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The Beta Club at WFHS is a chapter of the National Beta Club. The purpose of the Beta Club is to recognize academic achievement, promote the ideals of character, develop leadership skills, encourage service involvement, and provide technological advantages to students in grades 5-12. The Beta Club is an invitation-only, student-centered organization open to students in grades 10 through 12.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. 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. DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as we use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Our core focus has remained consistent and is captured in our mission.
Join more than 200,000 high school members in 5,000 classrooms in 3,500 schools across the world who are preparing for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship.
You’ll have the opportunity to become an academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leader through participation in DECA activities at the local, chartered association and international levels.
From community service projects, competitive events, educational conferences, leadership positions, networking and social media, you’ll attain the knowledge and skills you need to be college and career ready.
The Equestrian Team at West Forsyth High School is committed to providing student athletes with education in equine sports, organized competitive opportunities, and preparation to advance to collegiate competition. By partnering with the national Interscholastic Equestrian Association, we generally promote the common interest of safe riding instruction and competition and education on matters related to the horse industry and all segments thereof. Additionally, at WFHS we encourage our athletes to acheive excellence in academics and character, as well as good horsemanship.
NAHS is designed specifically for high school students in grades 10-12. In 1978, the NAEA began the NAHS program specifically for high school students for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art. The NAHS also strives to aid members in working toward the attainment of their highest potential in art areas, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.
Club Requirements include service hours, B overall average, 1 year completed high school art course, attend meetings regularly and complete an application. The club meets before school and occasionally after school for service hour projects. All service project hours are completed after school under the supervision of a teacher or administrator.
The Union was created to develop, maintain and extend a sense of inclusion and acceptance of students with various abilities throughout the school. The students that join this club will help provide companionship for students with special needs through socialization. The club meets once a month on Wednesday at 7:45 am in room 1917 and take part in a variety of group activities designed to facilitate socialization among the members.
VEX Robotics This club for West students is part of the Forsyth Robotics Alliance. It provides students with a technical learning experience and can make the learning process an absolute BLAST! The club will build students understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, along with helping them to learn to organize themselves better. Students in the competitive club typically spend about 4 to 8 hours a week, sometimes more on their bots, with most of the hours being flexible hours.
Competitions are a flurry of activity, with volunteer hours from technical professionals from the community, teachers and club sponsors from across the area, as well as students from other clubs in the host school that are necessary to make them happen. It takes a minimum of 15 volunteers to make it possible for even the smallest of these tournaments happen. therefore family involvement is also needed to help keep the activities going and organized; however, the work on the robots is done by the students.
VEX is a competitive Robotics club for all West Students. Students in the club are also included in the schools Technical Student Association. It is a yearlong very involved club.