Clubs and Organizations
In keeping with LTS philosophy, leading some components of school life hones leadership skills, encourages compassion, develops a sense of responsibility, and ensures that the community is embraced by peers. Student Council elections are held in the spring for rising 7-12 grade students. Grade 6 representatives are elected at the start of the school year.
LTS Ambassadors seek to foster a welcoming community for all students, celebrate diversity on campus, and promote unity and connection between different student groups at LTS. LTS Amabassador elections are held in the spring for rising 7-12 grade students. Grade 6 representatives are elected at the start of the following school year.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) was established in the 1920s to recognize outstanding students of scholarship, promote leadership and develop the character of high school students. These purposes translate into the criteria that LTS uses as membership for our local chapter and all members are expected to maintain the society’s expectations.
A faculty committee reviews eligible students in grades 10-12 for consideration in National Honor Society. Students must have attended LTS for at least one full year prior to consideration. The criteria for membership includes consistent grades in all courses above an 85 (82 for IB courses) as well as demonstrated excellence in leadership, service, and character within the Long Trail community.
Student clubs or other extracurricular groups may be formed with the permission of the Student Council. Clubs at LTS are student-directed organizations that have been established to explore shared interests, to provide opportunities to develop leadership skills, and to provide forums for students and faculty to work together outside of the classroom. Each club must have a faculty advisor. The handling of funds for all student clubs and organizations is under the supervision of the advisor and a Director of Student Life.
- Mathcounts: Mathcounts is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style contests.
- Yearbook Committee: Our yearbook is written, edited, funded, and designed by upper school students supervised by a faculty advisor. Students enroll in Yearbook for course credit.
- Environmental Club: The environmental club is open to all students who care about promoting green initiatives, learning about our environment, and thinking of creative ways that our school and the individuals in it can improve and preserve our local and global environment.
- LTS Outing Club: The Outing Club organizes many adventurous trips throughout the year. Trips are announced at Morning Meetings.
- KURA (Kids Uniting for Rural Africa): The mission of The KURA Project is to improve literacy in the Laisamis District of Marasibit County in Northern Kenya and seeks to advance the cause of education and future opportunity for this underserved population.
- Science Olympiad
- Model UN
- Math Club