GGUSD Launches Early College Program

  GGUSD Launches Early College Program at Santiago High School

Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) launched its Early College Dual Credit Program this week, providing a unique opportunity for 50 Santiago High School freshman students to earn college credit before completing high school. 

Students enrolled in the Early College Program participate in dual enrollment, taking courses at Santiago High School that earn them high school credit and college credit through Santa Ana College (SAC) for free.  The freshman cohort will take dual credit courses each year, and will graduate high school with an associate’s degree and eligibility to transfer to a University of California or California State University as a junior.

“We are thrilled to see the Early College Program get off to a great start because we know it will save our students thousands of dollars on college courses and textbooks, and give them a significant head start on college,” said Walter Muneton, Board of Education trustee.

Each year, the program will add a cohort, giving a new group of students the opportunity to reap the benefits of early college.  Students in the program also have access to all of Santa Ana College’s services, including the library and health center.