Students enrolled in CTE courses are encouraged to join and participate in their respective Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO). CTSOs provide students the opportunity to apply their CTE curriculum in competitive events as well as develop their leadership skills for the future.
DECA: Distributive Education Clubs of America supports developing career, marketing and management skills in hospitality, finance, sales, service, business administration and entrepreneurship.
FCCLA: Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization supporting and promoting Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
FRC: FIRST Robotics Competition is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, teams of high school students, coaches, and mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots that weigh up to 125 pounds.
FTC: FIRST Tech Challenge is an international competition where teams (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.
NTHS: To honor student achievement and leadership in career and technical education, promote educational excellence, award scholarships, and enhance career opportunities for the NTHS membership.
ProStart is a nationwide, two-year high school program that prepares students with skills needed in the culinary industry. From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-life experience opportunities and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime.
TAFE: Texas Association of Future Educators is a statewide organization that offers students the opportunity to explore the teaching profession through creating and supporting various activities, workshops, contests, scholarships, and summer workshops.
TSA: Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); members apply and integrate these concepts through activities, competitions, and programs.
UIL: University Interscholastic League exists to provide educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music contests.