Interact gives students CCTEC high school students the chance to make a real difference while having fun. Every Interact club carries out two service projects a year: one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. CCTEC will be building service learning projects throughout the county as the club builds.
Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We help to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place -- one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time. CCTEC will be participating in Biking, Bowling, Track and Field and Boccee events.
Student Council, or TECSC, will be involved in improving life at CCTEC through the providing of students with leadership opportunities; maintenance and promotion of communications between faculty, students, and administrators; and creation of enjoyable social events for students. TECSC will foster leadership, organizational, and management skills that will carry over into the workplace or college. TECSC sponsors community service events, movie nights, open mic nights, dances, and many more.
Yearbook club provides students with the opportunity to have input in how the yearbooks are produced. Members work closely with Ms. Miller to help design our school yearbooks. Students are expected to take lots of pictures, fundraise, and plan yearbook pages.
Reporters, photographers, creative writers, editors, and artists wanted for Students in CCTEC’s Newspaper Club will engage in the full journalistic writing process from identifying article ideas, interviewing sources, drafting, revising, editing and laying out pages for publication. This is a great opportunity for students to get the word out about the events happening in your programs!
The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality healthcare by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the healthcare community. CCTEC will also compete in many Healthcare related competitions throughout the school year on a regional, state and national level.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms. CCTEC students have the opportunity to continue the rich history of competition at the regional, state and national level in all areas of career skills.
In Robotics Club, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels.
Mock Trial/Model Congress
The Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial is a competition for NJ high schoolers. Every January or early February, student attorneys and witnesses go head-to-head in a real courtroom, competing against other schools in the county in the hopes of becoming the county champion and moving on to the state finals. In addition to preparing for trial, students will also learn to write legislation and the basics of debate, in preparation for the NJ Model Congress at Rider University, which takes place in March.
CCTEC’s Channel One Club will be responsible for broadcasting the school’s daily morning video announcements from the Production Studio in Room 223. Channel One Club members will receive hands-on training utilizing state-of-the-art broadcast technology, including cameras, audio equipment, lighting and stage design, as well as control room operation and post-production editing, which includes the use of graphics and special effects. Whether you’re interested in being on-camera or prefer to work behind-the-scenes, the Channel One Club is perfect for the technology-driven student interested in learning more about video production and broadcasting.
A Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a club that provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia. GSA’s provide support, build community, and take action to create change.
Art Club provides students with an opportunity to expand their artistic skills, meet like-minded students, and collaborate in group art projects. Art Club members will together to bring an active awareness and appreciation of the fine art to the campus and the community.
The Spanish Club celebrates the Hispanic culture and promotes interest in the study of Spanish through cultural experiences, sharing of interests, peer tutoring, and helping others in our community through service. Through student leadership, the club will provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and to make a difference in the school and community. Finally, the students will also gain a global perspective of foreign cultures, people, and geographical aspects in an informal atmosphere.