Academic Team 

Academic Team 

Academic Team competes in Jeopardy-style and quizbowl competitions.  Quizbowl is a competition where two teams answer toss-up questions by ringing in using a buzzer system.  If a toss-up is answered correctly, team members may collaboratively answer three bonus questions.  Competitions can encompass all subjects or be subject-specific, such as National History Bee & Bowl.  Click here to access the Academic Team website. Advisor: Dr. Eng


Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts

 Arts and Craft Club meets Friday's at lunch. The club provides students with a place for creativity.  Members have created 'props' for High Tech dances and class events.  Advisor:  Ms. Morrison


Book Club

Book Club

Book Club meets during lunch to discuss that month's book in a relaxed setting. Book Club is a great opportunity to relax and de-stress over some lighter books for pleasure reading.  Advisor: Ms. Gross


Bridge is one of the most competitive card games played by millions of people around the world. The Bridge Club increases skills in math, memory, and logic by teaching members how to play and practicing both in school and online. Not only does the club compete in out of school tournaments, but the club also competes in the Youth North American Bridge Championships during the summer.

Advisor: Dr. Agrawal

Bridge Club

Bridge Club


Chess Club

Chess Club

The Chess Club is open to any student who is interested in playing chess or learning to play chess.The Chess Team competes against other schools in the Shore Chess League, and also competes in several tournaments. Chess team rankings are determined by in-house competition.   Advisor:  Mr. Bartlett

 


Christian Fellowship

Christian Fellowship

The High Tech Christian Fellowship is a small open community of Christians in school.  It is comprised of members across all grades who meet weekly for fellowship, worship, Bible study, and sharing of experiences.  Advisor:  Ms. Agazarian

 


Creative Arts

Creative Arts

Creative Arts Club primarily works to publish issues of L'Allumette, an art and literary magazine that showcases the writing, photography, and art of High Tech students.  French for "the match", L'Allumette symbolizes the initial spark of creativity that inspires a masterpiece.  CAC is currently working to create murals for HTHS classrooms.  CAC is also responsible for the decorations for school events.  Advisor:  Ms. Agazarian


Dance Club creates a platform for people of all dancing backgrounds to come together to choreograph and perform. Dance styles that we plan to teach include ballroom, jazz, tap, bhangra, classical Chinese, and hip-hop. Some events that we will definitely be performing at/choreographing for include the fall play and spring musical. Meetings are held every Thursday after school from 2:30-4.  Advisor:  Ms. Babbin

Dance Club

Dance Club


Experimental Research Group

Experimental Research Group

The Experimental Research Group is composed of students interested in preparing for research competitions and those pursuing independent study during their junior and senior years at HTHS.  Time commitment varies depending on research project and the number of competitions entered.  Cost varies by project, but PFA support in the way of matching funds and NJAS mini-grants are also available.  Advisor:  Mr. Roche


Film club offers students the opportunity to watch and discuss the great works of cinema. Members will view and analyze films for their cultural, artistic, and technological significance. There's also a fair amount of popcorn eating.  Advisor:  Ms. Mannion

Film Club

Film Club


Finance Club

Finance Club

Finance Club seeks to compete in a variety of economic and financial challenges, including Euro Challenge, Fed Challenge, the SIFMA stock market challenge, and more. The club is also branching out into microfinance, an economic development geared towards establishing a successful economy in third-world nations.  Advisor:  Mr. Brown

 


French  Club aims to promote the language and culture of the Francophonie, or French-speaking nations.  We celebrate French holidays such as Bastille Day and Mardi Gras with authentic French food, view classic French films to better understand the French cultural identity and participate in the National French Contest.  Overall, we create an environment in which students can practice and appreciate the French language and its applications in the modern world.  Advisor:  Madame

French  Club

French  Club


Key Club

Key Club

Key Club is a student-led service organization with branches in countries located all over the world! Key Club allows members to provide service to others, build character, and develop leadership.  There are 13,000 Key Clubbers in the New Jersey District alone, who all work together towards making the world a better place! Key Club lets students make a huge impact on the world and changes their lives for the better in the process. Click here to access the Key Club website.  Advisor:  Ms. Agazarian


If you're a math whiz and love competition, join the Math League. You can compete in different leagues at various times (lunch time, afterschool, or at Brookdale).  The various leagues are seasonal so look for the posted schedule.   Advisor:  Mr. Bartlett

 

Math League

Math League


National Honor Society

National Honor Society

NHS creates enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulates a desire to render service, promotes worthy leadership and encourages the development of character.  The purpose of NHS is to serve both the school and community throughout the school year with both service and leadership.  Meetings occur on the average of twice a month unless the group is involved in a major project.  Advisor:  Ms. Gross


The Performing Arts Club is a combination of the Drama Club and the Jazz Band.  The Performing Arts Club typically puts on two performances every year: one-act plays in the fall and a musical in the spring. Performances are held at the Middletown Arts Center or Brookdale’s Performing Arts Center.  Meetings are every Wednesday after school.  Advisor:  Mr. Brown

Performing Arts Club

Performing Arts Club


Robotics & Coding Club

Robotics & Coding Club

The Robotics & Coding Club serves as the perfect space for students who are interested in the design and implementation of robots and/or software development.  Its members, ranging from aspiring developers to complete novices, spend the year learning about concepts, working on projects and/or participating in team-based competitions such as the American Computer Science League (ACSL) and/or VEX Robotics Competition (VRC). Click here to access the Robotics & Coding Club website.  Advisor:  Mr. Hanas


Roots and Shoots Club is the caretaker of our school's environment. We raise awareness for important and relevant environmental issues. More importantly, we organize and carry out projects to better the community. We are connected to Dr. Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots, the national youth-focused organization that place the power and responsibility for creating community-based solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people.  Advisor:  Dr. Ellsworth

Roots & Shoots Club

Roots & Shoots Club


Science League

Science League

Science League has 8 academic teams (Bio I, Bio II, Chemistry I, Chemistry II, Physics I, Physics II, Physics C, and Environmental Science) that participate in their subject areas. There are 4 monthly competitions composed of multiple choice questions starting in January and ending in April.  Students are also eligible for individual awards for excellence in their areas.  Although there are 4 competitions, students will meet as a team with their advisor and review subject matter in preparation for competitions.  Advisor:  Ms. Babbin


The Science Bowl club is composed of two teams of five students with expertise in the areas of science and mathematics. Team members practice after school weekly. This team practices and competes in Princeton in February for the chance to go to the national competition in Washington, DC.  Advisor:  Ms. Pannapara

Science Bowl

Science Bowl


STEMinist club is a club that discusses gender issues within STEM, as well as possible career paths, in order to help combat the gender inequality that exists in STEM environments. Activities include listening to accomplished female guest speakers from various STEM-related fields, learning more about women's studies, and exploring different areas of STEM through hands-on activities. In addition, members of the STEMinist club assist with the annual Snacks with Scientists event.  Advisor:  Ms. Gross


The SGA members are elected by the student body in May of each year. The most visible responsibility of the SGA is to present the morning announcements each day on channel 26. They are also the liaisons between the student body and the principal. Ideas for change at High Tech should be presented to the SGA. The SGA also coordinates several school wide activities (such as town meetings, and some of the Friday night events) and assists other clubs and class councils as needed.  Advisor:  Ms. Brown

Student Government Association (SGA)

Student Government Association (SGA)


Technology Student Association

Technology Student Association

The mission of the TSA is to prepare our members for the challenges of a dynamic world by promoting technological literacy, leadership, and problem solving.  This is accomplished by providing students the opportunity to compete in a variety of STEM-related events.  Meetings are usually held once a month but will become more frequent prior to  the NJ State Regional Competition or TSA Nationals Competition.               Advisor:  Mr. Dennis


Join this club to help design this year's yearbook. Members will have the ability to create a yearbook that will be admired by their peers. Yearbook needs artists, photographers, journalists, administrators, and energetic individuals. The club's goal is to create a yearbook the school can be proud of while having fun! This club will meet once a week on Monday after school, with lunchtime meetings as needed.  Advisor:  Mr. Borchardt

Yearbook

Yearbook