The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost,
to reach out eagerly and without fear for new and richer experience.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Please expand the club name for more information. All clubs meet at 2:50 to 3:15 pm, unless otherwise noted.
- Archery Club
- Asian American Student Association
- Bake for Hope
- Best Buddies
- Circle of Sisters Book Club
- Environmental Club
- Girl Up!
- Glamour Gals Service Club
- Guitar Club
- Hip-Hop Dance Club
- Improv Club
- International Diversity Club
- Irish Dance Club
- LOTAs 4 Life
- LOTAs for a Cure
- Manga Club
- Mock Trial Club
- Model UN
- NOTA A Capella Club
- Onyx Club
- Prism Club
- Reinas de Holy Cross
- Robotics Team
- Tartan Spirit Club
- Tartan Writers' Club
- Ted-Ed Club
- Young Conservatives
- Young Progressives
New to AHC, the Asian American Student Association is dedicated to fostering the understanding and promotion of Asian cultures and traditions in our own community and in our region. Presentations on Asian nations’ histories and cultures are combined with visits to local festivals, restaurants and cultural celebrations.
(Moderator: Ms. Cotter) Once a month, days vary 3:00–3:30 pm Library
The mission of Best Buddies AHC is to create and foster friendships between students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. We plan social outings, attend events and raise awareness within the Holy Cross community.
(Moderator: Ms. Montgomery) Once a month, days vary 3:00pm – 3:30pm Library
Girl Up! is an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation. AHC students have the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.
(Moderator: Ms. Creamer) Every other Thursday room 222
The Guitar Club provides the school community with additional music enrichment opportunities through enjoyment of the guitar. This club is open to all levels of experience. Being an active member of the Guitar Club automatically makes you eligible for many opportunities that are not available to other students, which include many public performance opportunities, exposure to many musical forms, award nominations and Special Artist & Guest Workshops.
(Moderator: Ms. Meehan) Wednesdays room 250
The Improv Club is a group of students who work at excelling in the art of theatrical improvisation.
Club members work to hone their improv skills in long form, sketch comedy, and short form formats (including games such as the ones seen on the hit TV show Whose Line is it Anyway?).
Students who attend all club rehearsals will have a variety of performance opportunities each semester, including the fall and spring Evenings of Performing Arts for Middle School Students, as well as the Improv Shows both semesters (November 11, and April 21).
(Moderator: Mr. Placek) Fridays 2:45 to 3:15 pm
Knowing that life is a God-given gift, we intend to explore and support all issues related to life, including abortion, the death penalty and end of life decisions. We plan to educate ourselves about what it means to be pro-life and to share our findings with the AHC community. We hope to grow in our faith as we increase our understanding of the gift of life.
(Moderator: Ms. Reese) Every other Wednesday room 208
The goal of The Academy of the Holy Cross Mock Trial Club is to educate students who have an interest in law and justice issues about the American legal system through participation in both criminal and civil mock trials. The team competes against clubs from other schools at the County Courthouse, with opportunities for presenting arguments for both the defense and the prosecution.
(Moderator: Dr. Morris) TBD
Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN. General Assembly and other governing bodies. Participants in Model UN explore the fundamentals of the United Nations to better understand our world and foster international awareness. Opportunities are presented for students to learn how to debate, moderate, collaborate, and problem solve under various circumstances. Students participate in simulations with fellow Academy of the Holy Cross classmates as well as students from around the world at one of several local conferences each year.
(Moderator: Ms. Creamer) Every other Thursday room 222
A minority student club, composed of primarily African-American students but open to all students to assist students to develop a common bond with each other to develop an appreciation for the diversity of the student body. The club sponsors field trips, club discussions with other schools, informative assemblies and service activities.
(Moderators: Ms. Brown, Ms. Stephenson) Once a month, days vary 3:00–3:30 pm room 208
The Academy of the Holy Cross’s Prism Club is meant to foster a safe and caring environment in which students can discuss the current issues for the LGBTQ community both socially and culturally in today’s society. The club strives to fulfill and support Holy Cross’s mission to be a Christ-centered community, which values diversity. The meetings will discuss a variety of topics such as the value of diversity and inclusivity, labels, and stereotypes. All are invited, and members are encouraged to help one another develop a greater understanding of one another and create a sense of acceptance and respect.
(Moderators: Ms. Ballantine, Ms. Mackinnon) Every other Tuesday at lunch room 143
The AHC Transformers (Team 6584) are a FIRST Robotics Competition team. Students learn how to build, program, and drive large scale robots to compete in regional events in the mid-Atlantic region. Students also learn how to write grants, obtain corporate sponsorship, market the team, and manage Robotics Team funding.
(Moderator: Mr. Geiser) Every Thursday room 242
The Tartan Writers' Club is a creative writing group which encourages discussion of popular literature, critiquing work and peer suggestions, and the courage to undergo the publishing process. The Tartan Writers' Club will help LOTAs mature in their creative writing skills: learning how to use vivid, descriptive words, developing their own style or "voice", and writing crisply and concisely. The Tartan Writers' Club will guide LOTAs down the road to landing a literary agent, and eventually, becoming a published author.
(Moderator: Ms. Ballantine) Every other Friday room 200
This club provides young conservatives at AHC the opportunity to enrich their understanding and appreciation of conservative principles, as well as offer students who do not consider themselves a
conservative understanding of social and political conservative values.
(Moderators: Ms. Reese, Dr. Morris) Every other Wednesday room 208
The Young Progressives Club meets weekly to discuss current economic, political, and social issues from a liberal perspective. Club activities include: visits to Congress, guest speakers, and sponsoring a charity fundraiser.
(Moderators: Dr. Minogue, Mrs. Tonks, Mrs. Creamer) Every Wednesday room 222 from 2:45–3:15 pm