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
American School of Valencia also offers students in Middle School and High School the opportunity to participate in an international exchange program. Selected students travel to the United States to attend an American school where they are hosted by a local school family.
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
During their stay, they participate in the daily life of the school and their host family that includes extracurricular activities, enjoying local attractions, and experiencing American and international culture, language and education.
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.