DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality
and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.
Bethel High School Graham Kapowsin High School SLHS
Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field. FLL Robotics is offered to elementary and middle school students and we currently have teams established at most of our schools. Contact 253-683-6950 or your school for more information about joining!
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”
Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.
FIRST Tech Challenge teams (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.
Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and working as a team.
Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology. Computing is where the jobs are- and where they will be in the future, but fewer than 1 in 5 current computer science graduates are women! Girls Who Code values diversity, equity and inclusion as essential to our mission. We focus our work not only on gender diversity but also on young women who are historically underrepresented in the computer science fields.
In this club, girls will collaborate on a Computer Science Impact Project, where they'll use computer science to solve a problem relevant to your Club and community. Through this project, you’ll also learn the fundamental computer science concepts of loops, variables, conditionals and functions that form the basis for all computer programming languages while also building teamwork and leadership skills.
HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is 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 HSE-HOSA Partnership.
HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. HOSA is 100% health care!
JROTC cadets train and compete in militarized body and weapons movements. JROTC Drill Teams are a great way for cadets to build character, explore leadership opportunities and be a part of a team.
Orienteering is the sport of navigation—often held in unfamiliar terrain—using a map and compass. It's easy to learn and a fun way to exercise your body and mind as you enjoy the outdoors. It's a sport for everyone and beginners are always welcome.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.
The WCTSMA (Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association) is a student directed organization dedicated to helping and promoting the Career and Technical Education Sports Medicine programs in the State of Washington at the high school level. The goal is provide leadership opportunities and technical training and experience to all students involved in their respective programs.