Career and Technical Student Organizations, or CTSOs, differ from traditional school clubs in two ways: they are "co-curricular" rather than "extra-curricular," and they are affiliated with state, national, and sometimes international level chapters rather than existing solely at a local/site level.

CTSOs engage students in CTE activities as an integral part of the instructional program. Such organizations have state and national units that aggregate the work and purposes of instruction in career and technical education at the local level.

In GGUSD, supported career and technical student organizations include:

  • DECA (for Business students)
  • Educators Rising (for aspiring future teachers)
  • Future Business Leaders of America/FBLA for Business students
  • Health Occupations Students of America/HOSA for aspiring medical professionals
  • Skills USA (for all CTE students)
  • Technology Student Association/TSA for ICT/Computer Science students

CTSOs develop student leadership, teamwork, and technical skills while providing opportunities to learn, compete, and earn scholarships and awards at the regional, state, and national levels.