Student Life

Student Council

imageThe Student Council at University High is the focal point of student government and is responsible for coordinating all student-related school activities. It is also responsible for serving as the voice for students on any and all topics pertaining to student life at the school. The executive board of the student council also participates on the school’s AdvancED school reaccreditation/improvement steering committee. A calendar of events is prepared prior to the opening of school and includes the dates for regular activities.
The Student Council President is responsible for coordinating all planned activities through the advisor and principal. Student Council officers include a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and parliamentarian. A faculty sponsor oversees the council’s activities.
The middle school has its own student council and functions in a manner similar to the high school student council.
High School Moderator: Dr. Emily Peters Middle School Moderator: Jill Calloway

Academic Clubs

National Honor Society

Membership in the National Honor Society is the highest academic honor bestowed upon a University High student. Membership is based on scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Membership is limited to students in the 11th and 12th grades. All students judged outstanding in scholarship, leadership, service, and character are invited into the National Honor Society. New members are inducted at the NHS banquet at the end of spring semester. Students with at least a 3.7500 cumulative grade point average are eligible for membership. Qualified students will be able to pick up the application from the NHS advisor. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the appropriate forms.
Any student not selected for inclusion in the NHS will be invited to schedule a meeting with the NHS advisor. The purpose of this meeting will be to determine ways in which the student can become a more viable candidate as well as to determine reasons for his/her non-selection. View the Lab School National Honor Society website for additional information.
Moderator: Amy Rouse

National Art Honor Society

The National Art Honor Society, a student affiliate of the National Art Education Association, is designed to inspire and recognize those students who have shown outstanding ability in visual arts. It is open to students in grades 10 - 12 who have completed Art I or higher with a 3.500 average in art and a 3.200 cumulative grade point average. Moderators: Therese Knowles and Nancy Von Brock

National Spanish Honor Society

The National Spanish Honor Society, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, accepts students who are enrolled in Spanish III or higher, have a 3.200 cumulative GPA and a 3.500 GPA in Spanish. In addition, the applicant must be recommended by a UHS Spanish teacher. The National Spanish Honor Society is involved in service activities for the school and community.
Moderator: Isabel Mancilla

National Junior Honor Society


The National Junior Honor Society is one of the most widely recognized co-curricular student activities in American middle schools. Its purpose is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage good citizenship among its members. Seventh and eighth grade students who have earned at least a 3.75 cumulative grade point average and who are in good disciplinary standing are invited to join the National Junior Honor Society each spring. Moderator: Shannon Gregoire

Service Clubs

Key Club

The Key Club is primarily a service club for the home and school community. Sponsored by the Capital City Kiwanis Club, the club works to develop initiative and leadership. It strives to build better citizenship by providing opportunities for participation in school and community services. The Laboratory School Chapter is a member of the Key Club International and the LA-MS-TN District.
Moderator: Karen Holden

Special Interest Clubs

Art Club

The Art Club is open to all high school students enrolled in Art. The objectives of this club are to stimulate interest in art and to help students become producers and consumers of art.
Moderators: Therese Knowles and Nancy Von Brock

French Club

The French Club is composed of those students who are taking French. Its main objective is to make students more aware of the cultural influences of the French.
Moderator: Scott Harris

Spanish Club

To be in the Spanish Club, you must be enrolled in Spanish. The club’s main objective is to make students more aware of the cultural influences of the Spanish in the United States.
Moderator: Isabel Mancilla

Mu Alpha Theta (Math Club)

Mu Alpha Theta is an honorary mathematical society for high school students. It sponsors various math related activities.
Moderators: Math Department

Theatre (K-12)

Visit our Facebook page for information on the K-12 Theatre organization.

Honors Theatre

Honors Theatre is associated with the International Thespians Society.

Teams Sponsored by the Laboratory School

Basketball Football Volleyball
Swimming Cross Country Tennis
Golf Track


Marching Band Spirit Steppers Color Guard

Other Clubs and Organizations

Band Show Choir Cub Garden
Boys and Girls on the Run Art Club Green Club
Ping Pong Club Animae Quiz Bowl
TigerBytes Robotics Chess Club Enviromental Club
To submit an application for a new organization complete the Organization Application form.