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Academic Team

Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Be able to think under pressure and give quick responses.
Sponsor: Mrs. Rosso


Air Force JROTC FL-023

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. 

Air Force JROTC FL-023 Webpage

Sponsor: Lt. Col. (Ret) Perez de Armas - Location: ROTC Portables


Athenian Yearbook

Sponsor: Ms. Dalia

This is a regular class, but anyone interested in being a part of the yearbook experience can participate.

Avant Garde Dance Team

Sponsor - Heather Gleason, Room: 13-104

[email protected]

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: Mrs. D'Aquino, Room: 16-101


Room 13-100

Website: DeLand High School Band

Facebook: DeLand High Marching Bulldogs

Instagram: @delandhsband


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.

Bulldog Construction is open to any student that is interested in learning basic construction skills or build upon their basic skills. All members must pass the required safety tests to use the construction shop machinery and tools.

Sponsor: Mr. Hamilton – Room: 18-122

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Bulldog Culinary Club

Love food? Love Cooking? Love to compete?  Join us and be a part of the culinary Arts Club.

Sponsor: Mr. Lauterman in Culinary, Building 18


Bulldog Fishing Club

The objective of the Bulldog Fishing Club is to relate subject matter and basic principles of education to how anglers use them out on the water every day. Many students at DeLand High are involved with the TSA/Teen Fishing Association.

Sponsor: Coach Dunn - Building 12

Bulldog Wrestling

Open to boys and girls interested in wrestling.

Sponsor:  Coach Folsom, Room 18-103


Choir Council

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: Mr. Cawthon, Chorus Room: 13-102


Communications Club

The DHS Communications Club is for students that are in Digital Design, Digital Video Tech, and/or Journalism who want to put their skills to the test and improve upon them through extracurricular projects.  This club is great for building a professional portfolio.

Sponsor: Ms. Perri – Room: 18-103

DeLand Poets' Society

DeLand Poets’ Society is for students who enjoy writing, reading, and studying poetry. This club is open to all learners.

Sponsor: Mrs. Wilson - Room: 17-209

Epsilon Alpha Chi - Engineering

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: 18-110


Fashion Plates

Fashion Plates is a diverse and accepting club that focuses on teamwork, leadership, fashion productions and service projects to enhance our school and community.

Our motto is Fashion, Fun and Friends!

We encourage everyone to join.  Fashion Plates do a variety of fun fundraisers, events - including Homecoming Alumni & Student Growls, the parade, fashion shoots and two annual fashion shows in the auditorium, and much more!

Sponsor: Mrs. Blanchard, Room: 11-100


FBA - Future Builders of America

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


FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America

FBLA started at DHS in 1951.  It is bigger than a club but a CTSO (Career & Technical Student Organization) - International!  FBLA helps high school students prepare for careers in business through academic competitions, leadership development, and educational programs. 

FBLA inspires and prepares students to becom?e community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. 

We will do various school/community projects, have events, guest speakers and encourage members to participate in district, state and national competitions.  But most of all FUN!

 Sponsor:  Debra Blanchard 11-100

FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a community working to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. We seek to make disciples through our methods of engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to know and grow in Christ and lead others to do the same.

“Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.” - 1 Timothy 6:11

 Sponsors: Coach Thomas Moody and Coach Logan Hallock - Room: New Gym

French Club

The French Club celebrates French heritage, culture, and language.  It is open to all students, no French classes required!

Sponsor: Madame Clouser - Room: 9-102

FFA - Future Farmers of America

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


French National Honor Society

The Société Honoraire de Français (The French National Honor Society) is an organization whose intent is to recognize high school students who have maintained excellent grades in at least three semesters of French language courses; this is done by induction into the organization. Community service is mandatory for the organization, as well as a high-grade point average overall (at least a B average in all other courses), in addition to an A in French classes during the semester of selection.

Sponsor: Madame Clouser – Room: 9-102

Fusion Dance Team & Color Guard

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: See. Mrs. Leimer in 13-100

German Club & German National Honor Soc.

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 - Gay-Straight Alliance

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. 

Sponsor: Mrs. Wilson - Room: 17-209


The Growler - Newspaper Club

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

Hill Street Theatre

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!) several 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.

Sponsors: Ms. Hunt (18-104) &  Ms. Ashford (18-111)


IB Club

Sponsor: Ms. Nehrig in Student Services


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


ICC - Inter Club Council

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: Mrs. Camacho & Mrs. Williams


Jesus Club

Jesus Club meets twice a month with guest speakers, games, and fellowship to bring together students to learn about and share their faith as they walk through life.

Sponsors: Mr. Rizzo and Mrs. Rizzo - Room: 17-110

Key Club International

A service led organization whose goal is to teach leadership through serving others.

Sponsor: Ms. Kinsella-Brinley, Room: 1-107


Mental Health Club

The Mental Health Club meets every Thursday during lunch in room 18-111.  The club to bring awareness of mental health concerns and promote mental wellness across campus.

Sponsor: Mrs. Green

Model UN

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. Dempsey, Room: 17-206

National Art Honor Society

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.


  1. Insure and recognize those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art.
  2. Foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art
  3. Further creative abilities and talents of the Society’s members
  4. Aid members in working toward the attainment of their highest potential in art

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


National Honor Society

The Athenian Chapter of the NHS is an academic honor society that focuses on service, leadership, character and scholarship.  Juniors and Seniors must have a 3.6 unweighted GPA in order to be invited to join and must thereafter continue to maintain the 3.6+ unweighted GPA in order to remain an active member.


Sponsor: Mrs. Dorcy, Room: 7-206

Project LIT Community

Project LIT Community is a national, grassroots literacy movement dedicated to increasing access to culturally sustaining books and promoting a love of reading in our schools and communities. The club is open to all learners.

Sponsor: Mrs. Wilson - Room: 17-209


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:

  • Freshmen Orientation
  • Homecoming Dance
  • The Growl, Homecoming Pep Rally
  • Teacher of the Month
  • Student of the Month
  • No Tardy Cookies
  • Club Olympics
  • Sweetheart Multi VE Dance
  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Academic Rally, the “Biggest Show of the Year”
  • And the list goes on…

Sponsor: Ms. Camacho, Room: 8-103

Science National Honor Society

The Science National Honor Society (SNHS) recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in encouraging and recognizing scientific and intellectual thought. ... A member must maintain a B+ average (3.5 on a 4.0 scale) across all science courses.

Sponsor: Mrs. Rosso – Room: 15-102

Science Olympiad

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


Spanish National Honor Society

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


SGA - Student Government Association

Consists of SGA Officers, Class Officers & Representatives.

Sponsors: Mrs. Camacho & Mrs. Williams - Room: 8-103

Senior Class Sponsor: Ms. Kinsella-Brinley

Junior Class Sponsor:  Ms. D'Aquino

Sophomore Class Sponsor:  Mr. Shannon

Freshman Class Sponsor: Ms. Goodson


Theater Tech

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: TBD



Drama Club.

Sponsor: Ms. Sejansky, Room: 13-103


Tri-M: Music Honor Society

Tri-M Music Honor Society is an international honor society for middle and high school students. This National Association for Music Education program recognized students for their academic and musical achievement, rewards them for their accomplishments and service activities, and inspires other students to excel at music and leadership.

Sponsor: Mr. Cawthon – Chorus Room

Video Production

The Video Production Club meets as needed to produce student written programs. The club also films all requested school events, such as Homecoming, Mr. & Miss DHS, and various other productions and events on campus

Sponsor: Mr. Lowenstein – Room: 1-109