CTE Student Organizations

What is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)? 

A career and technical student organization (CTSO) is an extracurricular group for students in CTE parthways to further their knowledge and skills by participating in activities, events, and competitions.  

CTSO involvement benefits students by enhancing student's self-esteem and self-confidence. It provides students school based learning and real world experiences, students feel motivated to become better students and productive citizens. 

We encourage all of our students to become part of a CTSO! these organizations provide leadership development, motivation, and recognition for secondary students in Career and Technical Education  programs. 


For more specific information about each organization click below: 


Sharyland High School 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.

Sharyland High School Skills USA  - CONSTRUCTION

Sharyland High School Skills USA - RATTLER CREATIVE

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. SkillsUSA helps each student excel in leadership skills, technical and engineering skills, and occupationally related skills


Business Professionals of America

As a co-curricular organization, Business Professionals of America has the ability to enhance student participation in professional, civic, service and social endeavors. Students participate in activities to accomplish goals, self-improvement, leadership development, community service and student cooperation. 

Family Career and Community Leaders of America

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. 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 -- all necessary in the home and workplace.


Texas Association of Future Educators

The Texas Association of Future Educators or TAFE (pronounced "taffy") is a co-curricular statewide student organization created to allow young men and women an opportunity to explore the teaching profession. The organization was created in 1984 to provide students in Texas with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions about pursuing careers in education.

Health Occupations Students of America

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a national student organization with a mission to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.


Mock Trial

The program provides a great way for students to gain an “insider’s view” of our judicial system, plus, they gain confidence speaking in front of others and have a lot of fun at the same time.


Texas Public Service Association

Texas Public Service Association (TPSA) is a co-curricular non-profit student organization across the state of Texas that provides Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security students with knowledge, skills, leadership, and student growth through real world career preparation, experience, training, and competition opportunities.  TPSA focuses in expanding the knowledge of current students enrolled in the Law Public Safety Corrections and Security (LPSCS) Career and Technical Education (CTE) career cluster.

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FIRST Robotics

The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.