Clubs and Organizations
There are many extra-curricular clubs and organizations that students may join. These include:
Agricultural Mechanics Club - The Agricultural Mechanics Club promotes interest in mechanics through club activities, projects, and field trips. Some of our projects include Doodlebug I (Model A Fords) and Doodlebug II (Flathead V8 Fords). The Doodlebug Pull-in Canterbury, NH is one of the field trip activities of the Ag Mech Club.
Animal Science Club -The NCAHS Animal Science Club is a student-run organization that provides social, educational, and community service-oriented activities for its members, and focuses on students interested in a wide range of animals including cattle, sheep, pigs, and goats, as well as birds, reptiles, llamas, alpacas, and other exotics.
Book Club - Book club meets during X-Block on C days in the library. Come have a snack and discuss great books in a relaxing atmosphere. All are welcome.
Conservation Club -This Club is a student-driven organization at NCAHS. In the past, the Conservation Club sponsored trips focusing on local natural resources and outdoor activities. We have visited places such as Cape Cod National Seashore, the Cape Cod Canal to discuss and observe the engineering accomplishments of the project, a visit to the Department of Conservation and Recreation fish hatchery in Sandwich, a historic cemetery in Barnstable, and finally to the cliffs and broad beaches of the National Seashore. Students explored the glacial cliffs and the brave went for a swim in the rolling surf of the Atlantic Ocean.
Equestrian Drill Team -The Equestrian Drill Team is made up of advanced riders that must try out for the team. You are required to be a student of NCAHS but you may be in any major. The team uses the school horses and performs a set routine to music demonstrating some of the disciplines offered at the school. The team performs for Admission programs and other public relations affairs. They have also performed in parades, exhibitions, and some competitions.
Environment Club - The Environmental Club engages students in hands-on exploration of soil, water, wildlife, and forest resources, and investigation of important environmental issues affecting themselves, their families, and their communities. The club sends 10 students every spring to compete in the Massachusetts Envirothon. The Envirothon emphasizes team-oriented problem solving and community involvement that prepares young people for environmental careers and active citizenship.
Floriculture Club - The Floriculture club is designed to introduce students to the fun of floriculture. This club makes a variety of seasonal designs throughout the year to celebrate major holidays. Students will make arrangements for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and St. Patrick's day. Floriculture club is creative and fun. This club meets about once a month and is open to all students in grades 9-12.
GSA - The GSA provides a safe and welcoming space for any student who wants to talk about issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression. Our goal is to create greater awareness about the issues and experiences faced by the LGBTQ+ community. We organize events, do team-building activities, watch movies, eat snacks, attend conferences, and talk about what's going on in our lives. Everyone is welcome to come, regardless of an identity!
Horse Club -The Horse Club is devoted to educating its members on the vastness of the equine industry and reinforcing the joys of horses. The club members host horse shows and riding clinics during the year. The clinics have involved vaulting, equitation, dressage, and more. During the school year, the officers try to organize the meetings and activities to reflect the different disciplines the students are interested in learning.
Kennel Club - The kennel club runs dog-related activities all year long. Field trips include the Boston dog show, Westminster kennel club in New York City, and other local dog shows. The kennel club puts on two dog shows a year at the school. We also host matches for several area dog clubs.
Landscape Club - This club is open to all students regardless of Their major. Dues are $10. The club meets during all scheduled activity periods. As the main event, the club combines with the Forestry to clean the New England Grow. Last year two plant sales were held raising approximately $4,000. This money was used to fund the Northwest Passage a new hardscape feature on campus and will also help to scholarship any Plant science student attending the FFA Nationals. Additionally, bus fees for field trips were be covered for all plant science trips. The club has an annual picnic with the Forestry and Conservation clubs in the spring.
Literary Magazine Club Students publish poems, short stories, and brief plays and create accompanying artwork for a 4-times yearly online magazine.
Math Club -The Math team consists of students who have a good sense of mathematics. We compete in the fields of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and related math in a vocational competition.
NCAHS Student Newspaper - The Aggie Works is the student publication of NCAHS and provides a medium for showcasing the achievements and successes of student clubs, classes, and activities. The newspaper staff encourages feedback from all members of the staff and student body.
Peer Leadership Club - Open to all students committed to organizing and participating in events that foster kindness, school pride, and leadership at the Aggie. Beginning with the example set by upperclassmen at Freshman Orientation, members of this club will have the chance to participate in workshops and training aimed at developing a thoughtful and open school culture with opportunities to plan student-lead fundraisers, discussions, study events, meetings, and entertainment. In response to social and youth trends, Peer Leaders will meet to discuss the needs of the student body and involve faculty and administration to provide an informed vision that benefits the school community.
Research Animal Technology (R.A.T) Club - Research Animal Technology Club is a student-run organization that students can participate in to learn more about the exciting field of Research Animal Technology. Students will have engaging discussions regarding biomedical current events and humane practices within the animal research workplace. Basic skills needed to work in an animal research industry will be discussed and demonstrated. Students are encouraged to ask questions and learn new concepts, as well as, participate in some hands-on activities.
Veterinary Science Club - The purpose of the NCAHS Veterinary Science Club is to provide and further the study of veterinary and animal care topics, provide additional career exploration, and promote cooperation among its Members. Our club promotes the care and welfare of the school’s animal population. Each year student officers work with the advisors to provide activities and fundraisers. Guest speakers and field trips are generally a part of the club’s agenda.
Volunteer Club - The Volunteer Club is a place for motivated students looking to give back to the community. We meet to discuss the benefits of community service and often complete small volunteer activities during X-block. We also plan to travel into surrounding communities on out-of-school trips to better the world around us. Not only does this club allows one to explore the impact youth can have on their community, but it is also beneficial for future applications and resumes.