Above and Beyond
Students in Grades 6-12 compete in Boys and Girls athletic teams during three seasons throughout the year:
- Fall Season: Cross-Country, Rugby, Swimming, and Volleyball
- Winter Season: Basketball, Soccer, and Golf
- Spring Season: Badminton, Dance, Track and Field, and Tennis
Also, students in Grades 6-12 participate in co-ed activities throughout the year:
- Academic Games
- Debate and Forensics
- Model United Nations
- School Publications (Aleph Be and Zephyr)
- Student Council
- Music (Band and Choir)
ACS is firmly committed to arts education as an integral part of its curriculum. We want to provide our students opportunities to take creative journeys through each these artistic areas. We believe this explorative experience will nurture in our students the skills necessary to develop into creative leaders, able to meet the challenges of the future.
High School students invest in the local community in multiple ways. Students currently raise funds and awareness for worthy causes, volunteer at orphanages, build homes, provide disaster relief, and participate in schools for the handicapped to name a few. The HS community service organizations include Adopt an Orphan, Bridges to Ability, Children’s Cancer Center, Teddy Bears, among many others.
All students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of community service during their four years of HS. Students enrolled in the IB program have additional expectations.
The primary goal of the American Community School’s High School Week Without Walls (WWW) program is to promote experiential learning and educational opportunities for students to develop stronger connections and understanding between the classroom and the wider world. WWW courses are varied in nature and contain some of the following elements: Physical, empathetic, academic, and personal growth, a sense of achievement, service learning, appreciation of nature, respect for local communities and international mindedness, and positive interactions/relationship development among peers.
LEBMUN is an annual conference which simulates the work of the United Nations, from the passage of resolutions, to debates, to court trials. In its thirteenth edition, LebMUN brought together about 160 local participants, mostly from ACS, in addition to students from Sagesse High School, the Rafic Hariri High School, and the Houssam Eddine Hariri School.
Involvement in student government offers opportunities to attend a leadership retreat, work as part of a team toward common goals, develop leadership skills, enhance planning, organization/time management skills, extend social contacts, and make friends.