August 31, 2015
For the years 2010 through 2015, our 2 daughters attended Grossmont High School. Their experience as students, and ours as parents was exceptional. There were plenty of rigorous Honors and AP courses. In fact, our oldest AP tested out of 4 GE college courses. That's like $$ in the bank!
We found the faculty (teachers & counselors) to be dedicated, knowledgeable, and accessible. Both of our kids received regular information on colleges and scholarships, beginning in their junior years. The web portal allowed to see their grades and progress, with most of their teachers posting grades in a timely manner.
There were plenty of clubs, sports, and other activities to make for a well-rounded student. ASB, Track/Cross Country and Softball were all positive experiences.
Is there diversity at Grossmont? Absolutely! Is there diversity in the world after High School? Are there gangs or drugs at Grossmont? Never saw evidence of either at any games or other school functions, though I'm not naïve enough to say they don't exist.
Bottom line,... COMMUNICATION is the key, both with your child/student and the school. Know what's going on with your kid, their friends, and their school.
Lastly, both daughters are attending the colleges of their choice, and as of this posting, succeeding quite well. :)
- submitted by a parent