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High School Clubs

The following clubs are available to High School students. If you wish to be added to a club roster, click here and indicate your club choice: HS Club Sign-up 2019


Agora Art Club

Agora Art Club GraphicContact: Sally Devinney, Nichole Simpson, Melissa Jusko
Club Times: TBD

Let your creative side soar and join the Art Club! Agora’s Art Club is open to all high school students who have a desire to share their passion for all forms of art. This virtual, interactive club was founded by a student who leads the club and is advised by Agora high school art teachers. Club meetings are held virtually 1-2 times per month and include brief lessons, games, videos, and sharing of artwork. No previous formal art training is required.


Agora Coffee House

Coffee on a tableContact: John Riggs
Club Times: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3:30pm

Agora Coffee House is a place for high school students to come and share their talents and creations. It is an opportunity to share art, photography, poetry, and literature. It is a place where students can take the open mic and share a song they wrote or perform their jokes or spoken pieces. All high school students are welcome at Coffee House, even if you don’t want to share or perform. Come and support your friends, your classmates, and your peers. See what Agora students have to offer, and think about what you can do, too!


Agora Gay Straight Alliance

Gay-straight allianceContact: Jen Barrios
Club Times: 1st & 3rd Thursdays each month at 3:45pm
Sign Up Link

This is a student-run club for our high school students. The mission and purpose of each GSA is a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) students and allies, a time to provide support to each other, plan ways to educate other students in the school, organize activities to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues or all of the above! Please complete the survey link above and, once the advisors receive your information, a class connect session for the Gay-Straight Alliance will be added to your schedule.


Agora Young Father Group

dad is a super heroClub Times: 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12pm (noon)

Agora’s young father group is a group for parenting or expecting teen fathers.  It is an optional online parenting group.   The online meetings are a great way to connect with other teen fathers and safe fun spot to share stories with other teen fathers in the group.

If you are young father or an expecting young father, please fill out the survey below or reach out to the School Social Worker, Ms. Jennifer Barrios or your Family Coach or Counselor and let them know that you are interested in joining the group!

Our first meeting is on Wednesday, October 16th at Noon

Complete Survey HERE

**Once the survey is completed, the group will be added to your class connect schedule.


Anime Club

anime clubContact: Jennifer Martin

You think you are an Otaku or a Weeaboo? Do you enjoy Anime–like to talk and share? Then please join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at noon to hang out and chat about it. Bring your creative mind with you!

 


Astronomy Club

two people looking at the stars

Contact: Matthew Bruenn

Club Times: Second Tuesday of each month

Are you interested in the depths of our universe, how stars explode, and the future of space? If you are, then the Agora Astronomy Club is the right place for you! We will discuss past, current and future space discoveries, exploration, and what our universe is made of. This club is where you can share all your space knowledge and be introduced to new information as well!


A Time For Christ

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Contact: Pamela Sieger, Student Contact: Erica Martinez
Club Times: 12:00 every other Thursday

This club is a place where Christians can study the Word of God together. We will study a book from the Bible and discuss. It will be a great opportunity to focus on Jesus and encourage one another. We will not upset nor criticize any student’s religion. Although this is a Christian, Bible-based study, everyone is welcome!


Book Club

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ContactMegan Sinan, Trisa Lesczynski

Club Times: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 3:30pm

Students will have the opportunity to read and discuss books with their peers.  Students will nominate and vote on book selections to be read throughout the year.  During the meetings, there will be discussions, games, and other activities.


Chess Club

Contact: Mr. McNulty

Club times: 1st Monday of each month at 3:30pm

Checkmate! Agora’s Chess Club is open to all Agora students regardless of experience level. Want to give your brain a workout? Playing chess helps to develop mental skills that you will be able to use in many other areas of your life.  Chess requires planning and preparation, logic and problem-solving skills, and strategic and tactical thinking ability. Agora’s chess club will help you build these skills while having fun and making friends. Whether you are a student who simply enjoys playing a friendly game, a skilled player ready for competition and want to sharpen your skills, or a beginner who has always wanted to play chess, you will be a welcome member to this student-led club. The chess board is set up and ready for you!

 


Cooking Club

Cooking club chef kitchenware icons vector posterContact: Megan Sinan

Club Times: 1st Wednesday at 3:30pm

Sign Up Here

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Join us at the virtual dining table! Guided by your fellow students and supported by Miss Sinan, learn how to prepare a variety of dishes, swap recipes, take virtual restaurant and kitchen field trips, and explore what foods/recipes promote healthy living.


Debate Club

debate clubContact: Jordan Alderson or Sharon Kelso

Club Times: 2nd & 4th Thursday each month at 3:45pm

Do you enjoy debating contemporary topics with your peers? If so, we would love to hear your VOICE during this year’s Debate Club meetings. Students will brainstorm topics they would like to debate and teams will be formed. Students are required to participate on the microphone and must remain polite, respectful, and appropriate during all discussions. At the end of the debate, students will come together to determine a reasonable middle-ground. We look forward to having you!


Domestic Travel Club

domestic travel clubContact: Ericka Nicol or Sharon Berry

Club Times: 1st Tuesday at 3:30pm

Looking to get out from behind your computer?  Come travel the US with Agora!  This club is open to high school students who want to learn more about the amazing places we can visit within our own country.  Last June, we traveled to the Grand Canyon.  This June, we are excitedly planning an adventure to Tampa, Florida.  (Read about it HERE) We hope you are able to join us!  DTC is open to all high school students, even if you are unable to travel with us.

We are very excited to announce this year’s domestic travel opportunity.  We are headed to sunny Florida from June 11th to June 15th, 2020!

Join us on an amazing 5 day trip that includes kayaking, swimming with manatees, visiting a dolphin rescue, going behind the scenes at a safari, and much more.  It is a jam-packed trip that is so educational, you can actually earn science credits that count towards your transcript!  Imagine earning high school credits by snorkeling down a river and petting a dolphin!

Attached you will find all of the information, including the itinerary for our journey and how to sign up.  We are proud to partner with WorldStrides, a student travel company that has been in business for 50 years.  They offer a lot of additional incentives, including extended payment plans and scholarships for qualifying candidates.

We really hope that you will consider traveling with us this year.  Check out the video below to learn more about the trip.

Florida:  Habitat H2O – Play on Vimeo  |  Play on YouTube  |  Download from DropBox

If you have questions, please reach out to Ericka Nicol at enicol@agora.org or by phone at 610.230.2978.

Students – you will see informational meetings popping up on your class connect sessions next week.  We hope to see you there!


Equine Club

Girl Riding a Horse ImageContact: Heather Coyne
Club Times: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays each month at 3:30pm

Mini horses, draft horses, and race horses…oh my! Just can’t get enough of these amazing creatures? Neither can we! Would you like to join us for the ultimate virtual equestrian experience?

Topics include:

  • Equine care 101 – health care, feeding, tacking, etc.
  • Riding styles – English, western, sidesaddle and more
  • Equine events and shows – clinics, hunter shows, etc.
  • Equine careers – equine dentist, breeder, etc.
  • Equine guest speakers – meet vets, farriers and trainers

FBLA

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Contact: Meghan Lynn

Club Times: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3:30pm

Are you thinking about a career in Business or Computers?  Are you interested in scholarships, meeting new people, community service and competing in technology and business events? Do you want to gain valuable leaderships skills that will help you be successful at Agora and after high school? IF you answered “Yes!” to any of these, then come check out Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Monthly meetings include guest speakers, virtual field trips and so much more. Be a part of this exciting new Chapter at Agora.


F.I.R.E. (Female Initiative, Respect, & Empowerment)

F.I.R.E ClubContact: Lori Andrews
Club Times: 3rd Wednesday each month at 12pm (noon)

At F.I.R.E., our main goal is to provide a safe, welcoming environment for all our members, and to promote leadership and confidence. We discuss topics from women’s rights to women’s social and mental health. We hope to create a network among all members and promote support, empowerment, and friendship that persists even outside of meetings.


Game Day Gaming Club

Game Day ClubContact: Christine Thomas

Club Times: 2nd Thursday each month at 3:30pm

Are you interested in connecting with other Agora students who enjoy the same games as you? Come on down to the Game Day Gaming Club where you can meet students who share your gaming interests. This club is open to all gamers and games. Begin a new quest: Join the Game Day Gaming Club.

 


Girls Who Code Club

Contact: Jennifer Dumas

Club Times: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 3:30pm

Are you a girl who has an interest in coding?  Join Girls Who Code, where you will meet other like-minded girls who are interested in coding.  Girls Who Code is a unique Computer Science club for girls who are interested in Computer Science, Coding Activities, and more.


International Travel & Tourism Club

Travel & Tourism Club ImageContact: Trisa Lesczynski
Club Times: Last Tuesday of each month at 3:30pm

Come and have fun while we learn about different countries, languages, and customs; share experiences and photos; and much more! This club is open to all high school students including, but not limited to, students who are traveling with the International Travel Club.


Math & Writing Peer Tutoring

Math & Writing ImageContact: Rebecca Adams, Colleen Richardson
Club Times: Every Friday at 12:00om (noon)

Agora’s National Honor Society is happy to offer Math and Writing Peer Tutoring to any student in the 4th – 12th grade. We will work with students individually in breakout rooms to help work through the problems or writing assignments that are causing difficulty. Please bring some sample problems or an essay you are struggling to write. We can model how to solve and then support you as you are solving the problems on your own!


 Model United Nations Club

United Nations FlagContact Christine Barney, John Tumas
Club Times: Every other Tuesday at 3:30pm
Club Description

Are you interested in events going on around the world today? Do you have answers to the issues that are developing all over the world? Have you ever wanted to be the voice for a country? Ever want to save the world? Now is your chance! Join the Model UN Club where you can be a delegate in the UN. Come up with resolutions to issues. Learn about other countries. Debate with other students on important issues. Maintain Peace in the World!


Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network

PA Youth Leadership Network LogoContact: Morgan Witman
PACCT PYLN Website
Online Membership Application

Do you have the desire to partner with cyber students from across PA to make a difference? PYLN is a statewide network of young people that come together to create positive change in their local communities and beyond. The mission of the Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network is to coordinate a network that is led and driven by inclusive organizations of youth and young adults with and without disabilities across Pennsylvania. PYLN promotes advocacy, self-determination, leadership, empowerment, and service learning in the areas of transition, employment, education, and community engagement. Agora is part of a virtual PYLN affiliate group that is comprised of cyber school students from across the state. We meet monthly via online webinar. The group is completely youth-led and youth-driven with a primary purpose of completing a service learning project and a mission-related project while building leadership and advocacy skills.


Photography Club

Photography ClubContact: Ocie Hill
Club Times: 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month at 3:30pm

Agora’s Photography Club is open to all high school students who have a desire to share and/or improve their photography skills. This virtual interactive club focuses on learning the basics of DSLR cameras and how to take better pictures using your phone. We meet 1-2 times per month, and meetings include video tutorials, lessons, student work displays, and photographic challenges. All levels of ability welcome.


Poetry Club

PoetryClubContact: Allison Read

Club Times: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 3:45pm

Do you like writing poetry or reading poetry? Well, this is the club for you! Welcome to Agora’s Poetry Club! This club will give you the opportunity to read, discuss, and write poetry. Like to read poetry, but not write it? No problem! Think poetry is just what your teacher makes you read in English class? This isn’t your English class! Everyone will have the opportunity to share poems by favorite authors or self-written poems. This is an opportunity for all readers and writers of poetry to explore the art and style of poetry!


RAKA (Random Acts of Kindness at Agora)

Random Acts of Kindness at Agora

Contacts: Danielle Ambrose, Amber Brisbane, Diane Kunitsky, Sharon Lynn

Club Times: First Monday of the month at 3:30pm

The Random Act of Kindness of Agora (RAKA) club inspires each other to perform the smallest act of kindness, such as saying kind words to a peer or holding the door open to a stranger who has their hands full, to much bigger acts of kindness, like providing books or supplies to a school in need. All our Random Acts of Kindness contribute to a much bigger story, one that our club seeks to embody and promote to others – that you too can conquer the world one random act of kindness at a time. Everyone has the potential to change the world. We believe kindness can change the world, we remind everyone how much love there is in the world, and we want to inspire hope and generosity with our actions as much as our words. We are in need of amazing people like you to join.


Teen Pact

Teen Pact ClubContact: Kelly Noss, Erica Lee, Jen Barrios, or Rhonda Williams
Club Times: Every other Thursday at 12:00pm (noon)

Group for pregnant and/or parenting students at Agora.


The Agora Times

Student News Image

Contact: Megan Sinan

Interested in working for the student-run newspaper? We do it all! Writing articles, poetry and short stories, covering events, drawing comics and taking pictures – we’re the place to be! The Agora Times is always accepting new members.


Writing Club

Writing ImageContact: Kelly Pease

Club Times: 1st Thursday at 3:30pm

In Writing Club, we will discuss, share, and review different types of writing from all over the world, including your own! Bi-monthly meetings include spotlights of writing styles, authors, themed writing prompts, and other writing-related topics. Members will have the opportunity to share their writing and participate in peer reviews. Information about publication mediums can help YOU get your work published! If you enjoy reading and writing, then the Writing Club is the “write” place for you!