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Clubs and Activities

Academic Team

Academic Team is comprised of students who wish to compete in Academic Bowl competitions. We have a Varsity Team comprised of 10-12th grade students and a JV Team comprised of 9th grade students. We attend approximately five competitions during the year, primarily after school on Mondays. See Mr. Harvey in Room A218 to join!

Sponsor: Mr. Harvey (Room A218)


Air Force Jr. ROTC (AFJROTC)

“Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community”

The objectives of JROTC are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline, and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.

The AFJROTC program is grounded in the Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. The curriculum emphasizes the Air Force heritage and traditions, the development of flight, applied flight sciences, military aerospace policies, and space exploration.

The Arts

"Creativity takes Courage."- Picasso

Our students never stop reaching for it. Whether it's in the classroom or on the stage our students go for Gold in every performance and competition.


Art education is fundamental to the creative development of all children by strengthening their abilities to visualize, problem-solve, communicate, and think creatively as well as critically. Art classes provide opportunities for students to invent and imagine using a variety of art materials to express individual ideas, thoughts and feelings. The art education curriculum includes art processes, culture and history as well as aesthetics involving higher order thinking skills related to creating and examining art. The art program offers a scope of concepts articulated across the Georgia Department of Education's Fine Arts curriculum. It also integrates concepts from STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Language Arts, and Social Studies.

"Contrary to popular belief, Art at its best or most prestigious has more to do with an individual’s Attitude than their aptitude. It has more to do with their Awareness than attention to detail. without an Attitude of respect for those blank spaces that artists are driven to fill, without an Awareness of, for example, what color or how much color, Art becomes purely representational, lacking emotion, lacking a life all its own.

Carrollton High School’s Visual Art “Gold Standard” is and will continue to be defined as the constant meshing of a positive Attitude and a full Awareness … of an evolving ability and a never-satisfied attention to detail."

- Jake Richardson, CHS Visual Arts Teacher


The Performing Arts department at Carrollton High School includes beginning, intermediate and advanced courses in both chorus and drama. There are several after school opportunities for our students via Thespian Troupe 3682, our Tri-M Music Honor Society as well as Showchoir and our student led coffee house, The Sweetnote Cafe.

Each year our audiences enjoy a Night of One Acts, an alternating December concert or a Madrigal Dinner, our annual Showcase! , a full length play and a Broadway-style musical each spring.
CHSPA students are exposed to the best in professional music and theatre.

Each year, students are able to participate in the Georgia Music Educators choral festival's Large Group Performance Evaluation, Georgia High School Association's literary competition (Girls Trio, Boys Quartet, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation and Boys and Girls Solo), National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions, Georgia Theatre Conference College Auditions, NACAC college fair, GMEA All-State Chorus and the Georgia Thespian Conference

Showchoir is available to perform for civic and community organizations in the area.

Call our office to book your event! 770.834.7726 ext 5369


The CHS Trojan Band— Celebrating Over 67 Years of Excellence.

The Carrollton Trojan Marching Band is one of the oldest and most successful bands in the State of Georgia. Organized in 1948 under the direction of Mr. John Dilliard, the band has an unprecedented record of thirty-seven consecutive years of Superior Ratings. In addition to performing for our fans at Grisham Stadium, the Trojan Band upholds a long tradition of appearances in regional, national and international events.

Dr. Ernest McClendon took the band to the next level during his tenure from 1954 to 1968. Mr. Don Hall served from 1968 until 1998 and again from 2007 to 2008. During this time, the band grew in size and performed in parades and events both at home and across the nation. Mr. Robert Carter continued the tradition of award-winning shows from 1998 until 2007 including performances in London, England and Normandy, France. Dr. Andres Strauss served as director from 2008-2009. Mr. Michael Cater came to Carrollton High School in 2009 as the sixth band director in school history. Mr. Christopher Carr is our current band director and has been serving as such since 2014.

CHS Trojan Band Webpage


2018 state championship debate team posing in front of the historical cases at Carrollton High School

The Carrollton High School Debate Team captured its 10th state championship in 2018, maintaining its impressive place in CHS history as the second-highest number of state titles claimed by any program – academic or athletic – with the exception of the state crown leader, boys track.

A debater researches and prepares on several different topic during the academic year. For the state tournament in 2018, teams find out the topic two weeks before the competition. This year's state competition featured "Resolved: The United States ought to provide a universal basic income."

The preparation and work that goes into preparing for this tournament is an all-out team effort with research, argument development and a lot of practice, practice, practice. The reward for that hard work is the debaters opportunity to participate in prestigious tournaments such as Columbia University, Sanford, Harvard , Emory University, and numerous regional a national tournaments.

The team has been crowned state champion 10 times – in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2010 and 2018. The team was the state runner-up champion seven times – in 1986, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004. The team also has captured 17 region titles. In 2010, the Georgia High School Association discontinued the debate championships, picked up then by the Georgia Forensic Coaches Association. CHS won state that first year.

The team is coached by Richard Bracknell, head coach and Janey Simmons, assistance coach.

The team is coached by Richard Bracknell, head coach and Janey Simmons, assistance coach

Bass Fishing Club

The Bass Fishing Club is open to students who love the sport of fishing and enjoy the outdoors.

See Coach Cleek in Room A221 if interested.

Sponsors: Michael Cleek , Carey Phillips

michael.cleek@carrolltoncityschools.net | carey.phillips@carrolltoncityschools.net

Beta Club

Beta club is a national service organization. The club goal is to foster positive citizenship through service, including helping with football game concession setup, participating in the First Baptist Fall Festival, and sponsoring a family at Christmas. 9th grade members must have been a member of Junior Beta Club; 10-12th grade members must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students may complete a membership application and pay dues until the end of September.

Book Club

Members of the Book Club read and discuss books, complete community service activities, and watch films inspired by various texts. Students complete an application form and attend at least one meeting per month or donate a book to the book collection.

Meetings: TBA 7:45-8:15AM

Fee: $10

Sponsor: Mrs. Lawler (Media Center)


Chess Club

Chess Club is a club in which students get the opportunity to hone or develop their skills in a game of Chess. One of the main goals of Chess Club is to provide a welcoming environment for all students so that nobody, regardless of skill, will feel left out. Our focus on acceptance of individuals-- regardless of any external factors-- makes us a club that both helps us grow as players and as people.

Meetings : Fridays 3:30-4:30PM

Fee: $10

Sponsor: Desmond Dodson



Computer Science Club

The Computer Science club is dedicated to bringing awareness of computer science to our students and community. We will participate in various competitions including hackathons and eSports tournaments.

Sponsor: Robbie Blakemore

Email: robbie.blakemore@carrolltoncityschools.net

Debate Team

A debater researches and prepares on several different topic during the academic year. For the state tournament in 2018, teams find out the topic two weeks before the competition. This year's state competition featured "Resolved: The United States ought to provide a universal basic income."

The preparation and work that goes into preparing for this tournament is an all-out team effort with research, argument development and a lot of practice, practice, practice. The reward for that hard work is the debaters opportunity to participate in prestigious tournaments such as Columbia University, Sanford, Harvard , Emory University, and numerous regional a national tournaments.

Sponsor: Richard Bracknell

Contact at richard.bracknell@carrolltoncityschools.net

Environmental Club

Environmental Club is open to anyone interested. We focus on promoting recycling and exploring our beautiful earth by hiking. See Mrs. Sewell in Room B003 if interested.

Sponsor: Amy Sewell


Fellowship of Christian Athletes

This student sponsored club offers the opportunity for student athletes to participate in faith-based fellowship "huddles" and community projects.

Meetings: Friday 7:45AM

Sponsor: Lisa Phillips


Film Club

Film Club meets on Wednesday afternoons 1-2 times per month to watch and discuss important, historical, and critically acclaimed films.

Sponsor: Noah Brewer


French Club

French Club is open to anyone interested in exploring various aspects of the French culture as well as other French-speaking countries through food, music, film, and art. Dues are $5 and meetings will generally be every 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Sponsor: April Bagby


French Honor Society

French Honor Society members will further explore the culture and language of France and French-speaking countries as well as participate in various service projects. Students must have at least a 90 overall GPA and received a 90 or above in both French 1 and by midterm of French 2 to receive an invitation to join.

Sponsor: April Bagby


Friends of Rachel

The mission of Friends of Rachel is to provide kindness, acceptance, and support to all students. This is an equality club that reaches out to and welcomes all individuals. Members must have a kind heart and a willingness to help and support anyone.

Sponsor: Mrs. Chetti (Room A208)


Future Educators Association

FEA encourages students who are interested in pusuing careers in the field of education.

Gospel Choir

The Gospel Choir is a student sponsored choral ensemble where students can perform faith-based music selections at community evens.

Sponsor: Contact CHS Guidance Office

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

HOSA Future Health Professionals is a student organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in health care and to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to all people. HOSA members enjoy hosting blood drives for the American Red Cross, raising funds for Tanner Hospice Care and the HOSA National Service Project, and participating in many other community service projects. HOSA members also participate in state and international healthcare competitions. HOSA membership offers multiple scholarship opportunities as well as growth in teamwork and leadership skills.

Sponsor: Shannon Bright


Horticulture Club

Horticultural Club is open to anyone interested in exploring growing plants from inside to outside. We will utilize Mr. Hawig’s classroom to plan, prep and transplant our creations to either indoor spaces or eventual outdoor areas. Goals include learning about our autotroph friends, plants! At every meeting there will be general care and maintenance of plants with special projects started and ongoing. We will generally meet once a week.

Sponsor: Tim Hawig


Interact Club

Interact is an international student service organization related to Rotary International. The club completes several service club projects during the year, linking with the local Rotary Club for community service/outreach. Members must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate regular attendance at meetings, and participate in major club projects. Application is required at the beginning of the school year. See Mr. McCormick in Room A122.

Key Club

Key Club is an international student service organization related to Kiwanis International. The club completes several service club projects during the year, linking with the local Kiwanis clubs for community service/outreach. Members must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate regular attendance at meetings, and participate in major club projects. application is required at the beginning of the school year.

Sponsor: Noah Brewer


Math Team

The Math Team is designed for students who enjoy mathematics and are interested in participating in mathematics competitions. We meet bi-monthly to work on competition-style practice problems and various contests. See Dr. Rader in Room A114 if interested.

Sponsor: Laura Rader


National Art Honor Society

NAHS supports its student members throughout the academic year to ensure national expectations in the NAHS Constitution are met by providing opportunities both on campus and in our local and surrounding communities for them to “...contribute to society...change their world.” Monthly meetings pass along numerous community service opportunities ranging from volunteering for the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center’s annual Arts’ Festival to helping out at the crafts’ table at Oak Grove Montessori School’s local Harvest/Science Day event. Other opportunities involve the helping of other on-campus clubs and organizations to design/produce posters or t-shirts for their members as well as the designing and production of about 80-90%

of the Trojan Head decorations for the Homecoming Parade/Court and Sweethearts.

Lastly, each year members are given the opportunity to travel to the High Museum on a date that corresponds with a SCAD Day for an all day Visual Arts’ experience involving fine art and fine art education at its best. We continue to look for new and creative ways to meet the needs of our ever-changing student members.

Sponsor: Jake Richardson


National Honor Society

NHS is a general academic honor society that focuses on leadership and community services. Students are invited to join NHS during their sophomore or junior year, if they maintain an average of 90 or above. Applications are distributed with an invitation in February of each year.

Sponsors: Sally Ingui



National Spanish Honors Society

Members of NSHS will enhance their interest in the pursuit and acquisition of the Spanish language and knowledge of the Spanish culture. Students must have an average of a 90 or above after the first semester of Spanish III in order to receive an invitation to join.

Outdoors Club

Through participation in the Outdoors Club, students will learn how to be safe while enjoying various outdoor activities, including group hikes in local parks and nature preserves.

Sponsor: Noah Brewer


ROV Club

ROV works to design and build a vehicle that moves underwater to perform specific tasks designed and described by MATE. This club is open to all students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and are interested in engineering and/or programming.

Kristie Bradford-Hunt


Serteen Club

Serteen is an extension of our local Sertoma Club. Sertoma is a worldwide club dedicated to serving mankind through service projects and fundraising. CHS Serteen Club participates in numerous service projects in our school and community throughout the year. Some of our largest events include volunteering at the 4th grade Drug Rally and the Special Olympic track meet in the Spring. Everyone is welcome to join Serteen! To sign up, you must attend a meeting in August.

Sponsor: Ashley Sutton

Show Choir

One of the musical ambassadors of CHS, this ensemble benefits our students by providing an extracurricular musical opportunity. Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Show Choir has performed at Six Flags Over Georgia, the Trinka Davis Veterans Center, numerous assisted living facilities, Sunset Hills Country Club, The Kiwanis, Rotary Dawnbreakers, Tabernacle Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Mecca Fest, during our annual Singing Valentine’s fundraiser, for Carrollton’s Lit Mu chapter and Tanner Medical center just to name a few.

To book, please call the performing arts department at 770-834-2116.

Sponsor: Tommy Cox and Julie Lowry



This is a Co-Curricular organization for Broadcast Video, Engineering Drawing & Design, and Graphic Communications. Students are able to develop leadership skills and compete in Region, State, and National competitions. Members must be, or have been, a student in one of the relevant program areas. See an advisor for an application if interested.

Sponsors: Mike Lewis




Members of S.I.S.T.E.R.S are young ladies seeking intelligent solutions to everyday situations. Members receive mentoring in a wide variety of areas, including making wise decisions regarding appearance, life choices, and post-secondary school. Girls must have at least a 2.7 GPA and fill out an application.

Sponsors: Valerie Moss 



Spanish Club

Spanish club is open to anyone who has an interest in the Spanish language and Spanish/Latin American culture. We will engage in various activities that help us learn about this fun language and culture relevant program areas.

Sponsor: Omar Acosta


Student Council

The goals of student council are to: foster communication among students, administrators, staff, and the community; promote, organize, and execute activities that encourage student pride and school spirit; install democratic ideals; provide an outlet for student expression; and provide a forum for aiding in the solution of school problems. Student council members are elected each year by the members of their graduating class and must uphold a strict set of expectations. Interested students must attend an informational meeting and then run a campaign.

Sponsor: Ashley Sutton


Technical Student Association

TSA fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); members apply and integrate these concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs.

*Students should see Mrs. Austin in the STEM Room for an application.

Sponsor: Robbie Blakemore


Trojan Trebles

The Trojan Trebles is an all female, auditioned acapella group. We feature pop and jazz repertoire with close harmonies for soprano and alto voices.The Trebles perform at many community events and private functions such as the Carrollton Arts Festival, The Strides for Sheri 5k and Toys for Tots. This group is perfect for gatherings of any occasion. Please contact CHS Performing Arts at 770-834-2116 to book.

Sponsor: Julie Lowry



Yearbook is the class, listed as Journalism 1 and 2, that produces Carrollton High’s outstanding annual. Students muts be at least a Sophomore and need to be prepared to meet both semesters of the school year.

Sponsor: Mike Lewis


Thespian Society

The Thespian troupe is an exciting component of our school's performing arts program. ITS membership offers many valuable benefits, services and opportunities to our Thespians throughout the year.

Sponsor: Tommy Cox


Technical Honor Society

The objective of Technical Honor Society is to recognize students for their academic success in CTAE pathways. 

Sponsor: Sally Ingui


Performing Arts Club

CHS offers multiple opportunities in chorus and drama within the Performing Arts program.

Sponsors: tommy.cox@carrolltoncityschools.net (DRAMA) | julie.lowry@carrolltoncityschools.net (CHORUS)