Various academic organizations and classes are designed to provide students with experience in specific scholastic competitive events.
The Academic Decathlon is a team competition wherein students match their intellects with students from other schools. Students are tests in 10 categories: Art, Economics, Essay, Interview, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Music, Science, Social Science and Speech. Each high school enters a team of nine students: 3 "A" or Honor students, 3 "B" or Scholastic students, and 3 "C" or Varsity students.
Contact Mr. Bruce Brenna, Coach, or Mr. Michael Pimentel, Asst. Coach, for more information.
FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA (FBLA)
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.
FBLA-PBL's National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Through state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners then are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference each summer. Competitive events fall into three categories: individual, team, and chapter. Individual and team events focus on skills useful in leadership and career development; chapter events recognize overall achievement and performance in chapter management and growth.
Contact Ms. Rosemarie Dao, Advisor, for more information
FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA (FHA-HERO)
FHA-HERO focuses on developing career and leadership skills for members to be successful in home, community and work life. Students are able to sharpen their personal leadership and career skills by participating as members and officers in competitive recognition events, leadership development activities, and community service projects.
Participation in the Competitive Recognition Events gives Home Economics Careers and Technology students the confidence, motivation, and experience to be successful in the workplace. The Competitive Recognition Events are contests in 20 career-related areas that prepare members of the California Association FHA-HERO for the world of work. These events extend classroom learning and give students recognition and a sense of achievement while developing skills for future careers.
Contact Mrs. Jill Pickett, Advisor, for more information.
VARSITY BAND/WINTER PERCUSSION
Indoor percussion ensemble or indoor drumline consists of the marching percussion (or battery) and front ensemble (pit or frontline) sections of the marching band or drum corps. Indoor percussion marries elements of music performance, marching, and theater. Although most indoor percussion ensembles are affiliated with high schools, there are also many independent groups that draw participants from a large area. Indoor typically starts rehearsing after their fall marching band season ends. The Titan drumline has been one of the best in the county and have proved to be a powerhouse in California. In 2019, indoor will be competing at the World Indoor Percussion in Ohio.
Contact Mr. Alex Gonzales "Mr. G", Director, for more information.
In 1980, Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) introduced the Mock Trial program, which already had a strong following in Los Angeles County, to all the counties in California. The program was created to help students acquire a working knowledge of our judicial system, develop analytical abilities and communication skills, and gain an understanding of their obligations and responsibilities as participating members of our society.
Each year, CRF creates and produces a new set of Mock Trial materials based on an important issue facing America's youth. The materials include a hypothetical criminal case (including summaries of case law, witness statements, official exhibits, and simplified rules of evidence); lesson plans on the central issues in the case; and competition rules and guidelines
Students actively experience the excitement of working in teams, exchanging ideas, setting goals, and examining issues while interacting with positive role models from their communities. By studying the case and preparing strategies and arguments for trial, students also develop presentation skills, analytic ability, and team cooperation.
Currently there is not a Mock Trial team at CCHS however you may contact the office for more information.