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Seniors view college-bound future

COLLEGE-BOUND seniors from Santiago High School in Garden Grove (GGUSD photos).

Garden Grove Unified School District high schools are celebrating their college-bound seniors this month with fun virtual and in-person College Signing Day events.

College Signing Day events are an annual tradition in GGUSD, celebrated around May 1 in alignment with the May 1 California State and University of California college commitment deadlines.

“It’s important that GGUSD students know what an exceptional accomplishment it is to be accepted to a four-year university,” said Board of Education Vice President Walter Muneton. “These College Signing Day events highlight students for their hard work and perseverance, which was especially impressive during the pandemic and an extended period of distance learning”

GGUSD continues to score as a leader in college readiness with 61.7 percent of GGUSD’s Class of 2020 meeting rigorous college entrance requirements qualifying students to attend UC or CSU schools, compared to 55.6 percent in Orange County and 50.6 percent across the state.

For the fourth year in a row, all seven of GGUSD’s comprehensive high schools were named to U.S. News and World Report’s elite rankings of America’s Best High Schools.

GGUSD students graduate high school prepared for the future. District Advanced Placement pass rates in 2020 were 71% compared to 65% in California and 63% across the nation. Additionally, GGUSD offers dual enrollment courses that allow students to earn college credit for free while still in high school.

To view our College Signing Day photos, visit ggusd.us/CollegeSigning.  GGUSD students, parents, and community members are encouraged to send their photos to our Public Information Office to be included at pio_department@ggusd.us, post their photos on social media and engage with GGUSD’s social media campaign using #GGUSDCollegeBound or #GGUSDCollegeSigning .

The district serves most of Garden Grove as well as parts of Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.

COLLEGE-BOUND seniors from La Quinta High School in Westminster.

 

 

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