Student Organizations

Duncanville High School Career and Technical Student Organizations

Duncanville middle and high school CTE students can take advantage of Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) while enrolled in CTE classes. CTSOs provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, enhance employability skills, explore career pathways and strengthen occupation skills by competing in state and national competitions.

Students can check with their current CTE teacher to find out what CTSO their teacher participates in as well as who sponsors other CTSOs the student would like to learn more about.

Approved CTSOs:

Click on a logo to visit the CTSO website

Organization Description
Business Professionals of America (BPA) Business Professionals of America has a history as a student organization that contributes to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills for students at the secondary and the post-secondary level. Through co-curricular programs and services, members of  Business Professionals of America compete in demonstrations of their business technology skills, develop their professional and leadership skills, network with one another and professionals across the nation, and get involved in the betterment of their community through good works projects.
DECA DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. For over 70 years, DECA has provided students with relevant and practical business acumen.
Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Since 1945, Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America members have been making a difference in their families, careers and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. Today, over 227,000 members are active in a network of associations in 50 states as well as in the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skill for life - planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision-making, and interpersonal communication - necessary in the home and workplace.
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Health Occupations Students of America is a national vocational student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Occupation Education Division of the American Vocational Association. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HOE-HOSA partnership.
National Future Farmers of America Organization (FFA) Future Farmers of America makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) National Technical Honor Society is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. Thousands of schools and colleges throughout the U.S. and its territories have a chapter of the honor society on their campus
Skills USA SkillsUSA is a national organization serving high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in technical, skilled, and service occupations including health occupations.
Technology Student Association (TSA) The Technology Student Association is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of technology education students who are presently enrolled in or have completed technology education courses.
Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) Texas Association of Future Educators is a statewide organization that offers students the opportunity to explore the teaching profession. We accomplish this by creating and supporting various activities, including workshops, contests, scholarships, and summer workshops.