CAHS provides a rich variety of activities in which students can connect with each other and the community. Activities include sports, clubs, two dance teams, cheer, flag team, speech and debate, journalism (yearbook and news publications), robotics, synthetic biology, Academic League, play production, school dances, and a variety of ASB-sponsored events. The student culture at CAHS is remarkably accepting, nurturing, and wholesome, and all school events are designed to help students engage with each other in safe and supervised environments. All students are encouraged to give back to their communities and are required to complete 37.5 community service hours each year that they are enrolled at CAHS.
The CAHS Robotics Team competes each year in a world-wide competition to build a single CAHS robot (with highly specified characteristics) that will out-perform robots during a series of robot competitions. The CAHS Robotics Team is called “The Agency” and is open to any CAHS students interested in participating. Skills acquired during the year include grant-writing, computer-aided design, programming, 3D printing, machining, wiring, and team logistics.
The CAHS Synthetic Biology Team is a group of students who meet weekly to learn a variety of specific lab techniques that range from cell culturing and transformation to PCR. In addition, the team competes in an annual genetics competition called iGEM and through that experience learn the importance of teamwork and scientific collaboration. They welcome anyone with focus, curiosity, or an interest in the sciences.