At the beginning of each academic year, middle and high school students elect officers to lead their respective divisions and grade levels.
The duties of the Middle and High School Student Councils include organizing student activities, representing students to administration regarding their concerns, and assisting in maintaining high standards of achievement and conduct. Student Council members organize both divisional and all-school events such as school dances, community service projects, intramural tournaments, charitable fundraising activities, and spirit weeks. To ensure communication and a connection with all secondary students, representatives are elected to the Student Council through grade level elections. Faculty sponsors assist and guide the Student Council Officers through all endeavors.
Each grade level elects a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and two Student Council Representatives. Officers are responsible for providing leadership to the class. Proceeds earned from class fund-raising activities are used for charity and as deemed appropriate by class officers and grade level advisors.
To be eligible to run for a Student Council or Class Council position, a student:
- Must have attended LAS for at least two full semesters,
- Must have met SAISA eligibility standards for the previous year,
- Must have no disciplinary infractions, including academic dishonesty, on record for the preceding school year.
National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) for students in grades 10-12 and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) for students in grades 6-9 are service-oriented organizations for outstanding students at LAS. These organizations recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Five main purposes guide both the NHS and NJHS: to create enthusiasm for scholarship, promote leadership, stimulate a desire to serve others, encrouage responsible citizenship, and develop character in secondary students. These purposes also translate into the criteria for membership selection each year.
To be eligible for consideration, students must meet the established criteria and have completed the equivalent of at least one semester of enrollment at LAS. Once a candidate is selected by the faculty committee, the student is awarded membership in the local chapter at a special induction ceremony. Members must maintain active participation in NHS/NJHS while enrolled at LAS.