Led by Mr. Dean, the academic team is a competitive trivia club that competes with other schools in CPS. Aiken was the CPS champion in the 2015-2016 season.
With Ms. New, students experience a unique exposure to a variety of artistic media and works by famous artists. During after-school and small group lunch settings, students have the opportunity to express themselves creatively and have their work displayed in a constructive peer environment. Students can create with many different types of materials and resources to supplement classroom and independent projects. Ms. New brings her years of experience as a professional working artist to the classroom and to the club. Her style encourages freedom and self-expression within the structure of discipline and artistic growth.
Ms. Barbee and the band are bringing back a proud Falcon tradition. The Aiken New Tech Pep Band can be heard at sporting events such as boys and girls basketball games. The band plays with the drill team and other groups to hype the crowd in the Falcon’s Nest.
Ms. Barbee is also keeping it moving with the Aiken New Tech Drum Line. The Band and the Drum line are open to students in grades 7 through 12 and all levels from beginners to super stars.
Led by Ms. Cole, the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) strives to assure that each member of the Aiken community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. We work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects homophobia and heterosexism have on youth and adults alike.
The M.O.R.E. - Men, Organized, Respectful and Educated - Program started at Aiken in 2009 as a reactive idea to keep young men out of trouble by allowing them to serve in leadership roles and by opening up new opportunities to them.
Led by Ms. Aufmann and Mr. Cartwright, Aiken's running club is open to anyone interested in learning to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle. Meeting twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:15, running club is helping students at Aiken learn the mechanics of running while also getting in shape for sports seasons such as basketball and spring track.
Mr. Hiatt has started a soccer club in hopes that we will have a full-fledged soccer team in the years to come. Every Wednesday the club meets after school to play three-on-three soccer, and discuss the future of the team.
Spoken Word is where written poetry meets performance. This is a club that combines various art forms together into one. Last year, Lacy "Asylum" Robinson, Aiken class of 2015, won the all-city spoken word competition, Louder than a Bomb. See Ms. Curran, and Mr. Hiatt for more information.