Clubs & Organizations

University High’s clubs and organizations serve many people and purposes. Some are service oriented, helping the community surrounding UHS and the grea​ter Orlando area. Some help to augment what they learn during classes or apply what they learn to club projects. Other clubs explore topics around a common interest that aren’t covered by classes offered at UHS.

Regardless of their purpose, all of university’s organizations promote friendship, fellowship, and the values that make our students better and more involved citizens as they grow.

Each club may have its own set of requirements and responsibilities. Students are made aware of these before joining. Each club has a faculty or staff sponsor who is responsible for assuring that the club is run responsibly.

As clubs meet during the school year, they will be given the opportunity to create web pages for their club. For now, please see the list to the right for a list of clubs and their sponsor. Some clubs may not yet have sponsors for this school year.

 
 
 
 
University High School
Athletic Programs
 
Activity: Baseball
Sponsor: Coach Loud
Date: Spring Sport (Jan 19)
Location: Baseball Field
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Basketball (B)
Sponsor: Coach Owens
Date: Winter Sport  (Oct 26)
Location: Gym
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Basketball (G)
Sponsor: Coach Barnard
Date: Winter Sport (Oct 19)
Location: Gym
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Bowling (B&G)
Sponsor: Coach Wright
Date: Fall Sport (Aug 24)
Location: Boardwalk Bowl
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Cheerleading (B&G)
Sponsor: Coach Sterner
Date: Fall and Winter Sport (Aug 3)
Location: Innovation Band Room
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Cross Country (B)
Sponsor: Coach Smiley
Date: Fall Sport (Aug 3)
Location: Track
Time:  3:00 pm
Activity: Cross Country (G)
Sponsor: Coach Rohleder
Date:  Fall Sport (Aug 3)
Location: Track
Time:  3:00 pm
Activity: Flag Football
Sponsor: Coach Hernandez
Date: Spring Sport (Feb 18)
Location: Innovation Practice Field
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Football
Sponsor: Coach Pusateri
Date: Fall Sport (Aug 3)
Location: Practice Field
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Golf (B&G)
Sponsor: Coach Hellwege
Date: Fall Sport (Aug 17)
Location: Fairways Golf Course
Time:  3:00 pm
Activity: Lacrosse (B)
Sponsor: Coach Hochheimer
Date: Spring Sport (Jan 18)
Location: Practice Field
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Lacrosse (G)
Sponsor: Coach Kulik
Date: Spring Sport (Jan 18)
Location: Practice Field
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Soccer (B)
Sponsor: Coach Hamley
Date: Winter Sport (Oct 12)
Location: Practice Field
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Soccer (G)
Sponsor: Coach Stevens
Date: Winter Sport (Oct 5)
Location: Practice Field
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Softball
Sponsor: Coach Bullard
Date: Spring Sport (Jan 11)
Location: Softball Field
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Swimming (B&G)
Sponsor: Coach Brewer
Date: Fall Sport (Aug 10)
Location: Winter Park HS Pool
Time: 6:00 pm
Activity: Tennis (B&G)
Sponsor: Coach Centoducati
Date: Spring Sport (Jan 11)
Location: Tennis Courts
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Track and Field (B&G)
Sponsor: Coach Smiley
Date: Spring Sport (Jan 18)
Location: Track
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Volleyball (B)
Sponsor: Coach Richardville
Date: Spring Sport (Feb 8)
Location: Gym
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Volleyball (G)
Sponsor: Coach Richardville
Date: Fall Sport (Aug 3)
Location: Gym
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Water Polo (B&G)
Sponsor: Coach Flood
Date: Spring Sport (Jan 18)
Location: Winter Park HS Pool
Time: 6:00 pm
Activity: Weightlifting (B)
Sponsor: Coach Concannon
Date: Spring Sport (Jan 18)
Location: Weight Room
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Weightlifting (G)
Sponsor: Coach Mayer
Date: Winter Sport (Oct 19)
Location: Weight Room
Time: 3:00 pm
Activity: Wrestling (B&G)
Sponsor: Coach Absher
Date: Winter Sport (Nov 9)
Location: Wrestling Room
Time: 3:00 pm
 
University High School
Extracurricular Activities
 
Activity: ACTS Club
Sponsor: Ms. Burns and Ms. Panton
Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Location: 25-110 and 14-152
Time: A lunch and B lunch
Activity: Anime Club
Sponsor: Coach Ritchie
Date: Thursdays
Location: 25-169
Time: 2:30-3:00
Activity: Art Club
Sponsor: Mr. Vazquez
Date: Every other Wednesday
Location: 2-107
Time: 1:30-2:30
Activity: Asian Student Association
Sponsor: Ms. Bliss
Date: Fridays
Location: 4-103
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Best Buddies
Sponsor: Ms. Heckman and Ms. Lambert
Date: Thursdays
Location: 12-101
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: BETA Club
Sponsor: Ms. Middleton
Date: First Tuesday of the Month
Location: 15-151
Time: 2:20-2:45
Activity: Chess Club
Sponsor: Mr. Jean-Vertus
Date: Mondays
Location: 4-151
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Cougar Cast-Offs
Sponsor: Ms. Book
Date:  Thursdays
Location: 25-111
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Cougars Care Sew Much
Sponsor: Ms. Book
Date: Thursdays
Location: 25-111
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Cougar Crazies
Sponsor: Coach Ritchie
Date: Mondays
Location: 25-169
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: CRU
Sponsor: Ms. Panton
Date: Every other Wednesday
Location: 14-152
Time: 1:30-2:30
Activity: Dance Team
Sponsor: Ms. Shultz
Date: Wednesdays
Location: Dance Room
Time: 2:45-5:00
Activity: Debate Team
Sponsor: Ms. Smiley and Ms. Cameron
Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Location: Media Center (T)/25-103 (TH)
Time: Lunch (T)/2:30-3:30 (TH)
Activity: Diamond Girls
Sponsor: Ms. Shultz
Date: During Baseball Season
Location: Baseball field
Time: During Baseball games
Activity: Do Something
Sponsor: Mr. Jean-Vertus
Date: Thursdays
Location: 4-151
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Ecology Club
Sponsor: Ms. Menard and Ms. Curran
Date: Thursdays
Location: 4-152
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: eSports Club
Sponsor: Mr. Green
Date: TBA
Location: 7-108
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
Sponsor: Ms. Bough
Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Location: 13-101
Time: Lunches
Activity: Fencing Club
Sponsor: Dr. Robinson
Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Location: 25-157
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: FFA
Sponsor: Ms. Acton and Ms. Paz
Date: Every other Tuesday
Location: 8-106
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Film Club
Sponsor: Mr. Moore
Date: Mondays
Location: 14-153
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Freshman Class Cabinet
Sponsor: Ms. Janoske
Date: Tuesdays
Location: 25-161
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science)
Sponsor: Ms. Miller
Date: First Monday of the Month
Location: 6-103
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: German Club
Sponsor: Ms. Panton
Date: Thursdays
Location: 14-152
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Girls Robotics
Sponsor: Ms. Miller
Date: Thursdays
Location: 6-103
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Junior Class Cabinet
Sponsor: Ms. Shultz
Date: Thursdays
Location: 702
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Key Club
Sponsor: Ms. Weaver
Date: Fridays
Location: 25-114
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: LGBTS
Sponsor: Dr. Robinson
Date: Mondays
Location: 25-157
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Mu Alpha Theta
Sponsor: Mr. Jervey
Date: 3rd Friday of the Month
Location: 802
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: National Art Honor Society
Sponsor: Mr. Lancashire
Date: Every other Thursday
Location: 2-106
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: National English Honor Society
Sponsor: Ms. Gray and Ms. Cording
Date: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the Month
Location: 25-117
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: National French Honor Society
Sponsor: Ms. O’Brien
Date: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month
Location: 13-154
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: National Honor Society
Sponsor: Ms. Miller
Date: 2nd Tuesday of the Month
Location: Innovation Cafeteria
Time: 2:30-3:00
Activity: National Science Honor Society
Sponsor: Ms. Juergens
Date: 3rd Thursday of the Month
Location: 6-152
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: National Spanish Honor Society
Sponsor: Ms. Mendez
Date: 1st Monday of the Month
Location: 13-153
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Programming Club
Sponsor: Ms. Pack
Date: Tuesdays
Location: 7-103
Time: 2:30-4:30
Activity: Quill and Scroll
Sponsor: Ms. Middleton
Date: 1st Thursday of the Month
Location: 15-151
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Quiz Bowl
Sponsor: Mr. Norris
Date: TBA
Location: 15-104
Time:  2:30-3:30
Activity: Robotics
Sponsor: Ms. Pack
Date: Thursdays
Location: 7-103
Time: 2:30-5:30
Activity: SADD
Sponsor: Ms. Thenn and Ms. Ashley
Date: Fridays
Location: Cafeteria
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Science Olympiad
Sponsor: Ms. Juergens
Date: Competition season Oct-Mar
Location: 6-152
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Senior Class Cabinet
Sponsor: Ms. Wolbert
Date: As announced
Location: 3-117
Time: 2:30-3:00
Activity: Sophomore Class Cabinet
Sponsor: Ms. Carney
Date: Mondays
Location: 2-152
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Student Astronaut Challenge
Sponsor: Ms. Miller
Date: Tuesdays
Location: 6-103
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Thesbian Honor Society
Sponsor: Ms. Douglass/Mr. Douglass/Mr. Juergens
Date: Every day during productions
Location: Performing Arts Center
Time: 2:30-5:30
Activity: UHS Center for Peace
Sponsor: Ms. Kauhane
Date: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month
Location: 12-105
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Warmfuzzies
Sponsor: Ms. Cruz-Barnes
Date: Every other Friday
Location: 25-158
Time: 2:30-3:30
Activity: Young Life
Sponsor: Ms. Burns
Date: Wednesdays
Location: 8-105
Time: 1:30-3:30
 
 
 

 

Club Description How to be a member and maintain membership
ACTS Club Student led faith messages (devotions/Bible study) during lunch to foster relationships with peers of the same faith Must attend meetings regularly
Anime Club Students are able to get together and discuss a similar interest Dues are $5; students must attend meetings regularly and follow the school Code of Conduct
Art Club Art Club is a place for creativity, and community service; where students can come together and enjoy art; other clubs can go to the Art Club for help with projects involving creativity Show an interest in art and have a creative mind; attend and participate in at least 1 meeting a month
Asian Student Association A way for students to experience a variety of Asian cultures through activities, events, and food Attend meetings and pay club membership dues
AVID AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is an elective course to assist with organization and study skills Be in the AVID courses
Band Perform at halftime of football games, competitions, and various other events throughout the school year Be enrolled in the Band Courses
Best Buddies A service club pairing special needs students with peers for socialization Participate in Best Buddies events and reguarly attend meetings
BETA Club A service organization that works on campus and in the community Attendance is mandatory with no more than 2 absences from meetings in a semester; maintain a 3.0 unweighted GPA; complete application, including an essay; no disciplinary referrals; 4 community service hours per semester
Chess Club An opportunity for students to meet and practice chess strategies against each other Must attend at least 1 meeting a month
Chorus Perform at concerts at the school and locally Be enrolled in the Chorus Courses
Color Guard Perform at halftime of football games, competitions, and various other events throughout the school year Be enrolled in the Color Guard course
Cougar Cast Offs Knitting Club that teaches students how to knit; Knitted items are donated to cancer patients, preemies, and the elderly Must attend at least 1 meeting a month
Cougars Care Sew Much Sewing Club that teaches students needle arts; Sewn items are donated to cancer patients, preemies and the elderly Must attend at least 1 meeting a month
Cougar Crazies Spirit club that supports Cougar Athletics and the community dues are $30 to pay for athletic pass and club t-shirt; students must attend Athletic Events on the schedule and attend meetings regularly
CRU A faith based club for students led by college students to develop and mentor student leaders while fostering relationships with each other and God Sign up with Ms. Panton and regularly attend and participate in meetings
Dance Team Bringing students together with a common interest of dance to create dance routines to be performed at pep rallies and home athletic events Try-out as announced; attend all practices
Debate Team Prepare and participate in debate tournaments, improve vocalization techniques, develop critical reading, writing, listening, viiewing, thinking and research skills while also developing public speaking skills Must participate in a minimum of 1 tournament per year and attend at least 3 meetings per month; membership dues are $20
Diamond Girls Help promote school spirt and support the baseball team; run concession stand at baseball games Members must attend all home baseball games
Do Something Promotes volunteering and community involvement Mandatory the first Thursday of the month; optional the other Thursdays
Drama/Thespian Society Students are able to experience an enriching Theatrical experience while learning life skills as they work on wonderful dramatic productions. Be involved in all drama productions throughout the year; to attend District competition, student must be enrolled in a Theatre Class
Ecology Club A service club that works on projects helping the enviornment around campus Attend meetings regularly and participate in club projects
eSports Club A way for students to interact, build teamwork skills, and improve abilities in playing electronic sports Must attend team practices and competitions after school and maintain a minimum GPA
FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) A student led club that meets together to build relationships and encourage each other in their commitment to Christ, His Word and the core values of Integrity, Service, Teamwork, and Excellence Come to meetings as often as you can
Fencing Club A student organization devoted to learning fencing technique and terminology, as well as the history, culture, and science of the sport Members are expected to attend meetings regulary; over 9 absences can result in removal from the club
FFA An Agricultural youth leadership organization that focuses on agriscience, livestock, and small animal production Attendance at meetings is required; members must complete an application and pay $20 membership dues
Film Club Bringing students together with a common interest of film to create short films Attend at least 1 meeting per month; fill out membership form; pay membership fee
Freshman Class Students will participate in various activities with peers to become more involved in the high school environment Attend all meetings; must be willing to be a part of the school community
GEMS Organization dedicated to increasing the number of girls interested in pursuing a career in the fields of math, engineering, and science through guest speakers and visits to STEM based businesses and organizations Members must maintain a 2.5 unweighted GPA, attend meetings and participate in all club events
German Club Recreational and community service club for all students at UHS; members promote the German language and culture and provide support to the school and community Sign up and pay $5 membership dues and regularly attend and participate in meetings
Girls Robotics Organization competes as a FIRST Robotics FTC team after building a robot to meet FIRST and FTC objectives for competition that year; club also participates in STEM based community outreach Members must attend all meetings and Saturday competitions and maintain a 2.0 unweighted GPA
Junior Class Club is open to all Juniors who would like to get involved; this club plans prom, praticipates in community service and students involved serve as leaders on campus Attendance at weekly meetings is mandatory; to be a member show up, and join Edmodo and regularly post through Edmodo
Key Club A service club that partners with the Kiwanis club to provide service, build characher and develop leadership Attend meetings regularly and participate in club projects and perform required amount of community service each semester
Latin Club Service and Social activities; to present students with common interests an opportunity to share time and fellowship in and away from school Be enrolled in Latin Classes
LGBTS Alliance Student organization devoted to promoting respectful and fair treatment of all students, including LGBT students and their straight allies; provides a safe, peaceful, non-judgmental and welcoming space for all students; particiates in community awareness activities such as Suicide Prevention and Ally Weeks Members are expected to attend meetings regularly; have a respectfuly, non-judgmental and positive mindset in accordance with the standards of the LGBTS Alliance; participate in all club discussions and activities
Literary Magazine Students work to create a magazine showcasing their writing as well as give students an opportunity to work on a publication Attendance is mandatory unless excused and members must also be be in a publication
Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing scholarship in mathematics, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics Attend meetings; membership dues are $10
National Art Honor Society NAHS promotes creativity and the artistic skills/abilities of its members, as well as the community. NAHS makes and shares art interests and techniquest that are fun and applicable to connect students with their love of art. Students must be a junior or senior, have a 3.0 GPA, have had 2 or more years of art classes and pay a $15 membership dues. To maintain membership, you must participate in at least 6 hours of Club Activities
National English Honor Society Purpose of this club is to raise literacy and literary awareness Must have a 3.5 unweighted GPA and stay active in committees
National French Honor Society Recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and its literature, to increase knowledge and appreciation of the the cultural contribution of the French-speaking world, to stimulate and encourage French cultural activities Members must not have any more than 2 absences and attend at least 3 major events; have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and at least 2 years of French language
National Honor Society Nationally recognized student organization dedicated to improving the school through character, service, leadership and scholarship Members may only have 1 absence from meetings per semester; applications sent junior and/or senior year to qualified candidates that have at least a 3.5 weighted GPA in September; membership dues are $10/semester; other requirements issued upon initiation
National Science Honor Society A national student organization of prestige dedicated to promoting excellence in and enthusiasm for SCIENCE in our school and local community Qualified candidates will receive an application Jr or Sr year; must have 3.0 unweighted GPA; earned all A's or B's in all science class and has taken at least 1 AP science course; membership dues are $20/year; must participate in at least 6 hours of SNHS activities/semester
National Spanish Honor Society Honor Society that promotes the Spanish culture and language; participates in Hispanic Heritage Month; community service includes fundraising for St. Jude's Hospital Must attend all meetings with no more than 2 excused absenses per semester; maintain 3.5 unweighted GPA and 2 years of Spanish classes
Programming Club Gives students opportunities to learn and practice programming for programmers of all levels and compete Attendance is optional
Psychology Club Provide psychology students an opportunity to explore topics and themes related to the study of psychology beyond the classroom Students should have taken Psychology or AP Psychology; attend at least 1 meeting per month
Quill and Scroll An honor society for students that have demonstrated excellence in Journalism Mandatory attendance (no more than 2 absences in a semester); complete an application and maintain a 3.5 unweighted GPA
Quiz Bowl A competitive, academic, interscholastic team with questions that cover all subject areas Attend practices and competitions
Robotics Gives students a hands-on experience at building, designing, and competing with small robots in a cooperative environment Must attend at least one meeting per month
SADD Promotes safety and good decision making; informs students about consequences of drugs, alcohol, and risky behaviors by educating peers through service projects and events Regularly attend meetings and pay membership dues of $10.
Science Olympiad A competitive, academic team Team members must try-out and commit to attend all meetings and 2 Saturday competitions
Senior Class Cabinet Senior Class cabinet plans senior class activities throughout the year Attend meetings as announced
SGA Students work together to develop the school leadership program of the school Attend class and complete assignments as instructed
Sophomore Class Participate in UHS activities; plan and implement Sophomore Class activities; participate in service activities Must attend at least one meeting per month
Student Astronaut Challenge Club meets each week to practice for the Florida Student Astronaut Challenge competition that entails knowledge of Space Shuttle systems, functions and checklists to operate the space shuttle simulator, complete an engineering design challenge and design an experiment conducted in microgravity Members must attend all practices as a member of the 5 person team to prepare for Regional competition on October 11th and demonstrate knowledge of procedures and skills
Student Athletic Trainers Service club through Sports Medicine; Assist the athletic trainers at athletic events Be enrolled in Care and Prevention classes
The Torch (newspaper) Students create and publish the school newspaper on a monthy basis Attend class and complete assignments as instructed
UHS Center for Peace Serves the faith needs of Muslim students and builds understanding within the campus by promoting tolerance, respect and interfaith dialogue to celebrate diversity and find strength through common bonds Must attend at least 1 meeting a month
Warm Fuzzies Students create and donate blankets for children in hospitals or elderly in nursing homes. Attend meetings regularly and pay club dues
Y Club Promotes civic responsibility, leadership and character development through student-organized service to the school and community through fellowship with peers, adults and YMCA staff and to create, maintain, and extend high standards of good moral character Attend 80% of club meetings and events; adhere to all YMCA policies and procedures; provide own transportation; abide by policies and procedures in constitution
Yearbook Students create and publish the school yearbook from concept, layouts, and writing stories within the publication Be enrolled in Journalism classes and complete assignments as instructed
Young Life A faith based club for students led by college students to develop and mentor student leaders while fostering relationships with each other and God Must attend at least 1 meeting a month