Be Involved...CHS Clubs

Art Club

Sponsor: Ms. Petersen (Garand)
Room: G-108
Meets: Wednesdays from 2:15 - 3:15 pm


A Charlotte High Tradition!

Blue Crew

Sponsor: Mrs. Alumbaugh, Mrs. Stockbarger & Mrs. Zusman

Meets: Home Sporting Events

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 $50 Blue Crew Membership includes the following:
Official Crew T-shirt
Blue Crew Sticker for the back of your ID
Free admission to all home regular season athletic events
Free admission to Blue Crew socials and pep rallies
Recognition as a major part of the "Spirit of CHS" with 500+ members each year

Students may purchase a Blue Crew membership before or after school in room C-110.

Students must wear Official Blue Crew T-shirt and show CHS student ID with Blue Crew Sticker for free admission into qualifying athletic events.
Any student interested in being part of CHS blue crew, please come by "C hallway" rooms C110, C111, & C113 in the morning before school or afterschool with your check or cash of $50, and get a new blue crew shirt, and a sticker to get into all the home sporting events for free! shows what the new blue crew shirts look like

Book Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Cain
Room: Media Center
Meets: 2:15-3pm various Mondays (see image below)

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.
lists dates of book club meetings as august 28
september 11 & 25
october 9 & 23
november 20 & 27
december 4 & 18
january 8 & 29
february 5 & 26
march 4 & 25
april 15 & 29
May 13

Bowling Club

Sponsor: Ms. Chamberlin
Location: H-105
Meets: Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 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
Room: H-208
Meets: Fridays from 2:15-3 pm

Students learn about chess and practice their chess skills.

Creative Writing Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Obando
Room: G-120
Meets: 2nd & 4th 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 Robinson & 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.

The Gamers Club

Sponsor: Mr. Pericles
Room: G-204
Meets: Mondays from 2:30-4:00
From beginners to pros, all gamers welcome!.

Green Tarps

Sponsor: Mrs. Haynes
Room: G-219
Meets: Wednesdays after school.
Green Tarps are student volunteers who collect all of the school's recyclables on a weekly basis. They promote recycling to help keep our environment healthy for the future. Members earn one hour of volunteer time towards your Bright Future Scholarship.

Guitar Club

Sponsor: Mr. Alexander
Room: G-218
Meets: Wednesdays from 2:10 - 3:10 pm
Members of the guitar club get together to learn how to play guitar and improve their skills.

Interact Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Eyster
Room: Career Center
Meets: First Meeting - October 26, 2023

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: Mrs. Kuhar
Room: G-218
Meets: Every 2nd & 4th Monday of the Month

Students who are looking to give back to the community, have a service mentality, and have an appreciation and love for their community that they'd like to reciprocate should join! A member of the Kiwanas family, our focus is on community service.

Sign up for the Key Club Remind Group: @23keychs

Kindness/Positivity Club (SPARK)

Sponsor: Ms. Reams
Room: B-121
Meets: Friday Mornings at 6:35 am (begins at 6:35, but drop in anytime before 7:10)

SPARK = SPreading Positivity And Reaffirming Kindness
The goal of SPARK Club is to promote positivity and raise morale among CHS students and staff. We do small projects monthly to brighten the days of those around us and do larger projects each quarter, inviting all students to participate in spreading a little kindness and showing gratitude. SPARK Club members earn volunteer hours while helping to make each day a little brighter.

Leo Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Kist
Location: Multipurpose Room
Meets: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month at 2:15 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.

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.

Mock Trial

Sponsor: Mrs. Armenio
Room: C-112
Meets: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 2:15 pm

Charlotte High has one of the top Mock Trial teams in the state of Florida. They have recently placed in the top 3 in the state twice.

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.

National Honor Society

Sponsors: Dr. Albers
Meets: 2:20 pm on the following dates for the 2023-24 school year: 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 1/19, 2/9, 2/23, 3/8, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10

Members of the National Honor Society are invited to apply based on their strong academics, character, leadership, and community involvement. Applications for membership will be accepted in April of each school year.

image of the high school with the ideals of NHS: Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service

Pride Club

Sponsor: Ms. Gravino
Room: B208
Meets: 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 2:15 pm

Pride Club works towards promoting a more accepting environment for all people through education, support, social action, and advocacy.

Sign Language Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Hoff
Room: H-216
Meets: Tuesdays from 2:10-3:10 pm

Students learn and practice sign language together.


Sponsor: Coach Mentzer
Room: Fieldhouse
Meets: Fridays at 6:45-7:00 am

Stive is partnered with FCA to allow students the chance to talk and ask questions about the Bible. Every Friday starting at 6:50AM, students gather to study the Bible, eat donuts, and enjoy fellowship with one another. All are welcome!

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 Empowerment Club

Sponsor: Ms. Gravino
Room: B208
Meets: Wednesdays at 6:40 am and 2:15-3:15 pm

Join us as we embrace diversity and inclusivity to continue to make the school and community a better place for everyone. Empowerment club celebrates a peoples' history (the perspective of common people at the time) and the contributions and accomplishments of women and minorities. In diversity there is beauty and strength.
Remind code: @powertarps

Tarpon Leadership Academy (TLA)

Sponsor: Mrs. Bovey
Meets: Every Other Thursday in Room H-112 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.

Follow TLA on Instagram: @chs_tla

Youth in Government (YIG)

Sponsor: Ms. Orndorff
Room: H-215
Meets: Every other Wednesday from 2:15-3:15 pm

Our first meeting of the 2023-24 school year will be August 23rd. YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT (YIG) is a national program of the Y that involves thousands of teens nationwide in state-organized, model-government programs. Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in experiential civic engagement and to, quite literally, practice democracy in Judicial and Legislative tracks. Club members will make new friends, learn new ideas, learn how Florida government works, how to run for office, what their Constitutional rights are, ins and outs of the Bill of Rights, proper debating technique, Roberts Rules of Order, etc.
Class Sponsors

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

Freshman Class:
Mr. Patrick Bluck, G-107

Sophomore Class:
Mrs. Cristi White, G-220

Junior Class:
Ms. Emily Klossner, G-205

Senior Class:
Mrs. Jaime Eyster, E-114 (Career Center)

For more information regarding clubs offered at CHS, please contact Assistant Principal, Mr. Tenney.
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
  • Choir & Charisma
  • Choir & Charisma

    Sponsor: Ms. Mayper
    Room: F-113 (Vocal Lab)
    Meets: Daily during the school day

    This is an extracurricular class that does include travel and concerts outside the school day. In this class, we explore different types of vocal music through performance. All students are welcome to join! Charisma is our traveling, auditioned, SATB ensemble. They are the class with the most time commitments outside the school day.
    Ms. Mayper's Website
    Instagram: charlottehigh.choir
    Facebook: Charlotte High School Choir

  • Drama (Thespians)
  • Drama (Thespians)

    Sponsor: Mr. Wolfahrt
    Room: F-108
    Meets: Our first meeting of the 2023-24 school year will be August 23 from 2:30-3:30. Thereafter we will meet on the following days: 9/22, 10/18,11/15, 11/29, 1/17, 2/21, 3/6, 3/13, and 4/10 from 2:30-3:30 pm

    The Thespians are a gathering of drama club members for the discussion and participation of upcoming district and CHS drama events Our meetings may also include occassional theatre games and celebrations.

    Thespian Society: Troupe 0922

  • Eurythmics (Color Guard)
  • Future Farmers of America (FFA)
  • Future Farmers of America (FFA)

    Sponsor: Ms. Thompson
    Meets: First Tuesday of the month at 2:30 pm & the Third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm

    FFA is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. FFA develops members’ potential and helps them discover their talent through hands-on experiences, which give members the tools to achieve real-world success.

    Members are future chemists, veterinarians, government officials, entrepreneurs, bankers, international business leaders, teachers and premier professionals in many career fields. FFA is an intracurricular (happening both in & out of the classroom) student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education.

    The official name of the organization is the National FFA Organization. The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change.

  • Mock Trial
  • Mock Trial

    Sponsor: Mr. Riley
    Room: C-119
    Meets: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00-5:00 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 (TNN)
  • Tarpon News Network (TNN)

    Sponsor: Mr. Pericles
    Room: G-204
    Meets: TBA

  • Tarpon Robotics