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 Student Organizations

Student clubs and organizations may be proposed by either students or a school faculty member pursuant to Board Policy IGDA.  Applicants should confer with the building administration regarding appropriate organizational steps.  Any student group seeking recognition as a student organization shall submit a written application to the Activity Director.  Applications shall be made on District approved forms IGDA‐E1, Application form for School‐Sponsored Student Academic Organizations or IGDA‐E2, Application form for Student Organizations.


Category 1:  School‐Sponsored Activities

Certain school activities are considered to be a part of the school program and are not required to request recognition when operating under the direction of the principal.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • School Yearbook
  • School Newspaper
  • Choirs and Choruses
  • Bands, Orchestra, and related ensemble
  • Forensics, Radio, and Thespians
  • Plays and Musicals
  • Pep Clubs
  • Student Council
  • Vocational Education Clubs
  • National Honor Society
  • Athletics and Intramurals
  • Formal grade level class organizations
  • School‐sponsored substance abuse and substance counseling groups
  • School‐sponsored outdoor and environmental education programs
  • Academic Competitions

Supervision:

  • Associated faculty provides
  • Negotiated Agreement defined
  • Paid


Category 2:  School-Sponsored Academic Organizations

Requirements:  
Direct extension of one/more classes
Not just abstract relationship to educational goals
Not related only to topics, broader curriculum. 
Enhance classes
Supplements course work
Supervision:
Sponsor must be faculty
Sponsor teaches core academic area
Sponsor is unpaid
Sponsor must attend all meetings






Sponsor supervises and advises


Category 3: Student Initiated and Led Organizations

Requirements:

  • Secondary only.

  • Student Initiated and Led.

  • Recognized, but not school sponsored or endorsed.

  • Voluntary, open to all currently enrolled students at school.

Supervision:

  • Must be a staff member.

  • Adequate supervision of all meetings and activities to principal's satisfaction.

  • Staff member does not sponsor, just provides general supervision.

  • Staff member may not participate in club's activities.

  • Staff member will not supervise events.