The success of our students is the core mission of Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges. Our goal is to help our students be prepared for college; develop an educational goal; be successful in their classes; and complete their educational journey.
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board holds Conversations About Student Success workshops before many of its board meetings focusing on aspects of student success.
The Student Success Scorecard was created by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office as an accountability tool that measures student success at each community college in a clear and concise way. This set of performance metrics makes California community colleges perhaps the most transparent and accountable systems of public higher education in the nation and is designed to help more students achieve their educational goals on time.
A Year of Innovation, the district’s 2013-14 annual report, highlights many of the district’s efforts at student success and features successful students, employees, and alumni.
Student Success at the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
Here are some of the efforts going on at Cuyamaca and Grossmont Colleges to promote student success:
First Year Experience (Cuyamaca College) -- a comprehensive and intentional approach to the first year of college to ensure that students learn and persist through their first year.
Freshman Academy (Grossmont College) -- offers incoming students the opportunity to be a part of a rigorous and supportive academic environment. The program focuses on building students’ connection to each other, to their instructors and to the college.
Project Success (Grossmont College) - a program that focuses on innovative approaches in the learning community.
Umoja (Grossmont College) -- serves educationally and economically disadvantaged students, believing that when the voices and histories of students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, students develop self-efficacy and a foundation for academic success.