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Austinaires and Choralaires

Advisor: Kalle Akkerman
The Austinaires & Choralaires are vocal audition groups that perform at district events, music concerts, and some community events. Contact Kalle Akkerman for audition information.

Jazz One, Packer Jazz, and Scarlet Jazz

Advisor: Christoph Dundas
Jazz One, Packer Jazz, and Scarlet Jazz are audition groups that perform at district events, music concerts, and some community events. Contact Christoph Dundas for audition information.

La Fiera

Advisor: Gene Schott
La Fiera is an orchestra audition group that performs at district events, music concerts, and some community events. Contact Gene Schott for audition information.

Pep Band

Advisor: Christoph Dundas
Pep Band is a fall and winter activity. Students attend numerous athletic events through the fall and winter to play for the activity.


Advisor: TBD
Austin High School typically has a fall musical production as well as a spring production. Any AHS student is welcome to audition for any of our productions.

Knowledge Bowl

Advisors: Arik Andersen and Lisa Sanders
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Knowledge Bowl kicks off in mid-November and ends with the chance to qualify for a state tournament in March. They usually practice once to twice a week and compete in the southern region approximately three times during the season.

Math League

Advisor: TBD
Math League begins in December and ends with the chance to qualify for a state tournament in March. They typically practice once a week and compete in 4 to 5 competitions during the season.

Science Olympiad

Advisor: Tisha Pischke
Science Olympiad starts at the end of October. They compete at a southern sectional at the end of February and will have the chance to compete for state the first part of March.

Go Green Club

Advisors: Lisa Rueckert and Eric Zoske
The Go Green Club is a yearlong club that works to promote environmentally friendly projects, practices and ideas within Austin High School, the school district and the community.

Student Council

Advisor: Emily Hovland
Student Council is in charge of homecoming week, 5 days of Giving as well as Spring Fling week. They also attend SED and the State conference as well as send people to nationals.

Table Tennis

Advisor: Rayce Hardy
Table tennis is an activity that takes place in the winter. They typically meet one to two times a week and finish their season with participation in the state tournament.

MAAP Stars

Advisor: Eliza Kelly
This group is our leadership team in our Area Learning Center. They put on events, including Haunted Hallway and Austin's Got Talent, and develop engaging ideas to help students in our ALC connect with the community and district.

Link Crew

Advisor: Joee Winter
This is a freshman connection experience that links some of our junior and senior link leaders with our incoming freshman to develop connections and role models as they start their high school journey. Link Leaders are selected each spring and there are trainings that take place for them. The Link event for freshman takes place in the fall before school starts as well as some follow up time throughout the year.

Youth Leadership

Advisor: Madison Wagner
Youth leadership is a community action group that does events including, Mr Austin, The AHS Blood Drive and the Strides for a Cure race in May.

Art Club

Advisor: Jake Levisen
Art Club is for our students to continue to purse and develop their interest in the arts outside of the classroom. We have two student art shows each year as well as our students compete in the Region 1AA Visual Arts competition in the spring.

National Honor Society

Advisor: Jane Carlson
The Austin High School Chapter of the National honor society is dedicated to Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Service.

Austin High School FFA

Advisors: Kim Schechinger and Nick Schiltz
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Austin High School FFA provides students interested in agricultural, natural resource, and food science technology the opportunity to intra-curricularly expand on what they learn in the classroom. Our students refine their skills in communication, agricultural education, leadership development, and community service-based learning. Contact advisors Kim Schechinger and Nick Schiltz for more information.

Visit the official Austin High School FFA website ( for more information.


Advisor: Troy Watkins
DECA is a program to support young entrepreneurs as they learn about business, marketing, advertising and other areas. Our DECA program participates in the regional and state DECA competitions as well as Nationals if students qualify.


Advisor: TBD
Austin High School participates in First Robotics. This program is a yearlong program with a Kickoff event in October and a State tournament in March.

Clay Target Club

Advisors: Gus Maxfield and Sue Thorpe
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The Clay Target club participates in competitions throughout the region.
The last day to register with APS is March 20. PLEASE don't wait until the last day! League registration closes March 23rd at noon, no exceptions.
We will be shooting Mondays and Thursdays. First day of practice is March 30 and the last day of shooting is May 21.


Advisors: Ann Maxfield and Robert Maxfield
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Mountain Biking Club

Advisor: Coach Connie
The mountain biking season starts in the summer and runs through the fall. They have weekly practices as well as competitions on the weekends.


Advisor: TBD
The bowling team competes in the fall at Echo Lanes bowling alley. They practice and compete each week and have the chance to qualify for the state tournament at the end of the season.

Boys volleyball

Advisor: Jer Osgood
Boys Volleyball is an activity offered at Austin High School, in conjunction with Austin Park and Recreation.  This is an activity that is offered in the spring of the year, starting in early April and ending in June.

STAND (Students taking a new direction)

Advisor: Bill Spitzer
STAND is a student group that promotes positive and healthy behavior for our students and community through community awareness activities.

Lisa Quednow
Activities Director

Kelly Joseph
Activities Secretary

Alex Pitzen
Facilities Coordinator