Why participate in Summer Discovery After School Clubs?
When do clubs meet?
Clubs will meet on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Some events or competitions may be outside regular club meeting hours, but advanced notice will be provided.
Clubs operate on the following schedule:
Tuesday, Nov. 3 – Friday, May 14
Tuesday, Jan. 5 – Friday, May 14
Possible club meeting times include:
How do I join?
Students must complete an online application. They'll be asked to answer a short question about why they are interested in participating in the club. They also must be in 9th-12th grade, and be ages 14-18. You can find the application here.
What is expected of club members?
What do you get for participating?
All students who successfully complete the club experience will receive a Certificate of Completion. More importantly, you'll gain leadership, time management, and soft-skills to help prepare you for college and life!
What is the key difference between an academic class and an extracurricular club?
A club can offer mentoring, professional networking and special events that you won't find in a classroom. You can also find out how other students are approaching their major and future career path. Meet peers with similar interests and engage in unique opportunities.
Can students participate in multiple clubs in the same session at different times?
Yes, students can participate in up to 3 clubs. Please make sure you are able to handle the time commitment.
Are clubs student or teacher led?
Professional club advisors moderate clubs. In the beginning, club advisors will lead meetings; however, as clubs form and students develop their club culture, sessions will be initiated and led by energetic students who want to engage with others sharing similar passions. Some club advisors will also serve as the team coach preparing the team for competitions and events depending on the club type.
How do you participate in a club online?
All meetings are in a safe, secure, and inviting online environment where they discuss and explore topics that interest them, all under a professional club advisor's guidance. Students will log into their Summer Discovery Canvas account to access all club content and video chat links. All meetings with be through Zoom. We will use the microphone, Canvas chatbox, interactive whiteboard, and video to participate. Meetings will be engaging, enjoyable, and fun!
What does a typical meeting look like?
What leadership opportunities can I take advantage of?
Summer Discover After School Clubs provide opportunities for you to take control of your high school extracurricular activities and demonstrate your leadership potential. We believe that each person can translate ideas into action. Should you decide to step forward, Summer Discovery After School Clubs will provide the opportunity to enhance your leadership potential in a fun, interactive environment through a variety of practical experiences. Each club will work together to determine common goals and decide on the course of action needed to accomplish them through committees. The club advisor will also work with members to establish a rotating leadership schedule for leading meetings. Each club member will have the opportunity to develop and practice their unique leadership skills and styles.
What is an academic competition?
Extracurricular and academic competitions vary from general trivia to specialized contests that mimic real-life work environments through simulations. Competitions can be team-based or individual. The club advisor also serves as a coach preparing the team. Virtual competitions can be hosted by national associations, other high school clubs, or non-profits.
If the club participates in competitions or events will they be in person?
No, all competitions or events will be virtual. Some will be live virtual events. Others may require you to submit a video for competition and winners announced via email.
If a student misses a meeting will it be recorded.?
Yes, all meetings will be recorded and securely shared via Canvas.
How can a student keep up with what is going on in their club?
All of our clubs have a safe and secure Canvas site that can help a student stay on top of all that is going on with their club!