CHS Athletics and Activities
Research overwhelmingly shows that students involved in extracurricular activities have improved attendance, a higher grade point average, an increased graduation rate, and increased levels of success after high school. Students at CHS can enrich their high school experience by choosing from a variety of sports teams, clubs, and school organizations. CHS offers activities buses at two different times each afternoon to return students home after a meeting or practice.
- More details about CHS sports and activities can be found at our new web site, gocville.org.
CHS offers JV and varsity team sports for baseball, basketball, cheerleading (competition and sideline), cross country, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track (indoor and outdoor), volleyball, and wrestling.
To be eligible to play, students must be enrolled in at least 5 classes and have passed a minimum of 5 classes the previous semester. Athletes participating in sports must complete a VHSL Physical Form as well as a CHS-administered concussion baseline test (for students in contact sports). Parents must complete concussion education provided through the athletic trainer.
CHS Clubs and Student Organizations
With over 60 clubs and student organizations, every student can find an opportunity to develop skills and explore interests. Get involved today. For more updated club news, see Canvas.
Amnesty International CHS is one of the most active student groups in the region, working on behalf of human rights.
ADVANCEMENT VIA INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATION (AVID)
Explore the path to college!
Learn more about sports-related careers and support CHS athletics!
BEST ALL-AROUND CLUB OF NERDS (BACON)
Science club active in competitions, projects, and trips. And explosions. Web site: www.chsbacon.com
BLACK KNIGHT NEWS
Produces morning announcements, news.
CAPTURE THE FLAG
Join your friends to play this outdoor game!
THE CHAIN (YEARBOOK)
Student photojournalists take pictures, write copy, and design the CHS yearbook, The Chain. Web site: www.chainyearbook.com
What do Madonna, Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, and Will Smith have in common? They all play chess.
DEBATE AND FORENSICS
Fosters skill in debate and forensics, including public speaking, research, writing, and competitions.
Prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
A student-directed spring theater experience that is both humorous and delicious. Students must try out for this performance opportunity.
FAMILY CAREER & COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA
FCCLA meets with students during class time, because CTE clubs are co-curricular. We plan ways to help the community through food bank drives or collaboration with other organizations.
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
Join like-minded students as they explore what it means to be both an athlete and a Christian.
FITNESS AND WEIGHT TRAINING CLUB
The Fitness and Weight Training Club helps students become healthy and strong through personalized fitness and weightlifting routines.
Futsal is the only indoor soccer game recognized by FIFA.
GRAFFITI (LITERARY MAGAZINE)
Publishes an annual collection of student writing and artwork.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Volunteers active in building homes.
HEALTH OCCUPATIONS STUDENTS OF AMERICA (HOSA)
Promotes health-related careers.
IMPROV CLUB (CIA) CHARLOTTESVILLE IMPROV ALLIANCE
Charged with framing the community’s mind to mirth and merriment — which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life — the Club invites students to work collaboratively, develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, and engage in creative dialogues
The International Club offers the opportunity for students from all backgrounds to come together to share cultures and traditions. It is open to all students, with an emphasis on students from other countries, as a place for them to feel welcome and to help them acclimate into the Charlottesville High School community.
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY (THEATER CLUB)
Prepare for various Shakespeare Competitions, work on language, watch great films, see performances in town.
Key Club is an international student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership.
MEDIUM ~ ART CLUB
Inspire and develop artistic talents.
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
We meet weekly to discuss world events, research and write position papers, and prepare for conferences where we will represent a country at the Model United Nations. Other activities: fundraising for conferences and spreading awareness of international events important to our members.
MU ALPHA THETA – MATH HONOR SOCIETY
The club is for students who are interested in mathematics and have done well academically in math. We are a chapter of the national organization. Our purpose is to increase knowledge about and interest in math. We hope to compete and to involve the entire CHS community in mathematics.
NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY
Students who have been enrolled at CHS for at least one semester of art and photography and have a B or higher (with no major discipline referrals) are invited to apply for membership. Our purpose is to inspire and recognize those students who have outstanding ability in art.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
For students who demonstrate excellence in leadership, service, character, and academics. Juniors with a 3.0 GPA or above are encouraged to apply during first semester.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETIES IN WORLD LANGUAGE: FRENCH, GERMAN, LATIN, SPANISH
For students who demonstrate excellence in world languages (See respective clubs)
NATIONAL SCIENCE HONORS SOCIETY
To increase awareness of the career opportunities in fields of science, and to assist in science tutoring.Members are selected based on requirements of national charter.
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS
To encourage minority students to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. This club works closely with the UVA chapter of NSBE.
Help produce the Knight Time Review, the CHS student newspaper.
Interested in the outdoors? This is the club for you. We explore lots of outdoor recreational activities in a safe and inclusive atmosphere.
POP QUIZ/SCHOLASTIC BOWL TEAM
The team provides a weekly venue for competitions individually and in groups. The team competes in televised competitions, such as Battle of the Brains and It’s Academic, and in the VHSL Jefferson District. There are approximately 21 matches during regular season as well as independent tournaments. Team members compete nationally on a Knowledge Master team twice a year.
Advocacy for Gay, Bisexual, Lesbian, Transgender, and Questioning students and straight peers.
Sisterly Love is a mentoring program that connects high school young ladies with University of Virginia college women. Students will discuss various topics regarding sisterhood, leadership, self-esteem, current events, and preparing for college. Our students also complete community service projects.
The goal of the Spanish Club is to promote Spanish/Hispanic/Latino culture and language. Membership is open for anyone interested in learning more about these rich cultures, as well as ways to promote Hispanism in our school and community.
Visible at all major CHS functions, the Step Team provides students an opportunity to express themselves as both a team and as an individual.
STUDENT COUNCIL ASSOCIATION
SCA oversees all student clubs and activities as a governing body of the school. Major responsibilities of the SCA include planning homecoming festivities, a spring talent show, and fostering communication between students and CHS staff. CHS SCA is a member of the VA Student Councils Association.
TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Explore emerging technologies with your peers!
Upward Bound is a federally-funded program that provides academic support to help first-generation college-bound students transition from high school to college. Students spend part of their summer at UVA to have a college immersion experience. Students participate in cultural enrichment programs and tour several college campuses. Applications for Upward Bound are accepted in the spring for freshmen and sophomores.
YOUNG FEMINISTS’ ALLIANCE
Defends and supports equality for women.
For more information about CHS clubs, student organizations or athletics, contact the Director of Student Activities at 434-245-2621 or visit gocville.org.