GUHSD College & Career Readiness

Preparing Our Students for Their Future!

Welcome to the College and Career Readiness Department’s web site. Students are considered college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation necessary to enroll and succeed in college level courses, enter and succeed in postsecondary workforce education, or enter directly into a job that offers gainful employment and career advancement. By offering high quality instruction, standards aligned curriculum, and relevant learning experiences, our goal is for for each student to leave us with multiple post-secondary options.

Throughout the following pages, you will find information on topics such as Curriculum, Career & Technical Education, Guidance Services, and Advanced Placement. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the information found on these pages or our programs.

“My top priority is to prepare students for college and careers in the 21st century.”

- Tom Torlakson, CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction

To learn more about Grossmont Union High School District College & Career Readiness please visit the About page.

What's Happening in College & Career Readiness?

New C & CR Logo

Digital Arts students from across the district are currently working on developing a logo for the new College & Career Readiness department at Grossmont Union High School District. The winning logo will be chosen on February 2017, and will be used to represent the College & Career Readiness department.

The College & Career Readiness Department would like to congratulate Mick McMurray from Mount Miguel High School for being the CTE Golden Apple Award winner for 2016/2017.

Mick has been a teacher leader in Career Technical Education since he started in 2005 in the Arts, Media and Entertainment Pathway. He is always willing to participate on district and school level committees to share his expertise, as well as, to help individual teachers by providing them the support they need to be successful. Mick has a unique combination of artistic skills and a deep understanding of advanced technologies required in an Arts, Media, and Entertainment Pathway to keep his teaching current and relevant to industry. Mick is also a teacher leader at Mount Miguel High School, where he has served in many roles to ensure that all students have access to a quality education with the support they need to thrive. Congratulations Mick!

West Hills Health Pathway Students Visit UC Irvine Medical Center Urology Department

Students from the West Hills High School Health Pathway had the amazing opportunity to visit the UC Irvine Medical Center Urology Department and get some hands on experience. The students were given the chance to practice suturing, interact with a Da Vinci surgery robot, and performed an endoscopic seed removal surgery from a red pepper. Check out the slideshow to see what they did. Thank you UC Irvine Medical Center for this fantastic opportunity!

On Thursday February 16, 5 schools participated in the High School Hospitality Conference hosted at Golden Hall in Downtown San Diego.

Among these schools were the Culinary Pathways at El Cajon Valley, Santana, Granite Hills, and IDEA center, as well as the Marketing, Sales, and Service Pathway from Mount Miguel High School. The students were welcomed with a continental breakfast and Keynote speech by Claudia Sandoval, the Season 6 winner of the Fox Network’s hit TV series MasterChef. Following the Keynote, students were grouped up and given tours at a variety of restaurants and hotels from downtown San Diego to the Coronado Island. These hotels and restaurants included Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, Lou and Mickey’s, Omni San Diego, and the Coronado Island Marriott just to name a few. Students were given a behind the scenes tour at each establishment and treated to samples of the restaurant favorites. After the tours, the students returned to Golden Hall where they attended a Career Fair to learn about careers in the Hospitality Industry along with a catered lunch. Pictured are photos of students at the Fish Market and the Career Fair.


Fall 2016

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