What if I want to participate in a club or team or BOTH?

All clubs and extra-curricular activities are open to all HSFI students.  Most clubs and activities meet after school on specific days of the week.  The number of times per month that a club or activity meets depends on that specific activity.  You can find out about all clubs and activities by constantly checking all the different forms of communication we have at HSFI – Email, Website, Jupiter Grades, Bulletin Boards, Whiteboard in the Lobby, TV Screens, Morning Announcements, and Social Media.  Twice a year there are ‘Club Fairs’ In the student lounge where clubs promote and recruit students who wish to participate. 

What if I want to start a club / extra-curricular activity?

Creating a new club is encouraged.  There are 2 requirements:

(1) You need to identify other students who want to participate with you in this activity

(2) You need to get an HSFI staff member to supervise the activity.

Once you have accomplished these 2 tasks, you would complete a ‘Club Charter’ request and submit it for approval.  

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Ms. ArcaMay

Assistant Principal

Climate and Culture

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Ms. ArcaMay in Room 819.

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Gay Straight Alliance

A student-led or community -based organization that is intended to provide a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children, teenagers, and youth.

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Photo Club

This club teaches the introductory techniques of black-and-white photography. Students learn to make exposures with a 35mm camera, process film, and create prints in the darkroom.  The curriculum includes: darkroom time, visual presentations, blog posts, discussions about social media, photographic and writing assignments, discussions, critiques, a field trip, and guest artist visit. 

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Gardening Club

Connecting you with people and plants we teach you  the love of gardening, and our environmental responsibilities as a community.

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World Cuisine Club

Discover the world through food. We raise awareness of diversity through cuisine from around the world.

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Track Club

We take your running skills to the next level! We will be doing work outs to condition our bodies for the upcoming fall cross country track season.

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Fashion With A Purpose 

FWAP is a club that practice a research base approach to designing. Our goal is to utilize sustainable concepts onto original designs, raise health awareness and social consciousness through fashion. All members also serve as Alumni Ambassadors as they assist in organizing events and fundraisers to support the Alumni College Scholarship.

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Learn to Play Dungeons and Dragons

We will play an adventure for 5-7 players who either have played Dungeons & Dragons before or want to learn.  You will need dice but if they are not available we can try some online systems to roll.  If not The Dungeon Master (Mr. Rau) will roll for you.  All the books needed are free and downloadable, along with charter creation sheets.  SO if you want to play an Elven wizard or a Dwarven Barbarian this is the time to learn.  First meeting will be rolling up characters.

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Gaming Club 

In this club we play different games and having gaming discussions.

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Rif Raf Book Club

Do you like to read and discuss Young Adult books? Then come to the RIF RAF book club. Newcomers are always welcome.

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Anti Prom Fashion Show

Anti-Prom provides an alternative, safe space for all teens who may not feel welcome at official school programs or dances because of their sexual orientation, the way they dress, or any other reason. HSFI welcomes students to design and create prom dresses and model the garments in the New York Public Library.

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Introduction to Watercolor Painting

Watercolors can produce painting effects which no other medium can match. All are welcome in this beginners club.

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The Sports Club

Watch various sports games, make new friends and have discussions about your favorite players!

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Anime Club

We enjoy Japanese culture (food, film, literature, graphic novels, animation) and "cosplay" the art of dressing up as your favorite characters. The purpose of the club is to gather students with common interests in art and animation with particular interest in Japanese language and culture.

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Plant Based Eating Club

People choose a plant-based diet for a variety of reasons including concern about the treatment of animals, health reasons, environmental concerns or because of taste and social pressure.

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Italian Movies

Our Italian movie club is centered around watching Italian quality films with english subtitles and having a discussion following the movie.

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Creative Writing/Student Publications

We collect work by our writers as well as other creative minds for the school’s literary magazine, The Hanger, which is published at the end of the academic year. What we need: We are looking for FUN, DEDICATED, CREATIVE people to join our team!

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Math Club

Math Club at High School of Fashion Industries is a student-run organization that promotes math as a fun and challenging subject that every student should enjoy. Unlike the traditional math club that focuses on solving math competition problems, our club provides a variety of hands-on projects so that students can apply mathematics reasoning in real world problem solving as well as in art designing. 

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Green Team

THE GREEN TEAM is an interactive educational program that empowers students and teachers to help the environment through waste reduction, recycling, composting, energy conservation and pollution prevention.

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Threads of Color Culture Club

The purpose of the Culture Club is to provide students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of different cultures. Sharing new experiences, building confidence and making friends. Students can dress up in their culture's attire, food from each culture is brought, music and other customs are represented.

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Emotions Matter Club

Emotions help us to take action, to survive, strike and avoid danger, to make decisions, to understand others. Moreover, they help other people to understand us. Together we come up with ways to support the students and staff through Social and Emotional Learning activities.

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Crochet Club 

Students will learn and work on perfecting their skills on the craft of crocheting by creating some agreed upon accessories.

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Community Service (Fashion Cares)

Fashion Cares is a club dedicated to volunteering and community service. Each year students participate in a variety of activities which help our community both inside and outside of HSFI. 

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Boys Soccer Club 

Calling all soccer fans! In our soccer club we discuss who our favorite players are, and watch old and new games together!

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Learn Computer Coding

Interested in all things Tech? Learn how to code in our club!

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Animal Welfare 

 Throughout the year we run pet drives, when we collect supplies to deliver to the shelters, dog washes to raise money for shelters, adoption events with NYC Animal Care & Control, and many more activities. Our main purpose is to work with the community to help make many of these animals in unfortunate living situations live a healthy and more comfortable.

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Kpop Club

For people who are unfamiliar with Kpop, it stands for Korean pop culture. Club members will explore the dances and songs as well as the Korean language itself.

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Latin Groove Club

The mission of the Latin Groove Dance Team is to expose a diverse group of students to specific Latin dances such as Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia and many more. The purpose is to promote school spirit, gain confidence, and develop self-discipline and responsibility. Members will learn the basic footwork, build posture, and overall body control. 

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Sewing Club

Spark Your Creativity in this sewing club for beginners, intermediate, and advanced students.

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Movie Club

Designed to give students an opportunity to view and study film our club brings students together to watch films and have thoughtful discussions afterwards.

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Iconoclan Dance Team

Iconoclan, HSFI's Dance Team, is a Hip-Hop/Reggae Dance team that exists to develop its members into creative leaders. As part of the HSFI performance community, we participate in various sporting events, student organized activities and competitions. We hope to represent the best of the HSFI student body.

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Feminist Club

The Feminist club is a supportive space to challenge sexism in all the ways it overlaps with differences like race, class, ethnicity, religion, gender expression and sexual orientation. 

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Beginners Vogue

Offering a club to explore the expression of personal style. Building mood boards, styling looks and shooting outfit combinations, digital content presentation and zines.

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Portfolio Club 

Our club is made to help students who would like to enhance their portfolios for college.

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DIY Craft Club

We are DIY'ers of popular & new craft & DIY trends. Come craft with us!

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Learn Financial Literacy

Take the initiative to self-educate and grow your financial knowledge. Begin learning the basics of financial management. 



RAPP Club The Relationship Abuse Prevention Program Peer Leadership Club's goal is to empower students in ending dating & other forms of youth violence via leadership development (education), self-reflection (personal growth), and service (giving back). A fun and educational space where we increase our knowledge, skills & awareness on issues related to violence, abuse & healthy relationships.