Co-Curricular Trips


MESAC Forensics
This group meets weekly to practice seven forensic events as well as debate, in preparation for the MESAC Forensics tournament hosted yearly by an MESAC member school.Forensic events are Impromptu Speaking, Extemporaneons Speaking, Serious & Comedic Oral Interpretation, Serious & Comedic Duet Acting, and Original Oratory. This Club provides an extension of the Speech and Debate class and allows students unable to schedule the class to participate. This year's tournament will be hosted by American Embassy School in New Delhi, India.
When: April 18 - 22, 2012
Where: New Delhi, India
Sponsor: Mr. Waldoch


MESAC JV / Varsity Academic Games
Academic Games is geared towards students interested in improving their trivia knowledge, spelling, geography, mathematical skills and thinking skills.
The goal this year is to increase interest in the club, represent CAC well at the annual MESAC tournament and promote fun and cooperation as a team. The main activity/event this year will be participation in the MESAC tournament held Nov. 9 -13 ,in Dubai, UAE.
General requirements include regular attendance and enthusiastic participation at weekly meetings.

At the Varsity level, students also engage in academic bowl, academic olympiad, spelling bee and math challenge.
When: Nov. 9 - 13, 2011
Where: Dubai, UAE
Sponsors: Mrs. Tappe & Ms.Hjellming

MESAC Fine Arts Festival
A MESAC Fine Arts Festival is designed to bring students from MESAC schools together for a noncompetitive event and to explore the arts in a productive manner. Each festival will include a festival band, a festival choir, dramatic opportunities, and art workshops. Hosting schools may wish to include other areas such as dance, but this varies from year to year. Other concerts, field trips or social activities will be determined by the festival director.
  The Fine Arts Festival occurs annually at both the Senior and Junior levels.  Each festival is a three-day event that focuses on the areas of art, music (both band and choral), and drama. Workshops are provided for the participants in the art, while the band, drama and choir participants attend rehearsals. The festival finishes with The Gala Performance and Art Display which represents the culmination of the weekend's rehearsals and displays the projects resulting from the festival art workshops. Works of art, which represent the programs of the participating schools are displayed throughout the festival.

Senior Arts Festival Grades 10-12
Sponsors: Ms. Davis,Ms. Fullerton, Ms. Jiminez & Mr. Stavinoha
Travel Dates:Feb 8 - 12, 2012
Where: American School in Doha, Doha

Junior Arts Festival Grades 8,9
Sponsors: Ms. Davis,Ms. Fullerton, Ms. Jiminez & Ms. Knox
Travel Dates:Nov. 16 - 20 ,2011
Where: American Community School, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Honor Band and Choir
The Honor Band and Choir Trip offers an opportunity to participate in the annual AMIS honor band and choir festival in Europe. Students are chosen by audition tapes judged by a panel in Europe.
When: March 14 -18, 2012
Where: Scotland

Sponsor: Ms. Davis


Honor Orchestra
The Honor Orchestra trip offers the opportunity for strings students to participate in the annual AMIS Honor Orchestra Festaival. Students audition by sending audio recordings to a review panel in London.
When: Feb 29 - March 4, 2012
Where: Belgium
Sponsor: Ms. Jeong


Model United Nations (MUN) - THIMUN & TIMUN
The MUN club provides a challenging and enriching forum for students to discuss current international issues and to view those issues from different perspectives. Members are chosen and trained in the Spring semester and may have the opportunity to attend a conference prior to the end of that school year. New students to CAC have the opportunity to apply to the club at the beginning of the school year. Students may first apply to MUN in the second half of their freshman year. The club meets every Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 pm to practice debate procedures, resolution writing and to learn about their assigned countries and issues. CAC also hosts an international conference for three days each October (CACMUN) which features four forums: The General Assembly, The Security Council, The ECOSOC or The Economic and Social Council, and the International Court of Justice. Students participate from all over the Middle East and occasionally elsewhere. A team of student officers, and committees from the club membership, assist in the organization of the conference. CACMUN is affiliated with The Hague International Model United Nations, the largest high school MUN in the world. CAC is a valued participant in the five day THIMUN conference each January. A team of the most highly qualified MUN delegates is chosen to take part in THIMUN.
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in TIMUN, the MUN conference hosted each year by the international school of Istanbul.

When: Oct 20 - 23, 2011
Where: CAC

When: Jan. 22 - Jan. 27, 2012
Where: The Hague

When: Dec. 8 - 11, 2011
Where: Istanbul
Sponsors: Ms. Mazhar and Ms.Popinchalk