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.
Connecting the Church to Reach the Campus for Christ
This club is for Christians to help deepen their relationship with God and to also spread the gospel with others who don’t have a relationship with Christ yet. Perks: Students will be able to deepen their faith and be able to find comfort in knowing other Christians who are trying to be a light in a world of darkness.
Why First Priority?
There are almost half a million students in the public middle and high schools of southeast Florida. Statistics suggest that over 90% of these teens do not know Christ, which demonstrates the urgent need for us to meet them where they are – the campus. A majority of Christians state that their decision to follow Christ was made by age 18. We could be only one generation away from catastrophic faith abandonment if we do not equip students to fulfill the Great Commission. That is why, since 1998, First Priority has been so passionate about connecting the CHURCH to reach the CAMPUS for CHRIST.
Where is First Priority?
We have almost 200 clubs across seven counties, from South Florida to the Treasure Coast. In addition, we partner with over 120 local churches, 300 volunteers, and thousands of students. To find a club at your school, visit FIND A CLUB. To reach every student on every public middle and high school campus in southeastern Florida with the Gospel… this is our First Priority!
Sponsor: Ms. Walton
Where: 16 North
When: Every other Tuesday
Canes United (aka GSA – Gay-Straight Alliance) provides support and a social setting for those in the LGBTQ Community, Allies, and anyone who feels everyone should be treated equally. * All you need is an open mind and an understanding of confidentiality. We are a safe zone! Perks: Canes United provides insight into diverse people of all backgrounds. We look to be social activists and help those in need of an accepting atmosphere.
Sponsor: Mr. Jones
Where: TV Lab (back of Media Center)
When: Tuesdays- 3pm-5pm/ Wednesdays- 3pm-4pm /Fridays-3pm -5pm
Debate club is all about learning, preparing, and practicing for speech and debate competitions. Debate can be a big commitment. However, the students that join will have a great opportunity to excel, become part of a genuine team of like-minded peers, gain confidence in speaking, and become skilled and knowledgeable researchers. All you need is a willingness to join and dedication! Perks: Once competitors achieve 2 points through competitions, they will receive a lifetime membership to the National Speech and Debate Honor society, not to mention all the speaking, research, and debate skills you can use in your future endeavors!
Florida Future Educators of America
Since 1986, the Florida Department of Education has provided assistance to schools in forming and maintaining chapters of Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA), a pre-collegiate and collegiate teacher recruitment program. The program provides a forum for students to become aware of career opportunities in education and nurtures their interest in teaching as a career. It also provides an avenue for collegiate members to stay informed of the latest issues and advancements in the education profession. FFEA is administered through local school chapters at all grade levels - elementary through postsecondary. A teacher or faculty advisor is required to provide the leadership for each chapter.
Each year, the Department coordinates a state conference for postsecondary chapters and high student members and their advisors. The department also provides promotional materials to support the advancement of the FFEA program.
Schools interested in establishing a chapter may submit a New Chapter Form to the Bureau of Educator Recruitment and Professional Development. Students interested in joining FFEA should check with their school to determine whether a chapter has already been established.
Active members are those who have and maintain a 2.5 cumulative Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate satisfactory conduct, pay their dues (if the collection of dues are sanctioned by the principal), regularly attend meetings, participate in service and other activities, and help raise funds (if fundraising has the approval of the principal).
Sponsor: Mrs. Sales
Where: 24 North
When: Tuesday and Thursday 3-5 pm
The garden club is a fun and interactive club in which members learn to grow and nourish plants, learn important communication skills, and have a great time with peers! All students are welcome, as long as they come prepared to do work. Perks: Involvement in the edible garden provides the opportunity for students to learn important caretaking skills.
Sponsor: Ms. Walton
Where: 16 North
When: Every other Tuesday
Key Club provides volunteers for community events. Students may gain all of their required service hours through our volunteer efforts on and off-campus. No prerequisites required, just a desire to volunteer! Perks: Key Club provides volunteer opportunities that provide help for those in need. Doing good for others, in turn, makes one feel better about themselves. Key Club is about cooperation, service, and family.
Sponsor: Dr. N. Morgan
When: 2:50 pm to 3:30 pm every Tuesday (barring holidays).
Latin Club, chapter of the Florida Junior Classical League of the National Junior Classical League
The Northeast High School Latin Club has been part of Northeast activities for the past 51 years, its purpose and mission is to advance the appreciation of the classics both here at Northeast as well as in the larger community. Students who participate in the club are first and foremost part of an ongoing organization of service orientation and academic competition with the possibility of a four-year scholarship on the national level of $25,000 and if competing at the International level a four-year scholarship to the University of their choice anywhere in the world with a full ride. All of this adds up to fellowship, unity, and valor, the three qualities of the NJCL. There are no prerequisites to joining the Latin Club other than spirit and a desire to be of service to the community and fellowship among JCLers. Perks: The JCL organization has as its first point of activity SERVICE. Giving back to our community is paramount via some 20+ service opportunities ongoing throughout the school year and beyond. This process allows students to begin to be at the service of the community wherever one finds themselves in the future. The scholarship opportunity and competition sharpen a student’s mind and outlook on the wider community.
National Honor Society
How to Become a Member?
You excel. You serve. You lead. You succeed. You have a true thirst for challenge ... and accomplishment. Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) may be an ideal fit for you! You can become a member through a local selection process that concludes with induction into the school's National Honor Society chapter.
Through exclusive resources, programs, and services, members have a unique opportunity to prepare for college and career pursuits. Membership truly lays the groundwork for lifelong success.
How Can You Become an NHS Member?
First, you will need to learn if your school has an NHS chapter. If so, check your student handbook or speak with someone in your main office to identify the chapter adviser. This is a faculty member who will be able to tell you the cumulative GPA required for consideration and a timeline when students who meet this benchmark will be invited to submit information about themselves to be considered for membership.
Students in grades 10–12 who meet the requirements for membership outlined by their school’s chapter are eligible to be invited for membership.
Each chapter is required to publish its qualifications for membership, which is based on the four pillars of NHS:
Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. (Each school chapter is allowed to require a higher cumulative GPA.)
This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.
Students who meet the scholarship requirement will have an opportunity to complete a form detailing their accomplishments in and commitment to service, leadership, and character.
Understanding the Obligations of Membership
Students who accept membership and are inducted into the chapter should be aware of the time and commitment involved with this honor. For example, there will be chapter meetings. The chapter bylaws should articulate the yearly meeting schedule and member attendance obligations. Members also must participate in chapter and individual service projects to benefit the school and community. Contact the chapter adviser to obtain a full list of the obligations of membership for the school’s chapter.
Who: Dr. Kandel
When: Every Wednesday, (barring holidays) from 2:50 pm to 3:45 pm.
The Northeast Photography Club has as its primary aim to help students become more adept at takes pictures with high-level cameras/video equipment as well as the “quickie” cell phone cameras of today. Students should become involved because it sharpens their eye to the world around them, opportunities in the future for jobs dealing with photography and graphic design elements, and manipulation of photography for enhancement and projection of their work. All of which can bring new job opportunities. Students in the past have won cash prizes from Photoplay and National Geographic for their presentation of their photographic work, as well as being a finalist for video production at the National Academy of Arts and Sciences: The Academy Awards newest offering of academic scholarship. There are no prerequisites other than having either a camera or a cell phone camera. Perks: Involvement in the Photography Club can sharpen a student’s view of simple things around them and bring beauty from the most common of elements. It can also open doors toward a career in the arts and particularly in photography while learning to hone their skills in the area of technology. Some of our students have gone on to make a career of their art.
SECME is a national strategic alliance to renew and strengthen the professional capacity of K-12 educators, motivate and mentor students, and empower parents so that all students can learn and achieve at higher levels. SECMEencourages K-12 students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through partnerships with local universities, government and industry agents. M-DCPS SECME hosts an annual engineering Olympiad for secondary schools and an Engineering Festival for elementary schools. SECME students and engineers have appeared on local television programs such as Club E and "Mathematics, Science & Engineering At Our Schools" that showcased SECME engineering activities and career tips for students.
Currently, SECME in Miami-Dade County Public Schools reaches more than 100 schools (K-12) and directly impacts over 2,000 students.
Sponsor: Ms. Alfaro
Where: 19 South
When: In the morning, during A lunch, or after school
Creating a book full of the year’s memories is the main focus of yearbook. We travel around school and to several events to capture moments so we can give our students the best book possible. With the increased amount of teamwork, yearbook eventually becomes more than just a class, but like a family. Joining us gives others an opportunity to experience more behind the scenes. It also gives students a sense of responsibility since we all contribute to making the book; No idea is a bad idea! * The prerequisites are taking Journalism I. Perks: Being in yearbook as a high school student can get you to participate in more school activities and help develop social skills, team building, etc. When applying to college, Yearbook is a great contribution because it shows that you have school spirit and lots of dedication.
Sponsor: Ms. Thompson
YMCA Math Mania Students work on their ALEKS work in this program. Many math teachers assign ALEKS homework, so this is a perfect opportunity to get your homework completed while Ms. Leidy is there to help you. Even if your teacher doesn’t assign ALEKS homework, the program will help improve your algebra skills.* You must complete a YMCA registration form (found in the front office).
Perks: It will help you in your math class and help you to pass the Algebra EOC (Retake).
Who: Ms. Leidy
Where: My room is 3S, we meet in the cafeteria, we work in 7N
When: Tues/Thurs 3-5 pm