Clubs & Activities
There is always something to do at Cheshire Academy! The number of clubs, activities, student publications and performance groups is extensive and often grows or changes to meet the interests of the students. There truly is something for everyone.
Below you will find a list of all non-competitive afternoon activities offered in The Afternoon Program, followed by a link to our competitive athletic offerings, which must comprise two out of three seasons for each student. Some afternoon programs qualify as competitive athletic offerings; please inquire with the Dean of Students and Athletics.
If you have any questions about the below afternoon activities, please contact the athletic office at 203-439-7242.
THE VARSITY PLAYERS
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS INTERNS
The main student governing body is the Student Leadership Council that is comprised of class presidents, a postgraduate representative, and leaders of the National Honor Society, Ich Dien Society, Captains Council and International Students Association. They meet regularly with the Associate Dean of Students to give advice and support to administrators, faculty, staff and students. Other leadership opportunities include prefects, class officers, peer counselors, Ich Dien Society, athletic team captains and more.
Certain leadership opportunities hold a formal application process, such as Prefects, Peer Counselors and the Citizenship Committee, which are chosen by faculty. Other leadership opportunities, like the Ich Dien Society, hold student elections for key leadership positions. Below are some of the ways you can get involved as an Academy Student Leader.
ATHLETIC TEAM CAPTAINS
ICH DIEN SOCIETY
THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SOCIETY
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Scholarship: students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.33 or higher (with an Honors, IB or AP course) or 3.66 or higher (without an Honors, IB or AP course ) meet the scholarship requirement for membership. “These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character.”(NHS Constitution, Article IX, section 2)
Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activity while interacting with or for others.
Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern and respect for others and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle. The Cheshire Academy chapter also uses the Pillars of Bowden as standards of good character.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS CLUB
CHESHIRE ACADEMY THROUGH SOUND
THE COLEMAN GROUP
CONNECTICUT YOUTH FORUM
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
The GAY/STRAIGHT ALLIANCE
JAZZ ENSEMBLE / ROCK BAND
MATHEMATICAL MODELING TEAM
Guided by a mathematically inclined Cheshire Academy faculty member, the Mathematical Modeling Team works together to create models of buildings, honing their architectural design skills.