Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)


Any student enrolled in a career and technical course is eligible for membership in the career and technical student organization associated with that program.

CTSOs develop character, citizenship, technical, leadership, and teamwork skills essential for students who are preparing for the workforce and further education. They enhance students' civic awareness and provide opportunities for developing a social and wholesome attitude about living and working.

** To learn more about each organization, please click the icons. **

Art Club 

Advisors: Ms. Hauff & Mr. Peters

Who: Any student who is interested in the visual arts.  You do not have to be currently enrolled in an art class or have been enrolled in an art class in the past.

When: Art Club generally meets every other Tuesday from 3:00-4:00pm from October to May unless otherwise indicated in the daily announcements.

Where: N.F. Woods Campus in the art rooms.  Transportation is provided to N.F. Woods from the High School but not back to the High School.  

Goals: Activities vary during the year.  Students may develop skills that they wish to enhance during independent studio, collaborate as a group to create art for the school and community, or visit galleries and artists.


DECA (Student organization for Marketing Students and Professionals) 

Mooresville High School Chapter of DECA

Advisors:  Mr. Donnelly, Ms. Fingado, and Ms. Montero

The mission of DECA, Inc. is to enhance the co-curricular education of students with interest in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. DECA helps students develop skills and competence for marketing careers, build self-esteem, experience leadership, and practice community service. DECA is committed to the advocacy of marketing education and the growth of business/education partnerships. Students must be enrolled in or have taken a Marketing related class while in high school.


FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) 

Advisors:  Ms. Ericson and Ms. Justice

The FBLA mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.  FBLA-PBL is the largest business career student organization in the world. The high school division has 215,000 members.  Scholarship opportunities are available to members. Students must be enrolled in a business course during the current school year to join.


FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)     

Advisors:  Ms. Martin, Ms. Pass, Ms. Poynton, Ms. Teeter

The mission of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development; creative and critical thinking; interpersonal communications; practical knowledge; and vocational preparation. Members must be enrolled in or have taken a family and consumer science class to join.


HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) 

Advisors: Ms. Andrews, Ms. McDonald, Ms. Jackson

HOSA is a club for students who are interested in health/medical related careers.  Dues are $15 and must be paid by Feb.1.  Meetings are held from 2:30-3:30 one Wednesday each month at Woods.  Service projects, guest speakers, and other medical activities are included in the meetings. 



JETS (Junior Engineering and Technology Society) 

Advisor:  Mr. Bridges

NCJETS (North Carolina Junior Engineering and Technology Society) offers a variety of activities, including competitions that allow students to demonstrate their technological prowess and give winners bragging rights! For example, teams of students compete in trebuchet and robotics design competitions and the national TEAM+S science and math competition. NCJETS allows students the opportunity to explore the fields of engineering and engineering technology in a fun, supportive environment of friendly competition.  There are (3) main competitions a school year where we will travel to UNCC to compete. This club was designed to promote diversity in the fields of engineering studies.



National Scholastic Press Association 

Advisor:  Mrs. Dunagan and Mrs. Nuss                               

NSPA is a membership organization exclusively for high school publications - yearbooks, newspapers, magazines, broadcast programs, and online publications. Our local chapter has a broadcast membership.  Students must be enrolled in an advanced level TV Production class to join.  Activities include a national high school journalism convention, prestigious contests and scholarships.




National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)  

Advisor:  Ms. Fowler and Ms. Jackson

NTHS members should be honest, good responsible student-citizens who have made a personal commitment to excellence and who agree to uphold the NTHS standard of conduct.  The mission of the NTHS is to: recognize excellence in CTE, encourage higher levels of achievement and self esteem, create a more positive image of CTE, promote workplace values, help maintain effective partnerships with local business, provide greater career opportunities, and promote academic excellence. Invitees must have the following to be considered: overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, GPA for Tech Ed or major 3.25 or higher, one or more staff recommendations, and active involvement with school.



Skills USA 


Advisors:  Mr. Bridges, Mr. Cavicchia, Mr. Chester, Ms. Dunagan, Mr. Moore, Ms. Nuss, Mr. Sharpe and Mr. Swart

Skills USA has many opportunities to learn leadership skills and compete in local, state, and national competitions in areas of leadership or their training from the classes they take at N. F. Woods. The club is open to students who are currently taking, have taken, or who plan to take a CTE class.

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