The club focuses on trivia. We do Sporcle and “Are You Smarter Than a...” online trivia competitions as a group. Anyone is welcome. We also participate in the TV show It’s Academic. If you love trivia, competition, and getting together with other students to test your knowledge, this is the team for you!
Alliance is a student-led organization that is intended to provide a safe, supportive environment for LGBTQ and straight student allies. The goal of Alliance at CHS is to make their school community safe, facilitate activism, and create a welcoming environment for all students. Calvert High School Alliance seeks to build a network of support for LGBTQ students, as well as raising awareness against stereotypes while promoting positive relationships among all students.
Best Buddies offers opportunities for students with special needs to create friendships with their peers. We provide a safe and relaxing environment for students to enjoy games and conversation. Each month we offer a social event, which can include: parties, dances and field trips.
Braver, Kinder Calvert
Braver, Kinder Calvert (BKC) is a student-led organization that focuses on making Calvert High a better place. BKC’s members are students who have a positive attitude and who look to positively change the climate at CHS through school-wide activities addressing respect, anti-bullying, and kindness. BKC meets weekly to plan for events and discuss current issues at CHS. Any student is invited to attend.
Members of the broadcasting club tape, produce, and create the CHS news broadcast that airs every few weeks.
This club is geared at exploring the engineering aspect of flight. Light airplane projects are assembled. In addition, a competitive Drone Team will construct and compete in a local and possibly National Drone competition. A focus is placed on student directed learning.
Chemistry Club is a club open to current and former AP Chemistry students. Students research, plan, prep and conduct chemistry demonstrations under the leadership of the AP Chemistry teacher.
Chi Sigma Mu
Chi Sigma Mu is an honor society for minority students. Students who identify as a minority student who have an 80% grade point average are invited to attend. Counselors, guest speakers, and student members discuss different topics including the college application process, college and career selection, college essay writing, scholarships and college funding, leadership skills, interview skills, cultural awareness, and confidence building.
The CHS choral music program has a variety of choirs to meet the vocal proficiency of the students at CHS. The music studied varies from traditional choral music to popular selections. Students are given the opportunity to perform at several concerts throughout the year. Interested students should sign up for the Chorale course and then audition for other courses as they progress through the program.
Represent your class and plan activities such as Homecoming banner, prom, class t-shirts, and class picnics! Officers are elected by members of the class. Each class has their own class council, and you must be in that grade to participate.
Debate Club is open to all students who wish to participate. The club debates social and contemporary issues, with a focus on politics. Students gain public speaking skill and knowledge.
Delta Gems (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully), sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Tri-County MD Alumnae Chapter (TCMDAC) goals are to instill the need for African American girls to excel academically, assist them in proper goal setting and planning for their futures – high school and beyond, and to create compassionate, caring and community minded young women by actively involving them in service learning and community service opportunities.
Destined for Success
Destined for Success (D4S) is a group of ninth through eleventh graders. Twelfth graders will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The group’s curriculum will focus on social/emotional well-being, leadership, scholarship, service, talents, culture, and motivation. The membership will be limited to 20 students and will meet two times per month during school hours. On occasion, there will be evening or weekend field trips/activities. Sponsored by CHS Alumni and Retired Teachers.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) meets on Wednesdays A lunch in Mrs. Clancy's room. It is a Christian affiliated meeting open to all athletes and non-athletes. During this time the students lead in devotions, prayer and worship.
This club is focused on educating and mentoring females on careers in engineering and how to be successful in the Project Lead the Way Pathway. We will have Female Engineers provide guidance through Skype in the Classroom and in person. Possible projects will also be available moving forward.
Foreign Language Honorarium
This organization recognizes students in levels III or above in a foreign language class and ESOL students at proficiency level III or above who excel in the language class and in their other classes as well. We do not have regular meetings; however, students who are inducted into the honorarium are expected to attend the induction ceremony each year. Students are recommended for acceptance based on their grades in their foreign language or ESOL class.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
FBLA seeks to develop competent business leaders and to strengthen students’ self-confidence. It assists in setting occupational goals and teaches efficient money management. FBLA offers opportunities to travel and to make new friends. It also promotes civic pride and responsibility. FBLA offers students opportunities to:
- Practice business and leadership skills by taking part in chapter projects and holding local, state and national offices;
- Win local, state and national awards in individual and chapter events by testing your applications, from job interviewing to decision making — just about any skill you choose;
- Expand your knowledge through hands-on business experience, workshops, conferences and management seminars;
- Enjoy preparing for your career by being part of numerous local and national events and activities.
Future Educators Association (FEA)
FEA is a club for students who are interested in a career in education (teaching, counseling, administration, etc). FEA is a requirement for students who are completing the Teacher Academy of Maryland. However, all students can join even if they are not in the TAM program. Students can join by coming to a meeting or talking to Ms. Garner or Mrs. ;Cwalina.
Key Club is a student lead volunteer organization which provides its members with opportunities to help others, build character, and develop leadership skills. Student members raise money for charity and volunteer in the community for non-profit organizations.
Lit Club (Creative Writing Group)
Students write poetry, short stories, and even novels, and share them with the group. We also do group creative writing games like accordion writing.
A mentorship organization for 9-12 grade African American male students that hold each other accountable for their academics as well as mentor elementary and middle school males.
Do you like to build robots? Design bridges? Program computers? Build prosthetic limbs? If so, this is the place for you. MESA is a club where students work in groups on solving engineering and design challenges. The groups use their completed projects to compete in regional competitions. The past three years Calvert High’s MESA team has advanced on to compete in state level competitions. MESA helps students develop technical skills, the ability to work with others, and encourages creative problem solving.
Marching & Concert Band
Perform with the CHS band during concerts and/or with the marching band at football games, pep rallies, and competitions.
Mock Trial Club
This club is perfect for any student interested in getting involved in Criminal Justice after high school. Enrollment in Criminal Justice classes is not a requirement to join the club. The team competes against other schools throughout the Southern Maryland region as well as the state! Competitions are based on a trial case assigned from the state of Maryland for which the team will have to study and create opposing arguments (i.e. we may be the "prosecutors" in one competition and "defense lawyers" in the next!).
National Art Honor Society
NAHS is the Art Honor Society that recognizes the art students who demonstrate a high level of artistic skill and creativity. Students must meet set criteria and go through an application process to be accepted. They also promote art in their lives, the school, and the community.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is a group of students, led by students, who care about people. Students must meet set criteria and go through an application process to be accepted. Members take part in serving their community by hosting American Red Cross blood drives, cleaning up the stadium after home football games and tutoring other students. Invitations to join are sent out in the middle of the second marking period and inductions are usually held at the end of January.
- Academic Team – Competes NJROTC curriculum knowledge and SAT/ACT based questions using various formats such as paper exams, jeopardy format head-to-head competitions, and computer-based group competitions.
- Air Rifle Team – Three-position (Prone, Standing, and Kneeling) 30 or 60-shot team and individual competitions against other JROTC units, school-based teams, and club teams using shoulder-to-shoulder or postal formats.
- Drill Team – Competes in team drill and uniform personnel inspections using the following formats; Unarmed Basic Drill, Armed Basic Drill, Unarmed Exhibition Drill, Armed Exhibition Drill, and Color Guard.
- Orienteering Team – Competes in the international sport of Orienteering (land navigation/map reading) in various terrain, distance, and group sizes to include individual based on time.
- Athletic Team – Competes in team and individual physical fitness activities to include push-ups, curl-ups, and running events. The athletic team also competes in common sports to include softball, kickball, volleyball, soccer.
Orchestra is taught at three different levels at CHS, from beginner to advanced. Students who wish to take up a string instrument are encouraged to sign up for the String Orchestra course and then work their way up to the advanced levels.
Student 2 Student offers student-centered and student-led programs to ease transitions, and create a positive environment. The goal of S2S is to provide new, relocating or transient students with the critical edge for a successful transition to Calvert High School. S2S members help new students adjust to a new school by establishing peer relationships, providing information and direction throughout the building.
SoMD CAN is a non-profit organization that works to increase the number of local students who attend college. Mrs. Kidwell, CHS’s pre-college advisor, follows a curriculum designed to guide students through the entire college selection and college application process. Topics covered include resume writing, college searches, interviewing, financial aid, and scholarship searches. Interested students should see guidance for more information.
Strategic Games Club
All games played require thought to play... a strategy to win. Students must think not only how they are to move but about how their opponent is moving. Pattern recognition skills are enhanced. Many of the games played are award winning games such as Solitaire Chess, Chess, Khet 2.0, Lutso, Rush Hour, Rock Me Archimedes, Kulami, Quoridor, Quatro, Pentago, and Quadrago. The list is constantly growing. So if you want to try something fun and new... just stop on by!
Student Government Association
SGA is a group that fosters leadership. The biggest event of the year for SGA is Homecoming and the Pep Rally. We plan everything that goes into these two school events: theme, decorations, activities, spirit week and more! After that, SGA participates in both county and state level activities. There are three full general assemblies for the county, and in the spring, some students attend the state conference. In addition to these events, SGA plans other fun events for the school that could include student teacher dodgeball tournaments, teacher appreciation week, and other projects. Any student is welcome to attend the meeting and be a part of a group that tries to build leadership skills.
CHS theatre students produce main stage shows throughout the year. Students involved can act on stage, design and build sets, or assist with lights, sound, props, makeup, and hair. Auditions are usually required for performers. No previous experience is needed. Theatre Website
The CHS VEX Robotics team builds and programs robots and participates in many robotics competitions. All students are invited to participate. No experience is necessary.
Yearbook is a scheduled class with Journalism I as the pre-requisite. Students create, edit, and produce the school’s yearbook each year by collecting information, taking pictures, and working on advertisements.