• CCSD Career & Technical Student Organizations

    Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) enhance student learning through contextual instruction, leadership and personal development, applied learning, and real world application. CTSOs work as an integral component of the classroom curriculum and instruction, buildling upon employability and career skills, hands-on demonstrations, and real life and/or work experiences through the CTE Pathway.

    CTSOs offer students various opportunities including: competitive events, public speaking, community service and leadership development.

    Below is a summary of the CTSOs offered at each high school. For more information, contact the CTSO Advisor.

  • Cherokee Trail High School

    Pathway: Business Administration (Business)

    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

    Advisors: Sara Mossman, Pam Neitzel, Kaylyn Swank 

    Pathway: Business Administration (Marketing)

    DECA a national organization preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. The student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically-prepared, community-oriented, professionally-responsible, experienced leaders.

    Advisors: Jess Becker, Sara Mossman, Melissa Schwartz

    Pathway: Criminal Justice

    The Criminal Justice and Law Program Student Organization's purpose is to foster and develop an understanding of the criminal justice system and careers in the field, through participation in educational, vocational, civic, recreational and social activities.

    Advisor: Gina Rinder

    Pathway: Engineering, Technology & Media Arts

    Colorado Technology Student Association (TSA) prepares its members to foster personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Every day, our members apply and integrate these skills and concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs. 

    Advisors: Jared Merrill, Anthony Muscatello, Ben Nuebel

    Pathway: Health Sciences

    HOSA's mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for students enrolled in health science education programs.

    Advisor: Ashley Nance, Megan Geyen-Yohn

  • Cherry Creek High School

    Pathway: Business Administration (Business)

    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

    Advisors: Erika Schofield, Jennifer Sheets 

    Pathway: Business Administration (Marketing)

    DECA a national organization preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. The student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically-prepared, community-oriented, professionally-responsible, experienced leaders.

    Advisors: Beth Adolphi, Erica Padzik, Dan Sheeks

    Pathway: Criminal Justice

    The Criminal Justice and Law Program Student Organization's purpose is to foster and develop an understanding of the criminal justice system and careers in the field, through participation in educational, vocational, civic, recreational and social activities.

    Advisor: Gina Rinder

    Pathway: Design & Multimedia Arts

    Student Photographers of Colorado (SPOC) provides a unique opportunity for all students to experience the joy of exploration, the beauty of creative expression, the importance of consistently demonstrating professionalism, and the benefits of life-long learning in order to become a more balanced and informed citizen. 

    Advisors: Todd Adams

    Pathway: Engineering, Technology & Media Arts

    Colorado Technology Student Association (TSA) prepares its members to foster personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Every day, our members apply and integrate these skills and concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs. 

    Advisors: Keith Harrison, Christy Street

    Pathway: Hospitality & Visual Arts

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)'s mission is to promote personal growth and leadrship development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the mulitple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

    Advisor: Cameron Moon

  • Cherry Creek Innovation Campus

    Pathway: Business Administration (Marketing)

    DECA a national organization preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. The student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically-prepared, community-oriented, professionally-responsible, experienced leaders.

    Advisors: David Bennett, Kim Reiser

    Pathway: Health Sciences

    HOSA's mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for students enrolled in health science education programs.

    Advisor: Elerie Archer, Marla Bonds, Christine Gossman, Nicole Greene, Makenzie Miller, Elisa Reid

    Pathway: Hospitality

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)'s mission is to promote personal growth and leadrship development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the mulitple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

    Advisor: Dave Bochmann, Audra Dunleavy, Christina Runyan

    Pathway: Information Technology

    Colorado Technology Student Association (TSA) prepares its members to foster personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Every day, our members apply and integrate these skills and concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs. 

    Advisors: Jocelyn Nguyen-Reed, Sonia Spindt

    Pathway: Skilled Trades (Transportation, Infrastructure Engineering)

    SkillsUSA is a partnerhip of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its unique partnerships to improve the quality of our nation's future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.

    Advisors: Victor Avila-Herrera, Kenny Bowlus, Jim Dosky, Brian Manley, Don Rauh, Dave Williamson 

    Pathway: STEM

    National Robotics League (NRL) is a "Battlebots" competition that takes place each spring. Through the manufacturing process of Bot building, students’ imaginations are captured as they design, build and compete with their own robotic creations.

    Advisors: Paul Clinton, Ross Ericson, Robert Hazlehurst, Alan Rydlund

  • Eaglecrest High School

    Pathway: Business Administration (Business)

    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

    Advisors: Michael Seely, Ryan Triece

    Pathway: Business Administration (Marketing)

    DECA a national organization preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. The student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically-prepared, community-oriented, professionally-responsible, experienced leaders.

    Advisors: Neathery Manucci, Ryan Triece

    Pathway: Design & Multimedia Arts

    National Art Society's purpose is to inspire and recognize students who have shown outstanding ability in art, foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art, further creative abilities and talents, aid members in working toward attainment of their highest potential in an art area, bring art to the attention of the school and community, increase an awareness of art in relation to other areas of the school curriculum, and further aesthetic awareness in all aspects of the school's total program.

    Advisors: Laura Hamiltion

    Pathway: Hospitality

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)'s mission is to promote personal growth and leadrship development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the mulitple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

    Advisor: Michelleann Kim, Casey Schmitz, Matthew Williams

    Pathway: Engineering & Technology

    Colorado Technology Student Association (TSA) prepares its members to foster personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Every day, our members apply and integrate these skills and concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs. 

    Advisors: John Avery, Robby Gabrielli, Laura Guimond, Sandra Mikesell, Gabriel Roussere, Michael Seely, Renee Tahja

  • Grandview High School

    Pathway: Business Administration (Business)

    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

    Advisors: Will Baird, Larry Laflam, Ann Lujan 

    Pathway: Business Administration (Marketing)

    DECA a national organization preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. The student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically-prepared, community-oriented, professionally-responsible, experienced leaders.

    Advisors: Bonnie Enright, Larry Laflam

    Pathway: Criminal Justice

    The Criminal Justice and Law Program Student Organization's purpose is to foster and develop an understanding of the criminal justice system and careers in the field, through participation in educational, vocational, civic, recreational and social activities.

    Advisor: Gina Rinder

    Pathway: Engineering, Technology & Media Arts

    Colorado Technology Student Association (TSA) prepares its members to foster personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Every day, our members apply and integrate these skills and concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs. 

    Advisors: Michael Chimento, Robert Combs, Joshua Heckendorf, Ken Sarnowski

    Pathway: Hospitality & Food Production

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)'s mission is to promote personal growth and leadrship development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the mulitple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

    Advisor: Daniela Evans, Laurie Kirsch

  • Overland High School

    Pathway: Business Administration (Business)

    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

    Advisors: Patrick O'Riley

    Pathway: Business Administration (Marketing)

    DECA a national organization preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. The student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically-prepared, community-oriented, professionally-responsible, experienced leaders.

    Advisors: Roberto Ocana

    Pathway: Criminal Justice

    The Criminal Justice and Law Program Student Organization's purpose is to foster and develop an understanding of the criminal justice system and careers in the field, through participation in educational, vocational, civic, recreational and social activities.

    Advisor: Antoinette Gifford

    Pathway: Engineering, Technology & Media Arts

    Colorado Technology Student Association (TSA) prepares its members to foster personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Every day, our members apply and integrate these skills and concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs. 

    Advisors: Debra Gregg, Kate McDonnell, Mitch Sedlmayr

    Pathway: Health Sciences

    HOSA's mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for students enrolled in health science education programs.

    Advisor: Sarah Loutzenhiser

    Pathway: Hospitality & Visual Arts

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)'s mission is to promote personal growth and leadrship development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the mulitple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

    Advisor: Arielle Bergmann, Erica McHenry-Hutto

    Pathway: Transportation

    SkillsUSA is a partnerhip of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its unique partnerships to improve the quality of our nation's future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.

    Advisors: Gary Perman, Larry Wilkenson 

  • Smoky Hill High School

    Pathway: Business Administration (Business)

    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

    Advisors: David Decker, Scott Henry, BJ Kingsbaker

    Pathway: Business Administration (Marketing)

    DECA a national organization preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. The student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically-prepared, community-oriented, professionally-responsible, experienced leaders.

    Advisors: David Decker, BJ Kingsbaker, Kevin Vanwormer

    Pathway: Criminal Justice

    The Criminal Justice and Law Program Student Organization's purpose is to foster and develop an understanding of the criminal justice system and careers in the field, through participation in educational, vocational, civic, recreational and social activities.

    Advisor: Antoinette Gifford

    Pathway: Design & Multimedia Arts

    Colorado Technology Student Association (TSA) prepares its members to foster personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Every day, our members apply and integrate these skills and concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs. 

    Advisors: Dan Cornell

    Pathway: Hospitality & Food Production

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)'s mission is to promote personal growth and leadrship development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the mulitple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

    Advisor: Carla Sullivan

    Pathway: Transportation

    SkillsUSA is a partnerhip of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its unique partnerships to improve the quality of our nation's future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.

    Advisors: Craig Capraro

Last Modified on October 27, 2021