myOptions Education Partners
myOptions is proud to partner with many student and educator associations to help millions of high school students across the nation plan for college and career. This family of partners, both educational and strategic, offers invaluable connections between their students and educator members and myOptions free college planning resources.
The School Superintendents Association
AASA, the School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA members range from chief executive officers, superintendents and senior level school administrators to cabinet members, professors and aspiring school system leaders.
AASA members are the chief education advocates for children. AASA members advance the goals of public education and champion children’s causes in their districts and nationwide. As school system leaders, AASA members set the pace for academic achievement. They help shape policy, oversee its implementation and represent school districts to the public at large.
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,500 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.
Since its founding (in 1967), ACTFL has become synonymous with innovation, quality, and reliability in meeting the changing needs of language educators and their students. From the development of Proficiency Guidelines, to its leadership role in the creation of national standards, ACTFL focuses on issues that are critical to the growth of both the profession and the individual teacher.
With nearly a 75-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with the DECA organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as they use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. DECA’s core focus has remained consistent and is captured in its mission.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.
To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.
National Alliance of Black School Educators
The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) is the nation’s premiere non-profit organization devoted to furthering the academic success for the nation’s children – particularly children of African descent. NABSE boasts an outreach to a distinguished group of preeminent educators including teachers, administrators, superintendents as well as corporate and institutional members. Founded in 1970, NABSE is dedicated to improving both the educational experiences and accomplishments of African American youth through the development and use of instructional and motivational methods that increase levels of inspiration, attendance and overall achievement.
National Association for Music Education
Among the world’s largest arts education organizations, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.
Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. NAfME’s activities and resources have been largely responsible for the establishment of music education as a profession, for the promotion and guidance of music study as an integral part of the school curriculum, and for the development of the National Standards for Arts Education.
STEMconnector is a professional services firm committed to increasing the number of STEM-ready workers in the global talent pool. It provides a platform to engage leaders in both public and private sectors who collectively are re-envisioning the workforce. Working with pioneering leaders across over 200 organizations, the overall goal is to inform, stimulate and connect leaders with a passion for and vested interest in growing a STEM-ready workforce.
STEMconnector is committed to a networked-approach because it believes that no one sector has a monopoly. This guiding principle is reinforced by the breadth of its network that represents 25+ million students, 3.5+ million educators and 2.6 million STEM jobs. STEMconnecter is excited to work with Heads of Talent Acquisition, Chief Diversity Officers, CIOs and CTOs at leading corporations. It counts Presidents of 2-year and 4-year universities as well as Executives of NGOs within its network. Most organizations that tried to tackle the STEM gap independently found it difficult to deliver broad impact across a large population. By combining resources, ideas and energy across private and public sectors, members have realized they can collectively drive much more sustainable change and improve their talent pipelines than when they try to tackle it alone.
Association for Career and Technical Education
The mission of ACTE is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce. ACTE strives to empower educators to deliver high quality CTE programs that ensure all students are positioned for career success.
College Options Foundation
The College Options Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that is dedicated to enriching the academic development of high school students and assisting them in their preparation for higher education. Their emphasis lies with serving all families, including military families and students who participate in JROTC. To accomplish their mission, they provide resources for college admissions and funding, utilize student planning guides, college exam study guides, admissions tutorials and personalized counseling, and conduct spirited academic competitions for students nationwide.
Future Business Leaders of America
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student business organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.
FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.
Mathematical Association of America
The Mathematical Association of America is the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts. We further the understanding of the world through mathematics because mathematics drives society and shapes lives.
The mission of the MAA is to advance the understanding of mathematics and its impact on our world.
National Council for the Social Studies
The mission of the National Council for the Social Studies is to advocate and build capacity for high-quality social studies by providing leadership, services, and support to educators.
Founded in 1921, National Council for the Social Studies is the largest professional association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies. With members in all the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 35 countries, NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for elementary, secondary, and college teachers of history, civics, geography, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and law-related education. The NCSS membership represents K-12 classroom teachers, college and university faculty members, curriculum designers and specialists, social studies supervisors, and leaders in the various disciplines that constitute the social studies.
SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators is the national organization that serves as the voice for 200,000+ health and physical education professionals across the nation. Since its founding in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in physical education, and its National Standards for K-12 Physical Education serve as the foundation for well-designed physical education programs across the country. It provides programs, resources and advocacy that support an inclusive, active, kinder, and healthier school culture and champions health and physical educators at every level, from preschool to university graduate programs. Its extensive community includes members, advocates and supporters, as well as 51 state affiliate organizations (including the District of Columbia). Together all are working, in and out of schools to prepare every child to lead a healthy, physically active life.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It helps each student excel and empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.