Electives & Field Trips


Our Enrichment Lab takes place every Friday and is the anchor to our academic program. American Academy has taken project-based learning and exploration to a whole new level! The Enrichment Lab provides an active and innovative environment for students to apply their academic learning in a fun and practical way.

– Workshop
– World Languages: Mandarin, Spanish, American Sign Language, Greek and Latin Roots – – Drama and Dance
– Speech and Debate
– Cookie and Cake Decorating
– Fine Arts: Classical and Pop
– Life Success and Etiquette
– Photography and Filmmaking
– Graphic Design
– Robotics
– Musical Instruments and Music Theory
– Computer Programming and Coding
– Journalism and Yearbook
– Business and Technology
– Architecture, Design & Engineering
– Living History
– Health and Fitness, PSAT Prep, TaeKwonDo, and many more…

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First Friday of the Month Field Trips
*Available for all Friday students and Inspire Speciality Program Students and their families.

– Farms, Gardens, and Arboretums
– Science Museums and Discovery Centers
– Theme Parks and Aquariums
– Zoos, Sanctuaries, and Animal Preserves
– Heritage and Historical Parks
– Ecology, Planetariums, and Nature Centers
– Activity Centers and Children’s Museums
– Cultural Centers and Art Galleries
– Space, Aviation, and Maritime Museums

Upcoming Field Trips


When: Dec 7, 2018; 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Who: All Friday Students and Inspire Specialty Program Students and their families.
Where: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037, (323) 724-3623
Price: $17/person (total for all events) *Tickets are limited and available only on a first come basis.

To Sign up, please visit our Field Trip Signup page or contact one of your teachers at the academy or email to admissions@american-academy.org
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  • December 7, 2018 – The California Science Center: Ancient Egyptian King Tut & Space Shuttle Endeavour Exhibition (*Updated)
  • January 11, 2019 – Aquarium of the Pacific
  • February 1, 2019 – Tessmann Planetarium (at Santa Ana College)
  • April 12, 2019 – Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach
  • May 3, 2019 – Discovery Cube OC
  • June 5, 2019 (Wednesday) – Circus Trix Trampoline Park


*Electives are selected for each semester based on student interest and weekly class schedule. Not all Electives listed above are offered throughout the year.

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