Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)
AFHS offers many CTSOs for students enrolled in CTE. These programs have a definite impact on students' overall college and career readiness. CTSOs extend teaching and learning outside the classroom and helps students discover the wide range of career options available. CTSOs engage the community and local businesses to help students understand global competition, develop 21st century skills focused on creativity, problem solving, teamwork, goal setting, and chart effective and efficient pathways through high school and postsecondary education for their personal success. Students who participate in CTSOs demonstrate higher levels of academic engagement and motivation, civic engagement, career self-efficacy and employability skills than other students.
DECA - Future Business & Marketing Professioanls
DECA was founded in 1943 and prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA can connect you to the world of marketing and business outside the classroom. DECA members are teamed with business professionals for job shadowing and mentoring programs to give you an enormous head start on your career.
FCCLA - Family Career & Community Leaders
FCCLA was founded in 1945 and involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life. FCCLA students are able to attend conferences and participate in competitive events at the state and national level. FCCLA students’ career interests are in education, food, hospitality, interior decorating, and textiles (sewing, fashion). FCCLA members focus on the roles of family member, wage earner and community leader. Members develop skills for life including character development, creative and critical thinking, and interpersonal communication.
HOSA - Future Health Professionals
HOSA, founded in 1976, is a national organization for students exploring health care careers. Students gain leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program. Students attend conferences and participate in competitive events and network with peers and health care industry partners.