The United States Department of Education (USDOE) has endorsed Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) as a critical component of an effective Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. The responsibility for CTE instructional programs and related activities, including CTSOs, rests with state and local education agencies.
BISD recognizes that the education programs and philosophies embraced by Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs):
1) Shall be offered in all Career and Technical Education programs.
2) Are an integral part of Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructional programs.
3) The responsibility for CTE instructional programs and related activities, including CTSOs, rest with state and local education agencies.
4) The United States Department of Education (USDOE) allows states to use Federal Carl D. Perkins funds to provide leadership and support for the CTE student organizations (SEC 124).
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.
Brazoswood Sponsor – Lisa Shaw
Brazosport Sponsor – Amanda Thiede
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
Since 1945, FCCLA 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 skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision-making and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace.
Brazoswood Sponsor – Vanessa Richardson
Brazosport Sponsor – Valerie Jansky
Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE)
T.A.F.E. is a statewide organization that offers students the opportunity to explore the teaching profession. We accomplish this by creating and supporting various activities, workshops, contests, scholarships and summer workshops.
Brazoswood Sponsor – Vanessa Richardson
Brazosport Sponsor – Jayme Petersen
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a national vocational student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Occupations Education Division of the American Vocational Association. 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 occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HOE-HOSA Partnership
Brazoswood Sponsors – Sara Ennis & Krystal Pena
Brazosport Sponsor – Kimi Robbins
National FFA Organization (FFA)
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
Brazoswood Sponsors – Mike Firkins, Evie Hubbard & Holly Parrish
Brazosport Sponsor – Russell Kujawa
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.
Brazoswood Sponsor – TBD
Brazosport Sponsor – Valerie Jansky & Jimmy Crainer
Technology Student Association (TSA)
The Technology Student Association (TSA) 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.
Brazoswood Sponsors – Jimmy Saccomanno, Richard Junkermeier &Glenn Rankin
Brazosport Sponsors – Silver Martinez & James Zgarba