Clubs

DECA

The DECA club prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Competitive events directly contribute to every student being college and career ready when they graduate from high school.

Students of all ages who are not currently involved in the DECA Program are welcome to participate. Joining with us in one of these events could allow you to get to know the CAPS Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship instructor and students, so that you could better gauge your interest in joining the program in the future.

Andrea Reinertson, DECA Advisor
andrea.reinertson@ridgefieldsd.org

HOSA

The HOSA club facilitates biology related extra-curricular opportunities and experiences for students.  There are a range of events that you can be involved in, from biology related competitions and informal biology related social and educational events, to community service project.  Below is a highlight a few of these activities.

Students of all ages who are not currently involved in the HOSA Program are welcome to participate. Joining with us in one of these events could allow you to get to know the CAPS Health Science instructors and students, so that you could better gauge your interest in joining the program in the future.

Shannon Hemrich, HOSA Advisor
shannon.hemrich@ridgefieldsd.org and kara.breuer@ridgefieldsd.org

ROBOTICS CLUB

FIRST Robotics (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

Ridgefield High School’s Steel Ridge Robotics Team 6343 is housed out of the CAPS program. Each year the team is supported by a host of mentors, business partners, parents and faculty. For information on joining or supporting the team, contact Coach Jeff Brink.