The Arrupe Jesuit Activities department strives to offer students activities that encourage mental, social, and spiritual growth.
2017 - 2018 Clubs & Organizations
Admissions Representatives assist the Admissions Office by recruiting students and families to Arrupe. Throughout the course of the year they will help in Admissions events such as Shadow Days, Open House, 8th Grade Interviews, Freshmen Registration and Freshmen Orientation. During Shadow Days Admissions Representatives will serve as Shadow Hosts where they will be paired with an 8th grader for a day and will take the 8th grader with them to classes and lunch. For the remaining Admissions events, Admissions Representatives will be assigned specific tasks by the Admissions Office. Served hours count as community service hours.
The mission of the Chess Club at AJHS is to provide a forum in which all skill level chess players exercise their talents and develop into chess players of excellent caliber and character and to promote the study and knowledge of chess, not only for fun and enjoyment, but also as a tool to become problem solvers.
CWSP Ambassadors & Student Leaders (CASL)
CASL develops AJHS Students as leaders for CWSP training programs and ambassadors to help recruit and promote the program to potential employers. Members will develop leadership skills, serve their peers, and promote the Corporate Work Study Program. Participation in CASL is an excellent opportunity to earn service and leadership hours, too!
The AJHS Film Club is made up of students who share a love of movies. Members vote on films to screen once a month, when they make popcorn, watch, and discuss the month’s feature. The mission of the Film Club is to share the magic of movies with all AJHS students; to appreciate the medium with thoughtful viewing and conversation; and, most importantly, to have fun doing it.
Generals for Justice
Generals for Justice works to promote the dignity of all people through service projects, fundraisers, and by increasing awareness of social justice issues. We encourage students to deepen their commitment to being "Men and Women with and for Others" by serving as Jesus served. We are challenged to "heed the call of the Gospel to effect change and see service as a gift to self, not only to others".
The Arrupe Mock Trial team trains students in verbal argumentation and courtroom procedure in order to compete in State Competition each year. With a team of lawyers from the Denver area, Mock Trial develops skills to think on their feet, make a convincing argument, and work as a team.
Since Multimedia Club (formerly Running with Cameras) began two years ago, students have chronicled both the daily life and special events at Arrupe Jesuits High School through photography and video. Students have captured over 30,000 moments on film or through pictures, and made over 40 videos highlighting athletics, student life, service, and pastoral projects at Arrupe.
Music Club is a club for all types of instruments and musicians. From kazoo to violin all are welcome to join in Arrupe's unique ensemble. For special occasions the music club will team up with the choir and make merry music together - School Masses, Nursing Home Visits, Christmas Concerts! If you know an instrument, want to learn an instrument, or just love listening to great music, then this is the club for you!
“Let your light shine” by sharing the story of Arrupe Jesuit with donors and supporters in the community! By helping build relationships with school donors, and participating in showing gratitude to donors, we provide a crucial component of the Arrupe Jesuit voice through:
Leading small group tours
Coordinating student gratitude campaigns
Coordinating student volunteers at special events
Assisting with moments of gratitude by writing thank you notes & letters
Assisting with story creation for the school newsletter
Retreat & Pastoral Programs
The mission of the Arrupe retreat and pastoral program is to empower students to full and active participation in their own faith development and the development of the greater community. This past year we had students in all grade levels assist in retreats and all school masses in an effort to lead our community towards spiritual growth.
The Arrupe Jesuit Robotics Club, a.k.a. the RoboGenerals, participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Competition. Our school competes against fifty other high school robotics teams in Colorado. Each year we build a new robot for the ever-changing competition game. In addition, club members learn about engineering design, computer programming, and teamwork.
The Arrupe Student Government is composed of elected representatives from each class section and every club/activity. An Executive Board oversees meetings during every Activity Period to discuss weekly school events and plan future content for the student body.
Student tutors play an integral leadership role in the Arrupe community. Our goal is to provide academic support to any Arrupe Jesuit student. We believe that all students can achieve academic success, & we work together to make that a reality. Members commit to one or more days a week during 7th period or Saturday school to help their peers. Tutors will have the opportunity to meet with new people & be a part of their success.
The Arrupe Jesuit yearbook celebrates the memories students have made as members of the AJHS community. From sports teams and clubs to community service events and retreats, the AJHS yearbook is a memento of all the moments in a General’s years at Arrupe. The yearbook gives students and teachers the opportunity to not only come together to remember the past, but to also recognize and continue to build the ever-growing community of our school.