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  • NHS Logo

    Sponsor:

    Leigh-Ann Danley

    Mission/Purpose/Description:

    Mission: The mission of NHS is to honor students who have excelled in scholarship, leadership, service and character.

    Purpose: National Honor Society at Gwinnett Online Campus is an honorary organization for students who have outstanding academic achievement and who have been chosen as exceptional representatives in the areas of leadership, service, and character by a selection committee. According to the national organization's goals, NHS hopes "to recognize and encourage academic achievement while developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy." 

    Description:  National Honor Society (NHS) membership has been the true mark of student achievement for over 100 years, but it goes far beyond a report card. By empowering, championing, and recognizing well-rounded students, NHS provides students with a values-based framework to elevate a culture of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Membership is available to 4-12 students who meet the academic requirements and are then selected based upon careful consideration of applications that display exceptional merit in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  Once selected for membership, students must maintain a commitment to these areas as well as continued academic success.


  • GASC Logo

    Sponsor:

    Hope Campbell, Teshia Dula, and Dr. Kyle Johnson

    Mission/Purpose/Description:

    Mission: The Georgia Association of Student Councils (GASC) is an organization dedicated to the development of student councils throughout Georgia. GASC provides opportunities for advisors and students to receive training while networking with one another, fostering ideas to serve schools and communities. Through GASC's annual events, councils learn and grow together by sharing these opportunities, fulfilling GASC's mission.
     
    Purpose: To grow student leaders in grades 6-12 through leadership development, service, networking, and democratic practices.
     
    Description: Gwinnett Online Campus Student Leaders in grades 6-12 will apply to represent GOC at Georgia Student Council events throughout the year such as the GA STUCO Leadership Summit at the Georgia Capitol on September 18, 2023, the District 1 Leadership Conference in November 2023, and the State Convention on February 21-23, 2024. These events will allow our student leaders to grow their leadership voice.

  • SLT Logo

    Sponsor:

    Hope Campbell

    Mission/Purpose/Description:

    Mission: To build school culture, community, and connectedness 

    Purpose: To increase student engagement for all students at Gwinnett Online Campus while growing leadership skills in student leaders 

    Description: Student Leadership meets monthly virtually and in person at GOC Fridays for students in grades 4-12. We host the Back to School Bash, Fall Festival, Winter Social, Gaming Tournament, and the Spring Dances as well as a variety of other activities and events throughout the year that work to increase student engagement. We work closely with Gwinnett Student Leadership Team and GOC Student Council. 

    At GOC Fridays, we will focus on developing leadership skills for students so that students can partner with us to make positive changes here at GOC and in our community. 

    Teacher and Counselor Leaders will help us with our purpose to build leadership skills.

    Leadership Development--
     
    4th - 6th Grade Leadership Team: Jennifer Crane, Teshia Dula, and April Wells
    7th Grade Leadership Team: Michele Holliday, Margarita Reed, and Debby Powell

  • GSLT Logo

     Sponsors:

    Hope Campbell, Rachel Capaldi, Tony Maddox, and Jeanette Schiffmann

    Mission/Purpose/Description:

    Each Gwinnett County High School has a Gwinnett Student Leadership Team.  These teams consist of 3 Sophomores, 3 Juniors, and 3 Seniors. These students are selected via application and interview at the beginning of the sophomore year and experience a world-class leadership journey. 

    The mission of GSLT is to develop student leaders who embrace the function of leadership throughout their local school by shaping culture and performance. To bring leadership lessons back to the school community to help develop leaders at our local school. 

    As part of world-class schools, GSLT strives to:

    Develop and instill a leadership mindset in students.

    Develop a cadre of students who implement leadership skills within the local schools and communities through peer facilitation.

    Create a legacy of leadership that promotes student involvement and overall excellence.


  • Odyssey of the Mind logo

    Sponsor:

    Hope Campbell

    Mission/Purpose/Description:

    Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment. Participants build self-confidence, develop life skills, create new friendships, and are able to recognize and explore their true potential. OotM proves that students can have fun while they learn. 

    We will meet at the start of the school year for an info session and to gauge interest. Each team must have at least one parent coach. If we garner enough interest for a team, we will form teams and register for the year and for competitions. We also work in conjunction with Momentum Arts and work to collaborate with them to form cooperative teams. 

    Divisions for Odyssey of the Mind

    Primary—Grades K to 2

    Division 1—Grades 3 to 5

    Division 2—Grades 6 to 8

    Division 3—Grades 9 to 12


  • International Thespian Society logo

    Sponsor:

    Miro Gomez

    Mission/Purpose/Description:

    International Thespian Society, the student honorary division of the Educational Theatre Association, is an extracurricular club open to students in grades 6-12. Students become members of ITS by earning points for their service and experience in the area of theatre. High school students are eligible to serve as officers in the organization and attend Georgia Thespian Conference, the annual statewide conference for theatre students. Middle school students are inducted into ITS as Junior Thespians, and may also serve as troupe officers. Junior Thespians are eligible to attend the Junior Thespian Conference and GCPS' annual theatre conference, DramaRama. Throughout the year, ITS members organize and participate in various theatre activities at GOC and in the community.


  • Theatre owl

    Gwinnett Online Campus Theatre Company

    Sponsor:

    Miro Gomez

    Mission/Purpose/Description:

    The Gwinnett Online Campus Theatre Company is an active and award-winning theatre company. Students in grades K-12 are invited to participate in the various theatre events held throughout the year such as the GOC Talent Show and the Spring Musical. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in various things like the Fall Play and Student Written and Directed Play Competition. Not only are we seeking out talented actors, singers, and dancers for each of these events, we are also looking for students to assist with lights, sound, costumes, set design, and stage management. The GOC Theatre Company also works in coordination with the International Thespian Company to host Drama Club at GOC Fridays, which is open to all students in grades 4-12.


  • CyberPatriot

    WHAT IS CYBERPATRIOT?

    Sponsor:

    Renee Smith

    Mission/Purpose/Description 

     

    CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. ​At the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation's largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks. Other programs include AFA CyberCamps, an elementary school cyber education initiative, a children’s literature series, and CyberGenerations –a cyber safety initiative geared toward keeping senior citizens safe online.

  • Readers Rally Logo

    Sponsor:

    Kate Wheeler

    Mission/Purpose/Description:

    Mission: To prepare for the Gwinnett County Readers Rally competition by reading the chosen books and practicing critical reading skills.

    Purpose: To encourage a voracious reading life among students in which they make informed decisions about what to read outside of class and think deeply while reading.

    Description: Readers Rally provides students with the opportunity to read recently published, award-winning books, discuss them with their peers, and practice critical reading skills that will help them to become life-long readers. Each February, schools from all over Gwinnett County compete in the Readers Rally Competition to show off and celebrate their knowledge of the books they’ve read.

    Students in grades 4-12 are welcome to join us when they are on-campus on Fridays, as well as during monthly virtual meetings. An up-to-date list of the books for each grade level can be found on the Gwinnett County Public Schools website: https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/30279.


  • UN Logo

    Model United Nations

    Sponsor:

    Zain Malik

    Mission/Purpose/Description:

    First established in 1947, Model United Nations is an educational simulation of the United Nations in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations system. Participants learn to read, write, speak, research, and negotiate like a diplomat. Teams are assigned countries that they represent at Model United Nations conferences, where each team represents a different country. The GOC Model UN team will work towards competing at statewide conferences at Georgia Tech and Emory University.


  • Georgia Youth Assembly

    Georgia Youth Assembly

    Sponsor:

    Zain Malik

    Mission/Purpose/Description:

    The Georgia Youth Assembly is a hands-on learning opportunity for middle and high school students in the state of Georgia. Sponsored by the Georgia Center for Civic Engagement, the Youth Assembly is a simulation of the three branches of Georgia Government. Students will debate and vote on bills written by themselves and other students. The high school Youth Assembly meets in November, while the middle school Youth Assembly meets in March. Both Youth Assemblies are held in Atlanta.


  • The Living History Club

    Sponsor:

    Kimberly Park

    Mission/Purpose/Description:

    Mission Statement: Our club is dedicated to promoting a love of history in our school and community with students in grades 4-12.
    Purpose: To research and build our own physical representations of important historical figures that have made a lasting impact on our country and way of life.  
    Description: Living history is an activity that incorporates historical tools, activities and dress into an interactive presentation that seeks to give observers and participants a sense of stepping back in time.  Students in grades 4-12 will have the opportunity to deep dive into their favorite historical figures and do meaningful research to develop these interactive presentations for an exciting Living History Museum event. Date TBD

  • Salute to Service Activity Group

    Salute to Service Owl

    Sponsor:

    Laura Hunnings

    Mission/Purpose/Description:

    Mission: To bring joy to the GOC community by connecting K-5 students, community members, and veterans through songs, dance, skits, books, writing & art.

    Purpose: To connect students with positive experiences and gratitude for our country, and to provide understanding of the sacrifices our service members and their families have made through age-appropriate lessons.

    Description: Students in Grades K-5 are invited to participate in a performance in the spring to showcase the patriotic songs, dances, skits and original artwork that the students create in the meetings each month.. The Salute to Service Activity Group will meet bi-monthly both on campus and digitally to prepare for the program honoring veterans of the community. Members will also write letters and draw pictures to honor veterans and active service members for veterans' day. 


  • The Social Lounge

    Sponsor:

    Denise Billinglsey

    Mission/Purpose/Description:

    The Social Lounge was created to provide students with an interest in Social Studies a variety of avenues to explore different aspects of the discipline. Students are able to create experiences for the whole group based on their particular area of interest. This club provides students exposure to lesser known careers and topics in the field of Social Studies. Students also have the ability to socialize with others in a welcoming environment. This club is open to all high school students here are GOC. 

  • GOC News

    Sponsor:

    Hope Campbell and Stephen Gronsbell

    Mission/Purpose/Description:

    Mission: To improve communication with our students and their families while also growing skills for our students related to digital production
     
    Purpose: To provide engaging news segments for our students and their families on upcoming events and activities as well as school related news. 
     
    Description: Students in grades 4-12 will film on location and on campus in the Digital Production Studio with Mr. Gronsbell during GOC Fridays to create engaging news segments that will enhance school communication with our students and their families. 

  • S.A.F.E. (Students Aiming For Equality)

    Sponsor:

    Rachel Capaldi and Kate Wheeler

    Mission/Purpose/Description:

    Mission: For students to collaboratively learn about and discuss advocacy and equality.

    Purpose:To provide students with a safe space to find social connection, learn about one another, and discuss ways to advocate for equality.

    Description: This student-led group provides a safe space for students in grades 9-12 to discuss how to advocate for equality in their everyday lives. Meetings will take place during the counseling period of on-campus Fridays and will provide students with a specific topic to learn about and discuss each week. All topics of discussion are chosen by students, with the goal of allowing students to learn more about one another and build a supportive community of their peers.


  • GOC Gaming Group

    Gaming Owl

    Sponsor:

    Tristan Mills

    Mission/Purpose/Description:

    Mission: Our mission is to foster an inclusive community of play at GOC through casual and competitive gaming.

    Purpose: Create a safe, age-appropriate environment for students to connect with peers and learn through gameplay.

    Description: GOC Gaming Group is a school-based board game and video game club that meets to build bonds and make connections through casual, collaborative, and competitive gaming. We strive to build social skills and promote good "Netiquette" when interacting with peers in offline and online settings.

    The GOC Gaming group is responsible for hosting and facilitating school-based, in-person, and virtual gaming sessions and tournaments to promote socialization and cooperation amongst students.

    Esports is an optional part of the Gaming group where students can sign up to play against other students across the state and country in competitive gaming, via the Generation Esports platform.


  • CLUBS

    Club Fridays

    Contact:

    Hope Campbell

    Students interested in any of our GOC clubs as well as co-curriculars, community circles, and various interest groups, should plan to attend Club Fridays. Check the #GOCOWLS for more information.