Activities & Clubs
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.
Each year, our Drama club presents a Fall play, a Dramafest competitive play, a Spring Musical and a Summer play. The productions are hands-on experiences where the students are able to learn by experience what goes into creating theater. Drama club meets during after school hours.
For our first year we have a very diverse season. First, we presented Shakespeare’s Women, a collection of Shakespeare scenes for women, as our Fall play. We will present The House of Bernarda Alba, a Spanish tragedy about a tyrannical mother and her five daughters, as part of the METG Dramafest competition. We will close our school year with Godspell which will feature our students as well as male high school students in the community.
Auditions are required to join Acapella. We are working hard this semester to have material ready for the Spring concert as well as next year’s Varsity Vocals, an international high school Acapella competition. Students perform both original and previously written arrangements.
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 will be chosen to highlight this very gifted group of students. We hope to engage all student musicians with Rock Band performance opportunities.
Our choral ensemble does not require an audition. Any student can join. Our goal is to make this group as large as possible. In this club, students learn how to blend as part of an ensemble of singers and contribute to the development of an engaging and collaborative experience.
Our Yoga Club gives students a chance to learn and practice yoga as a community. Yoga Club provides an opportunity for students to slow down and learn yoga poses, which helps reduce stress, increase flexibility and strength. Yoga Club meets with Art teacher Ms. Riley Thursdays from 3pm-4pm.
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.