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Career & Technical Student Organizations

What is a CTSO?

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) are specifically for students enrolled in CTE programs. CTSOs integrate into CTE programs and courses and extend teaching and learning through innovative programs, business and community partnerships and leadership experiences at the school, state and national levels.


Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)

"DECA’s mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

DECA’s core values and attributes are competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork. These values are central to DECA’s mission and purpose in classrooms around the world."

Learn more about Newport Harbor High School's chapter of DECA.


Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

"The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community."

Learn more about Estancia High School's chapter of HOSA


Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

FCCLA's mission,"To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation."

Learn more about Newport Harbor High School's chapter of FCCLA