• Getting involved in clubs, sports, work or other pursuits outside the classroom can give you new skills and help you learn about yourself — and can be fun.

    Here’s something else you should know: Extracurriculars also play a part when you apply to colleges. Most college applications ask about your activities. That’s because the things you do in your free time reveal a lot about you — in ways that grades and test scores can’t. Your accomplishments outside the classroom show what you’re passionate about and that you have qualities valued by colleges. Here are a few examples:

    • Serving in student government shows that you have leadership skills.
    • Being on the track team through high school shows that you’re able to make a long-term commitment.
    • Doing volunteer work at a hospital shows that you are dedicated to helping others.
    • Working a part-time job while keeping your grades up shows that you are responsible and can manage your time.

    Colleges want to know who you are and what you can do. Your activities help you show them. So put down the books and get out there!

    Your extracurricular activities help you show colleges who you are.

    Kinds of Activities

    Here are the most common kinds of extracurricular activities.

    School Activities

    These might include sports teams, special-interest clubs, a school newspaper, music groups and student government.

    Community Activities

    Examples are community theater, music, and art groups as well as local clubs and sports teams.


    Internships, summer jobs, part-time work, babysitting, delivering newspapers — it all counts.


    This might mean tutoring elementary school kids, helping out at the animal shelter or raising funds for a charity.


    The following clubs are available this 2018-2019 school year

    SAHS student organizations    
    Organization name Sponser Location
    Art  Ms. Rome D214
    Band Mr. Lane Band Room
    BETA  Mrs. Cato H224-Back Hallway past ROTC Door
    Book Club  Miles   Media Center
    Brothers Building Up Brothers Mr. Walker G203
    Chick-Fil-A Leadership Club-  Ms. Barganier D206
    Chorus   Ms. Robinson Chorus room
    Class Council Coach Jones F207
    CTI  Mrs. Cato H224-Back Hallway past ROTC Door
    Digital Media Club Mrs. Miles Media Center
    Drama Club Ms. Bradshaw E310
    Duke Foundation Mr. Duke Chorus room
    Honeywell STEM Challenge Team     Mr. Fox D104
    HOSA  Mrs. Combs E307
    JROTC LTC Johnson H-312
    Mock Trial  Mr. Dunn D131
    Mu Alpha Theta-Math Club Dr. Lewis-Grace E314
    National Honor Society* Ms. Nunn D322
    Orchestra  Mr. Lane Band Room
    Piano  Ms. Robinson Chorus room
    Platinum Dr. Woody D129
    Purple Rain  Ms. Foster E308
    Robotics Mr. Collins E203
    S.A.D.D.  Ms. Barganier D206
    SABA Mr. Taylor G204
    SGA Coach Jones  F207
    Skills USA  Mrs. Thomas D130
    Spanish Club Mrs. Nunn D322
    Spoken Word Club Ms. Bradshaw E310
    TSA Mr. Collins F203
    Writing Club Mrs. Miles Media Center