Clubs & Activities
At ASTEC, students have the option of getting involved in a number of character building extracurricular activities:
- AP Club – ASTEC’s Advanced Placement Club is designed to prepare students to pass the College Board’s Advanced Placement Examinations. Students taking these college level courses meet regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Mrs. Casey Rainbolt. Students participate in weekly study groups and conduct fundraising efforts to cover the cost of their exams. The AP Examinations are administered each year in May and represent the culmination of college-level work in a given discipline in a secondary school setting. Rigorously developed by committees of college and AP high school faculty, the AP Exams test students’ ability to perform at a college level. If the student passes his/her exam(s), they are eligible to receive course credit at most colleges and universities.
- Art Club – Art Club exists for the purpose of furthering student knowledge of visual arts, art history, and practice. The students are exposed to great works through museum field trips. Each spring the students host an ASTEC Art Show that raises funds for their endeavors. The organization is open to middle and high school students and meets regularly after school in art class.
- Athletics – ASTEC is a member of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association and is proud to offer a number of competitive sports for students to participate in. Athletic opportunities include Basketball, Cheerleading, Rowing, Soccer, Bowling, and Golf. All sports fall under the leadership of Athletic Director.
- Biology Club – The Biology Club is a professional, academic and service based society whose purpose is to promote biological and environmental education and awareness among members and fellow students. The organization meets weekly.
- Class Officers – Each grade level (6-12) participates annually in a general election for class officers. These officers work through the student council and serve as the voice of their constituents. They are also responsible for the social well being of their respective grade levels.
- Dance Crew – The Dance Crew is a performance organization focused on the modern form of Hip Hop. Students have opportunity to explore and create original works.
- Drama Club – Drama club gives students the opportunity to explore the world through the lens of the theatre. Students will be exposed to different elements including improvisation, acting, vocal music, dance, design, and technical theatre. The club will work on creative thinking skills, encourage teamwork, and provide students with enriched learning experiences in the area of performing arts. This club is designed to support the goals and objectives of our district performing arts programs and our enrichment initiative. The group produces a fall showcase and a spring play each school year. The organization meets every other week.
- Engineering/Robotics Club – As a F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Team, our goal is to inspire in young people, their school and community an appreciation of science and technology, and of how mastering these can enrich the lives of all. The F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Competition(http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms) is an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. The program is a life-changing, career-molding experience and a lot of fun. In 2010 the competition reached more than 200,000 students on over 2000 teams in 44 competitions. Teams came from Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Israel, the U.K., Australia and almost every U.S. state. The competitions are high-tech spectator sporting events, the result of lots of focused brainstorming, real-world teamwork, dedicated mentoring, project timelines, and deadlines. The competition shows students that the technological fields hold many opportunities and that the basic concepts of science, math, engineering, and invention are exciting and interesting. The Robotics Club meets weekly.
- Latin Club – Latin Club is organization for students explore their love of the classics. The club meets regularly to discuss literature, history, and culture, and they compete regularly in classics competitions throughout the metropolitan area.
- Mathletes – Mathletes is a competitive academic team for grades 6-8. Each of the middle school math faculty work with team members on furthering their knowledge and test taking skills. The team competes at a number of math competitions in the Oklahoma City area.
- Mock Rock – Mock Rock is an extension of our modern music program. High School students at ASTEC actually join a band and learn popular music of all styles. The “Mock Rock” band performs at numerous ASTEC and community events.
- National Forensics League/Speech & Debate – ASTEC competes in Speech & Debate through both the NFL and the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. The competition features events in public speaking, argumentation and debate, and acting. Our goal is to empower students to become an effective communicators, ethical individuals, critical thinkers, and leaders in a democratic society.
- National Honor Society/National Junior Honor Society – NHS and NJHS are more than just an honor roll. The Honor Society chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student’s outstanding performance in the areas of: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character, and Citizenship. These criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built. The groups induct new members in the spring of each year and focus on great civic works.
- Odyssey of the Mind – Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and international level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program. ASTEC’s current Odyssey organization serves the middle school and meets every week.
- Social Studies Club – Social Studies Club is a middle school organization that meets regularly with the mission to explore history and geography through further study, the investigation of artifacts, and participating in social studies related events.
- Student Council – The Student Council (StuCo) plays a very important role in every school. ASTEC has both a middle and high school Student Council. They help share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns with the teachers and deans. StuCo also help the students raise funds for school wide projects. They assist the community when they are in need of aid. Being on Student Council is something that will help students become responsible and active members of the community.
- Yearbook – The Yearbook is a unique organization in that it is both a class and a student-run organization. The students document perhaps the most memorable moments of our lives and then organize them into a unique and artistic publication. The students meet daily during Yearbook class as an elective.