Career Technical Student Organizations

LSR7 offers many opportunities for students to be involved in Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSO). Below is a list of all CTSO’s offered at LSR7.

Marketing – DECA 

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

Future Business Leaders of America – FBLA

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the premier student business organization in the world.Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business and business-related fields.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America – FCCLA

FCCLA is national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.


HOSA is an international student organization that has a two-fold mission to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HOSA Partnership. Missouri HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, post secondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and bio-medical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. Students from all STA health science pathway classes are encouraged to participate: Pre-allied Health, Pre-Professional Nursing, and Medical Interventions/Biomedical Innovations.

Skills USA

SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employ ability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work. SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually.  The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations. More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.

Educators Rising

The Educators Rising is a national student organization dedicated to supporting young people interested in education-related careers.

Educators Rising cultivates highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path to becoming accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college and into the profession. Educators Rising is transforming how America develops aspiring teachers. Starting with high school students, we provide passionate young people with hands-on teaching experience, sustain their interest in the profession, and help them cultivate the skills they need to be successful educators. The result is a pipeline of accomplished teachers who are positioned to make a lasting difference — not only in the lives of their students, but also in the field of teaching more broadly.

Technical Student Association

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization of students engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Other CTE Organizations offered at Summit Technology Academy :

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  CyberPatriot was conceived by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire high school students toward careers in cyber security or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services.  Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Washington, DC for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.  Mrs. Lisa Oyler, the STA Cyber Security instructor is the sponsor and a coach for this organization.  Mrs. Julie Akers is also one of CyberPatriot coaches.  View this video to learn more about the Cyber Patriot Competition.


The Summit Technology Academy Student Ambassador Program is a STA student leadership/ mentorship program founded on the guiding principle that students are an invaluable resource to represent and serve our learning organization.  The STA Student Ambassador Program was established to recognize and develop outstanding STA students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. STA student ambassadors serve as positive role models and leaders in our academy.  Student ambassadors represent STA and the programs they attend in an exemplary fashion. Students who are chosen as STA student ambassadors reflect the mission and vision of STA.  In addition, they foster a culture of respect, collaboration and professionalism within the academy and their programs.  Student Ambassadors participate in STA Open House Nights, public and school tours, and public forums about STA.  Student ambassadors will participate in trainings and public showcase events throughout the school year. Students must apply and be selected to participate in the program.  The application process will open the first week of September of each year.  Students apply for this program with their STA class instructor.