If we had to guess, the very title of this blog might be surprising to you.

“How does an online school have student clubs?”

It’s a common question we hear, as many people seem to think that online school means falling off the face of the earth. High school is where you go to socialize, after all!

And perhaps a decade ago, that would be true. In this digital age, however, connecting with people throughout the state is easier than ever.

Primavera has utilized technology tools to ensure our online high school students have several opportunities socialize. Students can meet classmates and make friends many ways at Primavera. You can learn more here.

One of the ways to get involved at Primavera is by joining a student club. Scroll through the nine clubs below, take the quiz to find your ideal club and learn how to join below.

Which Primavera Student Club Should You Join?

Take the quiz to find out!

And of course, you are not limited to just one club. You can join as many as you like!

About Primavera’s Online Student Clubs

Learn more about the many clubs we offer below:

Student Government Association

Are you interested in developing your leadership skills and building your resume? Student Government is a great avenue!

Members plan special events and student life activities throughout the year, including community service projects, dances, prom and much more. All officers are annually elected online by their peers.

Prerequisites: Good academic standing.

If you are interested in becoming a Student Government member please send an email to GOVERNMENT.CLUB@PRIMAVERATECH.ORG

Young Parent Support Group

The Young Parent Support Group will gives teen parents the opportunity to share their stories, experiences and ideas with others just in a non-judgmental, caring environment.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Young Parent Support Group, please send an email to PARENTING.SUPPORT@PRIMAVERATECH.ORG

Art Club

The Art club is place for Primavera students who have a talent or interest in the visual arts.

Some topics discussed: drawing, painting, photography, digital design, animation and film making. We like to explore and appreciate all art forms.

Students will have the opportunity to discover artists of the past and learn about modern artists who are still producing masterpieces. Mainly, we aspire to develop student’s skills, techniques and general knowledge of the art world.

If you are interested in becoming an Art Club member, please send an email to ART.CLUB@PRIMAVERATECH.ORG

The Gay-Straight Alliance

The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student-run club that works to improve school climate for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

The GSA brings together students to support each other, provide a safe place to socialize and create a platform to fight for racial, gender, LGBTQ and economic justice. In addition to the twice-monthly online meetings, the GSA sponsors several excursions throughout the school year.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Gay-Straight Alliance Club, please send an email to GSA.CLUB@PRIMAVERATECH.ORG.

Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Club strives to band together students in a critically constructive and accepting setting so that we can all advance our writing abilities collectively.

You can write just about anything: screenwriting, poetry, blogging, science fiction, you name it! We will also offer a platform for students to tell their story through the Panther Post series on our website.

There is no criteria or limitations in writing. We encourage our students to express individuality and vast imaginations through words and stories.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Creative Writing Club, please send an email to BOOK.CLUB@PRIMAVERATECH.ORG

Manga & Anime 

To be part of the Anime and Manga Club is to be part of a community where your ideas are welcomed and where you can find people who think just like you!

If you enjoy everything from Akira to Zoids Genesis and all in between, this is for you! We will watch anime, read manga and have discussions on topics YOU create. You might even discover something new!

Through collaboration, we will create our own fan-fiction! If you have a knack for drawing manga-style characters and a knack for storytelling your skills would be greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Manga & Anime Club, please send an email to THEMACLUB@PRIMAVERATECH.ORG

Primavera Adventure Club

Looking for a little adventure? Want to join a community of people committed to breaking out of the norm? Want to try something you have never tried before?

The Adventure Club will encourage members to be active, adventurous and open to trying new things, both individually and as a group. We hope to provide students the opportunity to participate in activities they have never done before.

If you are interested in becoming joining the Primavera Adventure Club, please send an email to ADVENTURE.CLUB@PRIMAVERATECH.ORG

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is one of the nation’s premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor 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 their beginnings in 1921 and 1929. Email club advisor for more information about prerequisites.

 

If you are interested in becoming a National Honor Society member please send an email to  NHS@primaveratech.org

Performing Arts/Drama

There is no better way to deepen students understanding of themselves and others than to foster their interest and love for live theatre.

We are artists, singers, volunteers, students and teachers coming together to combine both our theatre and community together. The club will meet twice a month and participate in several off-campus events such as attending ASU Gammage performances.  We will also culminate in an informal theater production and one-act play performances. Some workshops will be given as well.

If you are interesting in joining the Performing Arts/Drama club, email Performing.Arts@primaveratech.org.

How Online Student Clubs Work at Primavera

Online student clubs are very similar to student clubs at a traditional school. There are meetings to attend and fun events to join in. The only difference is you can interact with classmates and make friends from the comfort of your home, in your pajamas if you choose!

Every club meets online twice monthly. If you join the club, you are not required to attend every meeting, but we definitely encourage it! You’ll tune in online through the PSP and discuss certain topics with a club advisor and club members. If you are in a creative club, such as the Art Club or Creative Writing, you will get to display your work and view other student’s creative pieces. This is a great way to meet people who share your same interests.

The meeting times vary per club. If you would like to know a specific time, email the clubs. You can find that in the “About Primavera’s Student Clubs section above 👆🏼.

Each month, clubs also have in-person events to attend. Again, these are not mandatory, but we encourage you to attend. The events happen at various places throughout the state. Activities range from First Fridays in Downtown Phoenix to Fear Farm in Glendale to volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul.

Clubs also participate in planning and decorating for Primavera’s prom, which occurs in May.

How to Join an Online Student Club Through Your Parent Student Portal (PSP)

Students join a club within their PSP accounts. There’s no registration fee, and joining is simple! Each club has its own “community” page where you’ll get to chat with students and tune in to the online meetings.

1. Enable the Community

If you have previously enabled your community, skip to step four now.

Click the preferences gear  in the top right corner, and then choose Community from the drop down list.

2. Click Agree 

Read the Terms and Conditions, then click  ‘I Agree’ at the bottom right of the page.

3. Click Save

Click the pencil icon  at the top right, enable your community and then click save.

4. Search for the Club

Click on ‘Community’ in the far left panel and use the search bar to type in and search for the club of your choice.

5. Click ‘Join’

Choose the club from the search results, then click the join icon 

Your request to join the club will be sent to the Club Advisor. Once approved, the club will appear under Groups in your Community and then you will be able to attend the club meetings.