Non-Sponsored Clubs

Student-Led Clubs are for students who share similar interests or purposes. These interests may include culture, hobbies, leisure activities or for just plain fun.

Guidelines for Non-Sponsored or Non-Curriculum Clubs

Forge International School shall not sponsor student clubs which advocate particular religious or political beliefs or ideas. Any such clubs shall be non-sponsored or non-curriculum, and must engage a school employee to monitor their activities while on the premises. Forge International School shall not be identified or associated with the goals, objectives, activities, beliefs, or opinions of any non-sponsored or non-curriculum clubs or its members. Any club whose activities are deemed by an administrator to be disruptive of the everyday operations of the school will not be allowed to initiate meetings, nor continue to meet on school premises.

For non-sponsored or non-curriculum clubs, the following guidelines will apply:

A. The formation of non-sponsored or non-curriculum clubs shall be student initiated. Non- school persons may not direct, conduct, control or regularly attend activities.

B. Recognition by Forge International School of a non-sponsored or non-curriculum club is not an endorsement of the aims, policies, or opinions of the student organization or its members.

C. Forge International School’s name will not be identified with the aims, policies, or opinions of the student organization or its members.

D. An administrator or designee will approve or deny the completed non-sponsored or non-curriculum Student Club Form request.

E. Notices of meetings of non-curricular student organizations may be posted only on a designated bulletin board used by all non-school-sponsored organizations. No announcements shall be made over the public-address system or in any school- sponsored publications.

F. No funds will be expended by the school for any such meeting beyond the incidental cost associated with providing a meeting place. Student Clubs will establish a membership fee at a level designed to cover anticipated annual costs of running the club. Clubs shall not undertake fundraising activities.

G. Every student club must have a Forge International School employee volunteer as a monitor to the club. The monitor shall be responsible for monitoring the meetings to assure that attendance at the meetings is voluntary, to assure that the meetings do not materially and substantially interfere with the orderly conduct of educational activities within the school, and to assure that order and discipline are maintained. Monitors shall attend the meetings of non-sponsored or non-curriculum clubs that are political or religious in nature in a non-participatory capacity.

H. No school employee shall be compelled to be a monitor of a non-sponsored or non-curriculum club.

I. Club posters or flyers need to have a disclaimer, and poster content and placement shall be approved by an administrator or designee. 

J. Forge International School shall not be identified or associated in any way with the goals, objectives, activities, or opinions of any non-sponsored or non-curriculum clubs to raise money.

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