Academic Teams, Clubs & Activities
Oxbridge Academy clubs are student-designed and student-led, with a faculty advisor who offers guidance and mentoring. We encourage our students and faculty to join or form clubs and activities that reflect their interests and passions. Unless otherwise indicated, all of our clubs and activities are active during the full school year. At the beginning of each academic year, students have the opportunity to join or start clubs based on their own personal interests. To petition to start a new club, fill out the New Club Petition form.
- Art Club
- Autism Coalition
- Book Club
- Cancer Awareness Club
- Computer Science Club
- Current Events Club
- Fashion Club
- Feeding America Club
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Film Club
- Future Healthcare Professionals
- Game Club
- Green Club
- GURLS Up Club
- Harry Potter Club
- Improv Club
- Investment Club
- Key Club
- Mental Health Awareness Club
- Movie Club
- National Association of Students Against Gun Violence
- Nations United Club
- NEDA Club (National Eating Disorder Awareness)
- OAPB Roadside Beautification Club
- OX Robotics
- Oxbridge Bowling Club
- Pop Culture Debate
- Race Alliance Club
- SAGA (Straight & Gay Alliance)
- Sewing Club
- Ukulele and Guitar Club
- Veterinary Club
- Women in STEM
Club Advisor: Melissa Swift
The Art Club focuses on creating art, learning new techniques, and collaborating with other creative-minded individuals. Students are encouraged to bring artwork they have already begun, either for school or on their own, and spend time simply creating. By meeting after school, we are not limited by time and are able to talk about upcoming Art events and activities we would like to participate in. The Club has been asked to create logos and designs for other organizations on campus and plans to bring more Art into Oxbridge Academy in the future.
Club Advisor: Dr. Sheilagh Riordan
The Oxbridge Autism Coalition is committed to increasing opportunities for local teens with Austim Spectrum Disorder. The club meets with students from the Renaissance Learning Academy, a local charter school, every other Tuesday in the North Building. RLA students become friends with Oxbridge students. More than anything else, RLA students need practice holding conversations with typical teens. When they come to Oxbridge, they get to practice interpersonal skills in a real-world setting. The club gives Oxbridge students a chance to get to know students they might not otherwise meet. It’s a win-win situation that develops Oxbridge students’ empathy and flexibility. Students earn community service hours for their work in the OAC.
Club Advisor: Rainey Wyatt
This club will not only give students an extra push to read ravishing novels, but will also teach time management on how to balance this club and incorporate reading into all day to day activities.
Club Advisor: Sheri Viggiano
The Cancer Awareness Club wants to bring awareness of different cancers to the school community by volunteering its time to participate in different walks and by fundraising. The funds go directly to cancer research to help find a cure, or it will go to the patients to help them during times of treatments. The club participates and fundraises for different cancer societies, such as The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Research, to name a few. We hope to continue supporting these wonderful organizations as well as others and also provide support to our Oxbridge family who may have a family member who is battling cancer. We have formed a lot of connections within the cancer community and hope we can be a part of helping to find a cure.
Club Advisor: Michael D'Egidio
We’re a group of students that all share a passion: computer science! We have a wide variety of skill levels present in the club, but we do have two strict requirements: you must be willing to learn and love to have fun. We learn about all different types of computer science and have a great time just hanging out together. We love fun things and hate boring things, so every meeting is sure to be a surprise. Why don’t you drop by one day to see what we’re all about?
Club Advisor: Stephen Obringer
Every few weeks this club meets to openly discuss and debate trending and current events and topics. This club is beneficial to students as it serves as an outlet for students to voice their opinions freely among their peers.
Club Advisor: Kate Kilian
The purpose of the FCA club is to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. It is a fellowship of students that share their experiences and daily challenges in life. We strive to serve the Lord in our relationships and the fellowship of the church. We will honor and glorify God in all we do.
Club Advisor: Kelly Prisco and Laura Richards
The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical health care skills through a program of motivation, awareness, education, and recognition. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. This club will allow students to engage in learning a healthcare skill and to use this knowledge to compete against other students from other HOSA chapters. The knowledge and experience gained from being part of HOSA will allow students to be more educated regarding their future college career paths, choices, and opportunities available in the health care field.
Club Advisor: Ben Matzen
In Strategy Gaming Club, we play a variety of table-top board, card, and role-playing games. We welcome everyone to join this social club, and we're happy to introduce others to this fun hobby! Currently, we are creating an Oxbridge game library. The SGC meets every Monday after school to play games like Settlers of Catan, Risk, Ticket to Ride, Set, Munchkin, etc.
Club Advisor: Lindsay Van Loon
Green Club is one of Oxbridge’s most active clubs, focusing on the environment. We are in charge of the school’s recycling and community outreach to protect native species in national parks, state parks, and refuges.
Club Advisor: Janet Outlaw
GURLS (Generating Unified Relationships and Loving Support) Up has three objectives:
1. To break social divides among girls at different grade levels and establish a strong community that is not aligned with a sport or academic pursuit
2. To promote friendships through exercises, activities, discussions and volunteer opportunities
3. To provide a safe environment where girls can discuss the many issues that young women confront in today's society: i.e., bullying, sexual harassment, academic pressures, and demands of social media.
Club Advisor: Marisa Palazzotto
The Improv Club aims to introduce students to the dynamic and creative world of theatrical improvisation. Once a week, students gather to play games that test their mental and physical abilities in such a fun way that it doesn't even seem like work! Members are encouraged to have an open mind and be willing to get silly!
Club Advisor: Robert Frackelton
This club started with a grant from the Goss Foundation in which students have been given money to invest. Through a live investing account, students learn the principles of investing and money management. The student investment club also works with an investment mentor and holds periodic luncheon meetings.
Club Advisor: Kate Kilian
The mission of the Oxbridge Academy Key Club is to serve the children of the world. Student members of the Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as running tutoring programs at the local homeless shelter, collecting clothing, organizing food drives, building homes with habitat for humanity, and much more. Students can be involved on a variety of levels, and volunteer opportunities take place on both weekdays and weekends.
Club Advisor: Janet Outlaw
There are thousands of talented, passionate students in America who feel strongly about gun control. It is essential to achieving our mission that we engage and encourage those students by providing the necessary resources for achieving their goals. The school chapters are a format that allows students to interact with and contribute to our network while retaining as much autonomy as possible. We believe that change will be brought most effectively by engaging students to advocate for gun control in an organized, focused fashion.
Club Advisor: Fabienne Combe
The Oxbridge Academy Gay-Straight Alliance is a club that offers a safe space on campus for all LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender+) students and allies where they can meet and discuss current issues in their lives, communities, and the world. The club focuses on promoting an accepting and friendly environment throughout the student body, and mainly exists to form friendships with like-minded students and create support systems for students still discovering their sexualities.
Club Advisor: Sarah Knouse
The Oxbridge sewing club was founded in Fall of 2014. Through its weekly meeting times, students learn basic hand stitching and machine sewing methods as they make a range of fun projects including pillows, stuffed animals, skirts, and aprons. In addition to monthly creative projects, students also sew costumes for the spring musical and participate in the annual Catwalk Student Fashion Show event held in Palm Beach County every Spring.
Club Advisor: Dr. Hinkley
The Veterinary Club (aka Vet Club) at Oxbridge Academy is one of the oldest and most active clubs on campus. We’ve done hands-on behind the scenes tours at the Palm Beach Zoo and numerous local animal clinics. We’ve teamed up with other schools for special animal-themed events. Seventeen club members have had summer-long internships at Peggy Adams, learning everything there is to know about running a no-kill not-for-profit animal shelter. We bring in guest speakers and generally advocate for the humane treatment of all animals. We do all of this in a fun environment.
- Brain Bee Team
- Ethics Bowl
- French National Honor Society
- International Thespian Society
- Math Club
- Model United Nations
- National Honor Society
- Science National Honor Society
- Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH)
- Speech and Debate
- Student Government Association
Team Advisor: Ben Matzen
The Brain Bee is an annual neuroscience competition hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience. Participants train all year for a single day event by learning and teaching one another about the anatomy and physiology of the brain and other aspects of neuroscience. The competition is judged by actual researchers at Max Planck.
Club Advisor: Kimberly Patterson
The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization. Oxbridge Thespian Troupe #7866 is an active contributor to our district and state affiliates. Students earn points towards induction (and then additional honors) through participation in performing arts activities at school. Select members participate in competition events that make them eligible for a Varsity letter in Theater. The troupe also sponsors performances—including a fully-student produced piece—community service opportunities, and social activities.
Cub Advisors: Greta Mills and Larry Baio
We are a group of very welcoming mathematicians that love to discover and discuss beautiful math! The Math Club has weekly competitions, varying from online real-time showdowns to written Florida Math League contests. We welcome all levels of proficiency in mathematics, ranging from Algebra I to the highest levels of Calculus and beyond, so stop by sometime to see what we’re up to!
Team Advisor: Dr. Marjorie Chiarolanzio
The Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic competition team that addresses international affairs from the perspectives of member nations in the UN. Students play the roles of delegates sitting in UN committees, developing positions on issues and problem solving through dialogue and debate, formulation of alliances, development of working papers, and the writing of resolutions. Participation in the Model UN requires reading and research, public speaking, and a challenging level of critical thinking. Teamwork and leadership abilities are essential for members of this group.
Special academic criteria as well as faculty recommendations and approval by the Oxbridge Faculty Council are required for membership. Students must attend Oxbridge at least one semester in order to be eligible for membership. Eligible students are invited to apply in the spring. Click HERE for more information.
Maria T. Dona-Morice
Selections for membership in the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) are made by the SHH advisor and the cabinet. The criteria for membership are character, leadership, honesty, and commitment. Information about prospective members is gathered primarily from the SHH application, teacher recommendations, and grades. After careful consideration of the candidates in all respects, the Chapter Advisor will then send acceptance letters to the ten students selected.
Students can take Debate I to try different types of debate, and then take advanced debate courses to specialize in the type(s) of debate they like the most.
Students can compete at local, state, and national debate tournaments across the country.
Students see universities (Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Emory, UF, and more) as they compete, and make friends who share similar interests from all over the country.
Click HERE to learn more about Speech and Debate.
Club Advisor: Mandy Strom
The Student Government Association (SGA) is an effective and efficient governing body that serves the collective interests of the school’s students. Its purpose is to provide a voice for the student body and to serve the community through collaboration, leadership, and trust. The Oxbridge Academy SGA Council consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, two (2) Class Representatives from each class, and at least two (2) non-voting, non-student advisors. The President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer are the Executive Committee for the Student Council.