CTE Student Organizations
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) provide students leadership opportunities through competition at the regional, state, and national level. CTSOs are an important part of CTE programs as they increase the student’s academic engagement and communication skills. In addition, their career awareness is stronger and they achieve a greater sense of self confidence.
Mesquite ISD offers 8 different CTSOs that are aligned with all of the Career Clusters and Career Pathways recognized by CTE.
- Business Professionals of America
- Distributive Education Clubs of America
- Skills USA
- Texas Association of Future Educators
- Pro Start
- Technology Student Association
- Health Occupations Students of America
- Family, Career, Community Leaders of America
Business Professionals of America (BPA) supports education in the area of business and information technology. Activities are designed to prepare students for the workforce by enhancing leadership skills in the business industry.
Mesquite High School's BPA organization has 27 students advancing in State in various categories.
Pro Start (a culinary student association) enhances what students have learned in the classroom to develop future leaders in the restaurant and food service industry.
Mesquite ISD placed in the Houston ProStart Regional competition in the following categories. Please congratulate these students when you see them.
2nd Place in Culinary Arts are Mesquite High School's Carlos Ramirez, Max Chavez, Denice Castillo, Sebastian Savedra and Houston Dockins. Instructor: Chef Sepulveda
4th Place in Management are Mesquite High School's Jared Huerta - Captain, Stephanie Perez, Mikayla Leija and Sebastian Soto. Instructor: Amie Najarro