Clubs and Organizations

How to Start a New Club

Please view the instructional Video for joining or starting a new club. For more information about clubs, students should check the MHS Clubs folder on the Students All Course in Schoology!

New Club Forms:

Club Application Form

Club Constitution

Student Interest From

New Club Contact

Jeremy Hays | [email protected]


Fairfax County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to all clubs and activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies as they relate to student activities and athletics: Bill Curran, Director Activities and Athletics Fairfax County Public Schools @email

MHS Club List

Student Club Club Sponsor Sponsor Contact   
Adopt a Mission  Stephen Sudik [email protected]  
Amnesty International Club       Amanda Williams         @email Amnesty International is a school club that offers service hours, leadership positions and an opportunity to make a positive impact globally. This club is a high school chapter of the nonprofit Amnesty International which focuses on international human rights. Join us to discuss topics that interest you, spread awareness, connect with like minded individuals, and take action!
Asian American Association (AAA) Wendy Pearson    @email The MHS Asian American Association is a safe space for students of all backgrounds and grade levels to celebrate Asian culture. We host everything from cultural events to language lessons and fun activities about Asia.
American Red Cross Club  Brooke Slonin

[email protected]

Red Cross Club is a volunteer based club

Art Awareness Organization (Inactive) Sponsor Needed    
ASL Club of McLean (Inactive) Dr. Ellen Reilly @email  
Astronomy Club Andrew Diller/ Jeff Brocketti @email The Astronomy Club allows students interested in everything astronomy and space related to get together and discuss current events and other topics. We also host skywatch nights at the observatory.
Best Buddies Mark Thompson  @email The club promotes building relationships between general education students and students with developmental disabilities.
Biology Olympiad Julia Murdock [email protected] Club that meets to learn and review Biology concepts and studies. Every student is welcome. Those who choose may take the National Biology Olympiad Exam at the end of the year.
Black Student Union Ajane Santora-Fyne [email protected] 

The Black Student Union was created to curate a safe place for black students and allies at McLean, in addition to educating students on the “culture,” and encouraging students to embrace their heritage and feel comfortable with themselves. During BSU meetings, we will talk about Colleges and Universities, Black history, and host events, such as trips to museums or culture nights.

Book Club Joan McCarthy


The Book Club is a student-led monthly book discussion in which the students choose from various genres. The club members bring a diversity of thought and experience to the lively discussions. Reading the whole book per month is not mandatory to participate in the discussions.
Breakfast Club Emily Fifer @email A social club for students to talk with others and make new friends, while also discussing important and interesting topics.
Caledonia Yearbook Meghan Percival [email protected]

Caledonia is McLean's student-run yearbook. This club is co-curricular, meaning members of The Caledonia staff must be enrolled in a Photojournalism 1-4 class to participate. Students who would like to freelance as a photographer, should contact Ms. Percival.

CEI (Computing, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation) Michael Stone [email protected]  
Chemnection Club Christina Hicks c[email protected] Chemistry tutoring club
Chinese Club (Inactive) Michael Enos @email  
Choirs (Inactive) Linda Martin @email  
Civil Engineering Blue Print (Inactive)      
College Partnership Program Jenny Fernandez [email protected] The College Partnership Program (CPP) assist students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education (first generation, African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic, limited English proficient, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students), or who are willing to pursue advanced coursework and demonstrate leadership in school or community activities.
Combating Misinformation Lab Lindsay Benedict [email protected] Combating Misinformation Lab is a club to raise awareness among youth about the use of media/social media platforms and to promote accurate, timely and civil discourse in the age of fake news and misinformation. We organize virtual and on-site events at schools, libraries and community centers for educating youth about media and generate discussions on misinformation, myths and conspiracy theories in the age of digital media and social media platforms on crucial topics such as COVID-19, vaccines, etc.
Computer Science Honor Society  Britton Boyce [email protected] The Computing, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation club aims to study and explore a diverse range of topics within computer science such as artificial intelligence, data science, and cybersecurity to develop innovative solutions to pressing problems. Members learn and apply their coding skills to build real world applications such as web apps at club hosted workshops.
Cyber Patriots (only accepts new members in February)  Karyn Kolly [email protected] The CyberPatriot program introduces students to cyber security through hands on collaboration and competition. CyberPatriot is the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Education Program, created to motivate students toward careers in cybersecurity and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Debate Dylan Persinger @email

Offering a space for all levels of debaters to grow, compete, and thrive, the Debate Club is a staple at McLean, and an essential component of the school community. All grade levels are welcome, and Public Forum, Lincoln Douglass, as well as Speech Debate are offered.

DECA (Association of Marketing Students) Debbie Dove [email protected]

For Marketing students to develop skills in Leadership, Management, Marketing, Hospitality & Entrepreneurship. Must be in a Marketing class or a course taught by a Marketing teacher.

Digital Art Club Jennifer Singh [email protected] Digital Art club is for all that have a love for or interest in creating digital art. While this is not a club to learn digital art, students will have the opportunity to create with peers, work on projects with the school or other clubs, as well as further their skills and abilities.
Diversity in Awareness (Inactive)      
Drama Club Philip Reid @email  
Dungeons and Dragons Club  Christopher Dobson @email Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) club is a student-run club for interactive tabletop roleplaying games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, and others. We also play other board games more generally.
Eco Action Club Christine Price @email  
Environmental club Cara Mosley @email  
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America/FCCLA Linda Gore [email protected] FCCLA is the CTSO / Career & Technical Student Organization for Family & Consumer Sciences. Our focus is on developing leadership skills for a healthy family, career readiness, and donation projects to benefit our local community. All are welcome!
Fashion Club (Inactive) Deb Dove [email protected]  
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) William West [email protected]  The FCA Mission: To present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. All students are welcome to join in the fellowship regardless of religious background or athletic interests.
Feminist Club Karen Wolpert @email

A relaxed, supportive place to discuss gender studies, women's place in history, and feminism around the world. We meet bi-monthly and listen to student-led presentations, followed by discussion and of course snacks.

Film Club Nikki  Kong [email protected] Students will view a film prior to the club meeting. We will meet once a month in the library reference room to discuss the merits of the viewed film. Popcorn provided.
Financial Literacy and Business Club Wendy Pearson @email The Financial Literacy and Business club meets during HT-Flex to cover crucial financial literacy and business topics, and is the place for students interested in business to compete in national Business competitions. Earn service hours through volunteering at local schools and homeless shelters. Meetings incorporate interactive games, guest speakers, and the club is currently accepting leadership applications
Financial Market Analysis Club Jeff Brocketti @email  
FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Linda Gore @email  
Forensics  Jess Pullis [email protected] Forensics is the competitive speech team (not debate!) that will meet to practice and prepare for competitions. We have a variety of speech types that you can choose from, including: humorous or dramatic duos, poetry, storytelling, original oratory, impromptu, and many more! It’s so much fun, in addition to being great practice of a lifelong skill.
French Club Michael Click and Isabelle Brazell @email French Club is a student-run group to learn about & celebrate French culture.
Future Medical Professionals Club Jenn Choumil [email protected]  
Gardening Club  Corinne Mazzotta [email protected] The Gardening club plants vegetable and flower plants in the plant beds near the track at MHS. We meet once a week and plant, weed, water, pick, create signs, and plan for next year's garden.
Girls Leadership Committee Kathleen Otal [email protected] Girls Leadership encourages women’s empowerment in our community, and supports girls in building their confidence, achieving their goals, and gaining lasting friendships. The club hosts a wide variety of activities from aiding women in need nearby with our menstrual product drive, to organizing workshops which help girls explore career opportunities and prepare for the future. Girls Leadership aims to confront the problems in society created by the gender gap.
GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) Seth LeBlanc @email GSA is a place for LGBTQIA+ students and their allies to join together for friendship, creativity, activism, and to create a sense of community and positivity for LGBTQIA+ McLean students.
German Club Karen Wolpert @email  
Girls Who Code Karyn Kolly @email Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.
Hack McLean (Inactive)      
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)        Hilary Viets  @email  
Heritage Society (Inactive) Marco Garcia @email  
History Honors Society (Inactive)      
Highlanders on the Run (Sp.Ed.) Debra Opalesky & Anna Southworth @email & [email protected]  This club was started 17 years ago to provide the opportunity for students with disabilities to participate in running in a less competitive environment. Run club meets once a week in the spring to train for a 5K. We encourage all students to participate as a runner or buddy runner.
Highlander Stories Heather Jorgenson [email protected] Highlander Stories club captures and celebrates others’ unique stories in a variety of forms, including interviews, presentations, videos, animations, and more, to encourage a more interconnected community, especially in this time of difficulty.
History Honor Society Joshua Henry [email protected]

Honor society for students who excel in social studies classes.  Members will be based on academic standards and an application process.

Human Rights Club Hilary Viets [email protected]  
Interact  Ava Kaye [email protected] McLean Interact is a volunteer organization allowing for students to receive updates on local volunteer events and service hours at monthly meetings. The club encourages students to build relationships with their community through charity events.
Intercultural Club (Inactive) Marco Garcias @email  
International Club Emer Johnson @email International club celebrates the wide variety of cultures present at McLean HS. We have monthly meetings, and the year culminates in planning an International Night in the spring.
Japanese Cultural Club Michael Stone [email protected] Within the Japanese Cultural Club, we explore anime, karaoke, origami, language lessons, cooking streams, gaming, special events, and anything else related to the culture of Japan. If the school allows it, it's on the table! Join to enjoy yourself in a relaxed environment and learn about the wonders of Japan.
Jewish Student Association  Adam Newburger [email protected] The MHS Jewish Student Association is a place for students to learn about or explore Judaism and speak with other Jewish students. During JSA meetings, students may hear  guest speakers from the community or each other about Judaism.
Korean Club  William Siegal [email protected]  
Language Center Jean Lewis [email protected] Students tutor their peers and younger students in foreign languages or English writing. We hold both in-person and online sessions.
The Learning Center Jean Lewis [email protected]  
Latin Club and Latin Honor Society Cameron Keuning c[email protected]

The Latin Club is an opportunity for students (whether taking Latin or not) to explore their interests in Latin and the Classics with their fellow Highlanders. Latin Honors Society allows Latin students to engage further in the study of the language, Roman history, society, and culture, and to share their love for the Classics through service and tutoring opportunities.

Marine Biology Club Andrew Diller [email protected] Marine Biology Club's mission is to bring people together who have a common love for our world's oceans. Whether your jam is coastal clean-ups, trips to the aquarium, ocean documentaries, or getting involved with research this is the club for you.
Math Honor Society Kelly Bozzi, Ginnie Quarry, Emily Fifer @email Membership in Mu Alpha Theta is open to high-achieving and intellectually curious 11th and 12th graders who enjoy mathematics. Members are required to complete service hours related to mathematics (tutoring, etc.). MHS Math Honor Society members will be admitted into the nationwide Mu Alpha Theta organization.
McConversations (Inactive)      
McCrypto Club Rosalie Clements @email McCrypto focuses on educating members on blockchain technology, including but not limited to cryptocurrencies.
McDance-a-Thon Bridget Donoghue @email McDance-a-Thon is a service club dedicated to fundraising for Children's National Hospital in DC. We hold monthly meetings, monthly fundraisers, and end the year with a 7 hour dance marathon to reveal how much money we've raised.
McLean Crew Club (Inactive) Kate Forrer @email  
McLean Youth Harmony Club Starlet Smith [email protected]  
McLean Highlander Math League (Inactive)      
McLean Interact Ava Kaye [email protected]  
McLean Investment Club Billy Thomas [email protected]

The McLean Investment Club is for those interested in the stock market, money management, mutual funds, and investment strategies. Members participate in an online stock market game and compete to be the top investor each semester. Meetings are held weekly, in which members regularly volunteer to present their market projections for the upcoming months after researching recent business and economic trends.

McLean Marine Bio Club  Andrew Diller @email  
McLean Math League Brian Simmons [email protected]  
McMatics Rachel Frasier @email McMatics is a club that offers free peer tutoring for all McLean students in any of their math courses (tutors have all completed Algebra 2 or higher). Students can drop-in to these sessions for group tutoring with other students in the same math course or they can fill out a Google Form to arrange one-on-one tutoring. Follow @mcmaticsclub on Instragram to receive updates on meetings or e-mail [email protected] with any questions!
McMed Jenn Choumil [email protected] The McMed Club offers students a chance to explore the medical field beyond what is learned in the classroom through speakers and volunteer opportunities.
McXdance Club Starlet Smith [email protected] Students come together to learn and perform hip-hop, k-pop, and other styles of dance! This club is a fun way to make new friends, express yourself, learn new choreography, and have an opportunity to perform at events such as International Night and pep rallies! Dance practices are held once a week after school and no prior dance experience is required.
Mentor Club Hilary Viets [email protected]  
MHS Computing Olympiad (Inactive)      
MHS Biology Club Cathy Hott [email protected]

The MHS Biology Club brings together people interested in the different branches of the field of biology to discuss biology topics and work on projects as a club. There will be opportunities to learn about and educate others in different biology topics along with the exploration of different paths/majors in biology.

MHS Ethics Bowl Team Cathy Hott [email protected]

The Ethics Bowl Club at McLean is a team that meets regularly to discuss a set of 15 real-world cases and answers questions about these cases with responses supported by strong emphasis on the intersection of ethics with economic and public policy decision making. The team may also compete in regional Ethics Bowls where teams explain and defend their positions on cases presented, thinking through the issues and giving special attention to the moral aspects of the case.

Middle Eastern Club Joseph Dwyer @email  
Minds Matter Marly Jerome-Featherson & Carol Ann Forrest @email 

Our Minds Matter (OMM). OMM is a student-led movement to change school culture around mental health.

Mock Trial Club (Inactive)      
Model United Nations Amanda Williams and Annie Daggett



Model United Nations (or Model UN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations where students play the role of delegates from different countries and attempt to solve real world issues with the policies and perspectives of their assigned country.
Muslim Student Association (Inactive) Zamira Seyfulla [email protected]  
National Art Honors Society Swapna Elias @email Our mission is to raise awareness about the arts through community building and service and to encourage and celebrate all of the creative endeavors of students at McLean High School.
National English Honor Society Alison Phanthavong & Anna Caponetti v[email protected]  A national honor society for English scholarship which aims to foster a love of writing and literature in the community.
National Honor Society Patty McNeill & Greg Olcott [email protected]  National Honor Society is an international society of students committed to service and scholarship. Students with above a 3.5 GPA are invited to apply at the beginning of their junior year. McLean has over 400 members each year.
National Technical Honor Society Linda Gore/Debbie Dove [email protected]  
Nutrition Club (Inactive) Jean Lewis @email  
Ocean X Club (Inactive)   [email protected]  
Operation Smile Emer Johnson @email Our club focuses on raising money and awareness of the Operation Smile International Charitable Organization.
PAWS People for Animal Welfare (Inactive)      
Poetry Club Anna Caponetti @email  
Physics Tutoring Club  Jeff Brocketti [email protected] Students should be prepared to tutor other students during the Highlander Time Flex period as well as other predetermined times throughout the year. Students using this service will range in level and ability. Students joining as tutors should not only have a basic knowledge of physics, but should also be patient and eager to help others.
Quiz Bowl Jeff Brocketti and Lindsay Benedict

[email protected][email protected] 

Quiz Bowl is a trivia club and team which practices and competes throughout the region. Our most prominent show is It's Academic on NBC4. We are also a VHSL team and won the state championship in 2020.
Quill & Scroll Journalism Honor Society Lindsay Benedict & Meghan Percival [email protected] & [email protected] Quill & Scroll is an international honor society for student journalists. Quill &Scroll members at McLean work to promote and organize journalism-related activities for the school and community. Students are eligible to join Quill & Scroll during their second year of a journalism, photojournalism or broadcast journalism course.
Relay For Life (Inactive)      
Rubiks Cube Club Steven Walker [email protected] The McLean High School Rubik's Cube Club is a place for people with like-minded interests to socialize and solve cubes together. The club hosts various activities such as cube mosaics, team solves, and learning how to solve cubes. Beginners and Pros - All are welcome!
The Russian Society Katie Van Nuys [email protected]

The Russia Society will explore the culture, history, arts, current events, and people of Russia through interesting activities. These activities will include discussing Russian literature, learning the basics of the Russian language, having live talks with Russian high school students, hearing from Russian guest speakers in the fields such as business and government.

Safe Club Margaret Nye @email

SAFE (Students Advocating for Equality) Club works to cultivate positive social change through service and education. Students strive to model active citizenship and meaningful community engagement.

Serenity Club (Inactive) John Allman @email  
Science National Honor Society Christopher Dobson

[email protected]

Science National Honor Society (SNHS) is a multi-discipline outreach and community service student organization. All projects are student organized and run.

Science Olympiad Billy Thomas & Christopher Dobson



Science Olympiad is an organization that competes in science and engineering related competitions. The team practices twice a week after school, where individuals and pairs train for their assigned events. The Science Olympiad team competes in invitational, regional, and state tournaments each year (tournaments take place on Saturdays).
Sources of Strength      
Spanish Club Melissa Duluc and Marco Garcia [email protected]/[email protected] This club is for students who take Spanish at McLean. Through this club, students will learn more about the different Spanish-speaking cultures.
Spanish National Honor Society / Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Calyn Painter [email protected] The Spanish National Honor Society is an organization dedicated to the furthering of knowledge of and interest in the Spanish and Portuguese languages and the culture of Hispanic countries. Members will fulfill hours of service including tutoring. Students in the national chapter are eligible to win scholarships.
Special Olympics Soccer and Basketball (Inactive) Mark Thompson @email  
Speak Up  Michael Enos [email protected]

A club where students can go to make new friends, learn how to convey ideas, and practice public speaking in a welcoming and judgement free environment. Many service projects are also present where club members can gain volunteer hours. Whether you are an experienced speaker or are just starting out, there will always be something for you at Speak Up!

Special Olympics Soccer and Basketball Mark Thompson and Molly Payne [email protected] Club offers students with developmental disabilities the opportunity to participate in sporting activities of soccer and basketball.
Sports Psychology Club (Inactive)                   
SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving) Nate Worek               


Tartan Literary Magazine   Lindsay Benedict and Seth LeBlanc Members of The Tartan staff curate students' art and writing to create a literary magazine. Everyone is welcome to join The Tartan! @email 
TheaterMcLean Phillip Reid [email protected] The after school drama program at McLean High School
The Highlander Lindsay Benedict [email protected] The Highlander is McLean's student-run news magazine and news website. Thisclub is co-curricular, meaning members of The Highlander staff must be enrolled in a Journalism 1-4 class to participate.
Tri-M Music Honor Society Starlet Smith @email Tri-M is the international honor society recognizing secondary music students for their musical ability, academic excellence, school involvement, and community service. We hold monthly meetings to discuss a variety of music topics, hear from guest speakers, perform for one another, and participate in various community service activities. Students grades 10-12 enrolled in orchestra, band, choir, or guitar classes at McLean HS are eligible to apply for membership.
TSA (Technology Student Association) Cara Mosley & Libby Settlemyer @email

This is a national organization that sponsors competitions at the regional, state, and national level in events that support the Technology and Engineering curriculum.

UNICEF Club of McLean  Hilary Viets @email  
VEX Robotics Cara Mosley [email protected]

Club that competes at the HS level of VEX Robotics. Students build and code robots to compete with current years problem

You and the World (new name "Community Impact Club" Hilary Viets [email protected] The Community Impact club uses the think-solve-act method to identify, solve and execute a solution to an issue in our community. This club engages in activities in order to not only make our community a better place but also focus on creating deep connections with other students.
Young Adult Fiction Fan Club (Inactive)         
Young Conservatives Jacob Farmer @email  
Young Democrats Karen McNamara


Young Democrats is a group that engages in political discussion and civic engagement linked with Democratic Party. The group works to promote student civic engagement, further understanding of Democratic policies and candidates, as well as overall knowledge of the political process. Students of all political beliefs are welcome.
Youth Harmony Club Starlet Smith [email protected]

Student musicians come together to make a musical impact on the community by performing virtually or in-person for nursing homes, hospitals, and other places throughout the community, participating in Instrument Donation Drives, assisting with local elementary school music programs, and more! Students of any musical background are invited to join this club and share their love for music with the community, as being enrolled in a performing arts class is NOT required for membership. Visit for more information!