- Academic Super Bowl
- Art Club
- ASL Club
- Auto Shop Club
- Aviation Club
- Best Buddies
- Biomedical Club
- Business Professionals of America
- Card Club
- Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy
- Class of 2022 (Seniors)
- Class of 2023 (Juniors)
- Class of 2024 (Sophomores)
- Class of 2025 (Freshmen)
- Code Red
- The CURE
- Fashion Club
- Fishing Club
- French Club
- German Club
- German Partners
- Green Machine
- Helping Hands
- Hoosier Barbell Club
- Improv (Stray Dogs)
- Interact (Rotary)
- Key Club
- Lathe Dogs
- Latin Club
- Lettermen's Club
- Marine Biology Club
- National Art Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- Psychology Club
- Quiz Bowl
- Recording Club
- Robodogs (FIRST Robotics)
- Science Olympiad
- Spanish Club
- Speech and Debate
- Spell Bowl
- SPLAT Club
- Student Council
- Student Union
- Top Shelf (Book Club)
Academic Super Bowl is an academic competition consisting of six different subject area teams: English, science, math, social studies, fine arts, and interdisciplinary. Each team competes against other teams in the state over a particular topic. Three students on each team work together to answer 25 multiple choice questions in the subject area. Students need to excel in a subject area but more importantly have a strong work ethic to put in the necessary studying.
This team meets in the late winter and spring. There are not many practices. Students are expected to put in the studying on their own time. There are three guaranteed meets and a 4th if the team makes it to State.
Our mission is to provide fun and interactive sessions in American Sign Language where students of any ASL skill level may increase signing skills while promoting positive understanding and interactions between the hearing and Deaf communities through club-sponsored and Deaf community-supported events. We are here to have fun!
Club meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.
Join Remind by texting @cpaslclub to 81010
Additional hands on activities for students. opportunity for students who can't fit Auto Technology in their schedule. All grades accepted, dues are $20.00.
Meets on Wednesdays from 2:30 - 4:30
Sponsor: Dan White
Sponsor: Scott Rettig
This club is for students who are interested in flying and aviation. The club will consist of guest speakers who are in the aviation industry. There will also be various field trips during the year as well.
We meet the first Tuesday of each month.
Sponsor: Liz Hanlon
Best Buddies is an organization dedicated to establishing opportunities for one-to-one friendships for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By matching and cultivating new friendships, we advance our mission of inclusion and take one step closer to a world of acceptance.
Membership is open to any student in 9-12 grade.
This club deals with all different areas of science- usually with a focus on biomedical science. We do fun labs and projects- usually relevant to the time of year/holidays. We have guest speakers and tend to usually do one or two field trips each year. The field trips are still TBD with covid (some places are not allowing visitors), but we are hoping to do some fun stuff.
Our big project this year might be to host a health fair or heart walk. More on this too!
We usually meet once a month- more if we are going to do a project.
Meetings are after school in Mrs. Chev’s room- C237
Sponsor: Mary Bachnak
Business Professionals of America is a competitive academic club focusing on skills taught in business courses allowing students to compete against other schools in individual and team events. BPA provides our members with opportunities for growth through education, competition, leadership, community service and personal development. The goal of the program is to provide all business students with the opportunity to demonstrate workplace skills learned through business education curricula. Students prepare for and compete in contests in over 90 categories, under six Assessment Areas including:
- Business Administration
- Management Information Systems
- Digital Communication & Design
- Management, Marketing & Communication
- Health Administration
Students may have taken any business or computer science courses, speech, computer graphics or tv and radio classes. Members are required to meet weekly and select two competitive events to prepare for to compete in December at the district level. Qualifying students will then progress to state competing in those same events.
The club meets Thursday mornings before school. After school meetings are on an as-needed basis to prepare for competitions. The club also participates in some community service projects. Special trips include district competition at a high school in district one on a Saturday and the state competition in Indianapolis the second weekend in March. Students may be asked to also participate in fund-raising activities as well.
Certamen is a wonderful academic competition for students of Latin that involves questions about all aspects of the classical world in a quiz competition with buzzers. It provides a way for students to extend their learning outside of the classroom, to compete again their peers, to gain recognition, and to socialize with other students who share their interests.
There are three levels:
- novice (for first-year students)
- intermediate (for second-year students)
- advanced (for students from any level)
This club is financially sponsored by our Local Chick-Fil-A owner and is based around service projects and building leadership skills in our next generation- YOU! Each meeting we do leader labs that help to develop different skills for effective leadership.
During the year we do service projects building in size/effort that end with a “Big Impact Project” at the end of the year.
CFLA membership is limited to 30-35 members. Meeting attendance will be required; meetings are bimonthly either before or after school.
Meetings are in Mrs. Chev’s room- C237
Sponsor: Stephanie Harnew
This is a club for students interested in a healthcare/science related career. We meet once a month to host a guest speaker from various fields in healthcare and science. Students will be given opportunities to volunteer at local hospitals, tour healthcare facilities, donate to the community through Angel Tree gifts, and participate in fundraising for the Isabelle Melchor Scholarship.
Sponsor: Ami Marcinek
The CURE stands for Courtesy, Understanding and Respect for Everyone! Our club focuses on creating a culture of kindness in our school community through a club sponsored Random Acts of Kindness Week, New Student Connection program, and presentations at local elementary schools.
Must be a student in good standing (no current discipline infractions or troublesome attendance issues).
Typically meet once a month (alternate before and after school meetings to accommodate all members). More meetings are scheduled during busy time (Random Acts of Kindness Week which is usually around the 2nd week of February).
Sponsor: Leslie Bonner
Looking for anyone who…
is inspired by fashion and is interested in helping walk/work/plan/organize the fashion show. We create mood boards and work with a local photographer for a photoshoot. Check out the presentation for more information.
Meetings are held in D134 every Thursday morning at 7am.
Sponsor: Leslie Bonner
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education as determined by the state department of education. We help organize the food drive every year.
Meetings are held in D134 every Friday morning at 7am.
Sponsor: Brendan Ward
Anyone from beginners who are looking to start a new hobby, to anglers with tournament aspirations can join the fishing club. The fishing club will be a place where techniques can be shared, fishing locations can be explored, and tournament anglers looking to compete for scholarships can be mentored/guided. Contact Mr. Ward for any further questions.
Meetings: Once per month September-February, twice per month March-June. Additional meetings can be scheduled with Mr. Ward as necessary.
Sponsor: Amy Berchem
We tie in what we learn in our French class to a little bit more awareness about francophone culture, food, holidays, and places in the world.
Dues are $10 and we meet once a month, after school, between 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Heidi Marek
In German Club, we practice and celebrate language and culture of the German speaking countries. We do this through many hands-on activities such as crafts, observing traditions and holidays, music, dance and of course food! We also enjoy taking field trips and interacting with other student groups and places within our community.
Dues are around $30 / year which includes a shirt, food and supplies for club events. Some field trips and events may cost extra. Students must attend at least 3 meetings per semester to retain membership. We typically meet twice per month (usually on Thursday's) after school.
Join the Remind @cphsgerman
Sponsor: Candis Carey
German Partners will prepare students for the school exchange trip to Germany and to
be a host family in Crown Point. Students will meet to discuss and simulate situations with host families, proper behavior, and cultural differences. We will delve in deeper to certain situations than we do during our class time. Students will also take
part in team building activities in order to build a stronger bond with the other students traveling to Germany with them and the other families hosting in Crown Point.
We meet monthly or bi-monthly in room D112.
Sponsor: Melissa Beach
Green Machine is our environmental club. Our big project to to collect plastic and aluminum, recycling throughout out school. We also participate in other environmental friendly activities. Sign up to receive club messing through the Remind app. text @CPHSGreen to 81010
We meet Wednesday after school in room E 208. Sign up for our Remind text 81010 @cphsgreen
Sponsor: Mark Garrett
The mission is to promote and educate about the Olympic sport of weightlifting. We are affiliated with USA Weightlifting and International Weightlifting Federation. We compete locally and nationally. We’ve had three students make Team USA World Team lists. Three former HBC members are now Division 1 NCAA strength coaches.
We meet daily in the weight room from 2:37-4.
Sponsor: Dana Zurbriggen
Stray Dogs adds another facet to our strong theater program by teaching the fundamentals of improvisational theater, commonly called “improv.”
Meeting weekly, we will always begin with improv games, and as the year goes on, we will develop scripts for performance opportunities.
Meetings = Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30.
Sponsor: Vanessa Meschede
Interact is a worldwide service club for youth ages 14-18 which is sponsored by individual Rotary clubs. Rotary is a worldwide service organization for business and professional people, with more than 1.2 million members in over 32,000 Rotary clubs. The group raises money and awareness for causes that affect our community and assist in supporting the causes.
Interact typically meets twice a month before school in C201.
Sponsor: Angie Keaveney
High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district and international levels. See Keyclub.org for more information.
Key Club organizes and throws a Halloween and Christmas party for kids in the community. We sponsor the city-wide St. Baldrick’s fundraiser for childhood cancer. We offer opportunities for student to organize and lead service projects that they are passionate about.
We meet on Weds. in the large cafeteria. There is a BUZZ course students will enroll in for updates and more information.
Dues are $30 which provides local, state, national and international membership dues and a long sleeve t-shirt.
Sponsor: Brian Trapp
Lathe Dogs creates additional lab time for students who are currently, or have previously taken any Precision Machining class at CPHS. We will meet in D-145 right after school until 4:30 1-2 days per week. Meeting days will vary and dates will be provided in class for students. Students who have not taken a machining class are encouraged to visit and see what it's all about.
Latin Club is a diverse group of hardworking students with many different backgrounds and interests. Latin Club offers many activities such as academic competitions, the chance for state or national recognition, athletic competitions, art competitions, literary competitions, speech/debate/theatrical competitions, service opportunities, scholarship opportunities, opportunities to travel for learning activities within the region, state, nation, and work, as well as many social events. Our activities are inspired by/relate to our study of the Ancient Greeks and Romans.
Sponsor: Matt McCaleb
Lettermen’s Club is open to any athlete winning a Varsity Letter in one of the twenty-two IHSAA recognized sports. Upon joining Lettermen’s Club (Currently $30.00/year) you receive your chevron, graduation numbers and a voucher to purchase a coat at one of our three vendors. A member may order patches for their coat at a 75% discount and there are several free patches that accompany membership. Senior Club Members are eligible for Special Senior Awards. There are approximately 200 active Lettermen yearly
Sponsor: Melissa Beach
Through introductory discussions, hands on activities and field observations, students will learn about marine science and the interdependent nature of marine ecosystems of the subtropical Florida Keys.
If students choose to participate in the trip to Florida they are responsible for the cost of the trip. Applications to attend the trip are due in October. The marine biology trip usually takes place in June but date will vary from year to year. See Mrs. Beach for trip details.
We do have meetings before and after school. We are willing to work around students busy schedules. When earning snorkeling and scuba certifications weekend meetings will occur.
Sponsor: Lyndsey Harris
This is a Community Service based Honors Art Club.
Students must complete at least one semester of art, maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher, and have a B or better in all Art Classes. Dues are $20 per year. The club meets on Mondays until 4pm. Participants must serve 20 hours of visual art community service required by senior year,
National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Any student who has completed a minimum of 3 semesters of high school who meet the minimum GPA requirement will be invited to apply. Students must also have completed 5 hours of community service per semester of high school on file in the office. Typically, invitations are sent out in mid-February. Students must complete their application fully to be considered for membership.
Students who are members of NHS must complete the following:
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.60
- Complete 15 points of service first semester and 10 points second semester.
- Maintain positive discipline records
- $20.00 yearly dues
- Self-Enroll in the Remind App and the NHS Buzz Course---Email Dr. Kreis or Ms. Taraskiewicz for more information.
Sponsor: Matthew Barno
Psychology club is for students who wish to explore topics learned in AP Psychology further or to explore topics of interest not discussed.
Meetings are bi-weekly determined at the beginning of the club by members.
Sponsor: Vince Bauters
Pulse is a club that aims to bring together all of our student leaders from across every club at our school. We meet to discuss upcoming school events, service opportunities, and problem solve ways to make our school a better place for everyone. Any student can join!
Pulse meets every Thursday at 6:50am in the Large Group Instruction Room (LGI).
Sponsor: Chris Gloff
Recording club is for students interested in music creating, recording and production through the use of Pro Tools software.
Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 2:45 PM in C135. See Mr. Gloff for more info.
In FIRST Robotics teams are challenged to build industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game in alliance with other teams, while also fundraising to meet their goals, designing a team “brand,” and advancing respect and appreciation for STEM within the local community.
Pre-season runs from September until Winter Break. Season runs from January through May.
Sponsor: Tim Klamo
Science Olympiad is a regional, state, and nationwide competition dedicated to invoking scientific wonder and pulling out the dedication of young scientists!
There’s 23 different events that specialize in different fields of science from Environmental Chemistry to Gravity Vehicle to Anatomy and Physiology! Building events to Test Events, we’ve got it all!
Call-Out Meeting is on Wednesday, September 15th at 2:45 pm in D234. See Mr. Klamo for more information.
Invitational Tournaments run occasionally from November through January. Our Regional Tournament is in February and our State Tournament is in March.
The Spanish Club takes cultural trips and does cultural activities. We take our annual trip to the Dia de los Muertos festival in Chicago and visit the Mexican Art Museum. We build altars at the CP libraries to honor the day of the dead. In May we sponsor our Annual charity event "Pulsera Project" where members sell handwoven bracelets and bags made by hand by artisans in Nicaragua. All proceeds to go artisans in Nicaragua and Guatemala. Fundraiser runs for 2 weeks. We also participate in HOCO parade and pep rally.
Dues of $28 yearly. Club meets every other Tuesday or as needed after school.
Develop a combination of public speaking, acting, and argumentation skills in a fun, competitive atmosphere. Compete against surrounding schools as well as at state and national tournaments.
Meet on Tuesdays from 2:45-3:30 in room C110. Competition season runs from September - March. Tournaments generally take place on Saturdays.
Sponsor: John Lambersie
Spell Bowl is an academic competition where students study a word list and then spell those words. The team competes with other schools in the state of Indiana. To participate, students will need to have a desire to compete and win and have a good work ethic.
We compete in the fall. There are a few practices on mornings before school, usually once a week. There are three competitions that take place after school, one of those being state held in West Lafayette.
Sponsor: Karen Topp
Are You Creative?
Want to Hang Out with Creative Minds?
Want to make projects in the Graphics Lab?
SPLAT Club is for you!
The club is open to any CPHS student who has an interest in Visual Communications and would like to learn more about the Graphic Imaging Technology (GIT) program.
SPLAT Club provides opportunities to current GIT students to explore and experience new techniques not covered in the curriculum. The club also provides opportunities to non-GIT students to experience the software and equipment available in the GIT lab.
The club has fundraisers that could, possibly, cover all costs for club projects. All club members are expected to participate in the fundraiser. The fundraisers typically involve selling products that members can produce in the graphics lab.
Historically, SPLAT Club meets twice a month after school on Mondays.
Sponsor: Colleen Fano
Student Council is an organization conducted by students and supervised by adults. The purpose of the Student Council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects.
Some activities that Student Council does includes Homecoming, Blood Drive, Christmas decorating and faculty gifts, Dance Marathon for Lurie Children's Hospital.
Members of Student Council:
- follow school regulations and act in accordance to the CPHS handbook
- appropriately represent CPHS at Student Council functions and on a daily basis
- attend Student Council meetings and functions unless excused by Mrs. Fano
- contribute to all fundraisers
- volunteer to help with all events and fundraisers (lunch sign-ups/after school)
- maintain passing grades
- $15 fee that includes t-shirt
Sponsor: Alex Horton
The club assigns a book to read each month. We try to schedule our meeting during the last week of every month, so it gives everyone a chance to read the entire novel. Our activities for each month vary a little depending on the book that was selected. For instance, in October 2020 our book choice was “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson. This gothic novel was selected because it fit well with the spooky October/Halloween vibes. Club members met after school on October 30th where we ate popcorn and snacks, talked about our favorite parts of the novel, all while watching the 1999 PG-13 film adaptation, “The Haunting,” which is loosely based on the novel. The club’s main goal is to encourage a love of reading outside of academic purposes.
Sponsor: Rachele Raloff
Windfall is an open and respected space to share creative writings, gain confidence as a writer, and channel inspiration from assigned writing prompts. Each meeting consists of a 5-minute free write, a 20-30 minute writing activity, and optional sharing of personal pieces.
Windfall also hosts Open Mics throughout the year.
Meetings are after school on Thursdays in C112.
- Crown Town Media (Radio & TV)
- Excalibur (Yearbook)
- Inklings (Newspaper)
- Peer Tutors
- VEX Robotics
Sponsor: Bill Woods
If you enjoy singing and would like to learn how to control your voice, sing in parts, read music, and be part of an awesome family, the CPHS Choirs are the place to be. In our choirs that meet during the school day we will use collegiate warm-up techniques, learn to read music as well as sing in multiple parts with accompaniment or acappella. There are 5 different choirs that meet during the day with our top choirs (Advanced Mixed and Advanced Treble) doing extra performances during the school year. We also have 3 after school groups: Bella Voce (Treble Jazz), QYP (Tenor/Bass a cappella) , and show choir (singing and dancing) that we audition for during the first two weeks of school and meet after school. Choirs also travel with every three years being a big trip year. This year it is NYC!!!
Check out our facebook page or our YouTube channel to see the choirs and information. Come down to F122 to talk to Mr. Woods if you are interested.
Crown Town Media is home CPHS’s portfolio of multi-platform news & entertainment brands. through television, film, digital content,
live events, newspaper, yearbook, studio production and more. We connect radio, TV and film students and the City of Crown Point with Northwest Indiana and beyond through our award-winning premier collection of radio, tv, print and digital media programming.
Sponsor: Lisa Keene
The mission of the Excalibur Yearbook Staff is to create life moments while accurately preserving the stories of the people and events at Crown Point High School through the development of leadership, teamwork, communication and technology skills. Our students continue to earn state and national recognition.
Yearbook is a class. See Mrs. Keene in room C124 for more info, or sign up to take a semester of Photojournalism.
Sponsor: Kit Degenhart
The CPHS Theatre Department is an award winning group that presents three productions a year: Fall Play, Spring Musical, and a K-8 Summer Show. Our goal is to create as realistic theatrical production experience for students interested in being on stage or working backstage. While the performance is the goal for all our productions, a positive and creative work environment combined with students learning relevant skills is a huge priority.
Visit CPHSTheatre.com for more information.
In the VEX Robotics students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.
Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more.
Season Runs from August until May.