About Student Organizations
All technical programs have related student organizations, which are an integral part of the curriculum. Service to the community and group and individual volunteerism are integral parts of student organizations. The following is a description of the various student organizations and some of the functions which they carry out.
Membership in this organization consists of students who are preparing for business careers. Its purpose is to actively engage these students in better preparing themselves for useful occupations that will bring the greatest good to the greatest number of people. FBLA offers an opportunity for a broader social life within the school through local activities and through participation in competitive events at regional, state, and national levels. All business students are members of the FBLA.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is designed for secondary students enrolled in the Child Care and Culinary programs. This student organization promotes leadership and citizenship and helps build character among its members. Child Care and Culinary students are encouraged to become state and national members.
Part of the EMT program, Heath Occupation Students of America (HOSA) provides co-curricular opportunities for students to learn leadership and technical skills related to health services occupations. Competition in leadership and skill events is highly encouraged and may afford students the opportunity to travel locally, regionally and/or nationally.
SkillsUSA an organization for students preparing for futures in trade, industrial, technical, and health occupations in our public high schools and post-secondary schools. It provides leadership, citizenship, and communication skills training as part of the curriculum. Skills USA offers prestige and recognition through a national program of awards and contests. The Virginia SkillsUSA Championships brings together over 1,000 local and district champions to the state conference to vie for gold, silver, and bronze medallions and other prizes and scholarships in over 80 skill and leadership events.