Be Involved...CHS Clubs

A-Team (Academic Team)

Sponsor: Mr. Westin
Room: G-223
Meets: A-Team will start meeting on Wednesdays in Mid-September - See Mr. Westin for details

The A-Team participates in Jeopardy-style competitions with schools around Southwest Florida.

Anime Club

Sponsor: Mr. Green

Room: B-207
Meets:Thursdays from 2:15-3:15 pm

Do you like anime or manga? Do you want to learn about Japanese culture? Anime Club is just for you! Students will be able to watch recent anime series in addition to learning about Japanese culture and food. If you cannot make it to our meetings, please join our Google Classroom (code = s3htq4c). Remind code: @be2dbg2
Remind Instructions
Anime Club Website

Art Club

Sponsors: Mrs. Massolio
Room: G-107
Meets: Mondays from 2:10-3 pm

If you love art, this is the club for you. We do a variety of art-related activities and projects around campus.

art students

A Charlotte High Tradition!

Blue Crew

Sponsor: Mr. Massolio

Blue Crew is Charlotte High School’s very own “student body pep club” whose purpose is to bring a spirited atmosphere to the campus at Charlotte High School. Blue Crew is a great way for the Tarpon fan to save money and show their Tarpon Pride. A Blue Crew membership costs just $40 which allows student members to be season pass holders for all regular season home sporting events all year long.

A $40 Blue Crew Membership includes the following:
Official Blue Crew T-shirt
Free admission to all home athletic events
Free admission to Blue Crew socials and pep rallies
Recognition as a major part of the "Spirit of CHS"

Students may purchase a Blue Crew membership on Fridays during all lunches at the Spirit Shop located in the main concourse.

Students must wear Official Blue Crew T-shirt and show CHS student ID with valid Blue Crew sticker on the back for free admission into qualifying athletic events.

Book Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Cain
Room: Media Center
Meets: After school until 3pm on 1st & 3rd Mondays: September 21, October 5 & 19, November 2 & 16, December 7 & 21, January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17

If you love to read, this is the club for you! We talk about Books (of course), but we also make crafty projects and plan other fun activities. We promote recreational reading among students and faculty at Charlotte High School. The club offers members an opportunity to discuss literary works across different genres, feeling free to voice their opinions while listening to and being open to the opinions of others. Students from all walks of life and all academic levels are encouraged to interact and find common threads in their daily lives that are enriched by the literature explored.

book club logo

Bowling Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Chamberlin
Location: H-105
Meets: Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 pm at Bowland in Port Charlotte (Harbor Blvd)

Everyone can participate, and no one has to sit on the bench. Members will participate in weekly competitions. $6 weekly fee includes 3 games of bowling and shoe rental. A Bowling Club t-shirt is available for a fee.

Chess Club

Sponsor: Mr. Cain
Meets: Fridays from 2:15-3 pm

Students learn about chess and practice their chess skills.

Creative Writing Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Obando
Meets: Fridays from 2:15-3 pm

Students work together to hone their creative writing skills and share the writing experience with their peers. Members may be working on personal narratives, short stories, poetry, and/or novellas.

Writing is the painting of the voice. ~Voltaire

Debate Club

Sponsor: Ms. Orndorff
Room: H-215
Meets: Fridays from 2:15-3:15 pm

Debate Club was formed to fill the desire of students for a safe forum in which to talk through their ideas about politics, both in the United States and abroad. The debate format is used to assist in the positive growth of knowledge by researching topics, public speaking, and listening to understand. We have a lot of fun trying to change each other's minds! There are also round table discussions to foster inclusion for those members who wish to be part of the conversation but prefer not to debate one on one. The club welcomes and respects students with varied beliefs, backgrounds, and understanding. We believe that more can be learned from an opponent than from a like-minded friend. NO "GROUP THINK ALLOWED!".

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Sponsors: Coach Hoke & Coach Mentzer
Room: Auxillary Gym
Meets: Wednesdays from 6:45-7:10 am

This club is a Christian-based club open to all students. The club currently consists of 50% athletes and 50% non-athletes, but all share a common bond in their faith/beliefs.

Future Farmers of America (FFA)

Sponsor: Ms. Thompsonb
Meets: See club sponsor in Room F105 for meeting dates and times

FFA is an agricultural science program that encourages students to develop their potential for leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

CharlotteSr FFA Website

Guitar Club

Sponsor: Mr. Westin
Room: G-223
Meets: 1st Monday of each month from 2:15-3:15 pm (Beginning in October)

Students from beginners to advanced get together to learn to play guitar and jam.

Hospitality Club

Sponsor: Ms. Hornbake
Room: A-208
Meets: Thursdays from 2:10-3:10 pm

The Hospitality Club is a professional and social club based on community service. Club activities help students gain leadership experience and prepare them to be professionals in their chosen field.
Hospitality Club Website

Interact Club

Sponsor: Mr. Riley
Room: C-119
Meets: Wednesdays from 2:15-3:00 pm

The Interact Club is sponsored by Rotary International and shares it's motto: "Service Above Self." It is both a social and community service club.

Key Club

Sponsor: Ms. Alumbaugh
Room: C-113
Meets: Mondays from 2:15-3:00 pm

A member of the Kiwanas family, our focus is on community service.

Kindness/Positivity Club (SPARK)

Sponsor: Ms. Reams
Room: B-121
Meets: Friday Mornings at 6:30 am

SPARK = SPreading Positivity And Reaffirming Kindness
The goal of SPARK Club is to bring a little kindness to everyone, everyday through small acts such as leaving inspirational noties in randomly selected classrooms, hanging motivational posters throughout the school, and making each student a bookmark for their planner. We also take on larger projects such as sponsoring a schoolwide drive to write thank you notes to the military and letters to the elderly. SPARK Club members earn volunteer hours while helping to make each day a little brighter. Find them on Instagram at:

Leo Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Hochsprung
Location: C-218
Meets: 2nd & 4th Monday each Month from 2:15-2:45 pm

The Leo Club is sponsored by the local Lions Club. Members of the Leo Club have a passion for community service and develop leadership skills.

Leo Club Website

Math Club

Sponsors: Mrs. Toms & Mr. Cain
Room: B-208
Meets: Tuesdays from 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Students will prepare for the annual FGCU math competition held in December.

Modern Music Masters (Tri-M)

Sponsors: Ms. Mayper & Mr. Bunnens
Room: Band or Chorus Room
Meets: Meeting days vary - please see a club sponsor for details.

Tri-M is a National Honor Society for music students. Students must demonstrate a commitment to their music program and also meet minimum GPA requirements. Induction is contingent on performing a solo or in a small ensemble at the Induction Ceremony in the spring.
The purpose of the group is to work towards the promotion of music throughout the community. We also try to instill a desire to contribute to their lives through community service. Students are required to perform 10 hours of community service.

Pride Club

Sponsor: Ms. Eyster
Room: Career Center
Meets: After School on 2nd & 4th Mondays: October 12 & 26, November 9 & 23, December 14, January 11 & 25, February 8 & 22, March 8 & 22, April 12 & 26, May 10 & 24

Pride Club works towards promoting a more accepting environment for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity through education, support, social action, and advocacy.

Sign Language Club

Sponsor: Mr. Alexander
Room: G-218
Meets: Thursdays from 2:10-3:10 pm

Students learn and practice sign language together.

Silver King Tarpon Fishing Club

Sponsor: Captain DeGaeta
Room: E-115
Meets: 1st Monday of the month and as needed - directly after the 7th period bell

The purpose of the club shall be to promote the lifelong sport of fishing through education, conservation and fellowship. To promote a better understanding of the history of SW Florida related to the Silver King Tarpon. To understand the origins of how Charlotte High School chose the Tarpon as our school’s mascot. And, to teach fishing techniques and traditional preparation, salting, smoking and cooking methods of the fish of Charlotte Harbor Estuary.

Tarpon Leadership Academy (TLA)

Sponsors: Mrs. Bovey and Mrs. Beisner
Meets: Every Other Thursday in Room ____ from 2:15-3:15 pm

TLA is a 7 Habits oriented leadership-based organization that encourages student involvement in school and community events as well as Charlotte High School initiatives. Students take part in leadership training, fundraising, and partnering with community organizations to improve educational opportunities and create a more well-rounded educational experience for CHS students.

Members must meet application standards, including a minimum GPA, behavioral standards, and evidence of prior community or school involvement. Applications for each year are generally processed at the end of the previous year so that training may take place over the summer.

Class Sponsors

Show your school spirit by joining your class in special events and celebrations such as homecoming and prom.

Freshman Class:
Mrs. Bovey, H-112

Sophomore Class:
Mrs. Haynes, G-219

Junior Class:
Ms. Klossner, H-109

Senior Class:
Mr.& Mrs. Smith, G-121

Co-Curricular Clubs

Charlotte High also offers co-curricular clubs for which students take a class during the school day. In addition to coursework, students prepare for competitions, plan events, and participate in performances.

  • Band
  • Charisma & Chorus
  • Drama (Thespians)
  • Drama (Thespians)

    Sponsor: Mr. Olson
    Room: F-108
    Meets: TBA

    The Drama Club competes at the district and state level, as well as producing plays and musicals throughout the school year. See Mr. Olson for detials!

    Thespian Society: Troupe 0922

  • Eurythmics (Color Guard)
  • Mock Trial
  • Mock Trial

    Sponsor: Mr. Riley
    Room: C-119
    Meets: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:15-5:00 pm

    Charlotte High School's Mock Trial consists of three teams (A, B, and C) that compete on an extremely high level. Competition on local, circuit, and state levels is the norm for this team as they master courtroom procedure and delivery as both attorneys and witnesses. Contents of a statewide case is released in October. This success is due to the team members' dedication along with the hard work of Mr. Riley and multiple attorney coaches.

  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Tarpon News Network
  • Tarpon Robotics