Though it’s often difficult to encourage social growth in an online school setting, we have developed many opportunities to help students connect with their peers and explore their passions. One opportunity students have to connect with others is through our online clubs. These clubs have great attendance and many students have said that going to club meetings is their favorite part of the week.
Check out this list of the clubs that CMASAS currently offers. We encourage you to try one out!
High School Book Club
1st Tuesday of the month
12:00 PM MT
This club is perfect for literature lovers! We choose a book each month to each read individually and then use Goodreads as our forum to comment on our thoughts and opinions on our current read in between meetings. We meet once each month for an hour to discuss the book, characters, favorite quotes, setting, and plot in great detail. We often veer off topic and discuss other excellent books or authors we've been reading.
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
11:00 Am MT
This club started as a type of support group for those with dietary restrictions --vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, raw foods---but is open to all foodies and followers of any diet. We meet twice/month, and each meeting focuses on a different ethnic food and culture. Students talk through a recipe, go and make it, and then report back during the next meeting. We are currently working on writing our first cookbook together!
High School Music Club
Every other Thursday
2:00 PM MT
Spanish club is open to students who have finished first year and up! We discuss fun and interesting cultural topics like festivals (La Tomatina), Spanish film & poetry, tapas, & dance. The club is conducted 50% in Spanish & 50% in English. It’s a great way to practice your conversational speaking skills.
This club is open to all students, irregardless of their Spanish speaking level & proficiency. We practice conversing in Spanish together, learn new vocabulary consistent with the week's theme, and touch on cultural topics like sports, food, holidays, & stories.
French club is open to students who have finished first year and up! The club is run 50% in French & 50% in English. We discuss fun and interesting cultural topics like philosophy, poetry, and Francophone culture in the Antilles, Africa & Quebec. We just finished reading Le Petit Prince together, & it was a blast!
Italian club is open to anyone who has an interest in the Italian language and culture. We learn a little Italian, practice basic conversational skills, and then spend the rest of the time focused on culture. We finish our discussions on The Sicilian Mafia & the origins of the Italian Opera most recently.
Students in this club pursue so many topics of art, from performing art like dance and music, to visual arts like painting and sculpture, to applied arts like architecture and graphic design. Activities include: responding creatively to thematic prompts, development of club logos, some members participating in collaborative story creation, sharing of current individual projects by club members, members presentations or demonstrations of art techniques.
Students who have a passion for or interest in a career in science or technology are encouraged to join this club. Students collectively choose topics of discussion, covering current events in science and engineering, recent developments in technology, and methods of inventing new products.
1:00 to 1:30 PM PST
Social Circle Club is a great way for students of CMASAS to get to know each other from different parts of the world. One student who is a part of the club says, “It's really exciting to be able to talk about what opportunities people have and how that effects their choice of hobbies and interests!” In online school there aren't many opportunities to get to know your classmates. The Social Circle is the perfect opportunity to make a connection with your peers! We meet once a week just to chat and make friends.
The College Bound Club is an incredible resource and fun social time for high school students planning on attending college. Students discuss issues related to college, such as college entrance exams, college essays, paying for college, testing (SAT/ACT), and anything else that might come up, like what to expect from college life. The club is sponsored by our school’s counselor Heidi Fox, who has endless resources and tools for college bound students.
Students K-6 are welcome in this club. Students discuss pets they have and explore different kinds of animals. There will be a new species of animal every month for students to learn about.