Clubs & Organizations

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

UPA students appreciate the benefits of associating with other like minded students around academic topics and establishing opportunities to expand their course associated interests through the establishment of clubs and organizations on campus. Students must complete a club application, create a club constitution and successfully associate the club or organization with an academic course currently offered at UPA in order to have a club or organization approved by school administration.

CLUBS

We currently offer the following clubs on campus:

1:100 Club

To make a community that appreciates plastic model building.

Meeting Time/s:Lunch Meeting on Friday in Cal

Teacher Advisor: Mr.Sato

3D Printing Club

Educate students about the uses of 3D printing, teach them how to design, slice, and print files, and fundraise for a school 3D printer

Meeting Time/s: Lunch Meeting on Tuesday in MIT

Teacher Advisor: Mrs. Bailey

Active Minds Club

Opening up the conversation about mental health and spreading awareness through education and advocacy.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch Meeting on Monday in San Jose State

Teacher Advisor: Mrs. Buensuceso

Acts of Random Kindness Club

ARK is a club dedicated to improve our community. We aim to give small gifts of kindness in every way possible. Join if you want to help us change the world little by little!

Meeting Time/s: Lunch Meeting on Monday in Eastman

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Chen

AE Club

To spark student interest in the fields of Aerospace and Aviation and teach students more about aerospace news, careers, and education.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch Meeting on Monday in Georgia Tech

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Buchanan

Anime Club

To watch anime and learn and appreciate Japanese culture.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch Meeting on Tuesday, Thursday in John Hopkins

Advisor: Ms. Schwinge

Art Club

Art Club is a safe space where artists of all ages and skills can express their creativity and grow together as a community! Whether you couldn’t fit art into your busy schedule, or just can’t get enough of art, we’re here for you to learn new skills and have fun with others.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Thursday in Pratt

Advisor: Ms. Crump

Baking Club

In the club, we share baking tips, goods, and donation/fundraising to help other social organizations such as hospitals or animal shelters (humane society).

Meeting Time/s:Lunch meetings on Wednesday in Georgia Tech

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Bourbeau

Biology Club

For students with a mutual love for biology.

Lunch meetings on Tuesday, Friday in NYU

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Chen

Black Student Union (BSU) Club

To educate and inform people on the topics regarding people of color, serve as a safe space for all people to express their opinions on current issues, and most importantly to become leaders.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Wednesday in Mr. Dhillons room

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Dhillon

Body Positivity Club

The purpose of this club is to educate ourselves and others about diet culture, eating disorders, body image, body dysmorphia, and HAES as well as learn to feel confident with our bodies.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Monday in Johns Hopkins

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Moore

California Scholarship Federation

CFS members complete community service projects to better the school community. Membership is based off academic achievement and needs to be applied for each semester. Membership opens opportunities for scholarships.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Friday in Media Center

Teacher Advisor: Mrs. Westerhoff

Card Cabinet

Create cards for different organizations, such as Cardzforkids, hospitals, seniors, and veterans

Meeting Time/s:Lunch meetings on Monday every other week Davis

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Seibly

Chess Club

Our club goal is to help students who are interested in Chess but don’t know where to start learning Chess learn Chess and to help students who know Chess learn more about Chess and meet other students that they can play games with. We want to make Chess a more social game where people can make friends while having fun and competitive matches.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Wednesday in Dartmouth

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Gong-Guy

CJSF

The purpose of California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) is to recognize and foster high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Tuesday in GA Tech

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Buensuceso

Colors For Coats

Aims to spread awareness about public health issues by implementing projects that have a direct impact on UPA and our community.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Tuesday in Stanford

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Aquino

Daebak Club

Share korean culture and build a foundation for out team members to perform for the school.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Friday in Oberlin

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Sebek

Desi Student Association Club

To create a south asian community and spread knowledge of South Asian culture and tradition

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Thursday in Santa Clara

Teacher Advisor: Mrs. Patil

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Club

The DEI Club’s main goal is to continue awareness curriculums throughout the rest of the school year. We will be working in partnership with a subcommittee of teachers put together by Mr. Porter, Ms. Sebek, and other members of UPA’s staff. We will help establish cultural inclusion and education. The DEI Club will serve as an impetus for UPA’s Staff and Students to work closely in mending race-relations within our community.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Wednesday in Carnegie Melon

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Sebek

Fashion Club

To promote self-expression at UPA.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Tuesday in Eastman

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Chen

Film Club

To watch and discuss short films.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Monday in GA Tech

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Bourbeau

Freelancers Club

Freelancers club aims to teach UPA students media literacy to give them the skills to navigate information in the 21st century. This includes discussions about bias, the history of journalism, the effect of Trumpism on the media, social media journalism and “fake news.” Attendees will also have the opportunity to write for Aquila’s literary section.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on once a month Thursday in Dartmouth

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Gong-Guy

Gaming Club

Creating a friendly gaming community within the school

Meeting Time/s: After school on Friday at 3:30 to 4:30 in Oberlin

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Salcedo

Girl Up! Club

We plan to educate ourselves on gender-based inequalities happening worldwide. We also want to fundraise for current issues regarding gender-based equality via the Girl Up foundation.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Wednesday in Oxford

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Rodriguez

Girls Who Code Club

GWC aims to educate female & non-binary students at UPA about CS and careers in STEM with a focus on mutual support and sisterhood. 

Meeting Time/s: After school on Wednesday at 3:30-4:30 in Oberlin

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Sebek

Green Team Club

Get the campus on a more environment friendly path, and reduce our waste!

Meeting Time/s: After school on Tuesday at 3:00 pm in Cornell

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Buensuceso and Mr. Lopez

Guzaarish Club

Guzaarish, UPA’s Bollywood Dance Team, celebrates South Asian culture through a combination of modern and traditional dance styles.

Meeting Time/s: After school on Friday at 3:30-4:30 pm in Juiliard

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. Gong-Guy

Habesha Student Associates

The main goal of our club is to have an open space for habesha students at UPA to be able to talk to people that are culturally similar to one other.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Tuesday in Oxford

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Rodriguez

Hack Club

Teaching students to program through fun workshops and projects, and building a community around a passion for code and making things.

Meeting Time/s: Tuesday Tuesday at 3:00 – 4:00 Oberlin

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Sebek

Home Economics Club

The purpose of this year’s Home Economics club is to teach students skills they would need once graduating. UPA is a school that prepares you for university, but it lacks in teaching practical life skills. Students should have the opportunity to learn these skills such as how to write a check, shop for groceries, apply for scholarships, etc. This club is a safe place to provide and deepen student’s knowledge before they navigate the world.

Meeting Time/s:Lunch meetings on Tuesday in CAL

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Gong-Guy

Hand in Hand (Crafts and Volunteering) Club

Be able to allow students of all ages to work on projects (crafts, letters, donations, etc.) to give back to their community.

Meeting Time/s: After School Meeting: Wednesday 3:30-4:30

Teacher Advisor: Mrs. March

Interact Club

Interact is a service club that is organized into area and districts all over the bay. UPA is apart of a7 and together with the rest of our area we would raise money for our district projects by going to events and volunteering.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Wednesday in NYU

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Schwinge

Investment and Finance Club

The purpose of our club is to teach students about investing and finance. We will go into concepts such as investing int he stock market and cryptocurrencies. We also plan to cover other topics such as financial stability and money management.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Monday in Harvard

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Williams

LatinX Club

This club aims to be the voice of our latino cultures and traditions. We would share many things we do such as the different holidays, and different values we have in our Latinx community. I believe this club would be very beneficial not just for the students but for the school as well, because learning more in detail about other cultures would diversify our school even more than it already is, as well as make school feel more welcoming for all the students no matter their background. Even though our first year having this club was during pandemic I do think it was a good year for us, we were able to do many activities even with all the restrictions around us. The main thing was community service, we were able to volunteer at our local food bank and help those in need in our community.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Wednesday in Eastman

Teacher Advisor: Mrs. Murillo

Light Music Club

For students to learn music, make music and collaborate with one another.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Monday in Georgia Tech

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Bourbeau

Meals for Good Club

To provide free sandwiches for homeless shelters while members earn community service hours. We make pb&j sandwiches in classrooms, pack them up while also strictly following COVID guidelines such as washing hands, wearing gloves, masks, cleaning desks etc all under the supervision of the teacher advisor. Once packed, we will deliver them to the local homeless shelters.

We are also limiting the number of people who can join the club in order to follow COVID guidelines.

Meeting Time/s: Afterschool on Friday at 3:30 PM in UC Davis

Teacher Advisor: Mrs. Patil

Muslim Student Association (MSA) Club

To bring together Muslims from around the school to establish a sense of brother/sisterhood, and also to arrange Friday prayers and other religious activities.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Friday in Mrs. Rodriguez’s classroom.

Teacher Advisor: Mrs. Rodriguez

No Game No Life

To play board games and to build logic and reasoning skills

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Tuesday, Thursday in Carnegie Mellon

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Khuu

NOW!

To advance gender equality in society, specifically focusing on universal reproductive rights

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Thursday in Oxford

Teacher Advisor: Mrs. Rodriguez

Painting Club

To provide a creative space for anyone wishing to learn to paint and make aesthetic pieces in the process.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Monday in UC Davis

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Seibly

Science Alliance Club

Science Alliance is a club devoted to exploring different sectors of science through project-based learning. We participate many competitions through which students build projects and learn new topics to compete with students in other schools. In addition, we participate in volunteering and fundraising. With our club students can further their knowledge of science and be more involved in their community.This club participates in many events that include but are not limited to Science Olympiad, SciZone, and MIT Think.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Thursday in NYU

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Schwinge

Rap Club

Discuss and Make Hip Hop

Meeting Time/s: Afterschool on Monday at 3:40 in Eastman

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Lopez

Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate is dedicated to expanding and improving UPA student’s skills in public speaking, communication, and confidence through competing in various events in speech and debate.

Meeting Time/s: Afterschool on Wednesday at 3:30-5 in Yale

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Wall

Teens Tutor Teens Club

Teens Tutor Teens CA is a chapter of a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which is built by teens for teens. People can join can become a tutor, or sign up to get tutored on our website.

Meeting Time/s: Afterschool on Monday, Thursday at They will be around 5 pm PST. We will mostly be holding meetings on google meet, but it they are in person they will be in Oxford.

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Rodriguez

Team HBV

Team HBV is an organization consisting of high school and collegiate chapters, started by the Stanford Asian Liver Center. The Asian Liver Center(ALC) was an organization founded in 1996, in Stanford University. It was the first organization in the United States to acknowledge the unreasonably high rates of Asians and Asian Americans affected by hepatitis B(HBV), specifically chronic hepatitis B, and liver cancer (a complication of the disease if not diagnosed on time). Team HBV advocates and spreads awareness of hepatitis B. Join us and promote the Join Jade Ribbon Campaign!

Meeting Time/s: Afterschool on Tuesday at 3:05-4:00 in NYU

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Chern

UPA American Red Cross Club

The purpose of this club is to give back to the community in meaningful ways along the Red Cross Mission Statement, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Wednesday in NYU

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Chern

UPA Chess Club

Teach the students of UPA how to play chess and appreciate it as more than game

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Thursday in Cornell

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Lopez

UPA Cooking Club

Our goal is to help students make treats and meals for themselves that are simple to follow, easily changeable if they do not have the exact ingredients, and tasty enough to make again.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Thursday in Georgia Tech

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Bourbeau

UPA Singing Club

Singing Club’s goal is to cultivate a safe community for students interested in singing. We hope to motivate students to expand their voices and confidence by teaching them different singing techniques and providing performance opportunities.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Wednesday in Eastman

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Chen

Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) Club

We want to create an environment for students who want to learn more about Vietnamese culture. We want to build an environment for students of Vietnamese heritage as well as for students who would like to learn more about the Vietnamese culture.
In this club, we will be exploring Vietnamese history, traditions, culture, language, and cuisine.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Thursday in CAL

Teacher Advisor: Mr. Sato

Youth Movement Against Autoimmunities & Cancer Club

The goal of YMAC is to spread awareness and advocate for different autoimmune diseases and cancers. Our main purpose is to educate the masses and provide service to those affected by these diseases. We want to give a voice to those fighting these diseases and support them through their fight.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Thursday in MIT

Teacher Advisor: Mrs. Bailey

Yoga & Meditation Club

Yoga is a physical and spiritual practice, originating in India over 5,000 years ago. In our club, I hope to teach yoga straightforward poses to improve one’s strength, flexibility, breathing, and emotions. I’ll lead practice meditation sessions and explore the science behind why meditation is so effective! I would also like to share the history and religious philosophy behind yoga. I believe my club will be very useful for UPA’s students because there is a scientific study proving that yoga improves focus and working memory.

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Wednesday in Johns Hopkins

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Moore

Yarn Over Club

We will teach students the stress-relieving activity of crochet, and provide a safe environment to learn the craft!

Meeting Time/s: Lunch meetings on Thursday in NYU

Teacher Advisor: Ms. Chern

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ORGANIZATIONS

Students Detail Girl Up

Girl Up

Girl Up is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, gives girls and boys the opportunity to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-t-reach adolescent girls. Through Girl Up’s support, girls have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted, and positioned to be the next generation of leaders. Campaign supporters are encouraged to give a “High Five” to girls in developing countries by donating $5 or more to provide girls with such basic needs as access to school supplies, clean water, life-saving health services, safety from violence and more.

Students Detail Natl Speech Debate Logo

National Speech and Debate Association

An organization serving middle school, high school, and collegiate students in the United States.” (www.speechanddebate.org) This organization helps students increase their confidence, improve their public speaking skills, and develop better listening, debating, researching, and writing skills. These skills are vital as they prepare students for the 21st century. Speech and Debate gives students the opportunity to compete in regional, state, and national tournaments. As members of this organization students pledge to display integrity, humility, respect, and service.