More than $240,000 pledged over the next fours year for the Higher Edge Promise Scholarship!
Higher Edge Promise Scholarship
A unique partnership designed to provide East County high school students with a smoother path to college and a career has been created by the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and the Grossmont Union High School District.
The East County Education Alliance was formed to increase collaboration between the two districts so that students are better informed about their college and career options after high school and have a smoother path to college. The partnership has set goals of increasing the number of students who graduate from high school prepared for college, along with increasing the numbers of students who graduate from college ready to enter the workforce.
Students in the Class of 2019 and beyond from GUHSD high schools are automatically considered Higher Edge Scholars and will be able to participate in exciting new programs that will begin to be offered to students in the 2016/17 academic year. Planned programs include orientation classes that will prepare students for college and career opportunities starting in high school. Learn more about the Higher Edge Scholarship program.
Grossmont College setting the stage for arts education The Grossmont College Theatre Department’s 2016 Summer Conservatory, an eight-week course where high school students work side by side with their college counterparts doing everything from stagecraft to acting in a unique program 80 Days! A New Musical from July 29 through August 6, 2016.
All of the students – high school and college, actors and stagehands – earn college credit for the course.
“This really is the most incredible of programs,” said Theatre Arts Department Chair Beth Duggan. “The Summer Conservatory provides a valuable opportunity to nurture the artists of tomorrow and enables us to guide those who want to work both on and off the stage.”
The 3rd Annual Summer Conservatory Program enables student performers and technicians to learn what it’s like to work in a professional theatre through daytime or evening classes that teach specialized skills. High school students can earn college credit, and the course culminates with 10 performances in the Grossmont College’s Stagehouse Theatre. The Grossmont College Theatre Department’s Summer Conservatory Program is funded by the generous supporters of the Grossmont College Theatre Department and Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges. Learn more and donate to a program.
Scholarships totaling more than $130,000 were awarded in the spring and fall of 2017 to 232 Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students at ceremonies held by the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges. Every student has a compelling story about the impact that community college has had on their life.
Following the ceremony, awardees and sponsors got to mingle and get to know each other during a breakfast. Many sponsors were moved by their scholars' stories.
GradFest 2017 More than 500 graduates of Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges and their guests celebrated on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at GradFest, an event put on by the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges. The grads and their guests enjoyed a cruise and lunch aboard a Hornblower super-yacht on the bay in downtown San Diego.
Grads played Bingo that included writing a thank you note to a Grossmont or Cuyamaca staff member, writing their favorite college memory and posting to a memory board, and posing for pictures with their friends. They also shared their future career and education plans with the Chancellor and two college presidents aboard the yacht!
Chancellor Cindy Miles, Vice Chancellor John Valencia, Grossmont College President Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh, and Cuyamaca College President Julianna Barnes welcomed the grads to the Alumni Association, and urged them to maintain their ties to the colleges.