Açı Pre-School after school activities program consists of a series of activities designed to contribute to the physical, spiritual and mental development of young students, to discover their individual differences and abilities early on and to feed their existing or developing interests. These activities, which are offered in art, sports and music fields, form the basis of the student’s choices and life experiences not only in primary school but also later in life. Students selecting sports activities take part in school teams in the primary school years in line with their interests and abilities, and get a chance to work and compete in a competitive environment. Activities such as Aikido, Gymnastics, Basketball, Pilates and Ballet, Mind Games, Chess, Piano are carried out in the after school hours or on weekends within the Açı Music School and Açı Sports School.
In grades 1st-4th, we have a rotating activity schedule so students can choose the field they are inclined to. Activities last 2 lessons per week. According to their class and section, students are divided into 2 groups as “Rotation Groups” and “Presentation Groups”. Students in the rotation groups; During the first semester, the rotation groups alternate between sports, chess, science and crafts activities, while the presentation groups prepare a joint theatrical presentation as dance, drama and music activity groups and present it at the end of the semester. Rotation groups rotate between activities once every 4-5 weeks, but presentation groups remain in the same activity throughout the whole semester. In the 2nd semester, students of the presentation group transfer to the rotational activities and the students in the activity classes transfer to the presentation group. Thus, students of each grade take part both in the presentation group and the rotational activity group during the year.
Rotational Activities: Dance, Handicrafts, Drama, Sports, Music, Chess, Science and Technology, Go, DI, Magazine
At Açı, learning experiences in different fields begin through rotational activities in primary school. As of secondary school, elective courses are divided into two categories, offering an opportunity to students, to learn and apply in two different subjects that they are interested in. In the “Elective Course 1” category; With the courses under the headings of “Science – Mathematics”, “Culture – Society” and “Technology – Strategy”, students are able to implement projects in the fields they are academically interested in, create projects, participate in school tournaments, competitions or exchanges. Whereas the “Elective Course 2” category is composed of courses opened under the headings, “Performing Arts”, “Music” and “Visual Arts”, aiming the student to express himself / herself by art in a branch of art, to develop his/her creativity, presentation skills and aesthetic sense.
You can see below the subjects that students can get training under the “Elective Course 1” and “Elective Course 2” categories:
Elective Course 1: Science – Mathematics (Science Club, Science Cuisine, Mind Games) / Culture – Society (Açı Magazine, Film Workshop, Global Connection, Social Responsibility, Eco-School, Backpacker, Art of Thinking, Radio, Francofolie) / Technology – Strategy (Go, Chess, Digital Design, Destination Imagination, Maker)
Elective course 2: Visual Arts (Art, Sculpture, Industrial Design, Photography) / Music (Rhythm, Choir, Violin, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Cello, Trumpet) / Performing Arts (Theatre, Dance)
The reason that school clubs are categorized under the title of learning experiences is because learning is considered to be a lifelong and individualistic journey.
This learning process is not limited only to the implementation of the information obtained in the classroom to the daily life. ALE, goes beyond the classroom learning with its social responsibility projects and clubs; it also creates learning opportunities for music and art experience which has a major share in the culture of living, as well as for communication and human relationships that change rapidly due to the influence of technology.
ALE invites the individual to see some unusual, creative, and influential examples of this journey in which independent personalities, original thoughts and different aspects are discovered.
Here are the clubs that students can join:
MUN, Debate, Media Club, Açı Production, Açı Tech (level 2), Think Club (level 2), Science Club, Business Club, Vocal, Film 2, Guitar, Rhythm, Art, Film 1, Theater, Orchestra, Destination Imagination and dance