Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and Organizations at Maranatha serve to develop students as whole persons – offering opportunities for community service, leadership training, and cultivating interpersonal skills. Eligibility for any extracurricular program associated with Maranatha High School is conditioned upon satisfactory academic and behavioral performance and is subject to club and/or organization guidelines for membership.


  Adventure Club                          H.O.S.A. (Health Occupations Students of America)
  Ambassador Club   Let Them Eat Cake Club
  Anime Club   Mock Trial
  Art Club   National Honor Society (NHS) 
  ASL Club   Project 15 Club 
  British Culture Club   Science Bowl
  California Scholarship Federation (CSF)    SHArK/SEAL Project-Caltech 
  Chess Club    Spanish Club 
  Comedy Sportz Club   Speech/Debate - National Forensic League
  Conflicts and Resolution Club   Spirit Club / Club 318
  Creative Writing Club   Sports Medicine Club
  Fashion Club   Surf Club
  Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)   Team Harambee
  GLAMGurl Club   Ultimate Frisbee Club
  Go Club    Video Game Club 
  Honors Math Club    
  Japanese Culture Club    


Adventure Club

The Adventure Club's purpose is to challenge students to experience God's creation in new and exciting ways. The Adventure Club goes on 2-3 adventures each year. The club usually travels to one of the Channel Islands in the fall to camp, snorkel, kayak and swim with seals. In the winter the club heads south to Joshua Tree for camping and rock climbing. The trips also allows for leadership opportunities by having students help plan for trips, pack, lead devotionals, etc. We also foster community and relationships. Getting away allows excellent opportunity to connect on a deeper level and allows staff chaperones to speak into students lives more than they would be able to during the school day. (COMMUNITY)

Advisors: TBA

Ambassador Club

The Ambassador Club is a leadership and service club at MHS. Ambassador Club students serve to represent the school at several school functions. They also participate in fun social activities throughout the year.  (SERVICE)

Advisor: John Rouse


Anime Club

The mission of Anime Club is to broaden students’ cultural horizons so that they may experience different aspects of cultures other that what they are used to.  (SERVICE)

Advisor: Sharon Chung

Art Club

A venue for artists and others interested in art to celebrate their God-given talents and interests. When members meet, they do art-related activities such as sketch and other art production, play Pictionary and sometimes celebrate artist birthdays with pizza parties and take field trips to museums and art schools. The Art Club also sponsors the annual all-school Gingerbread House Building Contest and hosts the Mid-Valley Arts League “Saturday Afternoon in the Park with the Masters”. The mission of Art Club is to discover the God-given creativity within us and learn to use it for His service. (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Diane Barnhart

ASL Club

God has given us the gift of language; to be able to connect and fellowship with others.  ASL Club allows our students to do just that within the Deaf community. ASL Club meets once a week at lunch to learn new signs, play games, and learn more about the Deaf Culture.  The club also takes 4-5 trips outside of school from “Deaf lunches” at the mall to Deaf Awareness Days at Universal Studios or at Disneyland. The mission of ASL Club is to allow students to use God’s gift of language to connect and fellowship with others within the deaf community. (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: Sharon Chung

British Culture Club

The British Culture Club aims to celebrate British heritage and history by offering students the opportunity to experience British culture through social and educational activities in several different ways including British pop culture in television, film, and music. The mission of British Culture Club is to develop the whole student by establishing a culturally based group to share in fellowship while enjoying modern British Culture.  (COMMUNITY)

Advisors: Dianna Fowler

California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

CSF emphasizes high standards of scholarship and community service for California high school students. CSF encourages members to continue to strive academically. Members are entitled to participate in special events each semester such as: field trips, lunches, food treats, etc. All students who qualify per the state-mandated point system are encouraged to apply. Members are eligible for a variety of tuition scholarships available at universities across the state and in select colleges nationwide. Regional subcommittees nominate several members as Life Members based upon character, leadership abilities and volunteer service. Fifty of these students receive $1,500 each, and five of these (one from each region of California) are awarded an additional $1000 toward their college tuition. (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: TBA

Chess Club

The chess club is designed to give an opportunity for students to participate in an intellectual game while existing in and benefiting from a community of common interest. This club also has a selective chess competition team and hosts a tournament each year. All students, regardless of skill level, are encouraged to join the fun! The mission of Chess Club is to sharpen critical thinking, memory, and focus while practicing grace and humility.  (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: Daniel Baker

Comedy Sportz

The largest, most successful improvisation training program for high school students in the country! The program empowers students to create their own theatre and nourishes their communication skills through improvisational theatre workshops and performances. It encourages individuality and provides a forum to succeed or fail in a safe environment that combines showmanship and sportsmanship. The League provides an extracurricular activity that goes beyond stage work into everyday situations. And the students just think they're having fun! The mission of Comedy Sportz is to connect through fellowship with a common interest in acting and improvisation. (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Charles Hampton

Conflict and Resolution

The mission of Conflicts and Resolution is to prepare students to live lives of purpose through learning about their interpersonal conflicts and to achieve win-win outcomes in God’s name.  (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: TBA

Creative Writing Club

The mission of the creative writing club is to create a safe environment where members can share their creative writing and explore various forms of modern literature. Members will develop skills that will enable them to participates in creative wiring as a form of worship and ministry.  (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Erika Turnquist


Fashion Club

The mission of Fashion Club is to bring a community together that shares a common interest for fashion.  (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: TBD

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

FCA’s mission is to present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. Led by student-athletes and coaches, it encompasses Bible studies and campus outreach events. FCA will model Jesus’ example of serving and express unity in Christ in and through all relationships. FCA members will honor and glorify God in all they do. Their relationships will demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through integrity, serving, teamwork and excellence. FCA’s vision is to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes all while having fun!  (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: TBD

GLAMGurl Club

GLAMGurl is committed to promoting holistic wellness and Christrevering character as demonstrated in service. (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: Shaneka Woods

Go Club

The mission of Go Club is to sharpen critical thinking, memory, and focus while practicing grace and humility.  (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Daniel Baker

Honors Math Club

The beauty of Mathematics is the truth it reveals. Right here, in our Honors Math Club, we will have fun discovering the beauty of Math. We will also invite top people in specific areas to come speak to and discuss  with us. For example, last year, we invited Dr. Bijan Nemati (from JPL, Coronagraph Integrated Modeling Lead), Dr. William H. Blume ( JPL engineer), and Prof. Francis Su (president of the Mathematic Association of America). This year, you may meet them as well as even more professors! In Honors Math Club, we also participate in the American Math Contest so that you may have a chance to show your own math talent. So, what are you waiting for. (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Sandy Pelletier

Japanese Culture Club

The mission of Japanese Culture Club is to expand students knowledge by exposing students to the Japanese culture and language. (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: Monica Chan

H.O.S.A. (Health Occupations Students of America)

HOSA is a club designed to bring awareness to students about opportunities for careers in the health field. Participation in the club will equip students with specific health field competencies and skills. Students participate in internships, listen to guest speakers, gain health-field certifications, and network with students from other schools in HOSA clubs. Students have an opportunity to develop leadership qualities and skills, while learning about what health professions would best suit their gifts and talents. The club helps to improve communication skills, character, responsibility, self-confidence, and motivation towards future goals. To enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality heath care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill, and leadership development of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community. (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisors: TBA

Let Them Eat Cake Club

The Let Then Eat Cake Club allows students to learn and practice cake decorating techniques and then once a month create thier own cake creation. (COMMUNITY)

Advisors: Sue Lange & Nancy Lange

Mock Trial Club

The mock trial program allows high school students to experience the courtroom in a hands-on role. The mock trials are set up and structured just like a real court, bound by the same rules. This can help the students to know exactly what role each of the different people in a court (judges, lawyers, witnesses, etc.) do in the judicial system. Cases typically have to do with problems faced by teens, and will usually involve teenagers as witnesses. The Mock Trial Club helps Maranatha students to be brave and work towards the goal of justice through understanding and practice of law and government. (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Charles Hampton

National Honor Society (NHS)

NHS recognizes outstanding high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. More than one million students participate in activities of the NHS in all 50 states and Canada. The Maranatha chapter was chartered in 1993. Membership is offered to sophomores, juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.75 or higher. Members are chosen by a faculty council for their character, leadership and service attributes. Our group service project is peer-tutoring. On a semester basis, each NHS member is encouraged to give at least 10 hours of free tutoring. That's over 500 hours of tutoring given to MHS students by MHS students every semester! Eligible students may apply each semester.  (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: TBD

Project 15 Club

Project 15 on campus exists to raise awareness about the issues facing youth and provide Christian resources to see youth gain victory over these struggles. This promotes Christ and a relationship with him just as Maranatha’s mission statement. (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: Steven Kozak

Science Bowl

Science Bowl is committed to challenging students to excel in testing, teamwork, and healthy competition which builds character and distinction.(SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: TBA

SHArK/SEAL Project - Caltech

The Shark Seal project is a lab done in conjunction with Caltech PHD Students from Caltech. The Caltech teachers come to Maranatha every Wednesday after school and work with our students in the Chemistry Lab testing different elements that may have the ability to store solar energy. This is a Federal Government sponsored program that allows students to interact with teachers and PhD. Candidates from  Caltech in Pasadena in a real Lab setting. Students keep detailed lab manuals and have an opportunity to put the scientific method to work in a controlled lab environment. We also have the opportunity two times a year to go on the Caltech campus and interact with different scientists. (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: TBD

Spanish Club

A community with purpose and distinction, within the greater Maranatha community, created to promote enthusiasm, and character among native and non-native Spanish speaking students for the 2014 Associatedstudent body of Maranatha. (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Alba Breitenbucher

Speech/Debate - National Forensic League

MHS are members of the SCDL (Southern California Debate League) and the NFL (National Forensic League). Maranatha offers novice and advanced courses in speech and debate. Any student may become a member of the Team and participate in tournaments even if he or she is not currently enrolled in the course. The Speech and Debate Team meets Mondays and Wednesdays between 7:00 am and 8:00 am to prepare for tournaments and special presentations.  (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Pat Mesisca

Spirit Club / Club 318

The mission of Club 318 is to bring a sense of unity within the Maranatha students body and create unique high school experiences and memories.(COMMUNITY)

Advisor: TBA

Sports Medicine Club

The purpose of the Sports Medicine Club is to provide future health care professionals with exposure, experience, and education in sports medicine and musculoskeletal problems.  (SCHOLARSHIP)

Advisor: Kelly Wierema

Surf Club

The mission of the surf club is for students to experience first hand the beauty of God’s creation, the ocean, while bonding with classmates over the sport of surfing. (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: Daniel Baker

Team Harambee

The mission of Team Harambee is to improve character by using gifts and blessings from God to better our community through the sharing of the love of Christ with the children who are in need of such devotion. (SERVICE)

Advisor: Kim VanSpronsen

Ultimate Frisbee Club

The Ultimate Frisbee Club's mission is to enjoy the gifts and abilities God has given us by playing the most fun game known to man.  Members strengthen their abilities they already have, learn new skills, and teach those who are brand new to the sport.  During the Spring the club is hoping to scrimmage against other high school teams in the area. Frisbee Club meets every Friday at lunch on the football field where they play Ultimate Frisbee!  (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: TBD

Video Game Club

Join as us we "research" the wonderful world of gaming :) From its humble origins with the Atari 2600 to the latest blockbuster FPS – All Are Welcome! Even you......newbie!  (COMMUNITY)

Advisor: TBA





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