Advisors: Mr. Campbell and Ms. Bernhardt
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.
Advisors: Mrs. Kessler and Ms. Pompper
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.
Advisors: Ms. Pitman and Ms. Anderson
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 the 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.
Advisor: Mrs. Levari
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.
Advisor: Ms. Halpin
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!
Advisors: Mrs. Birdsall and Ms. Vicari
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.
Advisors: Ms. Heaney and Mr. Sharp
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.
Advisor: Mr. Ziller
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
Advisors: Mr. Riggins and Mrs. Tietjen
The Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial is a competition for NJ high school students. 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.
Advisor: Mr. Neder
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.
Advisors: Mr. DiAntonio and Mrs. Malone
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.
Advisor: Mr. Page
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.
Advisors: Mr. Salido
The L.A.C.I. Club represents the cultures, traditions, and language related to Latin America, Caribbean, and Iberian countries. The purpose of this club is to provide awareness of these areas. Recent disasters in these areas will be highlighted and students will discuss possible service projects that may assist those affected.
Advisors: Mrs. Demery and Mrs. Hoffman
TECnical Players is CCTEC's theater club. This club provides a creative outlet for students to express themselves through acting, singing, and dancing. There will be opportunities for students to take leadership roles while learning about acting, play production, and stage work.
Advisor: Ms. Kellner, Mr. Sherry, Mr. Lubner
The Spindle is a club intended for students who are interested in writing poetry, prose, plays, song lyrics, graphic novels, and other genres. The purpose of The Spindle is to provide a positive and productive atmosphere for developing student writers to integrate, learn, and grow. In addition, the organization will teach students to harness creativity effectively with a variety of different workshops and exercises so as to benefit individual skills and competency as a writer. The Spindle publishes student work in the Spring.
Advisors: Mrs. DeCamillis and Mr. Davenport
Science Club is for students to learn about all scopes of science from medicine to chemistry to physics to the environment. We discuss how to use this conceptual basis for applications in the real world. The goal is for students to learn, develop professionally, and enjoy social interaction with fellow students in an extracurricular environment. Club members will have the opportunity to participate in the county wide science fair as well as be involved with community service projects that are environmentally focused. All students are welcome to attend.
Advisor: Ms. Gonzalez
The I.GN.I.T.E. stands for In God’s Name, Ignite The Earth. This club is a faith based organization where students will study scripture, hold prayer meetings, and participate in community events.
Advisors: Mrs. Mason and Mrs. Dolente
If you can move and keep a beat the CCTEC Step Club may be for you. This club will create, practice, and perform a variety of rhythmic dance routines. The routines will be showcased at school functions and other community functions throughout the school year.
Women in Engineering
Advisor: Mrs. Mason
This club represents any female interested STEM related careers and activities. The club will promote the importance of STEM in our school and community. Students will be involved in “instant challenges” and design projects.
Advisor: Mr. Wister
Gaming Club is designed for both competitive and casual gamers. Casual gamers are free to come and go each week and enjoy video and board games. Competitive gamers are required to attend possibly multiple times a week to practice, live stream, or edit game footage. Examples of competitive games include, but are not limited to League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros Ultimate. There are tremendous opportunities in the gaming industry that do not involve playing - our club does work with streaming, video editing, game commentary, and more. Please speak with Mr. Biaselli for more information.
Youth to Youth
Advisors: Ms. Bennet, Mr. Suppi, Mr. Patel
Youth to Youth International is a youth-led and adult-guided substance prevention organization with goals relating to personal growth, environmental change, information and education, and drug-free fun. In addition to substance prevention, Youth to Youth focuses on other aspects of life and the issues that today’s teens face on a regular basis. Join CCTEC Y2Y to make a difference and have fun doing it!