Early college credit is available to students at all eight Garden Grove USD high schools!
High school students can get a jump start on post-secondary success by earning college credit through CTE courses at their home high schools through multiple methods: articulation agreements, concurrent enrollment, and dual credit options.
Articulated courses are based on faculty-to-faculty agreements between high school CTE instructors and college faculty members. These are formal agreements that align courses for equivalency purposes. Students who complete articulated courses with A or B final grades may submit proof of completion for transcripted college credit when they later matriculate at the college campus with the agreement in place.
Concurrent enrollment involves students individually registering for college classes outside their school day and requires permissions from parents and school guidance and/or administrative staff.
Dual credit courses are based on California Assembly Bill 288. Garden Grove USD has CCAP Agreements with all three regional community college districts within our district boundaries that enable these course offerings.
Assembly Bill 288, the College and Career Access Pathways Act
Research indicates that high school students in dual credit courses are:
Click here for a current list of CTE courses with active articulation agreements.
Click here for a list of dual credit CTE courses offered in 2020-21.