High School Extra-Curricular Offerings

  • Academic Decathlon
    Sponsor: Marissa Moore                     
    This is an academic competition that takes place in the winter. It is open to any student interested.  There are three different levels of competition based on grade point averages. Every year there are ten categories to study (like art, music, literature, social studies) which all revolve around a yearly theme.

    Art Club
    Sponsor: Mary Pat Hanson     
    This club is available for any student interested in art experience. There opportunities for creating personal artwork as well as projects created for school and community. Members also run a series of Elementary Art Nights, which offer younger students the opportunity to extend their creativity. Travel opportunities, both domestic and international, are made available for students to get a new look at the world around them.

    Complicated Games Club
    Sponsor: Jacob Halter
    This club meets weekly for any students interested in card, board, or role-playing games. Students may bring their own games or play games from Mr. Halter's library. Play is open to anyone interested in exploring the nerdy world of tabletop games.

    Debate Team
    This team meets October through February and competes in several National Speech and Debate Association sanctioned events. The debate team is for anyone aspiring to improve their argumentative, research, and speech skills.

    Fall Play
    Sponsor: Tom Milligan
    Every fall the high school has a play. If a student is interested in the fine arts, there is usually a part for them, whether it be directing, designing, painting, or acting.  

    Sponsor: Alyssa Amelon
    Students enrolled in an Agriculture class may join the Clear Creek Amana FFA. The FFA is a national youth leadership organization the focuses on making a positive difference in the lives of others through leadership opportunities, career development events and agriculture education. Monthly meetings are held at the high school and students can participate in a wide variety of contest.

    German Club
    Sponsor: Linsey Choun
    German Club offers students the opportunity to learn more about German culture.  The group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month, during AA.

    Jazz Band
    Sponsor: John Smith           
    Jazz Band is a small ensemble which studies and performs jazz music at concerts and throughout the community. This band also competes in various festivals in the state. Membership is open only to current high school band members and are required to be at all rehearsals and performances.

    National Honor Society
    In order to be a member of NHS a student must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Juniors are approached in February if they qualify, then they submit the required application materials. Members are expected to uphold the NHS pillars of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Members must also complete the required community service and mentoring/tutoring hours in order to remain a member and graduate with honors.

    Pep Band
    Sponsor: John Smith     
    The Pep Band is comprised of those students who wish to support CCA sports teams in the winter months. They perform at a variety of basketball games. Music for this for this group covers a wide variety of styles such as Latin, Rock, and Jazz.              

    Prom Committee
    Sponsor: Megan Miller                                      
    Prom committee is open to any junior who would like to help plan prom and grand march. This planning would include the creation of the theme, decorations, & favors.        

    PLUS Group
    Sponsor: Christine Maas and United Action for Youth
    PLUS(People Learning Unconditional Support) club is an all inclusive GSA helping CCA students find a safe and fun space to express themselves and find community. This club is specifically for students who identify as LGBTQ but is open to allies within in the school as well. Together we can create a safe and welcoming environment for all students!  We meet every Wednesday from 1:30-3.

    Running Club
    Sponsors: Jane Astor and Teri Schultejans
    Running Club meets in the winter and summer. Anyone interested in physical fitness is welcome to attend.

    Sponsor: Mary Pat Hanson
    Students Acting For the Environment is available for all students to participate. This group recycles paper/newspapers from the building once a week. They also host activities for National Recycling Day and Earth Day.

    Science Olympiad
    Sponsors: Brad Muhlenbruck and Jesse DiLorenzo
    Science Olympiad is a team competition where students compete in 'events' pertaining to various scientific disciplines. Some events require building/engineering skills for developing model bridges and airplanes. Others who are strong in content areas like anatomy, astronomy, or geology show off their knowledge on lab practical exams. Any science minded students are welcome to be apart of the team!

    Show Choir
    Sponsor: Tracy Williams
    Show Choir is a mixed ensemble that combines the movement of dance and singing to perform a variety of music. This group performs for State contest, Show Choir competitions, and community groups. Membership is open to those students who are currently enrolled in the vocal music department. Auditions are held each year. Membership is not required for those wishing to be in the show band or stage crew.

    Speech Team
    Sponsor: Christine Maas
    Speech is a competitive extra-curricular activity that takes place in two seasons, Large Group and Individual. Any student interested in drama, public speaking or just improving his/her communication skills in a fun environment is welcome to join.

    Spring Musical
    Sponsor: Tom Milligan and Tracy Williams
    A musical is performed every Spring at Clear Creek Amana. There are several areas needed in a musical.  From actors, pit band, stage crew, lights, sound, costumes and promotions, it takes a large team to create a great production.  This is also a great way to meet people!

    Student Assistance Team / INTERACT
    Sponsor: Marissa Moore                                                                
    SAT/INTERACT is available for all students once they have been in the district for a semester.  This group focuses on community volunteerism and helping new students and their parents feel welcome in the district.

    Student Council
    Sponsor: Matt Trosky                             
    Students must apply, and gain signatures from teachers as references. Elected officials, within student council, will be voted upon by the council. Official office positions for the senior class will be voted upon by the senior class (at the conclusion of their junior year). Student council will help coordinate homecoming, Blood Drives with the U of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center, Sponsor A Family program - for families in our area/community, as well as other activities throughout the year. Student council is a great opportunity to get involved in school as well as to provide help for students and community members!

    Win With Wellness
    Sponsor: Cam Stockman                             
    Win with Wellness is open to all students at CCA interested in improving school and community health and wellness.  Win with Wellness meets once or twice a month.