ASV offers complementary programs that encourage students to practice sports and develop their interests while on campus. Some of these activities are part of the regular school curriculum and others are optional and eligible by students in certain grade levels.
ASV+ is the official co-curricular activities program at the American School of Valencia. Students may participate in a variety of athletic teams or in a STEM group as a co-curricular activity. All of them are instructed in English by expert coaches and teachers within the school day.
The ASV+ program is addressed to ASV students from PreKinder 2 to Grade 12. The list of activities is adapted to each age level and offers an opportunity to practice sports or develop each child’s interest. A key fact is the schedule, as ASV+ activities take place within the school day and do not affect study and resting time at home or family routines such as transportation.
ASV+ students enjoy our outstanding facilities and services to have the highest benefit on their time developing their activity. Sports groups use our outdoor school parks, the Athletic Field and the Athletic Center.
Families have continuous information on activities and upcoming events for their children and receive two progress reports in December and June.
Global Exchange Programs
The ASV Global Exchange Programs offers students in Middle School and High School the opportunity to experience life and learning in another culture. Participating students travel and live with a host family, attend school, take part in the daily life of the school and their host family, enjoy local attractions and experience American and international cultures, language and education. They also have the opportunity to welcome their host student in Valencia.
The goals of the ASV Global Exchange Programs are:
- Fostering international-mindedness through cultural and educational experiences
- Experiencing American and international family life, culture, language and education
- Learning to face challenges, take risks and foster individual autonomy
- Serving as an exemplary ambassador of ASV, Valencia, Spain and the student’s family
Exchange for eligible students in Grades 7 and 8. First edition: 2014-2015.
- CSN is an independent, preparatory day school founded in 1982, serving approximately 1,000 students from Preschool to Grade 12 on a 312,000m2 (77 acres) campus.
- The city of Naples is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida, and has a population of over 19,000. It is well known for its white sandy beaches and high standard of living. Within an hour of Naples are millions of acres of federal and state parks, preserves and wildlife refuges.
- The exchange usually involves 10-15 ASV students who travel to Naples in January. Their exchange peers come to Valencia in March in order to experience and enjoy the Fallas festival.
Exchange for eligible students in Grades 9 and 10. First edition: 2022-2023.
- Seabury Hall, a private college preparatory school founded in 1964, has a beautiful campus and facilities situated on the slopes of Haleakala, a mile above Makawao town. Currently serving over 510 students in grades 5 through 12, the student body reflects Maui's rich cultural diversity.
- Maui, known also as “The Valley Isle,” is the second largest Hawaiian island. The island beloved for its world-famous beaches, the sacred ʻĪao Valley, views of migrating humpback whales (during winter months), farm-to-table cuisine and the magnificent sunrise and sunset from Haleakalā.
Exchange for ASV students studying German in Grades 8-11. First edition: 2022-2023 Academic Year.
- EuropaSchule Gymnasium is a state-funded school that offers secondary education to students ages 12-18. The school follows the German national curriculum and has a special stress on the acquisition of other European languages including Spanish.
- Gommern is located in the Saxony-Anhalt lander, near to Magdebourg and 150 km. from Berlin, and it has a population of about 10,000.
Model United Nations Program
Model United Nations is a co-curricular activity that invites students to model the work of the United Nations and develop problem-solving and debate skills in real-life challenges. Beginning in Grade 7, students may take part in up to four different MUN programs, including VALMUN, ASV’s own MUN conference, that takes place in December.
When participating in a Model United Nations event, students role-play as delegates representing a country in a specific committee of the United Nations. They have to research their country, investigate international issues, lobby, debate and elaborate solutions to global problems.
The ASV MUN program emphasizes the importance of collaboration rather than competition, for one of its aims is to promote the idea of peaceful problem solving. Throughout the conferences, delegates make use of critical thinking and communication skills, such as public speaking, research, listening, negotiating, conflict resolution, problem analysis and technical writing.
Being a part of the MUN program teaches students to:
- Debate issues concerning the world today
- Meet many students from all over the world
- Work in the field of diplomacy
ASV students have the opportunity to attend VALMUN, the ASV’s MUN conference, and up to three other MUN events in Spain and abroad.