Drug Free Club
Drug Free Club is a voluntary club that gives students an added reason to say “no” to drugs. By participating, students agree to random drug screens during the school year. A-Tech will also offer several perks to the students to encourage their participation. We will schedule the first drug test within the first two months of the school year. After the student takes the first drug test, they will receive a membership card from the Drug Free Club. During the rest of the school year, they may be randomly tested. To participate in the program students and their parents need to complete the membership application and turn it in to the Student Services Office.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Requirements for being inducted into the National Honor Society are outlined in the Student Handbook.
SkillsUSA is a national organization serving a quarter-million high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA also provides the opportunity for students to participate in career-technical competitions where they can demonstrate their skills alongside goal-oriented peers at the local, state, and national levels.
Student Ambassadors are involved in tours, sophomore visits, and many other school activities on and off campus. Student Ambassadors work at various events held throughout the year.
The following are considerations for eligibility to become a Student Ambassador:
On track for a Career-Technical Certificate
Recommendation from Career-Technical Instructor
Permission from parent or guardian
A friendly, outgoing attitude and be willing to participate in district events.
Youth Philanthropy Board
Youth Philanthropy Board is composed of A-Tech students who have the mission of assisting the direction of funding non-profit organizations with special projects that need monetary assistance in our community.
With the goal of directly benefiting the people in our area, students also focus on ways to give back through service learning, expanding leadership skills, and the use of their individual talents and energy to help in this type of endeavor. The Ashtabula Foundation provides funding for the Youth Philanthropy Board to distribute to worthy community groups and organizations, who meet certain criteria on their applications as a 501 C3 non-profit.
To be on the Youth Philanthropy Board, a student must have a recommendation from an A-Tech Instructor. Other areas that are considered when making the selections are a student’s grades, discipline, and attendance.