Clubs and Honor Societies


Introduce Asian Culture and languages to American students, teachers and staff at Howard High, share learning experience and organize activities. 

Help American students, teachers and staff learn more about Asian, help Asian students learn more about American.

Meets Fridays 2:20pm in R124

African Student Association (ASA)

To promote cultural awareness and to create unifying and supportive activities for students of African heritage.

Club Objectives:

Improve cultural proficiency among staff and students

Create unifying activities Provide outlets for cultural expression

Educate staff and students about the various African countries 

Create a safe space for cultural expression

Meets Wednsdays 2:15 in B114

Alpha Achievers

Targeting African-American males in grades 9 - 12, the Alpha Achievers Program is a youth centered educational program jointly supported by Howard County Public Schools, the Alpha Foundation of Howard County and the Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

American Sign Language (ASL) Club

To use sign language in natural, social settings, to spread awareness of Deaf culture and sign language, and to serve the Deaf community.

Meets Thursdays 2:15 in A111

Baking Club

Learn how to expand food preparation and baking skills through teamwork! We meet monthly to prepare recipes selected by the students.

Meets Fridays 2:15 N103


Best Buddies

Best Buddies is a student run friendship club that creates buddy pairs who participate in activities inside and outside of school together to build one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Offering social opportunities while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and/or excluded.

Bible Study Club

Christian based fellowship, friendship, prayer, study the bible

Create Christian fellowship for students, knowledge of the bible and prayer with their peers

Meets Thursday at 2:15 Room N105

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.

Meets Wednsdays at 2:15 in Room N219

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

Building Lion Community while experiencing challenge & growth in the game of chess.

Students of all player levels learn and play chess. 


Class of 2020

This group facilitates activities for the Class of 2020.  

Meets Fridays at 2:15 in Room B105

Class of 2021

This group facilitates activities for the Class of 2021

Meets Thursdays at 2:15 in Room A217

Class of 2022

This group facilitates activities for the Class of 2022

Class of 2023

This group facilitates activities for the Class of 2023

Coding Club

Share programming concepts, ideas, and comptete in Coding competitions, expose students to new programming languages

Meets Friday 2:15 in Room A200

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 V138 from 2:15-3:00pm.

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.

Meets Tuesdays at 2:15 in Student Services

Dungeons & Dragons Club

Promote shared story creation, improvisation, problem solving through teamwork, and individual expression.

Educators Rising

A place for future educators to develop leadership skills,explore education as a career and work on steps that will help students get there.

Meets Tuesdays at 2:15 in Room N107

English Honor Society

Charter of National English Honor Society

Environmental Club

To promote ways to help the environment and make the Howard High School community aware of ways to reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle materials by recycling electronics, reduce the wasting of food through informational announcements, repurpose pens through art design, recycle markers, swap items campaign. Meets on Wednesdays after school in Room B208

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes and to foster fellowship among Christian athletes and non-athletes.

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

French Club

The French Club is a student-led group that promotes the study and appreciation of the French language. Topics and themes include Crêpe making, film viewings, food tasting, francophone holiday celebrations. All students are welcome to join.  Meets Fridays 2:15 in Room A104

Future Business Leaders of America

The purpose of FBLA is to provide, as an integral part of the instruction program, opportunities for students to develop vocational and career competencies and to promote civic and personal responsibilities. The goals or objectives of FBLA are to develop competent, aggressive business leadership, strengthen confidence of students in themselves and their work, and create more interest in the American business enterprise.Competition in various events through out the school year. 

Meets Tuesdays at 2:15 in Room A215

Future Health Professionals Students of America

To promote physical, mental and social well being, develop effective leadership qualities and skills,  develop the ability to communicate more effectively with people., develop character, develop responsible citizenship traits. To understand the importance of pleasing oneself as well as being of service to others. To build self-confidence and pride in one's work. To make realistic career choices and seek successful employment in the health care field. To develop an understanding of the importance in interacting and cooperating with other students and organizations.

Gender-Sexuality Acceptance

The Gender-Sexuality Acceptance  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 and bring awareness and promote LGBTQ+ issues and create a positive environment within the Howard community.  Meetings are on Wednesdays on Room N104 at 2:15pm.

German Club

To promote the German language and culture through collaboration and have fun with other students who have an interest in the German language and culture. Biweekly meetings featuring topics based on club members' interests Field Trip with the German classes to German-American Day at McDaniel College  Participation in World Language and Culture Fest in October Participation in HCPSS World Language Day in April. 

Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday at 2:15 in Room A108

Habitat for Humanity

Provide more opportunities for volunteering and giving back to the community we also participate in Habitat for Humanity challenge. 

Meets Thursday 2:15 in N207

HOHS Lions Den

Digital publication based on extra curricular activities at Howard.

Meets Tuesdays at 2:10 in Room A226

Howard High Mock Trial

Further understanding of the law, court procedures, and the legal system; Increase proficiency in soft skills such as listening, speaking, reading and reasoning;Heighten appreciation for academic studies as well as career consciousness of law-related professions. At the center of each year's competition is a new legal case - either civil or criminal in nature - that challenges students to think critically about timely issues. Acting as attorneys and witnesses, students portray defense or plaintiff/prosecution and are scored on their performances by judges or attorneys.

Howard HS Speech & Debate Team

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), monthly on Saturdays. Students who compete also become members of the National Speech and Debate Honor Society, or the National Forensics League (NFL).

Howard Ice Hockey Team

To develop an understanding and improve functional knowledge of Ice Hockey. Students will develop skills for the playing of Ice Hockey, knowledge of the game of Hockey, and develop an understanding of Ice Hockey sportsmanship through off an on ice games, practices, and film studies.

Howard Lionettes

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.

Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 in the Dance Studio

Humanitarian Club

To educate others and spread awareness for issues that involve humanitarian crises internationally. This includes focusing on events that are threatening in terms of health, safety, and the well being of a community.

Meets Wednsdays at 2:15 in the Career Center

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 and perform improv games in front of a live audience, unscripted with audience interaction Please contact Ms. Greffen for further information.

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.

Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:15 in Room A104

Jewish Student Union

To provide Jewish students (and those who aren't Jewish) a place to discuss religion and celebrate Jewish holidays in a safe, non judgmental place for students to come and express their religious views. 

Meets Wednsdays at 2:15 in Room N108

Legacy Step Team

To inspire and unite young women through Stepping which is a complex performance that melds folk traditions with popular culture and involves synchronized percussive movement, singing, speaking, chanting, and drama. While promoting academic achievement, unity and leadership within a diverse organization, through teamwork and to encourage self-respect and discipline throughout the young women in Howard high school.

Meets Wednsdays and Thursdays at 2:15pm in the Atrium

Los Leones

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

Meets Fridays at 2:15 in Room R124

Math Honor Society

To improve the overall math experiences of students at Howard through tutoring peers in math. 

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.

Meets Wednsdays at 2:15pm in Room V135 and A213

Model United Nations Club

The Model United Nations Club works to improve students’ public speaking and collaboration skills while increasing awareness of world issues and working together to form solutions to these problems. We attend conferences and do activities during meetings designed to accomplish these goals.

Meets Wednsdays During LionsTime and Fridays at 2:15 in Room N203

Muslim Student Association

~Raise awareness surrounding Islam

~Correct misconceptions surrounding Muslim students

~Create a safe space for Muslim students

National Art Honor Society

To increase awareness of the visual arts at HHS and to provide service through the arts within the broader community.

Meets Wednsdays at 2:15 in 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 Honor Society for Students of German

To expand students’ knowledge of the German language and culture 

• To meet other students who are also learning German
• To use the German they have learned to communicate with others
• To educate and inform the Howard High School students and staff about the language and culture of German-speaking people
• To make connections between German and American customs and traditions 
• To support the students of German by offering help with academic and cultural activities

Meets Thursdays at 2:!5 in Room A108

National Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society is an honor society for outstanding career and technical students whose focus is engineering and/or computer science courses.

Engage current students in engineering and computer science courses. As well as promote these courses to students not currently enrolled in one of these courses.

ONE Howard

To involve students in the school improvement process and allow their voices to be heard on decisions made at the school.

To align students and staff vision to the vision of Howard HS

Meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednsday, and Thursday at 2:20 in Room B207

Ping Pong/Chess Club

To play friendly games of Ping Ping and chess and have fun. Make long lasting relationships

Meets Thursdays at 2:20 in the Atrium

Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society

To promote scholarship and to recognize academic excellence in social studies among high school students.

To provide through its local chapters opportunities for exploration in the social studies in secondary school environments and the community.

To encourage interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies.

Meets Fridays at 2:20 in Room R120

Robotics Club

To introduce and develop robotics technology

Meets Fridays at 2:!5 in Room E101

Science National Honors Society

Spreading community involvement in the sciences.

Participate in science excellence, tutoring, and spreading community awareness.

Shelter Supporters

Support local animal shelters, do volunteer work if possible.

Meets During Lions Time and on Select Wednsdays after School.

SHOP (Student's Helping Other People)

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

Société honoraire de français

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 Fridays 2:15 in Room A104.  


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.

Meets Thursdays 2:20 in Room R124

Student Government Association (SGA)

Support the mission and vision of Howard High School by promoting and celebrating student voice and organizing student-derived and student-directed activities and initiatives. 

Increase voluntary student participation in school-wide initiatives and events.

Meets Wednsdays at 2:20 in Room N120

SWEnext (Women in Engineering)

To participate in engineering challenges and to expose more females to engineering careers and professionals.

Meets Wednsdays at 2:15 in Room E101

Swim Club

Promotes the sport of swimming and helps organize Howard High School swimmers to compete in the Annual Howard County Swim meet.

Meets on Fridays from 2:15-2:45 in Room B207.

The Club that shall not be named (Harry Potter club)

Bring together students that love Harry Potter, and further iindulge in a great book series including movie day, trivia, and character analysis.  

Meets Thursdays 2:25 in Room V137

Ukulele Club

To practice playing ukulele. We hope to perform for other students throughout the year.

Meets Thursdays at 2:20 in Room B204


Fundraising for children in poverty and other vulnerable situations around the world. 

Meets on  Mondays at 2:15 in Student Services.

You Speak

To help students become better public speakers. 

Meets Tuesdays at 2:15 in Room B113