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
Are you interested in sports and entertainment marketing, in the travel or hospitality business, in fashion, in a retail career, in advertising, in the restaurant trade? Activities and skills in these and any other marketing specialty are available to you in DECA. And along the way you will make friendships that will last forever.
DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) is an association of marketing students that encourages the development of business and leadership skills through academic conferences and competitions.
Sponsors: Mrs. Blanchard – Room: 11-100
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
Must be enrolled in fashion marketing, enjoy modeling and fashion related activities.
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
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
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: Ms. Sedore, Room 17-102
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.
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 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 se
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 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.
- Insure and recognize those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art.
- Foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art
- Further creative abilities and talents of the Society’s members
- 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 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
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: 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
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