SKILLS USA: This national student organization helps students develop leadership skills through involvement in a wide variety of activities and competitions.
NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY (NTHS): Membership in the NTHS, America's highest award for excellence in career and technical education, is based on academic achievement, community service and teacher recommendations.
HONOR ROLL: Students with an average of 85% or higher, can be eligible for Honor Roll. Honor Roll students with an 90% average can earn High Honor Roll status.
STUDENT OF THE QUARTER: Our Students of the Quarter are considered for the Outstanding Student Award, presented at the Certificate Ceremony.
VANGUARD STUDENTS: Students wanting to pursue "non-traditional" careers or careers underrepresented by their gender are supported and encouraged.
GEORGE FARBER OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD: One student of excellence from every Nassau BOCES school is chosen each year to receive the George Farber Award, named after our late Board President.
CAREER SPECIFIC AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS: Many business councils, professional organizations and employers offer awards and scholarships to students who excel while at Barry Tech.
STUDENT AMBASSADORS: Students, who by their performance in the classroom and the workplace exemplify success, are invited to be Student Ambassadors, sharing their Barry Tech experiences with incoming students and serving as guides at orientation and Taste of Tech.
PEER MEDIATION: Occasionally conflicts arise during the school day. We encourage our students to train to mediate disputes, empowering them to resolve conflicts in a pragmatic, peaceful manner. These skills last a lifetime.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AND SERVICE LEARNING: A Barry Tech hallmark is encouraging students to participate in community service as part of their "Service Learning" curriculum. this fulfills local district community service requirements.
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA: Vocational agricultural students participate in competitions.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT: Each year, our students run for offices similar to Student Council in their home high schools.
LEADERSHIP EVENTS: Our networking and social events build and encourage friendships and teaming between and among various CTE programs and Nassau County districts.
GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE (GSA): A student-led organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their straight allies that meets once a month. The goal of GSA is to make the school community safe, facilitate activism on campus and create a welcoming environment for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Life at Barry Tech is as exciting as it is rewarding!