Anime Club

The Anime Club provides students an opportunity to explore the stories, art, Manga, movies, food, history & culture, and games of Anime. Together we’ll plan some fun activities. And, of course, there will be Pocky!

If you are interested in joining Anime Club contact: Cynthia.Barnes@colchestersd.org

Art Club

Art Club provides a welcoming atmosphere where any student or staff member can come to create art, receive help on projects, and participate in an array of art-related activities. Just want to play with art materials and see what you can make? Art Club is for you!

If you are interested in joining Art Club contact: Vito.Cannizzaro@colchestersd.org

Backcountry Snowsports

Backcountry Skiing is an amazing opportunity for students to hike in and access off site terrain while practicing wilderness skills and safety. Solid ski/snowboard skills are necessary. Snowboarders need their own equipment, but there are some sets of loaner skis.

If you are interested in joining Backcountry Snowsports please contact: William.Warren@colchestersd.org

CHS Cares

CHS Cares is a volunteer organization that meets regularly throughout the school year in support of various service projects. CHS Cares works within the school and community to create a caring environment. Projects they have been involved in are the Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk, gathering food items and delivering Thanksgiving Baskets to needy Colchester families, as well as Valentines for Veterans and a spring event. This organization provides an opportunity for students to make a difference in the community in which they live.

If you are interested in joining CHS Cares contact: Kerry.Shearman@colchestersd.org

CHS Film Society

The CHS Film Society is an opportunity for students to get more engaged in the art of filmmaking. Film Society meets bimonthly to watch, discuss, and critique both classic and modern films. Most of the format decisions are based on the students’ ideas. Students analyze film basics and debate interpretations of classic and modern films.

If you are interested in joining the CHS Film Society contact: Christopher.King@colchestersd.org

Colchester Theatre Co.

The award-winning Colchester High School Theater Company is a yearlong activity for students interested in theatre arts. Students can choose to perform in both the Fall and Spring production or participate as a member of the Pit Band or Stage Crew. Students learn the rewards that come from hard work, ensemble participation and a strong sense of community and commitment.

If you are interested in joining the Colchester Theater Company contact: Jeremy.Laroche@colchestersd.org

Theatre Company Rehearsal Schedule

Debate/Speech Team

While in the same league, Debate and Speech are two separate teams. On the Debate Team, students investigate and argue the pros and cons of solutions to current issues against other teams and, using the art of rhetoric, persuade impartial judges to support their side of the argument. Unlike the two-way discourse of debate, speech offers students the opportunity to craft and/or perform speeches on a variety of topics. There are a number of categories in which students can compete, from Impromptu (making up a short speech on the spot), to Poetry (delivering and interpreting a poem written by an established poet), to Radio (creating and delivering a radio broadcast), to many more. Students compete against other schools and are judged on their content and delivery. Both Debate and Speech teams have a successful history in state competition. The skills learned in Debate and Speech will serve students well in school, college and life.

"If you are interested in Speech or Debate contact: Bob.Hall@colchestersd.org or Benjamin.Beaudoin@colchestersd.org

Green Team

Green Team is a student-run organization that focuses on reducing our environmental footprint individually as well as within our school and local communities. The Green Team works hard to find creative and practical ways to reduce, reuse and recycle!

If you are interested in joining the Green Team contact: Melanie.Laquerre@colchestersd.org

International Club

This is a student-led club that meets regularly after school to explore world cultures through various excursions, as well as guest speakers, food, and musical experiences.

If you are interested in joining the International Club contact: Yara.Hanna@colchestersd.org

Math League

The Greater Burlington Math League consists of students from thirteen area high schools who get together five times during the school year to compete individually and as a team in solving a variety of math problems in various areas. Brain Teasers, Geometry, Algebra, advanced math and team are just a few. Ninth graders enrolled in Geometry or Algebra II are eligible. Math Team provides an opportunity for students to represent their school in an academic setting, to meet other students with similar interests and abilities and to explore math topics beyond those normally studied in traditional courses.

If you are interested in Math League contact: Jaclyn.Dixon@colchestersd.org

Mentoring

Blue-House students who are in good academic standing volunteer time to support and assist Green-House Students with academics during and outside of AT.

If you are interested in Mentoring contact: Elizabeth.Albright@colchestersd.org

Mountain Bike Club

From basic skills to single-track thrills, the CHS Mountain Bike club is for you if you like (or think you might like) to hit the trails on your bicycle. We’ll be doing a mixture of rides around CHS and traveling to regional single-track with a focus on furthering everyone’s bike skills. In the Fall, there will be opportunities to participate in Vermont Youth Cycling races. Some scholarship money is available to help with race fees. We also aim to give back by participating in trail maintenance and building. It’s best if you have your own bike, but we’re working on ways to get access for those without. Participation will require release form signatures, so pay attention for information about student and family meetings. See you on the trails!

If you are interested in joining Mountain Bike Club contact: William.Warren@colchestersd.org

National Honor Society

Membership in the NHS is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. Chapters across the nation strive to honor individuals who excel in the four areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. Students may become eligible during their Junior year provided they meet the criteria noted. Members work independently during their Junior and Senior years to provide service to both the school and community. At least one community service project is organized and completed by all members annually. NHS also supports recognition of teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, initiates fundraising to support community service projects, and hosts a Red Cross Blood Drive in the spring. Required monthly meetings during AT help to inform members and solicit help to support CHS NHS initiatives.

To be eligible for NHS, students must have junior or senior standing and at least a 3.800 cumulative GPA. All eligible students will receive invitations to apply for membership in the first quarter of the academic year. Applications are then reviewed by the Faculty Council and are accepted or declined based on character, service, and leadership potential. NHS recognizes the total student; no student is inducted simply because of a high GPA. For further information regarding the selection process, please visit the NHS page on the CHS website.

Once selected, members must:
  • Maintain their cumulative 3.8 grade point average
  • Continue to abide by school policies and regulations
  • Actively participate in the chapter’s projects and services, including monthly meetings and regular checking of the CHS chapter’s online meeting space
  • Commit to 25 hours of community service for an outside organization and 15 hours of community service for CHS

If a member fails to maintain any of the above criteria, he or she will be placed on probation. Members will have one semester to restore their good standing. If a member is unable to do so, he or she will have the opportunity to appeal to the Faculty Council prior to his or her dismissal from the NHS. Once a student is dismissed from the NHS, he or she may not re-apply. For further information regarding disciplinary procedures, please visit the NHS page on the CHS website.



If you are interested in learning more about NHS contact: Patrick.Phillips@colchestersd.org

Go to the CHS National Honor Society Website!

CHS National Honor Society Website
Log Hours Here

GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance)

The GSA brings LGBTQ+ and allied teens together to form a supportive, safe space and to build community. Members of the GSA may also choose to work together to organize and advocate around issues impacting them with regard to gender and sexuality justice in school and in the community, and with attention paid to intersectionality in all parts of their identities.

If you are interested in joining the GSA contact: Frances.Binder@colchestersd.org

Ski and Board Club

The Ski and Board Club provides students the opportunity to go night skiing at Bolton Valley with their CHS peers. Students board a charter bus immediately after school on Wednesday afternoons in February and March, and head to the mountain. Lessons and rentals are available. Skiers and riders of all abilities are welcome!

If you are interested in Ski & Board Club contact: Jason.Thime@colchestersd.org

Social Justice Alliance

The Social Justice Alliance is a student run group that aims to inspire people to use their voices and advocate for themselves and others to create positive change. The SJA wants to raise awareness and understanding of social justice challenges through educating ourselves and others and working with a variety of people with different perspectives. We engage in both whole group and small group discussions and activities and plan action steps that support equity and equality in the school and community. Our goal is to make a positive difference at CHS by building an inclusive and accepting environment.

If you are interested in joining the SJA contact: jessica.murray@colchestersd.org

Student Committees

There are several different faculty/student committees for students to join. These committees serve as a mechanism for student voice and form of student empowerment.

If you are interested in learning more about Student Committees contact: Heather.Baron@colchestersd.org

Student Council

Student council is a student leadership group dedicated to fostering and promoting a positive CHS community. Interested students submit an application of interest and submit both teacher and peer recommendations.

If you are interested in learning more about Student Council contact: Sean.MacArdle@colchestersd.org or Erin.Brady@colchestersd.org

Variety Night

As part of CHS tradition, with the support of teacher advisors, each class competes in a student written and produced skit-style competition.

We Matter Here

The primary goal of the Colchester High School We Matter Here group is to destigmatize mental health, promote wellness and provide resources for support.

Students interested in joining We Matter Here should contact Julie.Pastore@colchestersd.org

Yearbook

Yearbook Website

Participating in the creation of the yearbook is a great chance for you to be creative, meet new people, and help to remember your time here at CHS. It involves photography, writing, graphic design, and formatting. The Yearbook class is directly responsible for its production; however, any student can contribute.

If you are interested in Yearbook contact: Megan.Gagne@colchestersd.org