 2017-2018 school year, each cadet will sign up for at least one club.

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:  Dr. Frances Disney
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.

Band Club

Advisor: Mr. Leland Lugo
If you are unsure about committing to band class but would like to give it a try or you are interested in playing/learning to play a Band Instrument but was not able to fit the class in your schedule, then this is the club for you.

Cadets will also have the opportunity to experiment with new instruments that may not be the ones they typically play.

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.

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Advisor:  Ms. 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.

Chess Club

Advisor:  Mrs. Lisa Cafro & Ms. Shannon Runyon
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 & Mr. Gabriel Contreras
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!

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Warrior Aviation Course & Club

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.

Forensics 

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 & Mr. Phillip Zamora

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.

 

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Hispanic Heritage Club

Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Ortiz 

This club focuses on the unique cultural heritage of all 20 Spanish-speaking countries- culture, music, food, geography, history, people, and politics. We explore various current events, participate in festivals and exhibitions, discuss cultural norms, and share opinions and knowledge that are valid for the classroom and social premises.

Improv/Comedy

 Advisor: Mr. Nick Hall & Mr. Joe South

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 (Does Not meet during club time)

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
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.

Percussion Club

Advisor: Mr. Leland Lugo

If you are unsure about committing to band class but would like to give it a try or you are interested in playing/learning to play a percussion instrument (Drums)but was not able to fit it in your class schedule, then this is the club for you.

Cadets will also have the opportunity to experiment with new instruments that may not be the ones they typically play.

Philosophy Club

Advisor: Ms. Eleni Theochari

The philosophy club is a place for any student who is interested in exploring a variety of philosophical topics in a casual and fun way. It requires a passion for ideas, an open mind, a listening ear and the willingness to learn and teach at the same time. Contemporary movies (The Matrix, Se7en), Cartoons (Calvin and Hobbes) and/or animated sitcoms (The Simpsons) will be considered, depending on student suggestions and preference.

Sports Club

Advisor: Mr. Joe South & Mr. Nick Hall

The Sports Club gives cadets an opportunity to learn about and play various sports popular in the U.S. and the rest of the world. Cadets will have an opportunity to develop basic and intermediate fundamentals of the sports as well as learn about the rules of each 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 and expand their sports knowledge. In addition, the cadets will be able to discuss and view current sports players, gamers, and news. 

 

Volleyball Club

Advisor: Dr. Amy Tsou

This club will explore the fundamentals of volleyball, practice skills, and play in games during club time.

The volleyball club will use beach, grass and concrete to practice to create a more well-rounded experience of the sport.

Special Club Programs

JROTC Drill Team

JROTC Rifle Team

 

Honor Council–  This is a cadet organization responsible for education, supervision, and administration of the Honor Code.

Peer Counseling– Peer Counseling was developed because often students seek out their friends or peers when they are experiencing a problem in their teenage years. Army and Navy Academy Peer Counselors are selected annually through a corps of cadets survey. Academy Peer Counselors attend an intense two-day training program by the Academy’s Counseling department on listening and helping skills.  Peer Counselors are also trained by staff counselors on how to identify if a cadet’s dilemma should be referred to an adult counselor. 

Peer Tutoring– 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.

Model U.N.

Advisor: TBD

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.

Harvard Model Congress

Advisor: Mr. Ethan Segovia & Ms. Jamie Frankfurth

Harvard Model Congress: Cadets will  travel to Boston, MA to participate in the largest congressional simulation conference in the world, providing high school students from across the United States and abroad with an opportunity to experience American government firsthand.