Did You Know
Statistics show that high school students who participate in clubs and activities are more likely to aspire to higher education. Also admissions officers look specifically at your extracurricular activity participation when judging whether or not to let you in.
National Honor Society
The ACS Chapter of the National Honor Society is committed to Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character. NHS not only recognizes student excellence in these four pillars, but challenges them to become active citizens in their school and community.
National Honor Society members must complete 20 hours of group community service. We work with Fundación Nuestra Esperanza, an organization that works with children fighting cancer at the Materno Infantil Hospital in La Paz, Bolivia
What is StuCo
The name of the organization shall be the American Cooperative School Student Council, hereafter referred to as StuCo. StuCo is a centralized student government that addresses student concerns and creates and runs activities for student involvement.
StuCo will assist to organize and plan student activities throughout the school community. It will create and enhance student relations and communication between students, teachers, and staff. It will create and develop school spirit and encourage initiative, responsibility, citizenship and leadership.
Global Issues Network
The GIN class is devoted to making an impact in our community for our generation and future generations. Four groups make our GIN class: Carbon Cutters, Guild Against Poverty (GAP), BioGuardians, and Operation Smile.
- Climate change is the problem of our generation and we work to lower our carbon footprint and that of our community. We improved the school's recycling program with color coded recycling bins that follow Bolivian Law. We are working with the La Paz Municipal Government to recycle our waste and with the Green Team at ACS to compost the organic waste generated by our school. We also coordinate the 3rd quarter drive which generally benefits victims of landslides or floods during the rainy season in La Paz. Please follow us on instagram: @_earth.warriors and on Facebook as Carbon Cutters - ACS GIN.
Guild Against Poverty
- We strongly believe education is a powerful tool to break the poverty cycle, thus our group works closely with Helping Hands Bolivia, an organization that supports at risk children and youth to continue their education. One of the biggest events for our group is the School Supply Drive done during quarter 4 of the school year. Please follow us on instagram: @gap_acs and on Facebook as Guild Against Poverty.
- Our mission is to be the voice for those who can't speak. We seek to raise awareness on animal trafficking and animal cruelty. We work closely with Senda Verde, an animal refuge that takes in and cares for rescued animals. One of the biggest events for our group is the Food Drive done during quarter 1 of the school year. Please follow us on instagram: @bioguardians_acs and on Facebook as BIO Guardians.
A smile can change the world. We work hard to raise funds to pay for life changing surgery for children born with cleft palate and cleft lip. Our biggest event is the 5K color run that raises awareness and funds for Operation Smile Bolivia. Please follow us at instagram: operacionsonrisa_acs and on Facebook as ACS Operacion Sonrisa.