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Madison Metropolitan School District


Leadership and the 21st Century Skills through CTSOs

CTSOs, as an intra-curricular activity. incorporate service, leadership, and competitive events that enhance students' classroom experiences.  Direct ties to community, education, and the workforce are essential to every CTSO.

Why is leadership important?

According to the National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition, youth leadership development encourages healthy adolescent growth by providing young people the ability to analyze their own strengths and weaknesses; to set personal and vocational goals; and to gain the self-esteem, confidence, motivation, and abilities to carry out those goals.

This learning includes the ability to establish support networks to fully participate in community life and effect positive social change.

Positive youth leadership development also provides youths with the ability to guide or direct others on a course of action, influence the opinions and behaviors of others and serve as a role models.  CTSOs provide these opportunities!  

The following Career and Technical Student Organizations are offered in MMSD:

  • DECA (An organization of Marketing students)
  • FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
  • FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America)
  • HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)
  • SkillsUSA (An organization for students in Technology/Engineering)

Career/Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)