Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) high schools, which includes La Quinta High in Westminster, celebrated their college-bound seniors this month with fun 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.
“We want our high school seniors to feel tremendous pride and to know that getting accepted into college is something worth celebrating,” said Walter Muneton, board of education trustee. “As a district, it is our mission to prepare students for lifelong success and these College Signing Day events are a visual reminder of why we do what we do.”
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 Mrs. 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.
Garden Grove Unified School District continues to soar as a leader in college readiness with 58 percent of the district’s Class of 2018 meeting rigorous 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 elite rankings of America’s Best High Schools.
To view the district’s 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 the district’s social media campaign using #GGUSDCollegeSigning.