The Athletics and Activities Program is an integral part of the educational process by providing students with opportunities to further develop their unique capabilities, interests, and needs beyond the classroom. Participation in these activities is a privilege offered to and earned by students. Participants are representatives of their school and community and their conduct is expected to exemplify high standards at all times.
The merits of competing as an individual or on a team or working together as an ensemble, the physical and social development, and skills attained, along with the increased maturity of working with and for others, are possible goals within the reach of every studen
HS Extra Curricular
The range of opportunities at the school is vast! Many clubs, teams and groups are organised internally by AAS staff – and often students – while other activities are linked to ‘CEESA’ (Central and Eastern European Schools Association). CEESA provides a competitive interscholastic athletic and activities program intended to enrich and enhance the educational experience of students.
This program plays a large part in the life of Middle & High School students. From music and culture to sport, festivals to tournaments and competitions, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Most activities are linked to ‘CEESA’ (Central and Eastern European Schools Association), while others are organised internally by AAS staff. CEESA provides a competitive interscholastic athletic and activities program intended to enrich and enhance the educational experience of students. This program plays a large part in the life of Middle & High School students. From music and culture to sport, festivals to tournaments and competitions, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Check out the range of both CEESA and AAS opportunities below – and remember, new ones pop up every year!
HS CEESA Activities
and Athletics Tournaments
Speech and Debate
AAS competes in the HS Speech and Debate CEESA competition each year. The team consists of 10 students who are allowed to compete in a maximum of 2 events.
The events are Impromptu, Debate, Original Oratory, Duet Acting and Oral Interpretation.
HS Model United
This is not a CEESA event, however many CEESA schools attend. AAS attends the BERMUN conference each year which is held in Berlin in November. It is an educational simulation and/or academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, , and the United Nations.
AAS students also have the opportunity to attend a local MUN conference which is usually run by the American College of Sofia.
This is a huge CEESA event with over 100 students coming together to produce a concert which includes all 3 disciplines from the music program.
Students work together in groups of 4 and compete against other teams. This is a general knowledge competition. The first round of questions is based on one topic; which could be anything from biology, to poetry to capital cities to astronomy. The second round a quick fire general knowledge questions. There is also an individual and team written component to to CEESA competition.
The HS math competition is run over 2 days and includes both individual and team components in a junior and senior division.
Students work through a written, problem-solving and count-down rounds.
HS Tech Robotics
This CEESA event is a FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition. Each year the teams are set a challenge and they take their robot to the competition to compete against the robots from the other schools.
In the finals the teams are paired up together to compete, which is a different element that they need to overcome.
AAS MS teams play 7-aside games against other CEESA schools.
Our girls are in Division 1 and boys in Division 2.
AS tennis runs in the spring for HS.
We select 6 players to travel to the CEESA tournament; 2 students play singles and 4 students make up 2 doubles pairs.
The participants run 2 races over the 2 days at CEESA. HS students run a 3.5km race and a 5km race. The races are over varying terrain and may include; grass, trails through forests, water features, hills and flat ground. It is a combined MS/HS event and each school is allowed to have up to 6 runners in each age/gender.
AAS teams play in the CEESA Division 1 group for all teams;
MS boys and girls.
AAS competes in CEESA swimming every year. It is a combined MS and HS team consisting of up to 32 swimmers, 8 in each age/gender.
Swimmers can compete in both individual and team relay events.
All AAS volleyball teams compete in the spring season.
The travel team may consist of up to 10 students.