Central High School has many clubs that have been organized to create a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. Membership in clubs is open to any CHS student unless otherwise stated. All club meetings and functions, whether during or after school, require the presence of a faculty sponsor. These organizations include the following:

    Academic Team

    The CHS Academic Team competes against teams from other high schools in quiz bowl events which are held on Saturdays throughout the school year.  Practices are held twice per week from 3-4.  All students are welcome to participate. 

    Art Club

    The CHS Art Club is meant to bring together students who love art and have a desire to give back to their school and community. Art club is open to any student who has a passion for art. Members can participate in planned activities, including at least one service project or fundraiser during the academic year. Regular meetings will be held twice a month during Lion Time and on designated afternoons during the week as necessary. All members are required to contribute $5 in dues for the year.
    Sponsors: Whitney Herrington rm 1045 and Rebecca Witherow rm 1040


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    Best Buddies High Schools​


    Best Buddies High Schools fosters one-to-one friendships between students with and without Intellectual Disabilities. 
    Sponsor: Rachel Lombardo  and Courtney Scott

    Beta club

    Central’s Beta chapter is a member of National Beta Club, an entity which recognizes and awards members for their academic achievement, encourages volunteerism in the school and community, and provides leadership opportunities. Both National and the local chapter aim to instill qualities that create self-motivated, caring, capable model citizens.  
    Sponsor: Pam Hanners and Beth Fullerton

    Cosmetology club - Skills USA

    The cosmetology club gives students an opportunity to be involved in a career related organization.  Leadership, organization and preparation, as well as technical skills are explored that relate to the beauty and fashion industry of Cosmetology.
    Sponsor:  Tracey Luttrell tluttrell@mauryk12.org rm 3033

    Cos 1 Cos 2 Cos 3

    Criminal Justice Organization of Columbia Central High School

    The Criminal Justice Organization is a club designed to complement the Criminal Justice classes and to fulfill the student organization requirement of all Career and Technical Classes. Our goals are to enrich students with out of the classroom experiences and activities. We use Skills USA as a guide and they are our state organization. 
    Sponsor: Garland Brown    room # 3032


    DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools. 
    Sponsor: Christie Smith 

    Elevated Young Minds

    Elevated Young Minds is a student organization which is focused on promoting positivity and cultural awareness at Columbia Central High School. 

    Goals are accomplished by giving students a chance to be exposed to college and careers outside of a classroom environment. Students have chances to explore the arts via student plays and poetry contests. There are also debate led discussions about current events and issues impacting the community.  
    Sponsor: Garland Brown     room # 3032

    FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

    FBLA Twitter
    This organization is the largest business student organization in the world!  Participation will not only prepare students for a career in business, but also provide them with opportunities to develop leadership, communication, social, and service skills that are beneficial in any workplace.  Members will make professional business contacts that could help them later in life.  Most meeting will take place during Lion Time, but others will be held before or after school.  We highly encourage students to join this valuable organization.  

    Sponsors: TBA

    FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes):

    Purpose: 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.

    There is no cost to be a member of FCA; if the student wants an FCA t-shirt, the cost is $20.00.
    Sponsor:  Molly Shepard     room # 2075


    The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. Visit www.ffa.org
    Sponsor: Jessica Brown Metal Building 

    HOSA Future Health Professionals

    HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Dept. of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. Health Occupations Students of America, better known as HOSA………. is 100% health care! 
    Instagram: @cchslions_hosa
    Twitter: @cchslions_hosa 
    Dr. Brianna Humphrey room # 2051
    Dr. LeeAnn Holt room #2043

    Interact Club

    The purpose of Interact is to provide opportunity for young people to work together in a world fellowship dedicated to service and international understanding.

    The goals of Interact are:

    1. To recognize and develop constructive leadership and personal integrity.
    2. To encourage and practice thoughtfulness of and helpfulness to others.
    3. To create an awareness of the importance of home and family.
    4. To build respect for the rights of others based on recognition of the worth of each individual.
    5. To emphasize acceptance of individual responsibility as the basis of personal success, community improvement, and group achievement.
    6. To recognize the dignity and value of all useful occupations as opportunities to serve society.
    7. To provide opportunities for gaining increased knowledge and understanding of community, national, and world affairs.
    8. To open avenues of personal and group action leading to the advancement of international understanding and goodwill toward all peoples      
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      Sponsor: Dr. Dianna Davis 

    Key Club

    Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership. The core values of Key Club International are leadership, character building, caring, and inclusiveness. 

    Sponsor: TBA

    Linguistics Club

    “Linguistics is the study of language.  This club solves fun linguistics puzzles in order to prepare for the NACLO competition.  Students will get an opportunity to expand their worldview and challenge their minds.  There are no dues, and we meet once per week after school for an hour.”

    Sponsor: Benjamin Ogles room 2026

    Mechatronics - SkillsUSA
    is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We help each student excel. A nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.

    Mission Statement:​SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. We improve the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. Our vision is to produce the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member the opportunity for career success.

    Mecha 1 Mecha 3 mecha 2

    Club Sponsor: Johnathan Michael 

    Cluster: Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing 

    Classroom: 3042​

    Mu Alpha Theta Club

    Mu Alpha Theta is a national organization of math clubs.  The purpose of this club is not only to honor those students with outstanding achievement in mathematics but also to promote scholarship, enjoyment, and understanding of math.  
    Sponsor:  Maribeth Hughes     room # 2024

    National Honor Society

    National Honor Society is an organization that recognizes and develops scholarship, character, leadership, and service in tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students. Together with students in National Beta Club, NHS members focus on academic excellence and volunteer service at CHS.
    Sponsor: Pam Hanners & Beth Fullerton

    Peace in Action

    Peace in Action is an organization that promotes unity and a climate of acceptance here at Columbia Central.  The students represent all backgrounds, genders, and cultures and serve as ambassadors at times in our community.  Approximately 22-25 students make up Peace in Action during a school year and they are nominated by teachers, counselors, administrators, and team members and are interviewed and selected by team members.  Students are required to receive training in conflict resolution and mediation and receive community service hours for being a part. Community volunteers and our sponsor act as our trainers.  Columbia Police Department, Maury County Sheriff’s Department, Maury County Mediation Center and FRC Program Directors have assisted us in over 15 years of our program.              
    Sponsor: Stancil, LTanya 

    Photography Club

    The Digital Arts Club enables students to realize their creative visions through the use of state-of-the-art software in the areas of animation, graphic design, photography and illustration. We integrate Digital Arts and Design coursework into club activities. We are affiliated with the Technology Students Association. We plan to attend regional competition this school year. We do projects in photography and graphic design. 
    Sponsor: Nick Potter    room # 2011

    Science Club

    The purpose of science club is to promote interest in the sciences, provide experiences in the sciences above and beyond the classroom setting, provide career information in the sciences and enhance the involvement of science students.  

    Activities will focus on, but are not restricted to, the invitation of guest speakers to the campus, various student-lead presentations given to younger students throughout the community, trips to science related locations, and also activities which will allow the members to establish bonds with others who hold common interests.
    Sponsor:  Emily Stafford Room # 2117

    Spanish club

    The purpose of Spanish Club is to provide educational opportunities outside of the classroom for those interested in the Spanish language and culture. The club also provides the opportunity to meet with other students and faculty interested in speaking Spanish as well as international students.

    Sponsor: TBA 


    The Central High School Student Council is among the oldest and most well respected organizations on campus. It is made up of people who run for Student Body Offices and class representatives on the council. There are grade and  clean discipline record requirements. The Student council applications for upperclassmen are due in the SPRING, the Freshman Council in the FALL. Student council is the moving force behind Homecoming, Prom, Senior Day, Spirit Week, and most of the other school wide social functions each year. The council also functions as a link between the school and the community. Student Council strives to work in conjunction with the alumni, students, faculty, staff, and administration to insure that our school is the best high school experience  in Maury County. The cost of being on student council includes the purchase of a shirt and the purchase of items (minimal)from time to time which relate to the activities the council sponsors.
    Sponsors: Stephanie DavisSarah RobertKate Sneed, and Rebecca Witherow

    Stylus Writers' Workshop

    The Stylus Editorial Board is for anyone interested in writing stories, poems, plays, etc. We discuss and practice various creative activities, and we meet weekly on Friday afternoons
    Sponsor: David Walker     room # 1015