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.
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)
DECA helps students to develop skills for successful business careers, build self-esteem, experience leadership and practice community service. DECA members create friendships with like minded people from all over the world at career and leadership conferences and build resumes that move them to the top of the job and college application list.
Family, Career & Community Leaders of America
Students participate in activities that emphasize personal growth, family life, career and vocational preparation and community involvement. This organization is open to any student willing to participate.
FBLA’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Cocurricular activities include career exploration, civic service, economic education and fostering entrepreneurship. open to any student who is taking, or has previously taken, a Family and Consumer Sciences course.
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.
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:
The Mathlete club is open to all students who are interested in math. Mathletes take six monthly contests throughout the year to compete against other students and other schools. Additionally, Mathletes have the opportunity to take at least one trip a year to a competition off campus.
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.
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.
Student Response Team
A multicultural conflict mediation team. Some members also serve as Teenage Health Consultants, leading discussions in 9th Grade Health classes. members must be nominated by teachers, other students or themselves.
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.
Varsity Sports Club
This group promotes school spirit and student involvement in school activities.