With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with the organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as they use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Their core focus has remained consistent and is captured in their mission.
Clubs and Organizations
Check out the clubs and organizations you can join.
You can get involved in any of the following Clubs or Organizations:
Elements of Harmony is a singing group that performs at various OHP events. Tryouts are held at the beginning of the school year and students can sign up to try out by emailing Ms. Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio Hi-Point Leo Club, chartered in 2014, is a school-based organization affiliated with Lions Clubs International. The Ohio Hi-Point Leo Club is sponsored by the Bellefontaine Lions Club. The Leo Club motto is Leadership-Experience-
Club members participate in a variety of activities at school and in the community. This club's first activity this year is hosting an "Autism Awareness" Walk at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, selling bracelets to generate funds that will be donated to Autism Speaks. Last year, the club hosted a "Diabetes Awareness'" Walk and raised $500 for diabetes-related projects. Club members also partner with Logan Acres Senior Community for events that include "Rock-n-Roll Night" and Christmas Caroling. Aluminum cans are collected and recycled with funds going to Pilot Dogs (seeing eye dogs) in Columbus. Old eyeglasses are collected and recycled to provide site to others in need. Members also help Bellefontaine Lions Club with projects and fundraising events such as selling candy bars to provide funds for the club's scholarship program. "Where there is a need, there is a Leo or Lion there to help!"
To join the Ohio Hi-Point Leo Club, a student must be in good standing. Application forms are available from any member or can be picked up in the Intervention Room (201). There is currently no membership fee to join the club. Club advisers are Darlene Roll and Joyce Furlong.
National Technical Honors Society - Open to Career-Technical Education students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, NTHS is a nationally-recognized honor society that focuses on celebrating and rewarding student accomplishment. Students can join by formally applying in the spring or can contact Mr. Gilbert for more information.
Student Council is a service organization made up of 15 members who make up the voice of the student community at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. A few of the projects and activities they do are Fall/Spring Field Days, Red Ribbon Week campaign, a fall dance, prom, fundraising for the Judy Gratz scholarship at Ohio Hi-Point, Relay for Life, community service work, and meet with the Director once a month to discuss student body matters.
Members are selected in the fall of each school year by a panel of OHP staff who read applications submitted by juniors and seniors who would like to be part of the council and select the members. Membership is a year term and a student can run each year that he/she is enrolled at the Career Center.
Getting involved in the below Clubs and Organizations is based on which program you are pursuing:
OUR PROGRAM INVOLVED IN BPA:
Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields.
The Workplace Skills Assessment Program (WSAP) prepares students to succeed and assesses real-world business skills and problem solving abilities in finance, management, IT and computer applications. It is BPA's showcase program and facilitates students demonstrating their career skills at regional, state and national conferences in 92 competitive events.
Some of BPA's other major programs include the National Leadership Academy, Officer Elections and scholarships. The Torch Awards Program and BPA Cares Program recognize students and chapters, respectively, for their leadership and service to their chapter and community.
The Mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.
The Vision Statement of Business Professionals of America is: To be an innovator in Career and Technical Education, providing our members with opportunities for growth through education, competition, community service, and personal development.*
*content taken directly from bpa.org
DECA is organized into two unique student divisions, each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members. The High School Division includes 200,000 members in 3,500 schools. The Collegiate Division includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.*
*content taken directly from deca.org
OUR PROGRAMS INVOLVED IN FCCLA:
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
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. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career exploration. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace.
To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family members, wage earners and community leaders, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.
FCCLA is the only in-school student organization with the family as its central focus. FCCLA is a career and technical student organization that functions as an integral part of the Family and Consumer Sciences education curriculum and operates within the school system, and it provides opportunities for active student participation at local, state, and national levels.*
*content taken directly from fcclainc.org
OUR PROGRAMS INVOLVED IN FFA:
ANIMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY
The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.
Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of agricultural career pathways. So today, they are still the Future Farmers of America. But, they are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.
The FFA motto gives members 12 short words to live by as they experience the opportunities in the organization.
Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.*
*content taken directly from ffa.org
OUR PROGRAMS INVOLVED IN HOSA:
ALLIED HEALTH & NURSING
The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community.
The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.
*content taken directly from hosa.org
OUR PROGRAMS INVOLVED IN SKILLSUSA:
AUTO COLLISION TECHNOLOGY
PRINTING & GRAPHICS
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. They provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation’s classrooms.*
*content taken directly from skillsusa.org