Enrichment Program Information
The middle campus offers an Enrichment Program with classes open to all ANCS students in grades 6-8. Classes are offered three times per year for 6-10 weeks based on the program, and examples of classes include: Band, Debate, Drama Production, and Chess.
Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. The completed registration form and payment does not guarantee space in a class, so please register early.
In addition to after school enrichment classes led by ANCS teachers and/or outside organizations, there are also several student-led clubs and activities open to students free of charge. Please read below for more information about these clubs and activities and the ANCS teacher or staff member who serves as an advisor to each club and activity.
Student Government is formed by representatives chosen by each advisory at the Middle Campus. We work to be leaders in our school community by finding innovative ways of encouraging students to follow the Guiding Principles and advocating to faculty about issues that matter to students.
When does this group meet?: Tuesdays at 11am
How can I become involved?: Student government representatives for the 2012-2013 school year have already been chosen by each advisory. There may be opportunities to work on committees for things like Spirit Week or dances… we’ll keep the school community posted.
Who is the ANCS advisor to this group? Leslie Smallwood and Maria Larson
ANCS Bike Club
The ANCS Bike Club, is a club open to 6-8th graders who are interested in biking with a group. Our mission is to make students better, safer bikers in the city, encourage bike communing to school, develop student bike advocacy, and have fun!
When does this group meet?: The bike club meets on alternate Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00 for group bike rides in the neighborhood and beyond. We have one parent ride leader, Sean Casey who supports the ride teaching and modeling urban bike safety. On non-ride-weeks we meet on Tuesday after school (4:00-5:00) to plan the next week’s bike route, and spend some time learning to maintain our bikes.
How can I become involved?: This club operates with parent involvement. Wednesday rides can only happen if we have one or more parents willing to join Sean and support those rides. We also have a couple field trips to bike venues around Atlanta, including the Dick Lane Velodrome, SOPO Bicycle Cooperative, and possibly a bike polo match.
Who is the ANCS advisor to this group? To join the bike club or join a Wednesday bike ride, contact Jennifer Dickie (email@example.com).
ANCS Debate Team
“What does ‘community’ really mean?” In 2010, Alia Carlton and Isabelle Poore (6th graders at the time) posed this question to Mr. Fine and resolved to create a club under the philosophy of accepting everyone into a community, no matter their skill set or talent level. Alia expressed the desire to “[...] to create an organization that doesn’t privilege one student over another but develops the talents of whoever wants to join.” Ultimately, the two 6th graders founded the ANCS Debate Team, an organization that requires no prerequisite skills, just an eagerness to argue and learn. Debate Team challenges students to:
- develop academic and critical thinking skills,
- recognize how others think,
- which improves their ability to cooperate and resolve conflicts,
- have respectful discourses and
- to improve their written and oral communication, reading comprehension, and scientific-thinking skills.
When does this group meet?: Mondays 4pm-5pm (the week before tournaments, we will meet everyday after school).
How can I become involved?: Parents should email ATLNCSDEBATE@gmail.com
Who is the ANCS advisor to this group? Mr. Fine (but parents with experience in policy debate are welcome!)
ANCS Literary Magazine
This is a club for students who love to write or who are excited about the idea of creating a school magazine of published student writing, art, and comics. We collect student writing and art, edit and type the writing and ultimately publish the pieces in a student magazine. The magazine comes out once each term, or three times a year.
When does this group meet?: Thursdays in Ms. Scopano’s room during 8th grade lunch & recess (11:35-12:05)
How can I become involved?: Come to a meeting or submit your writing in the Literary Magazine mailbox in the library!
Who is the ANCS advisor to this group? Ms. Scopano & Mr. Fine