Beyond the school day

Extracurricular activities are an important part of life at Alki. We encourage all students to participate. Available activities include:

Band

Beginning Band: Designed for sixth-graders. It is a full-year course. This class meets daily, with a culminating grade coming partially from three to four community performances.

Advanced Band: Designed for seventh- and eighth-graders. It is a full-year course. This class meets daily, with a culminating grade coming partially from three to four community performances and at least one marching performance. The entire class also attends a band festival in March, and a few students are selected to play in the eighth-grade Honor Band concert in late May/early June.

Orchestra

Beginning Orchestra: Designed for sixth-graders. It is a full-year course. This class meets daily, with a culminating grade coming partially from three to four community performances. This class also attends the Portland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.

Advanced Orchestra: Designed for seventh- and eighth-graders. It is a full-year course. This class meets daily, with a culminating grade coming partially from three to four community performances.

Choir

Beginning Choir: Designed for sixth-graders as a rotation. Students meet with an instructor for six to seven weeks and work on developing their vocal range and performance skills.

Advanced Choir: Designed for seventh- and eighth-graders. It is a full-year course. This class meets daily, with a culminating grade coming partially from three to four community performances. Students also attend a choir festival in March.

Alki offers several different educational enrichment opportunities in the fall and spring. Both sessions offer nine meeting dates of activities, with the 10th meeting being a social.

National Junior Honor Society, or NJHS, is comprised of students who have been enrolled at Alki for at least two trimesters and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater. The focus of NJHS is leadership through volunteerism.

Environmental Club works with our building operator toward meeting the yearly goals that are set by Washington Green Schools.