High school should not be only about studying, but also about shaping yourself into a well-rounded individual by extracurricular activities like joining clubs. There are hundreds of clubs in all high schools in the United States that there is no way to cover all of them in this post. However, this post is going to cover some of the clubs and help you to determine which clubs would be interesting to you. If you are in college and want help with getting involved, check my post on Get Involved In College instead.
Club One: FCCLA ( Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America)
FCCLA is the only career and technical student organization that has as its motto: ” The Ultimate Leadership Experience.” The club is a part of the CTSO ( Career and Technical Student Organization). The club may have two sessions in some schools. One session is the fashion and design session, the other is the early childhood education session. The club provides members with competitions, honor society, travelling, the opportunity to make new friends around the country, and scholarships opportunities. If you are interested in FCCLA club, check their website.
Club Two: Interact Club
Interact club is “Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18.” ( Rotary.org) The club offers members with many kinds of opportunities to do community service. For example, club members may tutor at a middle school nearby regularly, or participate in Relay For Life with the school’s team. If you want to serve the community in a variety of ways, Interact club is right for you!
Club Three: Mu Alpha Theta
Mu Alpha Theta is the mathematics national honor society. Club members serve their community by tutoring and other ways. Members also have the opportunity to compete in math competition locally or at a higher level. If you are good at math, you should definitely join the club and have fun with math.
Club Four: National Honor Society
National Honor Society’s membership is by invitation only, so you have to meet certain requirements to be invited, for example, you must have a certain grade point average. After being invited, you have to finish the application, get recommendation, and turn in your fees. Academics, leadership, citizenship, and community involvement is the spirit of the club. Club members will serve the community by running food or book drives, and other ways.
Club Five: SGA ( Student Government Association)
SGA is a club for people who want to contribute to their school and promote school spirit. Its purpose is to represent the students and promote school spirit, unit, and participation. The club has many activities such as homecoming, prom, teacher appreciation, banners, service projects, and so on. The club usually works with other clubs like each class council. In some schools, SGA is actually an elective course option.