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Want to Start Your Own Club?

Don’t see what you’re looking for in the list below? Get together and start a club of your own. In order to be recognized as a official club at TJ, here’s what you need to do…

  • Decide the purpose and goal of your club
  • Find a Sponsor. This sponsor must be a TJ staff member
  • With your sponsor, decide your meeting times, goals, activities, and expectations
  • Inform Ms. Lupo of your club and all the information you have collected
  • Recruit members and have fun!

Current Clubs and Activities

Animation Club – *NEW!*
Sponsor: Jonathan Howard –
Meeting time: Mondays at Lunch in Room 105
Starting October 20th, 2023!
Reach out to student, Jack Hered, for more information.

Anime Club
Sponsor: Katie Fitzgerald –
Meeting time: Wednesdays at Lunch in Room 12

Art Club
Sponsor: Lisa Freedberg –
Meeting time: Thursdays at Lunch in Room 35 

Bible Study Club
Sponsor: Rebecca Moore –
Meeting time: Wednesday morning from 8:25-9:15 am in Room 111
Reach out to students Alyssa Gutierrez and Nahom GMichael for more information.

Black Girls Rock Club
Sponsor: Bridget Couch –
Meeting time: Reach out to Ms. B for information

Black Student Alliance (BSA)
Sponsor: Kyler Jackson –
Meeting time: Tuesdays at Lunch in Room 111, when available, and in Room 14 when not

Book Club
Sponsor: Joe Smorol –
Meeting time: Wednesdays during Lunch in Room 215
Reach out to student Cynthia Cardoza for more information. 

Campus Life
Sponsor: Michael Logan –
Meeting time: Tuesdays during Lunch in room #115
First meeting will be August 29th.

Campus Life leaders build relationships with young people to introduce them to Christ. We seek to cultivate great moments of connection and community for young people. Through a holistic approach Campus Life helps students as they wrestle with critical issues. Leaders help young people realize a Christ-centered life that provides balance mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially.

Capoeira Club
Sponsor: Mateo Rocha
Meeting time: Tuesdays after school, room 210

Challenge 5280/Student Board
Sponsor: Britney Cook –
Meeting time: Wednesdays at lunch in room 227

In this club, students conduct research on a project around some kind of social justice inequity within our school and community. After identifying the problem, we work to find solutions, both immediate and through long term policy changes to address this inequity in order to make TJ a more welcoming space for all students. We compete with all other DPS high schools in the Challenge 5280 competition and present our projects to the Denver Public Schools Board of Education. Three students from the team also represent TJ students at Board meetings once a month as the Student Board of Education Representatives. Students receive elective credit for this club and there is an interview process at the beginning.

Chess Club
Sponsor: Nicholas Pratareli –
Meeting time: Thursdays at Lunch in Room 128

TJ Classical League  

Sponsor: Amber Wilson –
Meeting time: Thursdays after school from 4-5pm in Room 219 and Fridays during lunch specifically for Mythology

But we do far more than just study the language of Ancient Rome. For instance we study Greek and Roman mythology, ancient Roman and Greek culture, literature from the time and everyone’s favorite… Food!! Studying Latin can help improve SAT scores being that much of English is derived from Latin roots and grammatical structures.  Students interested in medical, science and legal careers can also benefit as many terms used in these disciplines are Latin. We also participate in the annual Colorado Junior Classical League Competition. Last year, our first year participating, we came in fourth of 20 schools in the Latin Quiz Bowl. Most of those schools are charter and private schools with a focus on the classical studies.


Sponsor: Matt Nicolo –
Meeting info: Must be enrolled in the CCT program at TJ.  

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. With over a 60 year history, DECA has touched the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. Check out the TJ DECA website for more information:

Drama Club
Sponsor: Andre Moss –
Meeting time: Tuesdays during Lunch and after school, as needed in Room 223

Sponsor: Robin Morrissey –
Meeting time: Tuesdays & Thursdays after school in Room 148
This group performs at home football & basketball games, pep rallies, and community events. 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Sponsor: Kyler Jackson –
Meeting time: Thursdays at Lunch in Room 14

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
Sponsors: Megan Miccio, Marianna Barclay, & Andre Moss  –,,
Meeting time: Thursday at lunch in Room 233

The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student-run club which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation, and work to end homophobia and other instances of prejudice, discrimination and intolerance. We function as a support group and provide safety and confidentiality to students who are struggling with their identity as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. In addition to support, we work on educating ourselves and the broader school community about sexual orientation and gender identity issues. We sometimes bring in outside speakers to cover a particular topic such as GLBTQ history or bullying. The GSA also organizes educational workshops, panels, and pride celebrations and celebrates specific annual events such as Ally Week and Day of Silence.

Hispanic-Latino Club
Sponsor: Lynne Valencia –
Meeting time: Wednesdays at Lunch in Room 218 

We partner with Affiliates across the city of Denver to serve Hispanic/Latinos of Thomas Jefferson High School in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce and the economy, health, and housing. We believe in fighting for our community and for an America where economic, political, and social advancement is a reality for all Hispanics/Latinos.  This is an organization for people who are Hispanic/Latino OR for people who appreciate Hispanic/Latino culture. If you fall into one of these categories, then this is the club for you!

Interact Club

Sponsor: Laura Prow –
Meeting time: Mondays at Lunch in Room 10  


Major Vincent Lewis –
CW4 Chief Charles Gaines –
CSM Larry White – 

Meeting times: JROTC is an elective course and is part of your daily schedule. The drill and marksmanship teams meet after school. Exact schedule will be determined at a later date. 

Drill Teams:  Chief Gaines and Major Lewis 

Marksmanship: CSM White 

Click here for more information about JROTC

Jazz & Modern Band
Sponsor: Robin Morrissey –
Meeting time: Tuesdays & Thursdays after school in Room 148 from 4:30-5:45pm 

Jewish Student Connection Club
Sponsor: Amber Wilson –
Meeting time: Mondays at Lunch in Room 219 

Reach out to students, Emily Brown (President) and Jake Scobey (Vice President), for more information.   

Jewish Student Connection Club celebrates the intersection between Jewish and American culture, tradition, and values and nurtures understanding and allyship among Jewish and non-Jewish students alike. Everyone is welcome to come every other Friday, eat pizza, and build a community.

Karaoke Club
Sponsor: Katie Regan –
Meeting time: Fridays during Lunch in Room 17

Math Club
Sponsor: Nicolas Pratarelli –
Meeting Time: Wednesdays at Lunch in Room 128

Muslim Student Alliance
Sponsor: Mateo Rocha and Azharia Suleiman
Meeting time: Thursdays during Lunch in Room 210

Purpose: To empower Muslim students by exemplifying their voices and building a sense of community. It’s also about sharing knowledge, debunking misconceptions about Islam, and celebrating one another.

National Honor Society
Sponsor: Dana Starbuck –
Meeting time: Tuesdays or Thursdays in Room 125
Every spring Juniors and Seniors are invited to apply based on a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Can get 5 credits of independent study for Humanities.

Playing Cards Club
Sponsor: Joe Smorol –
Thursdays at Lunch in Room 216

Reach out to students Ravi Apte & Alex Baca for more information

RPG (Role Playing Game) Club
Sponsor: Connor Spence –
Meeting time: Mondays in room 7. 

This club is for people who want to unleash their imaginations through board game based role playing. Our goal is to create a creative and fun environment for TJ staff and students.


Sponsor: Jonathan Howard –
Meeting time: Once or twice a month on Tuesdays in Room 105
Dates TBD at a later time and shared with members  

SkillsUSA is a CTSO student organization with a focus on Career Tech. It is for any TJ student currently enrolled in the CTE or CCT program.  It is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It helps each student excel in leadership and technology skills. The current skills participation is 3D, Web Design Video, Photography, and Programming.  This student chapter meets about once a month to organize community service, social events, fundraisers, and conduct technical competition. Check the TJ SkillsUSA website for more information: 

Speech & Debate
Sponsor: Nicole Benak –
Meeting time: Tuesdays during Lunch and Thursdays after school in Room 117

By following the creed and regulations of the National Speech and Debate Association (or the NSDA), we will build and improve upon the foundations of communication you would learn in a language arts class, add the creativity and fun of a drama class, and build a skill set that will leave you well equipped to take on any profession (not to mention, this will look AMAZING on your college applications). This is considered a CHSAA sport. 

Sustainability Club
Sponsor: Maggie Kennedy –
Meeting time: Wednesdays during Lunch in Room 120
Reach out to Riley Rimkus for more information. 

Tri-M Music Honor Society / Music Leadership
Sponsor: Robin Morrissey –
Meeting time: Fridays during lunch in Room 148 

All students in choir, band &/or orchestra are welcome to come to meetings and help guide our conversations. Membership is the Tri-M is based on a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

Women’s Empowerment Club
Sponsor: Laura Prow –
Meeting time: Fridays at Lunch in Room 10 

Young Men of Purpose
Sponsor: Rico Wint –
Meeting time: Wednesdays at Lunch in Room 111 

Email Rico for more information prior to joining