Get involved!

Please take the time to check out some of the clubs that we have to offer.


DECA meetings are a place where entrepreneur-minded students work together to develop their leadership skills, work on their own business plans, build a network, compete, travel and earn rewards like medals, trophies, scholarships and even trips. We're going #NEXTLEVEL this year; come join us. #notaclub #morethanaclub

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Independence FCCLA

Club Sponsor: Nancy Ingram, room 236

FCCLA promotes personal growth and leadership development through family consumer sciences’ education, focusing on the multiple roles of family members, wage earner, and community leaders. This a national career and technical student organization for young men and women. Students must have been or currently enrolled in a family consumer sciences class-Culinary art. We meet on Monday afternoon at 2:00. We are actively involved in community service projects, catering events, skill-based competitions. If your have questions see Mrs. Ingram.

French Club

For information on French Club click below.

Theatre Club/Thespian Society/Stagecraft CTSO

Hey Patriots! Come join the most dramatic club on campus, The Patriot Performers! Whether you are into acting and performing, or working behind the scenes in technical theatre, our club offers all that and more. Joining Theatre Club also helps to earn you points towards becoming a member of our Thespian troupe, which is part of the International Thespian Society, the largest group for high school theatre students. As a member of Theatre Club, you will have a chance to get to know more students, be involved with all our main stage productions (both onstage and backstage) and create inclusivity and fun. J

Book Club

In book club, we read popular teen books and discuss them with pizza. We also do volunteer work related to reading and helping little kids with literacy through puppet shows, story time, and book talks with the public library. Book club students often volunteer in the IHS library and come up with fun library events for our fellow IHS Patriots such as board game day and our schoolwide Readathon where students were able to get prizes for reading.

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IHS Speech and Debate

The National Forensics League (NFL) is an honor society created to recognize high school students in speech and debate. This year, more than 112,000 high school and middle school students, representing more than 2,800 high schools and nearly 100 middle schools, are building their communication, leadership, cognitive, and presentational skills as members. Since 1925, more than 1.3 million students have found their voice in the NFL.

The word "forensic" is an adjective meaning "of public debate or argument

A few debate styles that we practice and compete in...

Big Questions Debate

Congressional Debate

Duo Interpretation

Original Oratory


To learn more about Elevate please watch the video above.

YEC Club


Young Environmentalist Club (YEC) strives to keep our campus environmentally friendly by recycling papers, cardboards, and plastic weekly on every Thursday in Rm. 121, Ms. Kieu. If you need community service hours, we are the best club to join for that purpose and we get to save the planet. If you have questions, please feel free to drop by our rooms. Mr. Bolton (B24) or Ms. Kieu (Rm. 121).

Our first meeting will be 8/19, Thursday. We hope to see you there!

Art Club

Welcome to Art Club 2020! As a student driven club, we focus on art installation projects, fund raising, and showcasing individual student work. Art Club offers you a chance to express yourself and connect with other artists. Come out to practice your art techniques, learn new skills with various media and tools, and meet new people.

SAFE: Student Alliance For Equality

SAFE’s mission is to promote campus unity, provide a safe place for all students to socialize, generate community service opportunities, and provide all students a platform to fight for racial, gender, LGBTQ, and economic justice. We spread awareness through participation in Ally Week, Day of Silence, and other events. We learn about advocacy opportunities through guest speakers from local organizations. We also have fun and build friendships with game days.

Join our Google Classroom, class code d5xyinl, for more information.

Empowerment Club

Empowerment club is a supportive and safe community where we discuss women's issues that affect students at Independence, our local community, and even globally. In the past, we have had guest speakers, team building activities such as yoga, dance, and martial arts. We also look for opportunities to serve our Independence community such as our dating teen violence campaign. Come join us for Empowerment club meets every other Wednesday morning at 8:15 AM in the media center. All Independence Patriots are welcome to join us. Our meetings will be virtually for now. Please email Mrs. Ehrick at stephanie.ehrick@guhsdaz.org or Ms Frazen at christina.frazen@guhsdaz.org for more information.


For more information on FBLA please click on video below


Interact Club is a community service organization that is sponsored by Rotary International. We feed the homeless, go to St. Mary's foodbank, Feed My Starving Children, Provide service to our school, our community, our nation, and our world. Joining this club will broaden your circle of friends and help you participate in causes bigger than yourself.

PIT Club

Hey Patriots! Want to workout, but don’t know where to start? Join the PIT club. PIT club aka Patriots In Training is for everyone. We hit all aspects of workouts. Cardio-Circuits-Strength-Endurance and more! We will start training in September. If you have any questions please contact Coach Gardner.


Class 20/21

Engineering Club

View the presentation below for more information.

Are you an out of the box thinker? Do you like to build, and problem solve? Then the engineering club is the club for you! We are a career and technical education club; we strive to help you improve your skills and knowledge in the engineering field. In class we use a laser engraver, a plasma table, 3D printers, and practice welding too! Though we may not be in class, we have many projects to do online that will benefit your CAD skills and will allow you to better understand the machinery we use in class.

Video Club Announcement

Video Club

Video Club is an off-shoot of the Film and TV Production Class, but everyone

is welcome. In Video Club we watch trending videos and make videos that can

be used on IHS News or in competition. For more information contact the sponsor


StuCo-Patriot Club

Want to be a part of spreading Patriot Spirit? THEN...StuCo-Patriot Club is for you. You will able to help set-up events and show up to games and events to support Patriots doing what they do best! There is even an opportunity to earn community service hours by giving back to our community and having fun. For further information stop by the StuCo room 215 or Ms. Marshall's room B20 when we are on campus, or DM us @ihsstuco on Instagram.

Copy of Welcome To The Chess Team!

Chess Club

Click below for chess club presentation. Also, click on the blue to see a video.


Art Club

Anime Club

Choir_Piano Future Frosh Night 2020.pdf