Garden Grove Unified School District high schools celebrated their college-bound seniors this month with College Signing Day events, complete with music, cake, student performances, and photo stations to capture photos of students proudly holding signs displaying which college they plan to attend.
In addition to the high school celebrations, hundreds of GGUSD high school students attended UCLA for former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher College Signing Campaign event where they heard Obama speak about college being the most important investment in one’s life.
According to the Reach Higher Initiative, the average worker with a bachelor’s degree will earn approximately $1 million more than a worker who only has a high school diploma over the course of a lifetime.
The GGUSD is a leader in college readiness with 58 percent of GGUSD’s Class of 2018 meeting college entrance requirements qualifying students to attend UC or CSU schools.
For the second year in a row, all seven of GGUSD’s comprehensive high schools were named to U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of America’s Best High Schools.
To view College Signing Day photos, visit ggusd.us/CollegeSigning. 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.