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What is 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.

BPA has 43,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.

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 as follows:

At Business Professionals of America, we are committed to developing the best possible career and technical education organization for students in the United States. The measure of our success will be the perception that alumni of Business Professionals of America are highly competent and skilled workforce professionals who enable business and industry to maintain the economic vitality and high quality of life associated with our celebrated United States of America.

What are the Benefits of Joining BPA?

The events that students participate in are real-world challenges that students have to solve.

Students also get the opportunity to compete for certificates, medals, plaques, and trophies. If students do well at state, they move on to the national level. For the 2017-2018 school year, nationals will be held in Dallas, Texas! If you qualify for nationals, you might get to do some fun things in Dallas, as well as competing with students from all across the country!

Who Can Join BPA?

Anyone can join BPA! However, students must be able to meet the following criteria:

  1. Must attend after school meetings once per week
  2. Must be willing to fundraise
  3. Must attend all eligible conferences (regionals, state, and nationals)
  4. Must have a positive attitude
  5. Must be committed to events
  6. Must be willing to learn new skills
  7. Must be willing to travel

How Can I Join BPA?

Talk to Mr. Schneiderman or just show up to a meeting! Meetings are Tuesdays after school, unless otherwise stated.


Ask the Adviser:

Mr. Schneiderman:
[email protected]
ext. 134