Clubs

Key Club 

Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. 

Key Club International is the high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Key Club assists Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve the children of the world. High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district and international levels.

 

CSF

The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) started in 1921 by Charles F. Seymour, seeks to recognize students living in the state of California who possess high standards in academics.

Members of the California Scholarship Federation are eligible for a variety of tuition scholarships available at universities across the state and in select colleges nationwide. Regional subcommittees nominate several members as Life Members based upon character, leadership abilities and volunteer service. Fifty of these students receive $1,500 each, and five of these (one from each region of California) are awarded an additional $1000 toward their college tuition.

Approximately one thousand chapters are located in various secondary schools across the state. The organization continues to promote the education of academically motivated students, encouraging them to get involved in their communities through volunteer service. 

Native American Club

This club celebrates the Native American Culture. Students in this club will learn all the key elements of a pow-wow, including: drum circles, oral storytelling traditions, basketry, tool making, and dance, as well as interviewing local elders. Students in this club travel to participate in field trips and hands on learning experiences that give them insight into the Native American Culture. 

This is a hands-on, activity club designed to organize and coordinate activities and events aimed at developing and celebrating local and regional Native American Culture.  This class will be tasked with developing a local center celebrating Native American Culture as well as the annual Native American Student Leadership Conference.

Media Club 

Media Club consists of a group of students who want to go above and beyond the media classroom by raising money for the program, going on trips, and working with professionals to gain hands on experiences in the media field. Students will compete in the Slick Rock Festival, California Media Festival, International Student Media Festival and other film contests. There may be opportunities for field trips to local TV stations, conventions and Southern California to visit production facilities. 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives… one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.

The Campus Ministry is initiated and led by student-athletes and coaches on junior high, high school and college campuses. It has four ministry types:  Huddles, Team Bible Studies, Chaplain Programs and Coaches Bible Studies. Additionally, outreach events take place on the campus such as One Way 2 Play — Drug Free programs, school assemblies and the annual Fields of Faith event. 

Robotics Club

The purpose of the Minarets ROBOTICS CLUB  is to promote the integration of science, technology, engineering, and math among high school students. Participating in MRC is an exciting experience for anyone interested in robotics, engineering, technology, website development, computer-aided drawing, machining, and design. It is a wonderful opportunity to see how mathematics, science, and communication skills transform into fully functional robots.

The robotics club will participate in contests and field trips to further their knowledge of engineering and experience the world of robotics.

Art Club 

Art Club has three goals: accomplish art projects for the school, help an arts organization and to explore individual art projects club members wish to raise money for. Some examples of projects the club may choose to support are: donations to the military Angel Tree project, art programs for low income children, third world Artist and Crafts organizations, jewelry making or other projects for members, and community/school murals. 

Drama Club

Drama club is open to all Minarets students who want to learn the dynamics of performing and an appreciation for dramatic arts. The drama club goes above and beyond the classroom by participating in hands on workshops and field trips to see local performances.

Future Farmers of America 

The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.

Spanish Club 

The Spanish Club is for any student interested in learning about the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking culture. You do not have to speak Spanish to attend. Activities may include movies in Spanish, food tasting and attendace at cultural events.

Spartan Club

This club prepares students to participate in Spartan races through  conditioning, advice sessions, and training schedules. Spartan Race is a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty ranging from 3 miles to marathon distances. They are held in USA and franchised to 14 countries including Canada, many European countries, South Korea, and Australia. The series include the Spartan Sprint (3+ miles of obstacle racing), the Super Spartan (8+ miles), the Spartan Beast (12+ miles), and the Ultra Beast (26+ miles - one of two marathon obstacle courses along with Mudderthon). Spartan Race also has a military series in which obstacles are designed by the United States military. ESPN describes the Spartan Race as "a true test of will.

 

Mountain Area Ski School (MASS)

For 40 years, more than 400 Eastern Madera County students spend each Friday - from January through March - on the slopes. The non-profit organization Mountain Area Ski School (MASS) was designed to interest students in skiing, stay active and maintain good grades and good citizenship. Successful students who hand in their assignments on time are eligible to spend a half-day skiing and snowboarding at China Peak. Students will go on five trips per year as long as they are academically eligible.

 

ASB

This is offered only to elected officers. All students are eligible to run for office. The students in ASB will be in charge of school fundraising, culture, and decision  making in regards to student leadership. 

Leadership 

Leadership is a service-based, academically driven opportunity for students, in a class setting, to acquire and put into action leadership skills that in collaboration with other student leadership groups will animate and enhance student life, our school culture and valley community. This course provides students with the opportunity to develop and practice public speaking, engage in community service cultivation and assistance, and collaborate with students and adults to accomplish long term philanthropic goals. A focus in the course is shared responsibility with peers and adults in carrying out the mission of Minarets through the planned activities of the school.

 

Academic Decathlon

The California Academic Decathlon is a statewide non-profit organization that promotes an educational experience providing a format in which teams of nine high school students compete in academic events. All California public and private high schools are eligible to compete. The Academic Decathlon embodies a partnership of business, foundations and individuals in cooperation with the education community and county offices of education. 

There are an estimated 500 high schools, approximately 13,000 students who participate annually in Academic Decathlon in California. The makeup of each of the nine member teams must include three A students, three B students, and three C or below students. 

Academic Decathletes take 30 minute multiple choice tests in the subjects of Art, Economics, Music, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. In addition, each team member gives a planned 4 minute Speech and a 2 minute impromptu Speech, participates in a 7 minute Interview, and has 50 minutes to write an Expository Essay. 

The Super Quiz Relay, the final event, is open to the public and features questions from subject matters including Art, Economics, Music, Language and Literature, Science, and Social Science. 

The Academic Decathlon season involves 4 rounds of competition. The United States Academic Decathlon publishes the curriculum in the Spring. Round 1 is a non-scoring scrimmage typically held in November. Round 2 consists of regional competitions held on the first Saturday in February. The winners of Round 2 plus a limited number of invited teams then compete in Round 3 which is the State Championship held in mid-March in Sacramento. As a result of the State Championship, California sends the top two winners onto Round 4, the USAD Nationals held in late April. 

NHS 

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. 

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