Clubs and Activities - Columbia Heights Educational Campus

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Participation in sports, clubs and activities is an important part of high school life.  Not only does extracurricular participation help build a healthy mind and body, it helps students qualify for scholarships and makes their college applications more competitive. The clubs and organizations listed below are those we currently have – we are always open to starting new clubs, sports, and activities, based on student and staff suggestions and interests.  If you would like to help start a club, please see your SLC Administrator.

Dance Team - Open to all students interested in learning popular dance choreography.  Meetings are held weekly, and include all levels from beginner to advanced. Advisor: Raquise Petree

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) - FBLA is the largest business career student organization in the world encouraging education, service, and leadership.  The National Awards Program recognizes excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas through state-based competition and leadership conferences.  FBLA members that have the competitive edge, as the best and brightest convene to compete in leadership events, share their successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their career future through workshops and exhibits at the National Leadership Conference. Advisor:  Joseph Talarico

Journalism/ Photography Club - Open to all students, especially those who are interested in careers in a media related field. Activities include writing and taking pictures for the school newspaper "The Rainbow", and the yearbook. Other activities include field trips to local newspaper offices, internships, and workshops. Advisor: Keishia Thorpe

Marching and Step Team - Open to all students who maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and who wish to promote school spirit and support the athletic teams. Perform at athletic events and other school activities. Activities include step, cheering, marching, pom-pom, flag team and majorette.  Advisor: TBA

Mouse Squad Computer and Robotics Club - Open to all interested students.  Learn and have fun with computers and robots.  Advisors: Ric Tobias

National Scholars Honor Society (NHS) - NHS is an academic honors organization dedicated to encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding high academic achievement in all areas of study.  Our Members include scores of America's brightest minds and top achievers in the Arts, the Sciences, Medicine, Law, and Business.  The Society strives to reward and encourage personal growth and development. The Society places a high value on students who possess a sense of civic responsibility and dedication to our nation's great political process. Students must be nominated by a teacher or staff member. Advisor: Sandra Baker

Peer Mediators - Open to all students.  The purpose of this group is to prevent conflict and break down the walls that separate the diverse cultural and ethnic groups at CHEC (and to promote students working together to help each other learn other languages).  Activities include training in conflict resolution and alternatives to violence; field trips; involvement in community initiatives; and representing the school before the board of education and city council.

Science Club - Open to all students who have inquiring minds and want to explore some of life's mysteries. Activities include after-school lab sessions, field trips, career awareness, internships, and preparation for competition. Advisor: TBA.

Student Government Association (SGA) -The SGA is the official organization that represents the interests and concerns of the student body before the school's administration.  It is governed by a Constitution written by and approved by the students. The SGA has three fundamental objectives:

  • To give the students the opportunity to participate in the process of a democratic Government;

  • To provide the students with a united voice before the administration and various components of CHEC;

  • To organize education, cultural and social activities that create a spirit of union and friendship among the students.  Elections are held every year in September.

SGA Sponsors: Victor Molina  

The yearbook club organizes and produces the annual yearbook.  The yearbook staff needs writers, reporters and photographers. Meetings are held after school. Advisor: Mila Lopez Elmore

ACE Mentoring Program
Akin Gum Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Arent Fox LLP
Bancroft Foundation
British Council
Camp Horizons
Catalogue for Philanthropy
CityBridge Foundation
Collaborative Solutions for Communities
Courtyard by Marriott Convention Center
D.C. College Access Program (DC-CAP)
D.C. Department of Health and Human Services
D.C. Office of Early Childhoon Education
D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education
D.C. Public Schools
Denihan Hospitality Group
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department the Treasury
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Embassy of France
Embassy of Italy
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Gala Hispanic Theatre
George Washington University
Global Kids
Flamboyan Foundation

Hilton Worldwide
Hotel Association of Washington, D.C.
Howard University
Inter-American Development Bank
Justice Grants Administration
The Kennedy Center
LaSalle Hotel Properties
Lois and Richard England Family Foundation
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
University of Maryland – College Park
Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs
Montgomery College
National Symphony Orchestra
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Rotary Club of Washington, DC
Residence Inn Marriott
SER-Jobs for Progress
State Farm
University of the District of Columbia
Urban Alliance
Wilderness Leadership and Learning
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