Why Is Student Leadership Important?
Student leadership is one of the most beneficial activities a student can be involved with while in high school. The experience gained from a leadership role is life changing. A student leader is thrown into many situations that encourage hands-on experience. Purposeful planning, shared decision making, effective communication, collaboration, follow through, harnessing group talents, strategic delegation, and budgeting are all essential skills that we teach our students across the many student leadership organizations at Fossil Ridge High School.
Clubs and Organizations @ Fossil Ridge
We offer a multitude of school-sponsored clubs and organizations that extend our students’ learning and leadership opportunities beyond the classroom and allow them to make positive contributions to the Fort Collins community. At Fossil Ridge High School, we offer more than fifty school sponsored academic organizations and clubs. These groups, sponsored by Fossil Ridge staff and led by students, focus on the diverse interests and passions within our student body but also work together collaboratively to support and improve the culture of our school.
If we do not offer a school-sponsored club or organization that meets the particular interests or passions of a select group of students, then we encourage these students to create a student-initiated club. These clubs must find an adult chaperone but can meet regularly outside of the school day to plan activities and events and pursue their collective interests and passions. If you would like to start a new club at Fossil Ridge High School, please utilize the links below to fill out an application and then schedule a meeting with Mr. Nye once your paperwork is complete.
Detailed list of the school-sponsored clubs and organizations we offer at Fossil Ridge High School:
Detailed list of the student-led clubs and organizations that are currently being offered at Fossil Ridge High School:
This list is updated regularly. If you have additional questions about our school-sponsored clubs, organizations and programs or wish to visit their individual site for more detailed information, please click on the icon below next to the listed program / club / organization with an active, up-to-date site.
Our Fossil Ridge Student Council student leaders work to raise school spirit, to increase student participation, and to create whole school events and activities such as:
- Welcome Back Celebrations
- Freshmen Orientation
- Homecoming Assembly and Dance
- Trick or Treat Street
- Staff Appreciation
- Adopt A Family
Freshman representatives are selected for service in our Student Council through an interview and application process. The student body elects our sophomore, junior and senior representatives through an annual election process. Student Council is an extremely involved class at Fossil Ridge and students must devote many hours during school, after school and on the weekends.
Our Diversity Leadership student leaders work throughout the year to support our diversity celebrations in the fall and our unity celebrations in the spring. Staff sponsors work with students on building leadership skills promoting diversity within our student body and increasing awareness and acceptance of all populations and backgrounds.
Our Ambassadors is a group of students who want to help others and have a positive impact on their peers. They are trained as peer educators and do class presentations on a variety of topics and do outreach activities at local junior high and elementary schools. Examples of activities led by our Ambassadors include:
- Middle School to High School Transition
- Drug and Alcohol Awareness
- Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention
- College Fair
- Community Service Projects