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.

Art and Entrepreneurship Club focuses on maintaining a healthy studio practice while seeking opportunities to exhibit and promote student artwork. These students are the foundation for programs such as the APH Spring Arts Festival, which includes student artwork auctions, live art making demonstrations, and our popular APH Festival t-shirts and sweatshirts which students tie-dye, screenprint, and sell to raise money for future art programming. Beyond their efforts to support the arts at APH, students in Art and Entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply for advanced opportunities such as exhibitions, contests, mural proposals, and applications to pre-college and college art programs.

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.

The Community Service Committee is all about making a positive impact through volunteer activities and service projects. As members, students collaborate on initiatives like fundraisers, clean-up events, and volunteering. We’re dedicated to fostering empathy, leadership, and a sense of civic responsibility and making a meaningful difference in our school and community while building lifelong connections and memories.