School Life


Herberger Young Scholars Academy offers a variety of clubs and activities for students to participate in outside of the academic environment.
Clubs are generally student-led, with the support of a faculty mentor. Clubs will change from year to year, depending on student interest. In the past, clubs have included: Art Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, Game Design Club, Gardening Club and Outdoor Games Club.
Over the years, some clubs have grown and developed to become repeated multiple years in a row and are now considered staples of the club offerings:

List of 7 items.

  • Interact(Rotary)

    Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
  • Robotics

    Robotics is a competitive team, with both JV and Varsity divisions. The team competes in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), competing at local and regional competitions against other area schools. In the past, the Robotics Team has won the Arizona State Championship, as well as attending the FTC World Championships.
  • Marine Biology

    The oldest club at HYSA, you can learn how to take care of and manage our beloved Herberger fish tank.
  • International Thespian Society

    International Thespian Society is an international theatre/drama society that aims to encourage young students into the arts.
  • National Honor Society

    The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
  • QuizBowl

    Quiz bowl is a quiz-based competition that tests players on a wide variety of academic subjects.
  • Ukulele

    Students will learn how to play the ukulele. An instrument will be provided for you by HYSA and the club is taught by musical professor, Autumn Bourg.
The Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy seeks and accepts students for admission without reference to race, color, religion, age, disability, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or gender. Admissions and financial aid decisions are made independently.