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Clubs & Orgs

Mustang Leadership Partners [MLP]

MLP was established in February 2009 to provide girls and young women with an opportunity to develop, practice, and improve relationship skills, responsibility, social accountability, self-awareness and self-confidence—all of which are mirrored in the mustang’s behavior. Providing hands-on science experiences and equestrian training, the MLP program is grounded in the belief that horses are mirrors to our energy systems and teach us important life lessons. The MLP program requires a year-long commitment and dedication to several academic and citizenship standards.

To participate in the MLP program, CGLA students must complete an application and are selected based upon their commitment to the MLP standards and their current academic standing. The program can serve up to sixteen students (eight middle school and eight high school).

Faculty/Staff Sponsor: Sue Anne Wells


CGLA robotics consists of FLL, FRC, and VEX robotics teams competing at various levels. Our teams travel to various local, regional, and national competitions.

Faculty/Staff Sponsors: Jennifer Semanco, Kelsey Fowler, Heather Jimerson, Penelope Dalton


In December 2014, twenty CGLA students were inducted into the National Beta Club – CGLA Chapter. We salute these young women and the Beta Club standards they represent both academically and as leaders.

The Junior BETA Club is for students in grades 6 – 9 who have maintained an 85 numerical average in their core (language arts, social studies and math) curriculum classes and who have exemplary character that upholds the CGLA standards of success.

The Senior BETA Club is for students in grades 10 – 12 who meet the same criteria as the Junior members as well as being on track to graduate.

Faculty/Staff Sponsor: Alyssa Brinkmeier

Young Women Empowerment Organization (Y-WE-O)

In 2018, Y-WE-O was formed. All students in every grade level are welcome. Students must attend tutoring one day a week; as well as, be enrolled in after- school. The club focuses on Social Emotional Learning in a fun, engaging way. Some of the topics are Self-Esteem, Overcoming Adversity, Building Resilience, Anger, Self- Defense and Self-talk. These lessons are tackled through activities, worksheets and guest speakers.

Faculty/Staff Sponsor: Jamie Kinsey

Chess Club

Chess club is one of the few non-academic clubs sponsored by CGLA, and serves as a social club for our girls who want to learn how to play chess. Chess is beneficial for students working through problems focusing and difficulties in spatial/logical thinking, and scaffolds long-term strategy skills. To this date, I have not had students interested in competing, just in playing and refining their skills.

Faculty/Staff Sponsor: Ruairi Hutchison

Yearbook Club

Faculty/Staff Sponsor: Katelyn Frederick

Lula Lake Club

Lula Lake Club began as a Project Based Learning assignment that has evolved into an after-school club. Students are responsible for creating signage for the new parking area at Lula Lake Land Trust (LLLT). LLLT has specified the locations where the signage is to be placed and it is up to the girls to research, design, and propose their marketing ideas.

Faculty/Staff Sponsor: Kimberly Wright

Green Power Car Mustangs 

Students meet on Mondays after – school to design, wire, and build the green powered race car. Previously, girls competed in a green power car race in Huntsville, AL. Girls are gearing up for the Green Prix hosted by Chattanooga State Community College.

Faculty/Staff Sponsor: Michael Prater