Columbus Public Schools
columbus, montana

School Organizations

Explore the options below to get more involved with our school as a student.
Business Professionals of America

Business Professionals of America is the nation’s leading CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) providing students and members with invaluable skill development and the opportunity to make personal connections

Students that join Business Professionals of America have the opportunity to further their knowledge and prepare for a career in today’s fast paced business environments. We offer an assortment of engaging learning tracks that will strengthen their core understanding and lay the foundation for the next steps in their lives.

Close Up

The Close Up Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic education organization in Washington, D.C. Established in 1971, Close Up offers programming to educate and encourage young people to participate in their civic affairs and government. About 850,000 students and teachers have participated in its programs

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 6–12.

Future Farmers of America

The Columbus FFA Chapter has the same Motto and Mission as the National FFA Organization. That Motto gives members twelve short words to live by as they experience the opportunities in the organization.

Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.

National FFA Mission Statement:
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. To accomplish its mission, FFA:

  • Develops competent and assertive agricultural leadership.
  • Increases awareness of the global and technological importance of agriculture and its contribution to our well-being.
  • Strengthens the confidence of agriculture students in themselves and their work.
  • Promotes the intelligent choice and establishment of an agricultural career.
  • Encourages achievement in supervised agricultural experience programs.
  • Encourages wise management of economic, environmental and human resources of the community.
  • Develops interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications, human relations and social interaction.
  • Builds character and promotes citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism.
  • Promotes cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all people.
  • Promotes healthy lifestyles.
  • Encourages excellence in scholarship
Honor Band

Participating in honor band is a great way to improve as a musician and to gain experience with a wider range of music, conductors, and concert settings. Some of these opportunities are multi-day experiences. Students prepare the concert material with the guest conductor and then hold a large concert in the host school's concert hall.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories, which consists of many chapters in high schools. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.