Pioneer offers a variety of student organizations designed to build leadership skills and reinforce program knowledge.
Business Professionals of America is a youth organization for students enrolled in programs related to business and office education. Students can actively campaign for local, regional, state and national offices. Members compete at BPA events in occupation-oriented contests such as office skills as well as contests that measure personal involvement and growth. State contest winners advance to compete at the national level. Students in our IT Support and Web Page Design programs are members of BPA.
DECA is an association for marketing students and focuses on marketing, management and entrepreneurship skills. This organization helps students develop skills for marketing careers, build self-esteem, and provides leadership and community service opportunities. Students compete by demonstrating skills such as selling, advertising development, and marketing research. Members are involved in planning sales projects, chapter activities and district and state functions.
Family, Career & Community Leaders of America is the organization associated with the Early Childhood Education program. Members develop leadership by competing in skills events, running for local office, working on committees and completing individual and group projects.
FFA is a youth organization for students enrolled in agricultural programs. Student is our Horticulture and Meat & Animal Science Program are FFA members.
Through competitive events, students learn to sharpen their talents in many areas including livestock judging, land and soil judging, floral arranging, tree and seed selection and meat inspection. Students also gain experience in leadership, public speaking and parliamentary procedures.
Future Health Professionals is an organization for students enrolled in our Health Academy programs as well as the Exercise Science - Sport Medicine Program. The organization focuses on leadership skills, professional networking, community service, and promoting all aspects of health care within our communities. Members are involved specialty organizations, local chapter activities, Ohio Leadership Conferences, and skills/knowledge competitions at multiple levels across the United State.
National Technical Honors Society has been the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. Requirements for membership include being a full-time Pioneer student, 3.25 or higher overall GPA and a 4.0 or higher GPA in your career-tech lab, being active in at least one Career Technical Student Organization, civic or service organization or another activity beyond the school day, as well as attendance and discipline requirements.
Students enrolled in programs related to Human Services, Industry and Engineering belong to SkillsUSA. The major focus of this organization is leadership. Maturity, self-esteem and a positive attitude are also stressed. Students have the opportunity to seek office and participate in local, regional, state and national competitions. The competitive events allow business and industry to work with the students to test their skills and leadership competencies.
Pioneer’s chapter is a member of the Ohio Association of Student Councils (OASC). The purpose of this organization is to develop a path of communication among the student body, faculty and administration. This group also sponsors recreational and social activities for the entire school and promotes high standards of ethics, work and social relationships necessary for responsible citizenship.
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27 Ryan Road
Shelby, Ohio, 44875
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