Extracurricular programs are a huge part of the high school experience — extracurricular activities are really just as important as academics in developing character, skills, passions and purpose.  At Wasatch Academy, we believe in providing each and every one of our students with an ample offering of extracurricular activities to choose from to stay motivated, inspired and challenged throughout the school year.

To learn more about any of the extracurricular activities that we offer, contact our office of admissions.

Aikido

Aikido is a martial art emphasizing peaceful resolution of conflict. While relatively young, it draws on much older Japanese traditions of armed and unarmed combat. The main difference between Aikido and other martial arts is in philosophy, not technique. In Aikido, we train ourselves to respond to attacks in ways that defend ourselves by causing the least possible harm to others. Aikido uses a combination of throws, pins, and joint locks to immobilize or incapacitate attacker without doing serious or lasting damage.

 

BMX/Skate Park

BMX freestyle biking at Wasatch Academy is a unique opportunity. Wasatch Academy has their very own private skate park. Wasatch Academy’s skate/BMX park is constructed of the latest materials. The park also changes almost every year to keep the park interesting and new for current and returning students.

Skateboarding at Wasatch Academy is a unique opportunity for students looking to get outside and explore a more alternative action sport. Wasatch Academy has a newly renovated park that is constructed with the latest materials found in action sports. Recently the park added 1,000 square feet of skate board features.

 

Camping

At least once a month, students may choose an outdoor recreation trip. Camping trips depart Friday afternoon and return to campus Saturday evening. All necessary gear can be checked out from Wasatch Academy’s Recreation Department. Priceless memories and new friendships are forged while hiking, exploring and sitting around campfires under starlit skies. Every camping trip explores spectacular locations such as Capital Reef National Park, Zion National Park, Arches National Park Great Basin National Park and the Uintah Mountains, plus many more!

 

Ceramics

Art I – Ceramics

Art can be messy. That is why we have aprons. In this course, students learn the basic techniques needed to create both functional and decorative pieces out of clay. You will develop skills in hand-building and wheel-thrown pottery. Techniques learned include coils, slab, pinch, and wheel constructions. Your imagination and the size of the kiln are your only limits.

 

Art II – Advanced Ceramics

This course emphasizes design, form, alternative techniques, individuality, and personal expression in your work. Students will have the opportunity to work in handbuilding and/or wheel-thrown construction. Advanced students are encouraged to push themselves to new heights, try new things, and refine techniques already known. Must be willing to push yourself and use your imagination.

Want to throw pots and then fire them to over 2000 degrees fahrenheit? Pottery is the class for you. Look at that bowl you are eating cereal or ramen in. You can make that. Pottery focuses on wheel-thrown construction. Students learn the basic techniques needed to make mugs, bowls, plates, and teapots.

 

Cheerleading

The Roles and Responsibilities of a Wasatch Academy Cheerleader are:

  • Promote school spirit within the school and community
  • Represent Wasatch Academy with respect and pride
  • Be a positive role model for others
  • Exhibit positive attitudes towards yourself and others
  • Be involved in campus activities
  • Cheerleaders will be expected to meet or exceed all Wasatch Academy academic and honor standards.

 

Golf

Wasatch Academy’s golf class teaches the fundamentals about how to hold, position, and swing a club correctly. It teaches students eye-hand coordination that many consider to be very challenging. Students learn patience, discipline and practice hitting again and again until they start to master correct form of hitting a different range of clubs to reach a certain distance. Students also become stronger physically through using their bodies to create a full range of motion.

 

Hiking

Wasatch Academy, located in Mount Pleasant, Utah, is situated in an ideal position to be a springboard for a number of great hiking opportunities. Year round hiking class is offered as part of our daily afternoon class offerings. Students explore the mountains, hills and canyons surrounding our valley. This class offers a great opportunity to unplug for an hour each day. In addition, each weekend students can participate in an outdoor trip that includes overnight camping trips that include hiking in some of Utah’s national and state parks.

 

Model United Nations

Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making.

At Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors of countries that are members of the UN, from Argentina to Zimbabwe. The students, better known as “delegates”, debate current issues on the organization’s vast agenda. They prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the UN’s rules of procedure – all in the interest of resolving problems that affect the world.

Before playing out their ambassadorial roles in Model UN, students research the particular global problem to be addressed. The problems are drawn from today’s headlines. Model UN delegates learn how the international community acts on its concerns about peace and security, human rights, the environment, food and hunger, economic development, and globalization. – See more at: http://www.unausa.org/global-classrooms-model-un#sthash.6tVQoT2t.dpuf

 

Music

The objective of music at Wasatch Academy is to introduce students to musical ideas and concepts they will need in order to become strong musicians. Finding their own musical interests, Wasatch Academy’s music program provides a platform for students to take higher level theory classes or performance classes, if they so desire. Major topics include sound, scales, key signatures, rhythm, time signatures, chords and dictations. Various projects, tests, quizzes and presentation are utilized in order to help student explore their own musical interests.

 

Student Ambassador

Student Ambassadors of Wasatch Academy play an important role in the admissions process. The ambassadors are chosen based on their academic and personal achievements. It is a great privilege to be a Wasatch Academy Student Ambassador. Each ambassador represents Wasatch Academy and plays a significant part in our guests experiences. As a member of the distinguished Student Ambassadors group, each student demonstrates pride in Wasatch Academy and continues to make further contributions to our community.

 

Student Government

At Wasatch Academy, student council (STUCO) is a robust part of student life, as student elected peer leaders serve their school and community. They contribute greatly to the variety of student activities, academics, service, residential life, athletics, and student handbook and honor code. STUCO members help organize and create monthly and weekly activities, oversee student special interest groups, and give voice to their peers. STUCO leads the school in behavior and word. Officers serve as a Head student over a specific area and coordinate together to give a collective voice to the student body. STUCO positions are:

  • Head Student
  • Vice – Head Student
  • Secretary
  • Head of Recreation
  • Head of Athletics
  • Head of International Students
  • Head Day Student
  • Head Prefect (one male and one female)
  • Head of Service (current Honor Society President)
  • Head Honor Student (current Honor Council President)

 

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing at Wasatch Academy is a unique opportunity in an extraordinary environment. Wasatch Academy is located just 9 miles from world-renowned sport rock climbing in Maple Canyon. In this course, students will learn a number of aspects about climbing.

 

Theatre

Wasatch Academy’s Theater program introduces students to essential skills for thespians.

Beginning Acting and Comedy Design for Theatre Script into Performance Acting Scene Work Play Production

Students learn team building and performance through Comedy Improvisation and Pantomimes. Theatrical design, including sound, stage lighting, costuming, make-up, set and prop design utilizes Wasatch Academy’s project based learning. Voice diction and oral interpretation while creating characters through scene work, prepares students for the stage and state competitions. Thespian students also attend the annual Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah.