• 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:

    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:
     
    GA STUCO Leadership Summit at the Georgia Capitol on September 30, 2024
    District 1 Leadership Conference on November 7, 2024
    State Convention on February 20-22, 2025 
    Summer Leadership Blast—Summer 2025 Date TBA
     
    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 in person at GOC Fridays for students in grades 3-12 to work on leadership development. In addition to GOC Fridays, leaders meet virtually and in person on Tuesday afternoons for planning meetings. Executive Board members will have additional meeting times. 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 in coordination 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 to build leadership skills.

    Leadership Development--
     
    3rd - 5th Grade Leadership Team: Rachel Capaldi, Jennifer Crane, Laura Hunnings, and April Wells
    6th - 8th Grade Leadership Team: Michele Holliday and Margarita Reed

  • GSLT Logo

     Sponsors:

    Hope Campbell, Rachel Capaldi, Tony Maddox, and Kate Wheeler

    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 leaders. 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 Student Written and Directed Play Competition, the GOC Talent Show, the Fall Play, and the Spring Musical. Not only are we seeking talented performers for each of these events, we are also looking for students to assist with the technical aspects of theatre, such as lights, sound, costumes, set design, and stage management. The GOC Theatre Company works in coordination with the International Thespian Society to host Drama Club on GOC Fridays, open to students in grades 3-12. Audition notices and rehearsal/performance schedules will be included in the #GOCOWLS newsletter as each event approaches.


  • Makerspace Club

    GOC Makerspace Club

    Sponsor:

    John Foshee and Renee Smith

    Mission/Purpose/Description 

    Calling all future coders, inventors, and creative geniuses!

    Get ready to unleash your inner creator and join the Makerspace Club!

    This brand new club is your chance to turn AWESOME ideas into REALITY!

    Here's the scoop:

    • We'll have a blast tinkering with 3D printers, designing cool stuff on computers, and bringing those designs to life at our super-fun Makerspace tables.

    • Open to ALL grades, K-12! No experience needed, just a curious mind and a love for creating!

    • Get ready to build robots, design video games, or invent something totally NEW! ️

    • Grades K-2: We will meet on select Rich Experience Fridays

    • Grades 3-5: We will meet during select 3-5 GOC Fridays during the afternoon Rich Experience time block

    • Grades 6-8: We will meet during Club time on 6-8 GOC Fridays

    • Grades 9-12: We will meet during Club time on 9-12 GOC Fridays

    Ready to join the maker movement?

    Please Contact Mr. John Foshee or Dr. Renee Smith


  • 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.


  • 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. Both Youth Assemblies are held in Atlanta. 


  • 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 an 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 performances throughout the year 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 on GOC Fridays and some days 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, and Valentine’s Day.


  • Nest News Logo

    Sponsor:

    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. 

  • 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.


  • CLUBS

    GOC Fridays

    Contact:

    Hope Campbell

    Students interested in any of our GOC clubs as well as other activities should plan to attend GOC Fridays. Check the #GOCOWLS for more information.