Clubs and Organizations

Information About Clubs

All LaGuardia Arts Clubs are open to all students.   Read our Non-Discrimination Policy.  To join a club, all a student needs to do is attend the meeting.  Some clubs do have requirements to join, such as GPA or community service completion.  

All clubs must apply for permission to join every year.  Clubs are authorized by Chancellor's Regulations.  Clubs must have a teacher for an advisor.  The advisor must confirm the club's meeting time and location.  Clubs must be approved by the SGO.

An advisor must be in the room whenever the club meets.  A teacher may supervise more than one club in the same location.

Clubs forming for the 2020 - 2021 school year must follow all safety and social distancing requirements established by the DOE and LaGuardia Arts.  Clubs meeting using an electronic platform, such as Zoom or Google Meets, must have an advisor in attendance throughout the entire meeting and be a Host of the meeting.

 

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General Information 

Each club must have a LaGuardia Arts teacher as its advisor. Club meetings cannot be held until after the teacher's work day is complete, so please be very respectful and considerate of each teacher's time and contribution.

The advisor must be 'present' for the entirety of each meeting. The advisor may designate a students as a co-host so that club members may be brought in from the Waiting Room.

All clubs must submit an application each year. This allows us to verify that the club has an advisor and what day and time the club meets. 

Club meetings last 1 hour.

 

 

This is the Club Application process as outlined in Chancellor's Regulations A-601.

In order to receive a charter, each student club and/or organization must:

• be initiated by a group of interested students;
• have a purpose which is consistent with the school’s educational goals;
• have a faculty advisor who is a licensed Department of Education pedagogue;
• be approved by the student government;
• be approved by the principal who shall be the final arbiter in the chartering process.

This form will help you submit all of the required information for forming a club. All clubs charters must be approved annually. 

A faculty member must be present at all club meetings.

A club must be approved by the SGO at an official meeting prior to the club being able to hold meetings.

Forming a Club

Club Applications must be submitted by Friday, October 1, 2021.  Access Club Application to Form a Club.

You must use your La! Google account to access the Application.

Each club must have a LaGuardia Arts teacher as its advisor. Club meetings cannot be held until after the teacher's work day is complete, so please be very respectful and considerate of each teacher's time and contribution.

The advisor must be 'present' for the entirety of each meeting.

All clubs must submit an application each year. This allows us to verify that the club has an advisor and what day and time the club meets.

Club meetings last 1 hour.

Joining a Club

To join most clubs, all a student needs to do is show up, so we encourage students to become involved in clubs that they are interested in. Clubs are student-run activities, and the role of the faculty advisor varies from very involved to general supervision.

If a student is having difficulty finding a club's meeting link, try emailing the advisor using their laguardiahs.org Google email. Any updated information should be emailed to Dr. Stricklin at mstricklin@schools.nyc.gov.

La! By-Laws for Clubs

La! encourages students to join or form clubs that reflect the diverse nature of our students. Generally, clubs are formed at the beginning of the school year; however, clubs may be formed throughout the entire school year.

The first step is to discuss your proposed club with Dr. Stricklin-Witherspoon and whether or not the application will be allowed to proceed. Once the application is complete, the club request must b approved by Student Government, which meets once a month. If approved by SGO, the final step is to receive approval by the Administrative Cabinet.

In order to be approved, the club must have:

  • a LaGuardia Advisor who is a licensed pedagogue
  • completed application
  • location to meet
  • established bylaws
  • must be inclusive
  • the club cannot be disruptive to the educational process.

If at any point after approval, the club no longer meets the criteria, the club ceases to exist. The club may reapply once all of the above are met.

Clubs must meet, minimally, once a month, and sign in sheets are required for continued approval. Club advisors should maintain copies of sign in sheets.

Club List -- 2021 - 2022 Clubs Now Forming

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We are in the application process where clubs are requesting approval to form.  Once a club is approved, its meeting information will be posted here.

Please bookmark this list for easy reference.

 

As information comes in, the document will be updated, so if a club cannot meet because the Zoom link isn't provided, please check back; once the link is added then the club can meet.

 

Club Fair

 

Our priority is to get clubs up and running.  We cannot replicate the ClubFair that we do when we are in the building, so it was necessary to make some adjustments.

 

The first time the club meets (which is next week) will serve as a type of Club Fair Experience.  Feel free to drop in at any time during the hour clubmeeting; talk to the members; find out what the club does; see if this is a club you want to attend again.  Some clubs will meet for the first time the following week -- but it is the same Club Fair Experience.

 

Remember, students can join a club pretty much at any time of the year just by attending the meeting.  There are some clubs with deadlines and admission criteria, but that is all on the Club List.

 

HELPFUL SUGGESTION FOR FRESHMEN

 

Sit down with your parent/guardian or a member of your family and talk about what clubs you might be interested in, and we suggest adding those clubs to your calendar.  This is the perfect time to test out a lot of clubs to see which ones you like.  If the club isn't meeting next week, try a new one.  You'll quickly figure out which clubs are a good match for what you are interested in.