Local students celebrate college plans

PACIFICA HIGH students celebrate a bright future at the school’s College Signing Day event on Tuesday (GGUSD photo).

Garden Grove Unified School District high schools celebrated their college-bound seniors this week with fun College Signing Day events, complete with music, cake, and photo stations to capture photos of students proudly holding signs displaying which college they plan to attend.

“GGUSD students continue to leave our schools well prepared and ready for the high demands of college,” said Bob Harden, Board of Education president. “College Signing Day events are a culminating celebration to show students that their hard work has paid off.”

Garden Grove Unified School District continues to soar as a leader in college readiness across Orange County and throughout California.  During the 2016-2017 school year, 57.5 percent of GGUSD high school seniors met rigorous a-g college entrance requirements qualifying students to attend UC or CSU schools, compared to 52 percent across Orange County and 46.8 percent statewide.

To view the College Signing Day photos, visit  Additional photos will be added later this week and month following College Signing Day events at all seven of GGUSD’s comprehensive high schools.  GGUSD students, parents, and community members are encouraged to post their photos on social media and engage with GGUSD’s social media campaign using #GGUSDCollegeSigning.


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