Clubs

ORGANIZATIONS

The C. Kyser Miree Ethical Leadership Program

The upper school Miree Program is an elective, multi-faceted leadership program requiring hands-on, innovative responses to local, global, and ethical issues. A four-pillar approach combining academics, community service, cultural studies, and project-based initiatives focuses on authentic leadership experiences. Participants who successfully complete The Miree Program's requirements receive a distinction designation on their graduation diplomas, as well as a myriad of skills that will help them be ethical and compassionate leaders in higher education and beyond. For more information on the C. Kyser Miree Ethical Leadership Program, please contact Program Director Katherine Berdy.

The Middle School LEAD Program

The Middle School LEAD Program begins with an off-campus leadership retreat that reinforces the qualities of leadership and the importance of teamwork. Participants then apply these concepts to the rest of the Middle School experience by creating and organizing student events, class projects, and elective activities. Through a partnership with the upper school Student Government Association, LEAD members serve as ambassadors for new students and help welcome them into the Altamont community.

Student Government Association

Student opinion and participation are valuable and integral parts of any good academic institution. The Student Government Association includes the elected Officers of the School, grade representatives from the upper school, and faculty advisors.

The Basil M. Parks National Honor Society

The purpose of Altamont's chapter of the National Honor Society is to promote and encourage in it members an enthusiasm for superior scholarship, exemplary qualities of character, trustworthy leadership, and a willingness to serve their School, community, and nation. Members are chosen by a faculty council based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service.

The Elizabeth Brooke National Junior Honor Society

The Elizabeth Brooke Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society was begun in 1977. Ninth and tenth grade students with a GPA of 90.00 or higher and have attended Altamont for a full academic year are eligible. Service to School and community, character, and leadership are also important qualities in Honor Society members.

Mu Alpha Theta

Mu Alpha Theta is a national high school mathematics society. The requirements for membership at Altamont include a high honors grade in two consecutive or concurrent courses of high school mathematics and successful completion of Algebra I and Geometry.

International Thespian Society, Troupe 251

The International Thespian Society has as its aim the advancement of excellence in educational theatre and the continuing enrichment of theatre arts and their appreciation around the world.

Model United Nations

The purpose of the Model UN club is to educate students in grades 8-12 about the functions of the United Nations. Through mock UN meetings, students will learn about the inner workings of this vital organization.

Altamont Robotics Team

The Altamont Robotics Team competes in the BEST Robotics competition at UAB. The group meets after school in the fall and spring to expand their understanding of engineering processes by completing both in house challenges and the BEST Robotics competition.

CLUBS

Altamont Musicians Society (AMS)
Open to all grades

The Altamont Musicians Society is a student-run record label begun in 2005. The club has become an integral part of student-organized concerts and musical activities. The goals of AMS are to:
- Release and promote the work of recording and performing musicians
- Organize several student concerts throughout the school year
- Foster musicianship through activities that bring musicians together
- Educate students in various aspects of music and the music scene in Birmingham
- Attend local concerts as a group
- Involve Fine Arts students in musical productions
- Make Birmingham more aware of the creative capacity of Altamont

Altamont Service Club
Upper School

The mission of the Altamont Service Club is to serve the School and the greater Birmingham community and to develop caring individuals who understand the intrinsic value of helping others. The four project themes of the Service Club are Homelessness, Education, Cultural Awareness, and Bettering Birmingham.

Art Club
Upper School

The Art Club raises money to fund projects for the Altamont community as well as the community at large.

French Club
Upper School and Middle School Sections

The French Club seeks to broaden Altamont's understanding and appreciation of French culture through several entertaining (and often tasty) events. Annual activities include dramatic competitions at the French Convention, Mardi-Gras, Poisson d'Avril (April Fools celebration), and the rockin' Eric Vincent concert!

Friends of the World
Middle School

FOW is a middle school club, under the Miree Center umbrella, that strives to serve anywhere in the global community in which service is needed. This may mean service work at a local farm, participating in a fundraising walk, or sponsoring an awareness activity that points to a larger global issue. We value service as one of the highest virtues, we delight in any opportunity to help, and actively seek out new opportunities to share our energy.

Cro-Knitterie
Middle School

Students in Cro-Knitterie learn to knit and crochet in a fun atmosphere. No experience is necessary.

Knightly Chefs
Middle School

Students in Knightly Chefs enjoy a wide variety of food and cooking related activities, including an annual French Market soup sale.

Latin Club
Open to all grades

The Latin Club seeks to broaden Altamont's understanding and appreciation of ancient Rome and Greek civilizations and cultures.

Spanish Club
Upper School and Middle School Sections

This club seeks to broaden Altamont's understanding and appreciation of Hispanic culture. Activities throughout the year include Chupa-Chup Day, Spanish Holiday activities, and Spanish Club dinners.

Censored Lit Club

The goal of the censored literature club is to provide an in-depth look at controversial books through an intelligent, modern point of view. We review why, when, and how these books became so notorious to enrich our literature portfolio. The censored literature club also plans on hosting a read-a-thon.

Asian Culture Club
Upper School and Middle School Sections

The Asian Culture Club’s mission is to provide students from middle to upper school with exposure to Asian cultures and traditions, including Chinese New Year and Holi Festival. The club will highlight annual Asian cultural events for the school’s global education mission in an entertaining and enjoyable way.