ASB Club Offerings
The Associated Student Body (ASB) encourages character development, values, and a sense of respect and responsibility in Cadets.
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.
The Associated Student Body (ASB) facilitates a wide range of clubs on campus.
Agriculture and Gardening Club
The Agriculture and Gardening Club introduces Cadets to the fundamentals of gardening, from learning how to build, plant, manage, and harvest a garden to 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 the mess hall for Cadet and Staff meals.
The Anti-Bullying club exists to promote kindness and helping others to instill positive characteristics in our cadets. We hope to initiate different activities on campus to encourage good character in young men. Also, we will focus on how cadets can build more positive and healthy relationships with one another while discussing different life philosophies and approaches to ensure community safety and rapport. We aim for the club to be interactive, student-centered, and meaningful so students are motivated to plan and organize positive campus activities.
The Automobile Club focuses on the appreciation of classic cars and learning about them through guest speakers and demonstrations.
Advisors: Ms. Jean Lacob
Practice your badminton skills in a fun and competitive environment!
Advisors: Ms. Melinda Hess
Chalk Talk Club
In Chalk Talk Club, Cadets will write kind and inspiring messages in chalk around campus as a way to promote kindness.
Advisors: Ms. Alison Statham
Cyber Security Club
The computer club is going to focus on cyber security this year. We’ll 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’ll talk about ethics, and we’ll run Linux and Windows 10 in virtual machines.
If you’re 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.
Advisor: Mr. Malcom Muter
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.
Advisor: Dr. Robin Cowen
Free-Style Music Club
Students will have an opportunity to free style, have some fun, and work on their musical skills with one another other, in a respectful manner.
Advisor: Mr. Rafael Rodriguez
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
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 Love a Clean San Diego, and San Diego Coastkeepers to keep track of collected trash and waste.
Hip Hop Dance Club
Have you ever wanted to learn some dance moves and routines or do you just love to dance? Now’s your chance to learn from cadet Isaak Glimka. Mr. Matsuoka will be throwing in some basic breakdancing, popping and Hip-Hop culture.
Advisors: Mr. Terry Matsuoka
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.
Advisor: Mr. Jeff Miller
We’ve all come across some anime, sushi and ninjas… but what else is there to Japan? Come get deeper into a culture that has had major influence on the rest of the world despite being a very small country. This club will be led by a cadet that is currently in Japan to show you first hand (Shoda Ryu). Mr. Matsuoka will also give insight from his experience living in Japan.
Advisor: Mr. Terry Matsuoka
This club will allow for Cadets to participate in and practice their military skills through drill, rifle, color guard, and raider challenge. The Cadets will utilize their current skills as well as augment their technique in some or all of the specialty areas.
Advisor: LET Staff
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.
Advisor: Dr. Robin Cowen
Piano and Music Theory Club
In this club, we will work with the piano and keyboards. We will discuss basic music theory and how it is applied to different genres. For example, we’ll discuss why the Mario theme song is so well recognized, and learn how to write a basic song structure using chord progressions
Advisor: Mr. Christopher Johnson
Playing Catch Club
Cadets will have the opportunity to play catch and do glove work. No hitting!
Advisor: Mrs. Kacie Drake
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.
Advisor: Mrs. Jolene Mitchell
Short Film Club
Cadets will watch short films and then discuss their merits.
Advisor: Mrs. Denise Martin
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.
Advisor: Mr. Gabriel Contreras
Warrior Aviation Club
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.
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Moss
Unleash your inner poet and make your writing come alive!
Advisor: Mrs. Rosemarie Burkhart
Yearbook Jr Club
Collaborate with fellow cadets to help create the ANA Yearbook and document lasting memories!
Advisor: Mr. Leland Lugo
Special Club Programs
This is a Cadet organization responsible for education, supervision, and administration of the Honor Code.
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.