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TSA Ambassador Chapter Program

Promoting Computer Science through TSA

During the 2018–2019 school year, TSA introduced two new high school competitions—Cybersecurity and IT Fundamentals+ Certification. For the 2019–2020 school year, three new middle school competitions have been added: Cybersecurity, IT Foundations, and Data Science and Analytics. This brings the total number of Computer Science-related TSA competitions to eight at the high school level and eight at the middle school level.

TSA is promoting chapter membership to Computer Science (CS) teachers in multiple ways during the 2019–2020 school year. One such way is through the TSA Ambassador Chapter Program which was announced during the 2019 National TSA Conference. The program provides an opportunity for existing TSA chapters to bring TSA to schools that have a CS program, but do not have a TSA chapter.

TSA Ambassador chapters will receive the following materials to assist in the recruiting process:

  • criteria and instructions
  • contact information for schools with Computer Science programs in your area
  • instructions for requesting an Ambassador recruitment kit
  • LEAP Ambassador form

TSA chapters that participate as Ambassadors and are successful in helping to form and mentor a new TSA chapter will receive the following benefits:

  • fulfillment of LEAP requirement upon completion of TSA Ambassador LEAP Form (competition interviews are still required)
  • Ambassador pins for participating chapter members
  • Ambassador chapter poster
  • Ambassador chapter certificate
  • recognition on the national TSA website
  • recognition in the National TSA Conference program
  • conference ribbon for those who attend the National TSA Conference

TSA Ambassador FAQs

Do my TSA chapter members have to participate in TSA CS competitions in order to become TSA Ambassadors?
Should TSA members participating in the Ambassador program be TSA chapter officers?
How will we know the CS contact at the school?
How do we use participation in the Ambassador program to fulfill the LEAP requirement for TSA competitions?
Who from our TSA chapter can use the Ambassador LEAP form to fulfill the LEAP requirement for competition?
What resources are available to support the Ambassador program?
If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador chapter, email TSA Computer Science Program Manager Sandy Honour.