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DECA CTE Students displaying their medals

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)

CTSO's are organizations specifically for students enrolled in CTE programs. These organizations engage students through focus on: academic success through applied academics, promote choice and identification of career options and foster interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications human relations and social interactions.They also encourage excellence in scholarship, build character, promote citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism, endorse cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all people and provide opportunities for state, national and international travel through internships, camps and leadership conferences. 

There are 7 different CTSO's available to Dysart CTE students. Find out more about each CTSO, what our CTE students have to say about their CTSO activities and the CTE program(s) they are affiliated with.

Az Thespian Advisor working with students

"It was a really fun bonding experience for both me and my other friends, I think a lot of people would have fun participating in more events like these." -WCHS CTSO Student

Arizona Thespians

Arizona Thespians is dedicated to promoting theatre education in our schools and community.

Affliated CTE Program:


DECA marketing students presenting for competition

"I have been in DECA for four years now. I have had experiences that I would never have had unless it was for DECA. I have grown in every aspect: professional, personal, social, and so much more." -SRHS CTSO Student

Arizona DECA

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. 

Affliated CTE Program: 


Educators Rising Students

"I would recommend it because it’s a chance to really explore the career. You also got to meet with so many influential leaders, although I think we could have a few more! It was also really fun and had lot’s for us to do!" -SRHS CTSO Student

Educators Rising Arizona

The Educators Rising programs focus on providing personal and professional development opportunities for high school students who aspire to become future educators.

Affliated CTE Program: 

Education Professions

FBLA students

"I love the overall experience meeting new people and hearing what I can do in my future (or now) that will lead me to the right education that I need..." -DHS CTSO Student

FBLA Arizona

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the largest and oldest business student organization in the world, with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.

Affliated CTE Program: 

Digital Animation

Film & TV Production

FCCLA student officer

"Great to learn personal skills to apply to your chapter development & team building" -VVHS CTSO Student

FCCLA Arizona

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) helps young people become leaders with student-directed learning in Family And Consumer Sciences (FACS) education in the areas of Early Childhood Education, Culinary Arts, Fashion & Interior Design, Hospitality Management.

Affliated CTE Program: 

Culinary Arts

HOSA Students

"Great to learn personal skills to apply to your chapter development & team building" -VVHS CTSO Student

HOSA ArizonaHOSA–Future Health Professionals is a student-led Career and Technical Student Organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition for middle school, secondary, postsecondary, and collegiate students interested in a career in healthcare.

Affliated CTE Program: Laboratory Assisting Nursing Services Sports Medicine

SkillsUSA student officer

"Any oppurtunity to work on yourself with other great people is one to take." -VVHS CTSO Student

SkillsUSA Arizona

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce, emphasizing total quality at work: high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work

Affliated CTE Program: 

Digital Animation

Digital Photography

Film & TV Production

Fire Science

Graphic Design

Law & Public Safety

Software & App Design

Technology Device Maintenance