clubs & spirit

Student-led clubs and interest groups thrive on campus. 
College Prep is infused with school spirit (and Cougar Pride) through student-led assemblies, theme days like Snow Day, fall and spring spirit weeks, and the 60 clubs on campus. We integrate work and play, helping students embrace the elements of a balanced life. Traditional offerings sit alongside some that you might find only here. Early in the year the school holds a Clubs Fair so that students can learn about and join the clubs that interest them. Have an idea for a club or interest group not mentioned below? Start your own!

Affinities & Activism

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  • Asian American Association

    AAA fosters an involved Asian presence at College Prep. We celebrate holidays, watch movies, learn recipes, host discussions, and eat awesome food together. Our club goal is to unite the Asian community at College Prep, while also sharing our culture with others. Everyone, Asian or not, is welcome to join.
  • Black Student Union

    College Prep’s BSU is a space for the celebration, examination, and discussion of black and African-American people in the past and present. Our goal is to create and sustain a community where black students do not feel alone and can take pride in their identity by:  
    • Empowering student leaders
    • Raising awareness about the facts surrounding key issues
    • Advocating effectively for the needs of students  
    • Act effectively to stop bullying, discrimination, harassment and other acts of violence 

    We engage in the following actions as a demonstration of our commitment to an equity and inclusion practice: 
    • Collaborate with partners like the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to ensure a joyful, kind, diverse and creative community for all people
    • Create programs that inspire and empower people to build a kind, creative, diverse and joyful communities
    • Hone our awareness, practice and skills with equity and inclusion specific training
  • Bring Change 2 Mind

    Our mission is to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness.
  • Chinese Culture Club

    To share Chinese history and culture and promote greater understanding and inclusivity within the CPS community. To inform the community on pressing issues facing Chinese Americans, especially those that aren’t represented in the media, and encourage dialogue.
  • Climate Crew

    Climate crew is a club devoted to hindering the effects of climate change through local service work. We focus on making climate and environmental-related volunteering opportunities more accessible to the College Prep community by partnering with local organizations. Get involved! Your planet needs you!
  • Community Action Team: Food Justice

    The mission of Community Action Team (CAT): Food Justice is to spread awareness about issues of food (in)justice and to promote volunteering within our community. Students work alongside organizations like Planting Justice that center marginalized communities in their efforts to cultivate food justice.
  • CPS Against Human Trafficking

    CPS Against Human Trafficking focuses on battling human trafficking in the wider community through planned events and fundraising, especially regarding My Freedom Day every year. Our goal is to raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking, providing ways to stay conscious of potential predators and how to seek help in order to diminish the occurrence of trafficking.
  • Feminist Union

    The Feminist Union at College Prep is a space for the discussion of sexism and how it has both currently and historically affected different groups of people and their daily lives. Our goal is to establish a community where those who misogyny has historically marginalized can take pride in their identities. We aim to explore the history of feminism and its applications to contemporary issues including intersectionality. We also aim to provide a space where students feel supported and heard, while seeking opportunities for activism within College Prep and the broader community.
  • Filipino Student Association

    Filipino Student Association aims to introduce Filipino culture to non-Filipino students and cultivate a safe and fun space for Filipino students to bond and learn about our own culture. We will also discuss Filipino history and its effects on present Filipino society and culture.
  • Gender Sexuality Awareness Club

    The Gender and Sexuality Awareness (GSA) Club strives to create a safe space for students and others to safely explore identity and expression in a way that nourishes and enriches all. We aim to educate and raise awareness within the wider College Prep community, fostering an inclusive environment for students of all genders and sexualities.
  • Green Team

    Come celebrate and save the environment with Green Team! Green team brings College Prep together through fun events to spread awareness about environmental issues and their relevance to our lives, and to take action to help mitigate those issues.
  • Humanitarian Club

    A coalition of students interested in bettering our communities through a variety of volunteering opportunities and welfare contributions.
  • International Club

    The International Club seeks to provide a safe space for all members of the international community. Be it as an immigrant, first second or even third generation, the club creates and environment where your culture can be celebrated and appreciated. The International Club seeks to be a rainbow coalition where people hailing from all countries can seek information regarding other cultures as well as international news and events that are not reported domestically in the United States. Furthermore, the International Club encourages students to bring pieces of their heritage to all of our meetings, and allows for students to present and share the cultures and traditions of their homelands.
  • Jewish Student Union

    The Jewish Student Union aims to create spaces where Jews at College Prep can connect with each other, have discussions, and celebrate being Jewish while also sharing our values and culture with the wider College Prep community.
  • Korean Club

    Korean Club works to not only celebrate Korean culture through food, movies, and games, but also to raise awareness about Korean history and social issues. From holding a kimbap-making workshop to presenting a slideshow on the topic of comfort women, Korean Club is a place to share favorite past-times as well as a place to discuss important issues.
  • LatinX Club

    Our mission is to foster a safe and welcoming environment for members of the College Prep community who are LatinX. We aim to do this by offering affinity spaces for LatinX students and offering meetings open to the whole campus that celebrate LatinX cultures.
  • Muslim Student Association

    The Muslim Student Association is a student body dedicated to providing a space for College Prep Muslim students to practice their faith comfortably. We provide a space for prayer and a space for discussions involving the Muslim community and other intersectional communities, as well as discussions regarding elements of the Islamic faith and its history.
  • No Place for Hate Coalition

    College Prep’s No Place for Hate Coalition (NPHC) strives to eradicate hate within communities through activities and dialogue. We collaborate with the Anti Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute; primary and middle schools to: 
    • Empower student leaders
    • Raise awareness about the facts surrounding key issues
    • Advocate effectively for themselves and others 
    • Act effectively to stop bullying, discrimination and harassment
  • PERIOD @ College Prep

    The goals of this club are to destigmatize periods in our community, combat period poverty, and advocate for proactive period policy. Through community discussions, documentary viewings, informative presentation and affinity spaces we hope to interrogate the systems in our community and the larger world that stigmatize periods. Periods are a bodily function and should be thought of as so, and not something to be quieted or feel ashamed about. The second part of this clubs mission is to combat period poverty, the inability to access menstrual products due to economic or social barriers. Menstruators should have access to period products. We hope to address this issue through menstrual hygiene drives, fundraisers, and other inventive ideas. The last facet of this club is to advocate for period policy. This will take the form of working with other schools and like-minded youth to pressure lawmakers into implementing policy that supports menstruators.
  • Side by Side

    At Side by Side, we aim to build community between high school students with and without learning differences. We meet weekly to chat, socialize, and have fun, and it's a great opportunity to build friendships with other students from another high school.
  • South Asian Alliance

    The South Asian Alliance serves as a space to celebrate and discuss South Asian culture at College Prep by doing work which ranges from festival celebrations to discussions about racism to fundraisers. The goal of the club is to create and sustain an environment which allows South Asian students to feel comfortable in their skin and heritage, and foster a community which is accepting of all cultural traditions, not just those belonging to South Asia. We aim to represent both those from all South Asian countries and their diasporas.
  • Student with Disabilities Club

    This is a community space for students with physical, medical, or mental disability.
  • Students with Interracial Lives

    Our mission is to provide a space for and about mixed race students to discuss what being mixed means to them, and how it affects their lives. We wanted to provide this space because the very real and visible reality of race in America is important to address not just through a binary lens. Although spaces where multi-ethnic and cultural people can meet, race has a political significance that is often talked about in terms of one single group, and only identified with that group. We believe that race is a social construct set up to enforce a white supremacist system, but we also need to function within a system before we can change it.
  • World Humanitarian Rights Club

    The World Humanitarian Rights Club seeks to shed light on human rights violations across the world, without a special focus on those that are not represented in mainstream media. The information is spread with the aim of not only bringing the state of the world into our view, but also inspiring future activists to take charge and end these atrocities.

stem

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  • Biomimicry Club

    To learn about and be inspired by the strategies of nature in designing and developing solutions to humanity's challenges.
  • Computer Science Team

    The Computer Science Team is a fun space for people with a common interest in learning about computer science and programming. We prepare together and compete in several computer science competitions, but the club is open to people with all levels of competitive interest and experience.
  • Infauxgraphics Club

    In a world full of information, how can one avoid being misled? In Infauxgraphics Club, we will try to figure out some ways to combat disinformation in the form of misleading charts. We will be discussing various fallacies in charts and graphs one can find all over the media, learning how to correct for them, and even building our own charts and graphs!
  • Kids Teach Tech

    This club is the College Prep chapter of Kids Teach Tech, Kids Teach Tech empowers youth to seize the technology opportunities of their future. We enable students to become teachers who create and teach programming and technology classes for their community. Find more information at kidsteachtech.com.
  • Makers' Club

    Makers' Club is a gathering of people who like to build! No experience is necessary—we hope to create a space where everyone can use the xLab for individual and large club projects. We will host 3D printer, laser cutting certifications, and Ultimaker Cura information sessions while sharpening our skills through 3D additive manufacturing, laser cutting, metal-work & computer engineering projects. Club Website: cpsmakers.club | Direct Contact: makers@college-prep.org
  • Math Club

    Math Club is the place where you grow your passion for mathematics! Throughout the year, we participate in a slew of competitions. While some events emphasize speed, others focus more on creative thinking and collaboration, aspects that hold greater value to us than any form of competitive success. In the end, we hope to help you find laughter endlessly in the math we experience in our daily lives—the number plates on cars, the sinusoidal waves of sound, the structural designs of modern museums.
  • Robotics

    The College Prep robotics club gives students exposure to competitive robotics. Open to familiar and new students alike, robotics helps students learn the fundamentals of building robots (often for competition) and also is a collective space for students to come together and learn how to build, program, and manage a team.
  • Science Olympiad

    Science Olympiad is a STEM organization where students prepare for and compete in science competitions throughout Northern California during the academic school year. Competition events range from building hovercrafts to studying rock formations in the Sierras. Science Olympiad is a fun, engaging way to explore fields of science with other classmates.

politics & economics

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  • Behavioral Economics Club

    We strive to learn about this emerging field of economics through presentations, discussions, and case studies.
  • Crypto Club

    Spreading education about the expansive world of crypto currencies, NFT's, the Metaverse, and more. Note: this club and the information provided is for educational purposes ONLY. We are not offering any financial/investing advice and we are not responsible for any decisions members of our club make.
  • Economics, Policy and Externalities

    A negative externality is defined as an issue that one party produces but another feels the effects of. Our club focuses on how different economists approach a solution for important externalities like climate change, industrial pollution and even antibiotic resistance. We will function partly as a book club to digest and discuss harder works, and the club will tie in to a series of common classroom lectures to make our learning more efficient. As we careen towards an uncertain future, it is important to look at practical solutions that can remediate some of the damage caused by irresponsibly informed decisions in our economy. At Economics, Policy and Externalities Club, we hope to do just that.
  • Investing & Finance Club

    To learn and help others learn about the ways the market works and investment techniques through real life practice and implementation.
  • Model United Nations Club

    College Prep Model United Nations strives to create an interactive simulation of the United Nations to foster skills such as diplomacy, speech, and negotiation. Our goal is to interest students in the developments of current events and international politics through community forums so that they can bring their opinions to the floor with great organization and enthusiasm.

lifestyle

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  • American Sign Language Club

    We're a club made up of ASL learners, working together to learn a new language and open a new avenue of communication for all members! Along with vocabulary lessons and grammar games, we hope to welcome new members and learn a bit more about Deaf culture with movie/show watches that center around d/Deaf and HoH stories, creators, and actors.
  • Bird Club

    Bird Club aims to bring people together to learn about, conserve, celebrate, and watch birds. Whether you're just casually curious or a seasoned bird nerd, we'd love to have you! We'll discuss a wide range of ornithological topics, watch documentaries, and go birding.
  • Chess Club

    Whether you're an avid chess lover or just getting acquainted with the pieces, chess club is the right place for you! We hope to bring together a community of chess players and nurture a love and appreciation for the game. Community events include school-wide tournaments, common classroom activities, and both casual and lecture-style club meetings.
  • Climbing Club

    Climbing Club aims to bring together a community of rock climbers —experienced and new alike—in fun, casual, and informative meetings.
  • Cubing Club

    In Cubing Club, students challenge themselves by learning to solve Rubik's cubes. We aim to build community by teaching, challenging, and learning from each other, as well as improving our problem-solving skills and ingenuity. For more invested members, we help them get faster and refine their techniques. We also offer opportunities to compete officially and unofficially.
  • Lifting Club

    Lifting Club strives to build an open, inclusive, enthusiastic and supportive community for all students & faculty/staff to explore lifting, working out, healthy eating, and fitness.
  • Puzzling & Tea

    Puzzling & Tea is the perfect place for you if you love to do puzzles, drink tea, discuss new developments in the puzzling world, hang out with your friends, or all of the above! 
  • Social Destruction Club

    In intense games of strategy, argument, and deceit, students from different grades will be brought together in an epic clash of social deduction and wits.
  • Volleyball Club

    We want to improve our skills in volleyball while also having fun
  • Wiffles & Waffles

    We strive to foster a fun, stress-relieving, and communal club experience through playing wiffle ball and snacking on waffle products (Eggos, Belgian waffles, waffle cones, waffle fries, etc.)

ART, ENTERTAINMENT, & HUMANITIES

List of 11 items.

  • Anime & Manga Club

    Welcome to Anime Club where we watch movies and series to build a community around our love for anime!
  • ArtsMag

    ArtsMag’s mission is to celebrate the diverse artistic skills and backgrounds of the members of the College Prep community. Every year, the student-run ArtsMag team collects art submissions from College Prep students and formats them all on Adobe InDesign to be printed as an art magazine. During the last week of school, the magazines are distributed to the community for everyone’s enjoyment.
  • Classical Music Club

    The Classical Music Club at College-Prep is designed to be a casual, comfortable space for students (and faculty!) to share and discuss the sounds of Classical music and the lives of composers.
  • Cooking Club

    We are club dedicated to sharing the joy of cooking and eating with the College Prep community. To achieve this goal, we host baking competitions, food tastings, and cooking show viewings, to name a few events.
  • Film Club

    Film Club is here to build community through connecting the thematic meanings of arthouse cinema to our greater society. While we do want to challenge critical thinking through the means of story telling through film, Film Club is also a time to chill out and have fun!
  • Granny Club

    Granny Club makes time to relax, chat, work, and brag about the accomplishments of our grandkids on our granny-related projects —including crochet, knitting, and sewing! Learn to make bags, hats, sweaters and more with other aspiring grannies. No crafting experience necessary. Being a grandmother is also not required, but is strongly encouraged. Hooks, yarn, and fabric will be provided, but bringing your own granny-related project is encouraged—all crafting projects are welcome. 
  • Latin Club

    Latin Club is a place for everyone who has a passion for history, literature, language, and the ancient world to play trivia games, watch movies, and geek out about grammar (and, occasionally, Monty Python). Latin experience is not required, but nerdery is!
  • Poetry Club

    The world we occupy is beset with tragedy and questions without answers, but we shall march in nevertheless, hoping that we can use our words and writing to empower those around us, to speak out against injustice, and to share our art. This is what it means to be a teen amidst chaos and change. This is how it feels to be young. 
  • Quiz Bowl

    On the College Prep Quiz Bowl team, students work together in a fast-paced, high-stakes trivia competition to answer academic questions spanning from literature to history and science. We host weekly competitions during Common Classrooms, participate in local and regional tournaments, and host school-wide Quiz Bowl challenges, with the goal of expanding our knowledge of trivia and having a blast along the way.
  • Rap Rant

    Autotune. 808s. Sampling. Verse. Rhyme. Rhythm. Heat. MVs. West. East. Boots and cats. Culture. Identity. History. The world as we know it...rap.
  • World Languages Club

    The World Languages Club aims to foster a learning environment for language and culture by encouraging communication in languages besides English, as well as educate others on the diverse communities across the world. With a focus on Spanish, we hope to make dedicated meetings relating to diverse cultures and open spaces for tutoring and questions on course material learned in school to give our community the chance to deepen their knowledge and interest in language learning.
IMPORTANT: College Prep is not responsible for any off-campus events hosted by student clubs.

mens conscia recti

a mind aware of what is right