The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a program offered to DeLand High School students that teaches character, education, student achievement, wellness, leadership, and diversity. It is a cooperative effort between the Air Force and DeLand High to produce successful students and citizens, while fostering in each school a more constructive and disciplined learning environment.
DeLand High AFJROTC has various extracurricular activities available to cadets, including:
Drill Team & Color Guard: responsible for presenting the flag in a variety of settings. The members of Color Guard practice drill and ceremonies, proper wearing of the uniform as well as the proper ways to show respect to our nation's flag.
Kitty Hawk Air Society: National Honor Society of AFJROTC. The purpose of the society is to uphold academic standards and promote further interest in academic achievement. Students enrolled in AFJROTC are eligible to participate in the Kitty Hawk Honor Society program so long as they maintain a 3.5 GPA in AFJROTC and a 3.0 or higher GPA in all other classes.
Cyber Patriot: Sponsored by the Air Force Association, this activity provides cadets an opportunity to learn about, and take part in realistic network security and network defense competitions. Schools compete in rigorous competition with other AFJROTC units.
Academic Challenge: Sponsored by the College Options Foundation, this activity helps cadets prepare for the ASVAB, SAT & ACT. Cadets compete against other AFJROTC units in a rigorous on-line competition.
Fitness Club: This after school program is offered to cadets who wish to get in better physical condition.
For anyone interested in celebrating asian culture.
Sponsor: Mrs. Casey
Sponsor: Ms. Schaffer, Room: 8-200
386-822-6909 Ext. 23380
This is a regular class, but anyone interested in being a part of the yearbook experience can participate.
Sponsor - Heather Gleason, Room: 13-104
386-822-6909 Ext. 23346
Deland High School's Avant Garde dates back to 1969 when they first graced the stage under the artistic direction of Virginia Sharpe. Since then, Avant Garde has developed a long-standing tradition of students who pride themselves on discipline, dedication, and determination in the performing arts and academic arenas.
Avant Garde is an active club at DHS and can be seen performing at various school activities and community events. Members must maintain a 2.5 GPA, have exemplary conduct, and be open to performing a variety of dance styles including: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Ethnic Dance, and Hip-hop. Becoming a member of Avant Garde is more than just belonging to a club; it is a year long commitment to the art & love of dance. Our auditioned group meets 2-3 days a week after school to rehearse and choreograph for upcoming performances. Members of Avant Garde are recognized by the faculty and their peers as hard working, motivated, and talented individuals who continue to uphold the superior image left by former Avant Garde alumni.
Through team work and dedication to the artistic process, Avant Garde continues to evolve bringing new perspectives to Deland's dance community. Together these unique young dancers continue to strive for greatness while promoting school spirit and their Bulldog Pride!
Are you ready for college? Learn more about college readiness, test prep and community service through AVID Club.
Sponsor: MS. Elliot, Room: 10-203
Facebook: DeLand High Marching Bulldogs
Email: [email protected]
We are proud and honored to share the rich and colorful history that is the DeLand High School Band Program. John J. Heney, a percussionist in the John Phillip Sousa Band, founded the band in 1935. Since the band’s inception, literally thousands of students have been able to call themselves Marching Bulldogs. The DeLand High School Band is also proud to have produced a number of professional musicians as well as elementary, middle, and high school music educators. Each year promises to be another great year, and we delight in all of the new student musicians who chose to be a part of it.
Love food? Love Cooking? Love to compete? Join us and be a part of the culinary Arts Club.
Open to boys and girls interested in wrestling.
Sponsor: Coach Folsom, Room 18-103
Chorus Council meetings are available to any member of chorus. They meet to discuss the workings and running of the choir and the choir’s many performances.
Sponsor: Ms. Fradley, Chorus Room: 13-102
The EAX Club is primarily for our Engineering Academy students, providing service for our community, mentoring for our underclassmen, and connections for our program.
Sponsor: Mr. Policke, Room: 18-104
Must be enrolled in fashion marketing, enjoy modeling and fashion related activities.
Sponsor: , Room: 11-100
Building and Construction students are encouraged to learn more by joining Future Builders of America (FBA) at DHS. FBA Chapters promote the residential construction industry as a great professional opportunity for Florida’s future employees. With the motto of ‘Learning Today, Building Tomorrow’, Future Builders of America is the future of Florida’s home building industry.
Sponsor: Mr. Hervey, Room: 18-107
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Sponsors: Mr. Brandner Room: 20-101
Must attend Band Camp and be able to attend all performances and activities. Must maintain a 2.0 GPA, have exemplary conduct, and be open to spinning flags and performing a variety of dance styles.
Sponsors: Mr. Boswell & Mrs. Kushner
Do you love everything German? Do you yearn for Schnitzel and Spezi? Then come celebrate language learning and cultural understanding of German-speaking countries in Der Deutsch Klub. We represent all levels of German speakers in our student-led events and community service projects.
Sponsor: Ms. Sibio, Room: 9-203
GSA is a student organization intended to provide a safe and environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and their straight allies (LGBTA). Our goal is to make their school community safe and welcoming to all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
As the newspaper of record for DeLand High School, The Growler strives to collect a record for news not only of the school but of the year's events. To that end we work monthly to publish the paper, free of charge, funded solely through advertising. The Growler has been published since 1924 and is a member of FSPA and JEA.
Sponsor: Mrs. Sniffen, Room: 8-201
High Achievers optimize their high school experience by participating in service activities at school and throughout the community.
Sponsors: Ms. Pertler, Room: 8-102
Every year, Thespian Troupe #3030 competes in two different competitions, Districts and State. Our competitive one-act has received a Superior rating (the highest rating!) two years in a row. Ms. Sejansky is DeLand High’s drama director, thespian coordinator, and teacher of four levels of theatre at the school. Multiple Theatre 1 classes as well as a Theatre 2 and a combined Theatre 3/4 class are offered during the day. In addition, an IB component can be added to the class for those students who are involved in the program. Hill Street Theatre is the after school club who puts on all school theater productions, though everyone is welcome to audition. Auditions for shows happen year-round. Keep your eyes peeled for audition flyers or drop by the drama room (lovingly called the Black Box) if you’re interested in getting involved!
Sponsor: Ms. Sejansky, Room: 13-103
HOSA Club – Emergency Medical Responder 3 Program
The HOSA club is for students that are enrolled in our medical program and actively attending Ms. Hunt’s or Ms. Ashford’s Health Science classes. HOSA members provide community service and build leadership skills needed for future healthcare professionals.
Gives young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful, service projects while developing leadership skills and meeting new friends.
Sponsor: Ms. Rosso, Room: 15-102
Interclub Council is a club run thru the SGA comprised of all the vice-presidents of all campus clubs. The goal of this organization is to become a united front for certain major school activities, keep open lines of communication between all clubs, and raise school spirit and awareness about what our school has to offer.
Sponsors: Ms. Lundell
This is a creative writing club open to all students interested in creative writing.
Sponsor: Mrs. Sniffen, Room: 8-201
A service led organization whose goal is to teach leadership through serving others.
Model United Nations is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and other multilateral bodies (UNICF, WHO etc). In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors, or “delegates,” make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the Model UN conference rules and procedures-all in the interest of mobilizing “international cooperation” to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world.
Sponsor: Ms. Kranz
The National Art Honor Society program was started specifically for high school students in grades 10-12, for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art.
The National Art Honor Society is open to 10th, 11th and 12th grade students who have had a minimum of 18 weeks of art and maintained a B average or better.
Bring art to the attention of the school and the community
Increase an awareness of art in relation to other areas of the school curriculum
Further aesthetic awareness in all aspects of the school’s total program
Sponsor: Mr. Carson, Room: 1-104
The Athenian Chapter of the NHS is an academic honor society that focuses on service, leadership, character and scholarship. Juniors and Seniors with a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.8 or better are invited to join and must fulfill service requirements prior to be inducted. Once inducted, students must maintain a weighted GPA of 3.6 or better.
Sponsors: Mrs. Finkle
A journalistic honor society open to junior and senior journalism students—by invitation only.
Sponsor: Mrs. Sniffen, Room: 8-201
What is Renaissance?
The Renaissance movement is a process that empowers students, parents, educators, businesses, and community to work together to encourage achievement and to celebrate the successes of our young people. DeLand High believes the time has come where academic excellence, continuous improvement and citizenship must be promoted and recognized. Therefore we are committed to the development of creating a “Renaissance” in our school. Renaissance is open to all DeLand High students with a GPA of 2.7 or higher.
The Renaissance movement began in 1988, and is supported by the Jostens Company. 7000 schools implement Renaissance strategies. Statistics have shown increased GPA’s, lengthened honor rolls, and improved standardized test scores. In addition, the program has proven to reduce student absenteeism, drop out rates, and many disciplinary problems.
What we do:
Science Olympiad is a nationally chartered organization which focuses on the acquisition of scientific knowledge and skills through collaboration and competition. Members will train in specific areas and compete in regional, state, and national competitions. These competitions will test the students’ ability to apply scientific concepts in testing and building events. There are 23 team events in each division challenging the team to work together to succeed.
Sponsor: Mr. Tate, Room: 11-201
The SHH is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and/or Portuguese, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).
The SHH was formally organized as the Spanish National Honor Society in 1953. The name was changed to Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica in 1959. At present there are over 2,500 national and international chapters of the SHH.
The mission of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is to recognize high school achievement in Spanish and Portuguese and to promote interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies.
Any secondary school student who has maintained an honor average in the study of Spanish or Portuguese for a minimum of three semesters and is in the 10th grade or higher is eligible to be a member of the SHH. The definition of "honor grade” is left to the discretion of each chapter. It should be remembered that the SHH is an honor society for those students of high academic achievement.
In the spirit of our mission, each year the SHH contributes more than $160,000 in awards to student members of the SHH. The most prestigious of the awards are college scholarships given to 60 high school senior SHH members and the Student Travel Awards given to 24 high school junior SHH members.
Sponsor: Ms. Jendrzejewski, Room: 10-204
Students Working Against Tobacco
Sponsor: Ms. Hunt, Room 18-100
This elite group provides technical support to all shows in DeLand High’s Theatre. Learn to use state of the art lighting, sound and rigging equipment in our 922 seat Theatre. Open to all students, no experience necessary. Training provided throughout the year.
Sponsor: Mr. Goldy, Activities Office
Sponsor: Ms. Sejansky, Room: 13-103