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Career Technical Student Organizations

Real life experiences? Check.

Leadership training? Check.

Interviewing and public speaking? Check.

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO's) provide our students with all of this and more. CTSO's are co-curricular activities focused on specific areas of study. Our students use their career tech skills to compete against the best of the best from schools all over the country. The experiences they have in their CTSO helps them prepare for life after high school and college by honing their industry technique and strengthening their soft skills.

Business Professionals of America

Business Professionals of America is the leading Career Technical Student Organization for students interested in management, office administration, information technology, and other related fields.

BPA has more than 51,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a "co-curricular" organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering curriculum based on national standards.

Through involvement in competitions, the Workplace Skills Assessment Program (WSAP) prepares students to succeed and assess real-world business skills and problem solving abilities in finance, management, IT and computer applications. Participating in these activities and competitions outside of the classroom provide students with the opportunity to develop teamwork and leadership skills that can be applied to the workplace.


Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) focuses on students participating in Family and Consumer Sciences courses in high school.

As a member of FCCLA, you will develop leadership and decision-making skills in both the home and workplace, including planning, goal-setting, problem-solving and interpersonal communication. 

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FFA provides students the chance to participate in a wide range of curriculum, community service, and environmental awareness activities, leading to over 300 career opportunities in agriculture.

With a focus on the science, business and technology of agriculture, students develop essential leadership and teamwork skills. Student officers run their local chapter with instructors standing by to offer guidance when necessary.

State competitions allow students the chance to win scholarships to college, saving them money on future tuition. The experience and knowledge students gain by being an FFA member will also be an important addition to their resumes as they prepare to step into an increasingly diverse industry.


HOSA is a national student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE.

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. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.

HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. HOSA is 100% health care!

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SkillsUSA works with high school teachers and students to prepare our future workforce to be skilled and effective in their industry.

Students compete at local, state and national competitions where they demonstrate both occupational and leadership skills. As a participant in SkillsUSA, there are many opportunities to prepare for a successful future. 

Students can:

  • Run for local, regional, state or national office

  • Participate in student elections 

  • Become involved in community service activities 

  • Take part in leadership training 

  • Apply for scholarships 

  • Make connections in applicable businesses and industries