Get Involved

Elementary, middle, and high school students working at their group levels in a club
  • Clubs and organizations are a great way to help develop character and the skills that will benefit you in school, your career, and in life. Skills like commitment, leadership, effective communication, and being able to work successfully in a group all come from participating in a club or organization. Joining a club is a great way to make friends, develop leadership skills, and boost your college resumé.

Ways To Get Involved

  • Join a Student Group
    There are several faculty and staff professionals that serve as advising and support structures for all of Stoneman's student clubs and organizations.  Take a look at the list of available clubs and organizations under the activities tab of the website.
    Start a New Group
    Your opportunities for involvement at McArthur H.S.  are truly endless.  Review the available organizations and if you don’t see the activity you’d like to participate in, start a new one!  See a guidance counselor on how to start a new club - don't forget, you'll need a teacher at Stoneman Douglas to sponsor your club. 
    Join a Sport
    Stay active by participating in one of our many sports programs. View our Athletics Program.
      • Learn More About Yourself

        Joining a student organization presents many opportunities to learn more about yourself, your goals, and your strengths. You can learn from how other students handle certain situations and test your current knowledge. You can also find out what you’re good at, whether that’s multitasking, staying organized, generating ideas, or serving others. This self-awareness will be beneficial in your future career.

      • Develop Soft Skills

        Soft skills are essential “people skills” — they’re the skills that allow us to effectively interact with others, like communication, attitude, and work ethic. Participating in a student organization not only teaches you these skills but also helps you broaden and improve those you already have. You’ll learn the best way to communicate with both individuals and large groups, and you’ll gain emotional intelligence as you develop new relationships.

      • Network

        Another great benefit of student organizations is that you get the opportunity to network. Meeting new students, making connections, and building relationships will all help down the line when you’re looking for a college or job.  Because you’re all part of the same organization, you know the people you’re meeting have at least a few of the same interests as you, so their connections will be valuable.

      • Get Practical Experience in a Safe Environment

        Participating in a club or an organization based around your particular area of study will give you practical experience within that field. And what’s great about student clubs is that while you learn to use skills like project management, event planning, and fundraising, you get to test them out in a safe environment where making mistakes is OK.  Everyone is there to support you, so there’s no fear of messing up or being wrong.  

      • Use the Skills You've Learned in Class

        As students, you can apply classroom experience in your student organizations and develop leadership and life skills that help you become more effective in classroom team projects.

      • Learn to Engage with Diverse Groups of People

        Chances are, the organization you choose to participate in will include a diverse group of people — you’ll be faced with the same situation in college and the working world!  Learning how different people respond and react to certain situations will help you develop your skills in presenting and implementing ideas.

      • Learn How to Work With a Team

        Knowing how to work well with a team is an essential skill for any career. Being in a student organization teaches you how to do this by putting you in situations where you are required to take advice from others and give your own.  

      • Gain Leadership Skills and Experience

        Becoming a leader or an officer in an organization will help you develop leadership skills that will be invaluable in all areas of life. You’ll be presented with opportunities to improve in public speaking and gain confidence in yourself as an individual.

      • Give Back to the Community

        Many student organizations provide opportunities to give back to the community, whether through acts of service, sponsoring events, or hosting charity drives.  Not only is this good for society, but it will teach you how you can give back to your community in the future.

      • Expand Your Resume

        There’s no arguing that organizations and activities look good on a résumé.  Showing colleges and employers that you participated in, or (better yet) lead, a student organization, they’ll know that you’re hard-working and can handle multiple responsibilities.  

      • Get a Break from Your Studies

        Concentrating on schoolwork is obviously important, but giving your mind a break is necessary (and beneficial).  While taking part in club activities, you’ll be able to socialize with like-minded individuals and actually learn as much from them as you would your schoolwork.

      • Have Fun!

        Another simple reason to join a student organization is to have fun. Meeting new people, making new friends, and participating in activities will help you make the most of your high school experience. 

Clubs at MCA

  • Club Description Sponsor Contact
    Best Buddies Creates friendships and social interactions between general education and special education students.    
    Chess Club To provide opportunities for members to enhance their understanding of chess principles, strategies, and tactics .To create a supportive and inclusive environment where members of all ages and skill levels feel valued, respected, and encouraged to participate and improve.    
    Color Guard Spin Flags, Rifles, Sabres, & Dance, to a choreographed routine to music which competes on a National Stage. )    
    Debate/Forensics Speech and Debate is a competitive public speaking activity where students debate and perform in events at the local, state, regional, and national level.    
    Drama Club Drama Club is for the students who have an affinity for the performing arts. Students engage in performance activities throughout the year as well as engage in Thespian competitions, South Florida Cappies , musical theatre, plays and the Children's Theatre Project.    
    First Priority First Priority exists to equip students with the resources to effectively share the Hope of Jesus Christ with their fellow students. Our meetings offer a safe place on campus where any and everyone is loved and welcome.    
    French Club The French Club is a club made for all students at MCA. Its main goals are, tolerance and helping students to develop a passion for the language and practice it as often as possible.    
    French Honor Society The French Honor Society is an academic Society. It admits only students that are enrolled in French III honors and above with, at least a 3.0 GPA.    
    Hands on Broward Students engage in varying service projects to benefit community organizations and achieve volunteer hours as well.    
    Key Club Key Club is a student-led service organization that provides it members with opportunities to perform service, build character, and develop leadership. Key Club is the high school faction of Kiwanis International.    
    Mentoring Tomorrow's Leaders MTL is a peer-to-peer mentoring, student leadership and educational re-engagement program which serves youth who are at-risk for not graduating and/or remaining in school. The program aims to increase graduation rates and decrease dropout rates, particularly among minority males. MTL is based on five pillars: Academic Achievement, Mentoring-, Family Involvement, Community Support, & Incentives    
    Mu Alpha Theta The purpose of this organization is to inspire a keen interest in mathematics, develop strong scholarship in the subject, and promote the enjoyment of mathematics in high school. We aim to recognize and encourage students who enjoy and excel in mathematics.    
    Muslim Student Association The Muslim Student Association’s objective is to create a space for Muslim students and their allies to support one another and their community through service and education. The club aims to provide a space for students to discuss shared experiences and cultural differences, educate others & ourselves about Islam and Islamic history, and work towards eradicating prejudice and stereotypical misconceptions in our community.    
    National Art Honor Society National Art organization where student complete art projects. Some projects are service hour based and others art for learning and sharing art techniques. Scholarships and discussion on what is happening in the art world lead many discussions.    
    National Honor Society National organization recognizing the scholarship, leadership, character and service of high school students.    
    NEHS National English Honor Society    
    Science National Honor Society The SNHS organization is intended to support the academic acheivements and progress of students interested in the sciences. Members also provide tutoring services to the MCA student population after school. Students in SNHS also hold their own science fairs as well as participate in local/state/national academic events when possible.    
    Spanish Club Gatherings to create and/or participate in activities that celebrate not only the Hispanic culture but other cultures of the school. It promotes understanding, cooperation, and friendship.    
    Spanish Honor Society Our club provide Spanish tutoring in all levels every Wednesday from 2:45 to 3:35 PM. Also, we support other clubs in different activities in the school or out the school. .    
    Student Government Association The Student Government Association (SGA) is designed to foster leadership skills, encourage school spirit, and teach democratic principles among students. As a student-run organization that represents the entire student body, SGA allows students to express concerns and take a stand on important issues.    
    TV Club TV Club is a place for students taking Digital Video Technology to meet to explore film and TV production. Students practice their skills, deeper dive into the industry, and are introduced to industry leaders as guest speakers. TV Club is involved in our travel competition team.    
  • Marketing Essentials (formerly Business and Entrepreneur Honors Program - L.E.E.O.)

    Marketing Essentials (formerly Business and Entrepreneur Honors Program - L.E.E.O.)

  • Esports

    Esports at McArthur High School

  • Freshman Class

    Freshman Class

    Class of 2024, Freshman Advisor is still being assigned.  

    Check back often for information on running for class office positions.

  • GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)

    GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)

    For more information regarding meeting days and times please contact, Vincent Newman at

  • Honors Speech and Debate

    Honors Speech and Debate

  • Jobs For Florida (JFG) Program

    Jobs For Florida (JFG) Program

  • Junior Class

    Junior Class

    Junior Class Advisor for the 2020-21 school year is in the process of being assigned.

    Please check back often for updates to meeting dates and times as well as activities and fundraisers.

  • McArthur JROTC Mustang Battalion

    McArthur JROTC Mustang Battalion

  • Mustang Band

    Mustang Band

  • Mustang Chorus

    Mustang Chorus

  • Mustang Spirit Newspaper

    Mustang Spirit Newspaper

  • Senior Class

    Senior Class

    Senior Class Advisor for 2020-2021 will be announced shortly.  

    Please check back often for upcoming dates and times of meetings, activities and events pertaining to your Class of 2021.

  • Sophomore Class

    Sophomore Class

    The Sophomore Class Advisor for the 2020-21 school year is in the process of being assigned.

    Please check back often for updates on meeting dates and times as well as activities and fundraisers.

  • Student Government Association

    Student Government and Class Officers

    2022-2023 Officers

    President - Katricia Joseph

    Vice President - Brianna Medina

    Recording Secretary - Skye Stewart

    Corresponding Secretary - Takiyah Bridgeman

    Historian - Jessica Soler

    Treasurer - Jada Jones