Students at Wasatch are encouraged to dive deeper into their passions, to try new things, and to grow through healthy risk-taking and challenges. We provide a wide range of clubs, teams, and extracurricular activities in high school for students to participate in to grow and learn in a fresh, safe way. These are meant to help cultivate character, skills, passions, and purpose in the students of Wasatch, helping them stay motivated and get inspired throughout the school year. If you would like to learn more about any specific extracurricular activities that we offer, feel free to contact our admissions office and they can help.
BMX freestyle biking at Wasatch Academy is a unique opportunity, as Wasatch Academy has their very own private skate park. Our skate/BMX park is a concrete transition park with a drop in, three bowls, and several slide rails to name just a few of the features.
Camping is just one of several opportunities that make Wasatch the perfect outdoor adventure school in Utah. 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, which means that students can participate without needing to bring their gear to school with them. Every camping trip explores breathtaking locations like Capital Reef National Park, Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Great Basin National Park, and the Uintah Mountains.
Girls and boys enjoy the challenge of choreographing and performing dances and cheers that support our teams. The roles and responsibilities of a Wasatch Academy Cheerleader are:
Wasatch Academy’s golf class teaches the fundamentals about how to hold, position, and swing a club correctly, as well as hand-eye coordination that many consider to be challenging. Students learn patience and discipline, and practice hitting again and again until they start to master the 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.
Wasatch Academy, located in Mount Pleasant, Utah, is situated near many excellent hiking locations. It’s truly the perfect location for an outdoor adventure high school in Utah. A year-round hiking class is offered as part of our daily afternoon class offerings, during which students explore the mountains, hills, and canyons surrounding our valley. This class provides an excellent opportunity to unplug for an hour each day. In addition, students can participate each weekend in an outdoor trip that includes overnight camping trips and hiking in some of Utah’s national and state parks.
We’re proud to offer an exceptional Model United Nations program among our extracurricular activities in high school for Wasatch students. Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral bodies, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making.
At MUN, 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 MUN, students research the particular global problem to be addressed at the event. The problems are drawn from today’s headlines. MUN 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. Learn more at http://www.unausa.org/global-classrooms-model-un#sthash.6tVQoT2t.dpuf
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. Wasatch Academy’s music program provides a platform for students to take higher level theory classes or performance classes if they desire. Major topics include sound, scales, key signatures, rhythm, time signatures, chords, and dictation. Various projects, tests, quizzes, and presentations are utilized in order to help students explore their own musical interests.
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, and 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. They give tours to families that are visiting Wasatch Academy, and they play an important role in showing what an outstanding school Wasatch Academy is with its excellent facilities, friendly students, and faculty, and welcoming culture of respect and dignity for all.
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, and athletics, as well as collaborating on the 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:
One of the highlights of outdoor activities for high schoolers at Wasatch is the easy access to exceptional rock climbing locations. Wasatch Academy is located just 9 miles from world-renowned rock climbing opportunities in Maple Canyon. If students love rock climbing, they will have ample opportunity to exercise that love and push themselves in their skills at Wasatch Academy. As a course, rock climbing students learn many aspects of safety and technique related to rock climbing. We also have an excellent indoor climbing wall and bouldering room when it’s too cold or snowy outside. We also take climbing trips to Moab and other great climbing destinations in Utah.