App Development

If you are interested in coding and making apps for mobile devices, come join the App Development Club.  We take students at all ability levels – no programming experience required!

Sponsor: Matt Fahrenbacher ~
Meeting Schedule: 
Fridays before school @ 7:15am Room 1300

Astronomy Club

Do you like to look at the sky, use telescopes, use computers and your digital camera? Then come check out the Astronomy Club. We do all of these activities! We have our own telescopes, access to telescopes world-wide via internet and digital cameras to look at the constellations and watch for the Aurora! We use telescopes in other parts of the world where it’s clear to take images of the sky on the days where it’s cloudy here.

Website: Click Here
Sponsor: Elizabeth Ramseyer ~
Meeting Schedule: 
Fridays (as announced on website@ 3:30 in Room 1330 or South Parking Lot (White Dome)

Book Club

Do you like to read? Do you like to talk about what you read? Then join Book Club! We meet once a month to discuss an author, genre, or just something we like — and we eat LOTS of cookies! So come to relax, absorb, and enjoy!

Special Functions/Events: Book drive, monthly meetings
SponsorSharon Swanson ~
Meeting Schedule:
Mondays @ 3:40 PM in the Faculty Lounge

Chemistry Club

Are you interested in the mysteries of chemistry? Explore the world of chemistry by experimentation and investigation! Club members will prepare for outreach programs, compete in chemistry competitions and network with other chemistry students!

WebsiteClick Here
Special Functions/Events: National Chemistry Week Celebrations, ACS Chemistry Day. Emerging Chemists Workshop, and GEMs Day
SponsorsBrittany Wu ~
Rachael Swiercz
Meeting Schedule:
Rotating days after school.  Get on our email list by emailing our sponsors.
Room 3225

French Honor Society

Do you enjoy your French class? Do you excel in the French language? Then the French Honor Society is for you! We meet regularly to discuss activities that promote French in our school and create & encourage French themes & experiences outside the classroom. Join and expand your language skills!

*Membership is by invitation only.*

Website: Click Here
Special functions/events: Collaboration with French Club fundraising for Expanding Lives, French T-shirt Contest and the National French Week Trivia Contest
Sponsor: Elizabeth Hinsinger ~
Meeting Schedule: Mondays and Tuesdays, during Homeroom, Student Activities, Room 1601,

German Honor Society

The German Honor Society is a National Educational Honorary established to recognize high school scholastic achievement in German and to promote interest in the study of the German language, literature, and culture. Check AATG for more information. Academic eligibility requirements include an overall GPA of 3.0 and a German GPA of 3.5. Students must be enrolled minimally in their sixth semester of German. Once inducted, honorary members tutor underclassmen German students and plan for various activities involving German culture, language and literature during the year.

Special functions/events: Collaboration with German Club, Infoblattl
SponsorJoe Neumayer ~
Meeting ScheduleWednesdays during homeroom in Room 2300

Girls Who Code

Do you know you can change the world through code?   Technology can make the world a better place.  The Girls Who Code club’s mission is to inspire, dedicate and equip girls with the computing skills to change the world around them while having fun along the way.  You will learn to write code for apps and websites while working on an Impact Project of your choice.  Girls Who Code are leaders!  Come join us.  NO prior coding experience needed.

SponsorAmber Mosier ~
Meeting Schedule:
Thursdays from 3:30 – 5pm in Room 1300

National Art Honor Society

NAHS (National Art Honor Society) is designed specifically for high school students in grades 9-12. The NAHS is specifically for high school students, for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in working toward the attainment of the highest standards in art areas, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community. Students become members of a distinguished group of over 33,000 art students.

*Interested students need at least one semester of art to be eligible for NAHS.*

Sponsor: Deanna Sortino ~
Meeting Schedule: 
2nd Tuesday of the Month in Room 1730

National Honor Society

National Honor Society is a prestigious nationwide organization with a very select membership.  Students who qualify are selected by the National Honor Society Selection Committee. Students display leadership, character, service and scholarship.  Members participate in planning the annual NHS induction ceremony, a canned food drive, and other service projects.

*Membership in NHS is contingent on an application process that consists of the following:

  • Minimum 3.8 weighted GPA or 3.5 unweighted GPA by the end of junior year
  • Involvement in two (2) school activities per year
  • 20  hours of community service
  • Demonstrates leadership in and out of the classroom
  • Displays good moral character
  • Staff recommendations

Sponsor: Dan Gin ~ & Stephanie Lau ~
Meeting Schedule: 
Thursdays during Homeroom in the College and Career Resource Center (Room 1120)

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Research Investigators Of Tomorrow (RIOT)

Want to do take your scientific curiosity to another level? Do you enjoy doing science? RIOT is a club designed to allow you to learn the basics of science research and to allow you to investigate and research your own projects!! Whether it’s investigating a crime scene, nanotechnology, chemical reactions, robotics, solar power, or any other scientific problem you’ve wondered about, RIOT will help you investigate it! We will also look at how science works in the real world using the STEM lab and by talking with scientists as well. You’ll be able to do open ended projects and the things that make science fun!

WebsiteClick Here
Rachael Swiercz
Parin Patel ~
Joshua Kim ~
Meeting Schedule:
 Fall: Wednesdays @ 3:30 PM in the STEM Lab (Room 3315)
Spring: See lab schedule for additional days and dates

Seminars For Scholars

Seminars for Scholars is an activity for young people who care about the world.  Our interests range from what exactly is going on in Guantanamo Bay to how we can inform ourselves about memes that affect our lives.  Throughout the year we communicate about our research via our blog, and once a year we select a Socratic dialogue to study and discuss during a teach-in.  We also have teach-ins connected to our research, where we gather to teach each other what we have learned about a specific subject we’ve chosen.  This year’s theme will be determined at our first officers’ meeting.

*To join the club please write a letter expressing your interest, and place it in the mailbox of Ms. Jaffe, in the Main Office.  Make sure you include an active email address, your name, and your student ID number in your letter.*

WebsiteClick Here
SponsorTamara Jaffe-Notier ~
Meeting Schedule:
Wednesdays @ 7:15 AM in 1199
Seminars: TBA –  See Link or Ms. Jaffe-Notier 

Spanish Honor Society

Do you enjoy your Spanish class? Do you excel in the Spanish language? Then the Spanish Honor Society is for you! We meet regularly to discuss activities that promote Spanish in our school and create & encourage Spanish themes & experiences outside the classroom. Join and expand your language skills!

*Membership is by invitation only.*
Sponsor: David Malatesta ~
Meeting Schedule:
1st and 3rd Wednesday in Room 2330/Every Tuesday for Cafe Confesacion