pta ptsa or pto what is the difference

At secondary schools (junior highs and high schools) there is an option for student memberships. This gives students a voice in what the PTSA board does. Student members have the same benefits nationally (see benefits) as their adult counterparts.

A parent-teacher association (PTA) or parent-teacher-student association (PTSA) is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in a school. The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

As the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the nation, National PTA is the conscience of the country for children and youth issues. Through advocacy, as well as family and community education, National PTA has established programs and called for legislation that improves our children’s lives