Student Clubs & Affinity Groups

In our shared interests, we find support for who we are, the inspiration to do and be more, and a community of belonging.

All clubs and affinity groups are student-driven and student-run. 

Clubs are highly organized, with an agreed-upon mission and structure. Students work with their faculty advisor to create a club charter that helps ensure succession of student leadership and faculty involvement from year to year.

Robotics Club at The Academy at Penguin Hall

What type of club would you create?

Time is reserved twice a week during the school day for students to meet and commit to their club and affinity group activities.

Sample of Student Clubs

Clubs and affinity groups are one of many opportunities at The Academy at Penguin Hall for students to develop and apply leadership skills.

For more information on the difference between a club and an affinity group, read this article from the organization Teaching Tolerance.

The APH Mock Trial Team, along with all high school Mock Trial Teams, is presented with a case from the Massachusetts Bar Association. Teams prepare students to compete as witnesses and attorneys. Our attorney coaches, Lyn Arcari and Andrew Caplan, work with our students regularly to prepare them for their competitions. 

Students engage in the collaborative process of learning music together.  Our very talented group features several multi-instrumentalists who are constantly learning new music each week.  The Spring musicals are chosen to highlight this very gifted group of students. We hope to engage all student musicians with Rock Band performance opportunities.

APH sponsors a promoter chapter of Best Buddies International, an organization that creates opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  As a promoter chapter, our group volunteers at numerous local events, raises awareness and funds, and promotes the mission of Best Buddies.

Build your dream robot! Take robots apart, learn how they work, and put them back together again. This group is guided by Mr. Gorton, whose own Gortobot set sail across the Atlantic at the end of September 2019.