Clubs and Honor Societies

Alpha Achievers

Targeting African-American males in grades 9 - 12, the Alpha Achievers is an education program of the Howard County, Maryland Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. It fosters a positive learning environment in order to facilitate students’ pursuit of excellence by attaining, maintaining and exceeding a 3.0 grade point average. The minimum requirement for membership is a 3.0 GPA. The program also seeks to encourage and motivate those students who have less than a 3.0 grade point average to strive toward it.

American Red Cross Club

To prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.  The club will learn, practice, and exemplify humanitarian values through mission-related service projects.

American Sign Language (ASL) Club

This club promotes appreciation and involvement in the culture and history of the Deaf.  Meetings are on Thursdays in Room A111.

Baking Club

Learn valuable teamwork and baking skills!  The club meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month in Room N103 from 2:30-4:30pm.


Best Buddies

Best Buddies is a student run friendship club that creates buddy pairs who participate in activities inside and outside of school together.  Officer Meetings are on Wednesdays in Room A122 at 2:15.  Chapter Events meet in the cafeteria on selected days at 5:00pm. 

Black Student Union

The purpose of the Black Student Union is to promote activities of common interest, as well as cultural and educational benefits for the student body.  The club provides students an opportunity to openly discuss issues faced in the community and culture.

Book Club

Encourage a life-long love of reading in a comfortable environment where students discuss literature respectfully.  Meets one Friday each month at 2:15 in the Media Center.

Chess Club

Students of all player levels learn and play chess.  Meeting on Tuesday in Room E105 at 2:15pm.

Class of 2017

Help lower the cost of prom & senior activities! The Class of 2017 is sponsoring two fundraisers for the holidays:

Class of 2018

This group facilitates activities for the Class of 2018.  They meet weekly on Wednesdays in Room A208 to organize events and fundraisers.

Class of 2019

This group facilitates activities for the Class of 2019.

Class of 2020

This group facilitates activities for the Class of 2020.  Please see Ms. Goldsmith or Ms. Ose for meeting dates and location.

Creative Writing Club

This club encourages the process and development of creative writing, as well as promotes passion and creativity for non-academic writing.

Meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in Room B113 from 2:15-3:00pm.

Dance Team

Dance Team consists of 16 technically trained dancers whose responsibilities include performing at school events such as pep rallies, half time shows at the basketball and football games, and school-wide assemblies.

Delta Scholars

Collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta to promote Academic excellence and self-esteem for Howard High School females through bi-monthly meetings with mentors.

Environmental Awareness Committee

Meets on Wednesdays after school in Room B208

Fandemonium Society

The club discusses and enjoys various fandoms.  Meetings are on Fridays in Room N211.

Fashion & Design Club

To diversify fashions at Howard High and discuss fashion trends.  The club meets on Wednesdays in Room N107.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

This group meets in Room N101 on Wednesdays at 2:15pm - 2:30pm.

Feminist Association

Promotes awareness of women's issues and equality for girls and women.  Meeting on Fridays in B110 from 2:15-3:00pm.

French Club

The French Club is a student-led group that promotes the study and appreciation of the French language. Topics and themes include food, film, music, cultural traditions, games and study. All students are welcome to join.  Meets once a month, dates vary.  Please contact Ms. Borgerding for details.

French National Honor Society

To celebrate and promote the French language and culture, both within and outside Howard High.  Members are inducted annually based on their high academic standing in French and their enthusiasm to participate in and promote French culture.  Meets quarterly in Room A104.  Please contact Ms. Borgerding for further details.

Future Business Leaders of America

Information forthcoming.

Future Educators of America (FEA)

Students can attend workshops and talks by visiting speakers while exploring the option of teaching in the future. Students will also have the opportunity to spend time volunteering with children.  Meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month in Room N107 at 2:15pm.

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)

The GSA is a club that aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (sexuality and gender) (LGBTQ) youth and their straight allies.  Meetings are on Wednesdays on Room N104 at 2:15pm.

Global Education Club

To raise awareness and fundraising to support education in developing countries.  Each year, we support one country to help schools buy supplies that assist education.

Meets every other Tuesday in Room B122 2:15-2:45pm.

Improv Team

"Hello, My Name Is..."  Each June, auditions are held for the next year's Improv Team.  The team meets weekly to practice their Improv skills and performs for the public 3-4 times each school year on selected Friday nights.  Please contact Ms. Greffen for further information.

International Club

The International Club is dedicated to creating a social awareness and understanding between American students and students who immigrated to the U.S. The International Club is open to all students at Howard regardless or age, race, ethnicity, nationality, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

Iron Lions Strength and Conditioning

The mission of this club is to condition students through various strenght training methodologies, and provide a healthier lifestyle and improved self-esteem.J

It's Academic

Meets one to three times a week for practice on Tuesdays 2:30 to 4:30 and Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30 in B114. The primary goal of Howard High School's It’s Academic team is practice for and competition on the It’s Academic television show. To this end, Howard High School has one of the 10 most active It’s Academic teams in the Baltimore-DC region, competing in many academic tournaments run by high schools, colleges, and independent organizers.

Key Club

Members of the Key Club perform community services, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives.  Meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of the month in Room B121.

Leading Each Other (LEO)

L.E.O is a leadership organization designed for 11-12th grade students who wish to make a positive impact on the school climate through making a commitment to positive behavior, reaching academic potential, and being involved in the school community.

Los Leones

Los Leones is a group that celebrates and recognizes the Hispanic culture and supports students academically, career/college, and personally/socially.

Love My Life (LML)

To promote a positive school environment through various school-wide activities which focus on Acceptance, Peace, Self-Respect, Community Outreach, and Caring for Others and Ourselves.  Meetings vary - please contact Ms. Hildreth or Ms. Snyder for more information.


Meets on Tuesdays at 2:15 in Room B208 Enables students to discover philanthropy by selecting their own fundraising project. Focused on leadership skills, building self-esteem and teamwork.

Math Team

Students will learn advanced math and problem solving skills. They will compete against other schools in Math Competitions once or twice a month.

MESA (Math, Science, Engineering Achievement Club)

Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement promotes student interest and participation in STEM events.  Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room B211 from 2:15-3:15pm.J

Mock Trial

The objectives of this program are as follows:

  • To further understanding of the law, court procedures, and the legal system;
  • To increase proficiency in basic life skills such as listening, speaking, reading and reasoning;
  • To promote better communication and cooperation between the high school community and legal profession; and
  • To heighten appreciation for academic studies as well as career consciousness of law-related professions.

Model United Nations Club

Interested students debate about contemporary issues that affect the international community and learn about the United Nations organization.  Meetings are on Fridays in N203 from 2:15pm - 3:00 pm.

Mu Alpha Theta

This Mathematics Honor Society recognizes and engages the mathematics student leaders in our school.  We hold monthly meetings to discuss procedures and work collaboratively on challenging mathematics problems, and also provide tutoring for other students in the school.

National Art Honor Society

The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.  Meetings are on Tuesdays in Room A219.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is an organization for students who perform well academically and are interested in community service.  Monthly Meetings are on the second Thursday of each month in the Cafeteria.  

National Latin Honor Society

To honor students for excellent performance in Latin and to promote the use of classics in High School.  This group meets as needed in Room A108.  Please contact Ms. Holland for more information.

National Technical Honor Society

To promote and enhance the technology and STEM programs in our school and community.  Meetings are on Tuesdays in Room E101.

Pink Ribbon

To promote breast cancer awareness and raise money to donate the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  Roar for a Cure!

Our website is
Follow us on Twitter: @Pink Ribbon_Club

We meet Thursdays at 2:15 in room N101


Poetry Club

Students express thoughts and feelings through our poetry and inspire others.  Meetings are on Monday/Tuesday at 2:15 in Room N214.

Royal Diversity

This club explores all types of dance styles, including, but not limited to: hip-hop, breakdancing, jazz, and cultural dance.  Meets on Monday's in the Dance Studio.

Rubick's Cube Club

Meets Wednesdays from 2:15 - 2:45 in Room A206 Brings together students who enjoy Rubick's cubes and puzzles.


Meets on select Tuesdays at 2:15 in Room B211.  SHOP is an organization that assists the community through various food drives and fundraisers.

Spanish Honor Society

The mission of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica is to recognize high school achievement in Spanish and to promote interest in Hispanic studies.

Speech and Debate

We are a student-led group passionate about communication and competition. We teach, practice and compete the following forensics and debate formats: Public Forum and Lincoln Douglas debates, oratory, interpretation, impromptu speaking, and others. We participate in monthly local tournaments as part of the Baltimore Catholic Forensic League (BCFL). Students who compete also become members of the National Speech and Debate Honor Society, or the National Forensics League (NFL).

Step Team

Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-4:30 in the Cafeteria.  The Howard High Step Team is a year-long commitment consisting of students in grades 9-12. Students are encouraged to try out for the team at the end of the school year to join the next year’s Step Team. The team performs at pep-rallies, basketball games, showcase, award ceremonies, and various competitions.

Student Athletic Trainers

This club provides students with a glimpse at a career in Sports Medicine.  They assist the Licensed Athletic Trainer at Howard High School.

Student Government Association (SGA)

Information forthcoming.

Swim Club

Meets on Fridays from 2:15-2:45 in Room B207. Promotes the sport of swimming and helps organize Howard High School swimmers to compete in the Annual Howard County Swim meet.

Tech Crew

Meets on Fridays at 2:15 in the Media Center Tech.  Crew Students are responsible for operating the auditorium lights, audio and stage. The club is open to all Howard High students who have an interest in drama and stage technology. Students receive training in stage management, light board operation, and the audio mixer.

The Den

This group seeks to provide a space for students of all faiths to discuss matters of faith and spirituality and to promote fellowship and discipleship in order to create a more faith-aware campus.   The values of the core members of the organization are founded in Christian teachings and beliefs.  Meetings are on Mondays in Room A107 at 2:15pm.


Fundraising for children in poverty and other vulnerable situations around the world.  The Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 2:15-2:45 in the Office of Student Services.

Yoga Club

The Yoga Club shares skills and techniques for improving overall health and dealing with stress by making mind-body connections through postures and breath.  The club meets every other Friday in room B102 at 2:25 pm.