STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS DECA DECA is an organization for students who are interested in the field of marketing or business. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the world. DECA is co-curricular and designed to be an integral part of the classroom instructional program. DECA's goal is for its members to develop a "career success kit” to carry into their professional and personal lives after graduation.Students may become DECA members by signing up and paying $20.00 dues. Any students who have had a marketing or business class are eligible. FCCLA Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. Membership allows students the opportunity to develop skills for life: planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace. Students are eligible to join FCCLA if they have completed at least 1 year in any Family & Consumer Sciences classes. Membership is accepted continually throughout the year. FFA The FFA organization promotes agriculture and premier leadership through hands on experience. FFA prepares students for life after high school; whether that be college or in a career field. Students have the unique opportunity to travel to conventions and meet other FFA members as well as exciting leadership training at the FFA Camps. Career Development Events are contests in which students take the practical knowledge from the classroom and apply it to real world situations while competing against other FFA Chapters. Any student is welcome; regardless of their agriculture experience and we hope you will join us! NHS New members inducted into the NHS must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of a 96 (no rounding) or above in core curriculum subjects (English, Math, Social Studies, Science) to be eligible for membership. Membership is opened to qualified seniors, juniors, and sophomores. A grade eligibility list will be posted at the beginning of the 2nd semester each year. Applications for membership can be submitted after a general meeting explaining guidelines and expectations. Only students who have attended Lubbock-Cooper High School the equivalent of one semester will be considered for membership. Leadership, service, and character, along with academic performance, are all components considered in the selection process. NTHS The National Technical Honor Society honors student academic achievement and leadership, promotes educational excellence, awards scholarships, and enhances career opportunities for the NTHS member. Students are expected to maintain volunteer efforts in community service activities throughout the year. Membership drives start in the spring semester for interested candidates. Candidates must have taken at least 1.5 years of CTE courses with a GPA of 92 for all CTE classes while also maintaining an 88 cumulative GPA for all coursework. SkillsUSA SkillsUSA prepares for leadership in the world of work. This organization is dedicated to developing a confident and intelligent workforce. Each year, SkillsUSA hosts volunteer activities and regional, state and national competitions. Community service and the national Program of Work are two areas of SkillsUSA that are vital to the organization.