DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. It provides students with leadership opportunities at the local, state, and national levels. Members may seek elected office or serve in positions of committee leadership. Students gain valuable hands-on, authentic leadership skills by being active in the student-led student organization.
DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community, and providing unique opportunities to extend classroom learning through competitive events.
FBLA is organized on local, state, and national levels. FBLA is one of the largest business career student organization in the world. It provides students opportunities to develop and apply leadership, social, civic, and business-related skills.
The mission of NC FBLA is to help build and sustain Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education programs of excellence to serve our communities, state, and nation. It provides students with leadership opportunities at the local, regional, and state levels. Student FBLA members may seek elected office or serve in positions of committee leadership. Students gain valuable hands-on, authentic leadership skills by taking an active part in the student-led organization.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.
Members develop leadership and confidence as they address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through projects, national programs, and competitive events. Competitive events such as Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Teach and Train, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Sports Nutrition, and Advocacy allow students to demonstrate skills learned in the Family and Consumer Sciences classroom for potential state and national recognition and scholarships.
North Carolina Technology Student Association (NC TSA) is an essential element of the state's Technology Education Program. This student organization provides the opportunity for students to engage in activities directly reflecting the curriculum. Along with learning collaboration and leadership skills, students can engage in student-centered, complex tasks that are authentic and developed over an extended period. Beyond the powerful influence of the activities, participation in the NC-TSA helps transform one's program by affording both the teacher and his or her students the opportunity to learn from others by attending regional, state, and national conferences.