Student Life

Our student life programs provide encouraging environments for your student to learn, grow, and develop various skills.

Clubs & Activities

ALIHS is committed to building a school community that reflects and supports the students who choose to join us. New clubs are added each year to support its students’ interests and needs. ALIHS currently hosts the following clubs: StuCo, Model UN, Art Club, Newspaper, Hip Hop Dance, Theatre, Debate, and Student Ambassadors.


The sports program provides another opportunity to build community and for students to push themselves athletically in various pursuits. ALIHS encourages students to reclaim the ideals of a “student-athlete.” All students have the opportunity to pursue and excel in both academics and athletics.

ALIHS currently offers cross country, volleyball, basketball, and track and field. Please reach out to athletic director, Mamadou Dieng, for additional information:

Service as Action and Personal Project

Students take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond. Students at IB World schools work towards being caring members of the community by demonstrating a commitment to service and making positive contributions to the lives of others in their local and global communities. 

At Académie Lafayette, MYP students are expected to participate in teacher-directed and student-initiated Service as Action activities and reflect on how those activities have contributed to positive learning outcomes. Below are the requirements for Service as Action while in grades 9 and 10. Completion of these service experiences are required in order to earn the MYP Certificate of Completion. 

Year of MYP Required Service Experiences Required number of SA Outcome Reflections
Year 4 

(Grade 9)

2 teacher-directed activities

2 student-initiated activities

6  outcomes described through reflections  
Year 5 

(Grade 10)

1 teacher-directed activity

2 student-initiated activities

1 Personal Project Exhibition

All 7 outcomes described through reflections 

Students in grade 10 have the opportunity to complete the Personal Project and share their learning and final product in an exhibition shared with the larger school community. 

CAS: Creativity, Action and Service

CAS is at the heart of the ALIHS experience in grades 11 and 12 no matter how a student chooses to participate in the Diploma Programme. It encourages students to be involved in a range of experiences beyond the academic classroom. CAS helps to enhance personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning. It provides a counterbalance to the academic pressures often found in classrooms. It provides a personal journey of self-discovery while being both challenging and enjoyable. There are three strands of CAS that all students take part in to earn a high school diploma from ALIHS. The ALIHS CAS Handbook is shared with students and families on ManageBac and outlines the requirements to complete CAS prior to graduation. 

Creativity is exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance.

It covers a wide range of arts and other activities outside of normal curriculum that include creative thinking. This may include: dance, theater, music, visual art, creative writing, robotics, or creating/developing an event.

Activity is physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle.

It includes participation in a sport or other activities requiring physical exertion. You are encouraged to be involved in group and team activities, even though individual commitment is acceptable.

Service is collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need.

It allows the student an opportunity to be involved in the local community and collaborate with community leaders and organizations to help mold and nurture a global citizen. It is important to develop a working relationship with respect and mutuality between yourself and the community organization. Service experiences should be meaningful contributions to the community.


College and Career Planning

Students and families will be supported in the college application process by a guidance counselor. ALIHS is committed to seeing its graduates achieve success in their post-secondary educational pursuits.