Clubs and Organizations
Presently, based upon student interest, the following activities and organizations are offered at AFFTON high school. Unless specified otherwise, all students are welcome to join and participate in these activities/organizations.
The Anime Club offers fellowship for students interested in all types of Anime.
The mission of Celebrating Diversity is to heighten students’ awareness of cultural diversity by offering students an array of opportunities to learn about and experience various cultures. Furthermore, the mission is to focus on student achievement, particularly among minorities, so that students will be prepared to take advantage of scholarship opportunities as they seek higher education. Finally, the mission is to develop relationships with stakeholders throughout the community so that students will be able to connect with mentors and others who share an interest in preparing students of diverse backgrounds with future opportunities.
Basketball Pep Band
The purpose of the Basketball Pep Band is not only to provide musical entertainment to the crowd attending a basketball game, but also to promote the spirit and competitive atmosphere that exists at an athletic competition. Typically, the Pep Band performs between the J.V. and Varsity games and also at the half of the Varsity game.
The chess club is an organization focused on promoting the game of chess for existing players as well as providing opportunities for newcomers to learn the game. We will recognize the cognitive and behavioral benefits of chess while providing a social and intellectual environment.
DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) have teamed up at Affton High School in an attempt to assist in developing Business, Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship skills. DECA-FBLA is a Co-Curricular Student Organization for students currently enrolled in a Business course. Throughout the year students will participate in Leadership Training at the Lake of the Ozarks, Professional Development Conferences in Kansas City and New York, and Competitive Events. They will also have the opportunity to attend events such as Career Day at Busch Stadium, Low Ropes Course, Laser Tag and various other team building and social events throughout the year.
FCCLA (Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America):
FCCLA promotes personal growth and leadership through family and consumer sciences. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and vocational preparation. FCCLA membership is open to all students currently enrolled in a Family & Consumer Science class or who have previously taken FACS classes.
French Honor Society:
Students achieving an A average after four semesters in French I and French II or Honors French II are inducted into the Societe Honoraire de Francais in Honors French III or Honors French IV as part of the celebration during National French Week.
Gay Straight Alliance
The GSA is open to all students of Affton High School. The GSA’s goal is to raise awareness of and tolerance of diversity of all kinds including sexual orientation and gender identity.
HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America):
HOSA is a national student organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition for High school students. This unique program provides opportunities for students to work with professionals in the Bio-Medical field. During each school year, a state and national competition will be held for you to compete in unique Bio-Medical type competitions.
The International Club is Affton High School’s student-led organization whose goal is to celebrate and promote student awareness of the diversity of place of origin, culture, and background of members of the student body and community.
Interscholastic Sports – Fall
- Cross Country (boys and girls)
- Soccer (boys)
- Volleyball (girls)
Interscholastic Sports – Winter
- Basketball (boys)
- Basketball (girls)
- Swimming (boys)
Interscholastic Sports – Spring
- Soccer (girls)
- Swimming (girls)
- Volleyball (boys)
Affton also offers as part of the athletic program:
Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership.
Mathletes is a club dedicated to celebrating the beauty of mathematics. We take several contests throughout the year, in which students have a chance to compete against other schools all over Missouri. We compete in at least one Mathematics Competition off-campus, usually the Excellence in Mathematics Contest at St. Louis Community College – Forest Park in November. We also have the best T-shirts in school by a wide margin!!
Mentoring Matters Club:
Mentoring Matters is a group at Affton High School that incorporates a variety of students in developing friendships, promoting spirit, and fostering inclusion of all. They attend games of every Cougar sport and various extracurricular AHS events.
National Honor Society
The Affton chapter sponsors a number of service projects and other activities. Students are selected for their outstanding qualities and achievements. They must be in grades 11 or 12, have a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative GPA and be selected by faculty. Students are rated in the areas of character, leadership, service and scholarship.
National Vocational Honor Society
A nonprofit honor organization for students enrolled in vocational technical programs. Students must have taken a minimum of three vocational classes with a B average in all vocational classes and a B average in all other classes.
National Technical Honor Society: is an honor society for outstanding career and technical students of workforce vocational education institutions in the United States. Membership is based upon a student’s cumulative GPA, teacher recommendation, and completion of a minimum of 3 completer courses in the areas of Family and Consumer Sciences, Business Education, and Industrial Technology.
Paw Prints is the school’s literary magazine. The staff works to collect literary work, art work, and photography from around the Affton community. They determine the voice of the community, and select the best works for the year’s magazine. The staff then assembles a magazine and publishes it!
Societe Honoraire de Francais (French Honor Society)
Students achieving an A average after four semesters in Honors French I / French I and Honors French II / French II are inducted into the SHF in Honors French III as part of the celebration during National French Week.
Students represent their peers in discussing issues concerning their school. The group also provides activities for the student body and participates in service projects. Members must have a 2.0 GPA, positive recommendations from three teachers and pledge to participate.
Team Spirit Task Force:
The Team Spirit Task Force organizes and promotes the Buckle Fest to promote seat belt usage, and the Pre-Prom Safety presentation.
An honor organization for drama students who show exemplary work on theatre productions. Students must earn ten thespian points (equal to 100 hours of work) in the theatre program. Membership is open to all who wish to participate.
This group plans and provides drug- and alcohol-free activities and promotes wellness and a drug-free lifestyle.
The TSA TEAMS (Technology Student Association – Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) program is an annual middle and high school competition helping students discover their potential for engineering. Using math, science and 21stcentury learning skills, students work together to problem-solve real, everyday world challenges. Throughout the competition, students work collaboratively to solve original and innovative engineering scenarios focused on an annual theme.
Varsity Sports Club
This group promotes school spirit and student involvement in school activities.