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Moderator: Ms. Landry

 Description: Members of the Student Leadership Council foster a spirit of servant leadership at SMA and serve as positive examples of responsibility and SMA character for the student body. SLC is comprised of those who want to develop their leadership skills as positive, selfless, respectful, and reliable leaders who will encourage others to engage in campus life and do so with the charism of the CSJ Sisters.

 Member requirements: SLC is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors only. To learn about other requirements needed for each position and to be considered eligible to run for a position students must attend a mandatory leadership training in the Spring and receive favorable evaluations of character and work ethic from faculty members. 

   

Moderator: Ms. Cotton

Description: Student Ambassadors help recruit new students and families to SMA and represent the school for Alumni and Donor events, allowing students to develop leadership habits and provide an opportunity for young women to gain appreciation and awareness of multicultural perspectives, customs, public speaking, critical thinking and decision-making skills.

Member requirements: Student must apply to become an Ambassador. Applicants must have (and maintain) a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better to become eligible, submit a letter of recommendation from a campus faculty and/or staff member with their application, and complete an interview with the Admissions Director.

   

Moderator: Mrs. Rice and Ms. Bray

Description: The National Honor Society (NHS) recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The organization has been committed to four main goals since its inception: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. Members of CSF and NHS at SMA join forces to support an academic culture and to provide academic support to their peers through mentoring and tutoring. The mission of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF) is to recognize and encourage academic achievement and community service among middle and high school students in California.

Member requirements: Members qualify by meeting eligibility requirements based on their grades each semester.

   

Moderator: Ms. Bubis

Description: Since 2002, ACE Los Angeles has enabled over 1,500 high school students to discover the exciting potential of careers in Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE). ACE brings Architecture, Construction and Engineering professionals into high schools twice a month to teach students and mentor them.

Member requirements: Open to all ties, as long as they have registered with the Director of Engineering Career Path Program

   

Moderator: Ms. Muraczewski

Description: NAHS inspires and recognizes those students who have shown outstanding ability in art.

Member requirements: Students must have 1 semester of a visual arts class with a grade of B+ or higher as well as a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.

two students posing in front of cut out art board

Moderator: Ms. Muraczewski

Description: Members of NHS will host an art club where they will provide opportunities for students to learn to build their art skills.

Member requirements: Open to all Ties, regardless of artist skill or experience.

   

Moderator: Mr. Crockett

Description: Anime Club is a special interest club where students can bond and learn about anime-related media, art, literature, music, popular culture, and social activities and the cultural contributions of those who produce Anime. Anime Club members also have a prominent role in producing the Asian and PAcific Islander Heritage Assembly in the Spring.

Member requirements: Open to all ties.

anime club dance performance

Moderator: Mr. Crockett

Description: For all students who have an interest in learning the Korean language by studying the alphabet, learning and practicing phrases, listening to kpop, watching Korean dramas, then using their language skills to explore various aspects of Korean culture. Korean Language Club members also have a prominent role in producing the Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Assembly in the Spring.

Member requirements: Open to all ties.

 

   

Moderator: Mrs. Rice

Description: The purpose of this club is to give Belles the opportunity to learn about the many cultures that exist around the world, especially those that students are unfamiliar with, and educate themselves on what makes each culture special and unique. Learning about other cultures can also help us reflect on our special culture at SMA, including the Christian values and sisterhood we have. Being informed on what else is out there besides what we're used to will make us become more well-rounded, and help us work better with others who may not have the same beliefs as we do. The United States in itself is a melting pot full of an immense amount of cultures, and learning to respect each other and our values because of our similarities and regardless of our differences will help us work together as a community.

Member requirements: Open to all ties.

   

Moderator: Ms. Gordon and Mr. Pham

Description: The Red Cross, Health & Wellness club seeks to promote better health and safety habits of the student body, as well as promote club member participation in community events and projects that better the health, safety and welfare of the community and our families.

Member requirements: Open to all ties.

 

students selling pink ties

Moderator: Ms. Apablasa

Description: The Book Club is to have fun and bond over a love of reading. This club will give students the chance to come out of their shell and connect with fellow bookworms.

Member requirements: Open to all ties.

   

Moderator: Mr. Tran

Description: The Game Club is where students can learn to play new strategic and/or cooperative games, including Chess, Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Uno and other card games, and many others!

Member requirements: Open to all ties.

 

Moderator: Mr. Garcia

Description: The FUTURE (Future Understanding Through Unity Reflecting Environment) Club's main goal is to educate our Belles regarding environmental issues and our stewardship of God's creation. The club hopes to bring out a respectful and loving attitude toward nature within the minds of St. Mary’s Academy students and faculty.

Member requirements: Open to all ties.

two students at a beach cleanup

Moderator: Ms. Warner

Description: Come and widen the musical minds of our Belles! At guitar club your can learn how to read music and practice playing guitar or ukulele.

Member requirements: Open to all ties; Must bring own instrument.

   

Moderator: Ms. Warner

Description: Carondelet Circle (Campus Ministry) is about building a community of people who want to "serve the dear neighbor" and find strength in sisterhood. This club is the spiritual life blood of SMA. Students lead and plan liturgies, retreats, service opportunities, and other opportunities for the spiritual growth of students. We will walk in the footsteps of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, by praying together, visiting our CSJ sisters at the convent or writing them, participating in bible study, making sandwiches for the poor, and other community service events..

Member requirements: Open to all ties.

   

Moderator: Coach Liz

Description: Interact is associated with the Rotary Club of Inglewood. We are a service organization that promotes charity and goodwill to our surrounding community.

Member requirements: Open to all ties.

   

Moderator: Ms. Yinger

Description: The World Changers club is a service club dedicated to promoting both community and global service on campus. In partnership with "We Schools", the club plans and executes two acts of community service and two acts of global service per year. They can be found making peanut butter sandwiches for the homeless in our community or running bake sales to raise funds for natural disaster relief.

Member requirements: Open to all ties.

   

Moderator: Coach Shon

Description: The art of stepping is using the body as an instrument to create intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps and the spoken word. The origin of stepping is based upon a long and rich tradition in African-based communities that use movement, words and sounds to communicate allegiance to a group; very commonly seen in African-American founded sororities and fraternities.

Member requirements: Open to all ties.

   

Moderator: Ms. Gorder

Description: The purpose of this club is to expose students to the fashion industry, learn about different fashion trends, and fashion tips/hacks. Fashion club members would talk about trends, discover if they would like to go into fashion industry, attend Fashion club day at FIDM, create different outfits, and have mini fashion shows. FIDM guest speakers might also come and speak on what it's like to be in the fashion industry.

Member requirements: Open to all ties.

   

Moderator: Mr. Buckley

Description: The mission of the Junior State of America and the Junior Statesmen Foundation (JSA) is to strengthen American democracy by educating and preparing high school students for life-long involvement and responsible leadership and engagement in a society. Participants learn statesmanship as they engage in structured debate and discourse on a variety of topics. They cultivate leadership skills, challenge one another to think critically, advocate their own opinions, develop respect for opposing views and learn to rise above self-interest to created and informed citizenry and promote the public good. Members of JSA also have the opportunity to take part in regional conferences where students can meet with other schools' chapters and practice the skills honed in JSA.

Member requirements: Open to all ties.

   

Moderator: Mr. Condrat

Description: The SMA Robotics Team combines the excitement of a varsity sport with the rigors of science and technology. The Robotics Team provides SMA students interested in all academic areas the opportunity to compete in the FIRST®FRC international competition. Under limited resources, time limits, and strict rules that change every year with a new game, SMA students design and build a robot that competes in a regional tournament with a field of top competitors.

student posing in front of robot