High School Clubs is an important way to introduce science into your child’s life. Clubs can help you learn about nature and the world around you at a young age. These lessons can’t be learned in a day, but through club activities and group projects that take the club members outside of the classroom and into the great outdoors. There are many different types of clubs available to high school clubs, what do you want to start in high school?
Outdoor Activity Clubs: Whether it’s going camping, boating, fishing, or hiking, high school clubs can provide hours of outdoor activity. There are so many different options to choose from! Depending on what your clubs might have, the possibilities are endless for student organizations and extracurricular activities. Some clubs might offer bird watching, nature studies, or maybe a bicycle ride every Saturday morning. The possibilities are endless.
Volunteerism: Student volunteers are another great way to get involved with high school clubs. There are clubs that work with local hospitals, assist in disaster relief efforts, or even work to promote literacy. If your club does any of these things, consider joining forces with a local community effort or volunteer program. This can give your club the exposure it needs to get children excited about participating in their club.
Sports: There are tons of different sports high schools can participate in. Pick a sport that interests you and find a club to support it. For instance, if you love to play tennis, maybe a tennis club would be a great fit for you. There are also baseball, football, soccer, and cheerleading high school clubs to choose from. Many colleges and other post-secondary institutions offer athletic scholarships or financial aid to those who exhibit a certain level of athletic prowess. So check out the availability of athletic scholarships at your local community colleges or schools and see if you can match up a club against another that has similar requirements.
After you’ve decided which club you’d like to join, consider joining as an official member. Being a full-fledged member is much more professional and can help you with your networking opportunities and other aspects of high school clubs. Also, consider joining as a student representative. Student representatives are usually elected during the beginning of the school year, though some students may wish to volunteer for this position later on. The student representative is responsible for getting students involved in the club events and volunteering to do club activities.
When you think you’ve found the high school clubs you’re interested in, you should start contacting college admissions officers at the colleges you’re considering attending. These college representatives are knowledgeable about every available program and can help match you with a club that will suit your needs best. Keep in mind that colleges don’t just look at athletic ability when making their college admissions decisions, though. They want to find a student who will be a good addition to their community and that shows an interest in the community. If your senior project or organization involves a community effort, your college admission representative may even be able to suggest a local organization that would be beneficial for your career and/or interest.
College applications don’t just ask questions about your academic record. They also need to know about your outside interests and extracurricular activities. Your college applications are a great way to let the admissions officer know what you’re interested in doing besides study. Clubs are a great way to show that you have an interest in things other than studying and by joining a club you can demonstrate that you have something in common with your fellow students. Most clubs allow you to join without a specific class requirement, so if your goal is simply to get involved in a group with common interests, then by all means join as many clubs as you can find.
Some clubs, like electronics clubs or a sports club, might not seem that they would be a good fit for you. But you never know until you try! Colleges always know a few people who didn’t bother to think things through, and the colleges who offer scholarships to the right candidates often times pick these people to represent their institution. So if your ambition is to become a doctor or a lawyer and you feel strongly about science fiction movies or robotics, then consider joining one of these clubs – you never know how far your dream might go!