All/Any questions about clubs and activities should go through the Dean of Students Syeta Hamilton.
DSA Clubs and Activities Listings 2023-2024
Welcome back students, staff and parents for the 2023-2024 school year. In maintaining social emotional support for students at DSA we are offering clubs and activities for students. Students interested in starting a club will need to take the following steps to start a club or activity.
- Find a sponsor for your club or activity. It must be a DSA teacher or team member please.
- Decide on the name and purpose of your club or activity.
- Determine the meeting place and time for your club or activity.
- When all information is gathered please email information to Ms. Hamilton for approval at firstname.lastname@example.org
- When your club is approved Mrs. Hamilton will email you a New Club/Renewal registration form online.
For questions or more information about the registration process please contact Mrs. Hamilton at email@example.com
Club registration will close on October 30, 2023 and begin again January 15, 2024 and close on April 12, 2024.
DSA Clubs and Activities
|Name of Club?||Who can join?||When do you meet?||Sponsor||Meeting Place||Club president|
|AAPI||9th-12th grade students||TBA||TBA||TBA||Maddison Lee|
|Artist Who Code||9th-12th grade students||Thursdays||Singleton||Room 203|
|Black History Month Play||6th-12th grade students||September-February||TBA||The L/Schomp||Nadia White|
|Black Student Alliance||9th-12th grade students||Thursday during lunch||Hamilton||Room 211||Sahana Balde|
|Cat Club||6th-8th grade students||Every other Tuesday or Wednesday MS lunch||Murphy||Room 115||Azalea Zerilli|
|Chemistry Olympiad Club||9th-12th grade students||Tuesdays during high school lunch||Blank||Room 224||Nolan Ottele|
|Christian Club||9th-12th grade students||TBA||Rall||Room 210||Eva Grossardt|
|Climbing Club||6th-12th grade||Wednesdays after school||Blank||Room 218||Bechler Camp|
|Creative Writing Community Outreach||9th-12th grade||Thursdays during lunch||Popp||Room 226||Gia Vasconcellos|
|DSA Chess Club||6th-9th grade students||Tuesdays||Segalchik||Room 204||Autumn Larkin|
|DSA Nerds||6th-8th grade students||Thursdays After school 4:00-5:30||Harrington||Room 133||Luke Butcher|
|DSA Sources of Strength||9th-12th grade students||Tuesday||Haubelt/Fox||Room 202||N/A|
|DSA’s Astronomy Club||9th-12th grade students||Thursdays and after school as needed||Somers||Room 206||Isabella Grant|
|Film Club||9th-12th grade students||Tuesdays during HS lunch||Aden/Maurer||Room 100B (downstairs VCA)||Charlie Farrell|
|Food System Justice Club||9th-12th grade students||Friday’s during HS lunch||Popp||Room 232||Ingrid Merkner|
|Gender and Sexuality Alliance||9th-12th grade students||Fridays during HS lunch||Mehl/Popp||Room 231||Sam Charney|
|Girl Up @DSA||9th-12th grade students||Every other Thursday HS lunch||Grumley||Room 218||Ingrid Merkner/Abby Watanabe|
|HS Thespian Society||9th-12th grade students||Thursday’s during HS lunch||Hann||The L studio||Addison Brodie|
|Jewish Club||9th-10th grade students||Every Thursday||Segalchik||Room 204||Aliya Levin|
|Learn Spanish Club||6th-8th grade students||Fridays during MS lunch||SSC||Twohy||Laura Rivera|
|Math Club (MU ALPHA THETA)||9th-12th grade students||Tuesdays during HS lunch||Sharp||Room 205||Sarah Saunders, Taylor Caplan|
|Mindfulness Club||9th-12th grade students||Wednesdays||Haubelt/Hoegh||TBA||Rivkah Makowitz|
|Model UN Wants You!||9th-12th grade students||Wednesdays during HS lunch||Uddin/Fox||Room 215||Maddie Lee/Irene Kim|
|MS Comic Book Club||6th-8th grade students||Wednesdays 3:10-4:00||Ferns||Room 113||Logan Spector/Elise Khong|
|Mutual Aid Club||9th-12th grade students||Mondays||Uddin||Room TBA||Jat Martinez|
|National Society of Dance Arts||10th, 11th, 12th grade students||Thursdays during HS lunch||Oliver Young||Dance Studios||Ella Bush|
|Red Cross Club||9th-12th grade students||Monday during HS lunch||Fink||Room 204||Bechler Camp|
|Running Club||9th-12th grade students||After school Tuesdays 4:00-4:30 or 4:45||Spilsted||Commons||Lauren Nesbitt|
|Speech and Debate Clubs||Speech and Debate Clubs||Friday||Karwin||Room 019||Atticus Fretz|
|Spelling Bee||6th-8th grade students||Tuesdays 3:30-5:30||Harrington||Room 133||TBA|
|Student Council||9th-12th grade students||Mondays/Officers HS lunch Friday/Full Student Council||Baer||Room 220||Eloise Cullen|
|Students Demands Actions DSA||9th-12th grade students||Thursdays during HS lunch||Fox||Room 202||Eleanor Coates|
|Tri-M Honor Society||9th-12th grade students||Wednesdays during HS lunch||Quigley/Paulez||TBA||Conner Beardsley|
|Women in Literature||9th-12th grade students||Every other Tuesday during high school lunch||Baer||Room 220||Simone Graczyk|
|Latina Students United( LatinX)||9th-12th grade students||Thursdays HS lunch||Angelica Guiteriez||Room 207||Maria Mendoza, Alex Cliffton|
The purpose of this club will be to teach students of all ethnicities about all kinds of Asian Culture and celebrate students of AAPI heritage during their time at DSA.
Artist Who Code:
Artist Who Code is a club designated for all artists who are interested in computer coding: websites,apps, visual art programs, and any other endeavors which require coding. Our goal is to create a community of artists who learn coding skills to employ in all of their artistic and other endeavors. Where the Arts and Tech meet.Websites,Apps,Programs Let’s code.
Black History Month Creative Project:
This project has been a DSA tradition where students come together and create a show that honors some aspects of African American History. During Black History Month in February, the student-led performance is presented to the DSA community. Any student can audition to be part of the cast after the student leaders have a rough ideal of the goals of the year’s show. Students work hard to include anyone who shows interest and consistent attendance to rehearsals.
Black Student Alliance:
Black Student Alliance’s purpose is to provide an outlet and safe space for African American students to learn about their history and cultures. Club activities will be decided by the club members.
Our club purpose is to help cats in adoption centers. We will volunteer, do fundraising, and visit places with cats! When we aren’t doing big events like this, we’ll be planning our next adventure, doing cat crafts, or spreading the word with posters and fundraising! To fundraise we can sell things like baked goods or lemonade. So, The purpose of this club is to help and spread the joy of cats.
Chemistry Olympiad Club:
The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) program is a chemistry competition for high school students. The purpose of the competition is to stimulate young people to achieve excellence in Chemistry. The American Chemical Society has sponsored the program since 1984. The goal of this club is to learn chemistry and perform fun experiments.
For students who are Christian (any denomination) or even just curious, DSA’s Christian Club provides a place to learn and grow in your faith while in fellowship with other artists.
Climbing club is a club where we come together and climb. Our goal is to form a community of climbers who are any level and want to have a good time. We will teach anyone who is interested in climbing and get them in for free. This club is also highly centered around physical fitness as it is very important to keep good shape, so we will run and do other activities not only centered around climbing but overall fitness.
Creative Writing Community Outreach:
DSA Astronomy Club:
Getting the chance to teach others about the wonders of Astronomy and STEAM. Get the chance to work with CU Stars, as well as the denver astronomical society and DU’s chamberlin observatory. Getting the chance to do research projects and work with professionals in the field. I would also like to see us work with younger children, encouraging them to engage in STEAM.
DSA Chess Club:
This club is for everyone for beginners (even if you have never played) all the way up to chess grandmasters. No need to bring anything except the desire to play and learn. Did you know that chess is classified as a sport by the international Olympic committee. Join DSA only sports team on Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm
DSA Nerds Club:
“By nerds for nerds”- is a club that gives students a chance to come together and play Dungeons and Dragons in the various adventuring groups we have available. We meet on Thursdays from 3:15-5:15 after school in room 133.
DSA Sources of Strength:
Sources of Strength is a student & staff-led organization that works to lead and launch school-wide campaigns that promote a positive school culture and works to help DSA students cope with difficulties caused by stress anxiety & depression. This program empowers students to create a school environment of support and positivity through the mantra of “hope,help,strength” that provides healthy and constructive ways for students to avoid such feelings. 9th-12th grades are nominated by teachers,counselors and administrators to serve in this group.
Food System Justice Club:
In the food system justice club, we will learn about the faults of today’s food system and explore solutions through discussion, research, and finally taking action! We will meet in room 232 at lunch on fridays! We will have snacks and a lot of fun!
Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA):
identity and expression, and work to end hDSA Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) is a student-run club, which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other and talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender homophobia and transphobia.
Girls UP @ DSA:
We’re a Girl Up Chapter that focuses on activism, advocacy, and fundraising. We will work to empower the girls and women both in and outside of our community. Depending on member interest, we will focus on a specific goal to strive towards this year. We will have two required meetings per month, and the others will be optional workshop days. Thanks for your interest, and we hope to see you there!
Welcome to Jewish Club, one of the most inviting clubs you will ever attend. You need not be Jewish to attend this incredibly inclusive endeavor. Jewish Club is for anyone who has found themselves interested in learning a bit about Judaism. The club delves into a little bit of everything- the background on the holidays, the significance of major historic events and the controversy surrounding geography are just a few routinely covered in Club-by providing a variety of perspectives and ideals. Students can listen,ask questions, and engage in an incredibly welcoming and accepting environment.
Math Club (MU ALPHA THETA) :
The DSA Math Club offers math tutoring to students. Students will be able to get assistance with math homework or students just trying to build a foundation with math skills. Students that need help building a math foundation or in a specific study of math, will come weekly for tutoring.
Are you interested in taking a break from your high stress school day? Do you want to be more intentional with your mindset? Whether you are experienced in mindfulness or are brand new and want to learn more, DSA mindfulness could be perfect for you! Mindfulness club is a great way to manage stress, create balance, and learn strategies that will improve your overall happiness.
Model UN Wants You!:
The purpose of this club is to practice and attend MUN conferences!
MS Comic Book:
Comic Book Club meets on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00pm to discuss shared readings of comic books. We also analyze characters and collaborate on the creations of our own comics.
Mutual Aid Club:
Mutual Aid Club will be a student run club based on the general idea of mutual aid. This club’s purpose will be to inform students (others) on the acts of mutually providing for vulnerable members of the community.
National Honor Society of Dance Arts:
The purpose of this club is to cultivate leadership in the students within the Dance department.
Red Cross Club:
With the support of the American Red Cross Mile High Chapter, we strive to pass along skills, knowledge, and information to the students of Denver School of the Arts so they can learn to contribute and improve their community. The Red Cross Club of Denver School of the Arts helps students embody the seven fundamental principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, volunteer service, unity, and universality in order to educate the Denver community in skills necessary to prepare for, prevent, and respond to disasters.
This club aims to show the importance of outdoor activity and the magic of running. Additionally, it allows students to reduce school stress while enjoying the good weather. The club will be open for all types of runners, even if they are just starting out! Requires: Sneakers or running shoes, water bottle, and somewhat athletic clothing.
Speech and Debate Club:
DSA’s Speech and Debate Club offers participants the chance to compete in a variety of speech and debate events. At DSA, we pride ourselves upon our strength in both debate events -which focus on argument -and speech events -which focus on performance. Our club pushes those who participate to achieve excellence in the field that they choose and creates experiences and skills that can be used in both high school and future endeavors.
This after school club provides middle students an opportunity to learn definitions and spellings of hundreds of new words. Students who participate will be eligible to compete for a spot on the district spelling team and will have the opportunity to compete for a spot on the state spelling team.
Students Demand Actions DSA:
Students Demand Action is a national grassroots volunteer initiative, created by and for teens and young adults. A network within everytown for gun safety, to channel the energy and passion of high school and college-aged students into the fight against gun violence.
Tri-M Music Honor Society:
Music honor society is an honor society for music students and students interested in performing and teaching music. We meet Thrusdays at lunch as determined by our officers.
Women in Literature:
Women in literature is a book based club where participants read books written by women.