Seniors who have applied to four year universities must send SAT and/or ACT scores directly from collegeboard.org or act.org. Bolsa Grande can not send SAT/ACT scores to universities. Results can be sent to colleges for free if students make their request between the time of registration and one week after they take the test. After that time, a charge of $11 per score destination may apply. If a student sends SAT scores to CSU mentor (code #3594) all CSU schools will receive SAT scores. If a student sends their ACT score to at least one CSU campus they can use ACT Score Manager (www.csumentor.edu) to release their scores to additional campuses for free. Both SAT and ACT scores may be sent to any one of the UC schools and scores will automatically go to all UC schools.
On October 5th, 146 Bolsa students and families learned how to get into college and how to pay for it. Even if you don't think you can afford to go to college, your counselors can help you get there. If you were unable to make the event, see your counselor for more information. College registration is happening NOW through November. Don't wait!
The next SAT Test Date is 12/5/15. Registration is due 11/5/15, but late registration is by 11/23/15.
The next ACT Test Date is 12/12/15. Registration is due 11/6/15, but late registration is 11/7-11/20. LAST CHANCE FOR SENIORS.
See your counselor for more details.
Seniors Anh-Khoa N. Do & Joseph M. Duong are recognized for "exceptional academic promise."
There will be 3 Information Nights to better understand how CA state standards are being implemented and how to support your child's achievement. 6:00pm to 7:30pm - 10/7 @ Lawrence Elementary, 11/12 @ Peters and 2/9 @ Allen. Please see attached for addresses.
Bring your assignments to room 511 from 3-4pm Monday through Thursday. A teacher will assist you!
Come check out THE CLUB Teen Center. We have music, fun activities, snacks, and homework help in Room 210 Monday - Friday from 2:45-6:00pm. Click on the link for an application.
After three months of earnest hard work, commitment, and dedication, Bolsa Grande's ASB returned home from the annual Orange County Leadership Camp once again with the coveted golden trophy in hand. Having placed first for five out of the past six years in the Talent Show portion, Bolsa Grande upheld its traditional legacy of setting a remarkable standard of prestige at UC Santa Barbara. This year in particular, our ASB was humbly honored to present an amazing production: "We Love Lucy." Through the project's procession and development, what seemingly was at first a short-lived source of entertainment grew into something so much more: It became a message of advocacy for the elimination of bullying. The skit served its purpose by speaking for those who struggle to do so; it was built upon the inspiration of not fanciful choreography or colorful, lively acting but rather the powerful act of fighting for equal treatment--a sense of reciprocated respect, gratitude, and kindness. "We love Lucy" was dedicated to those who have lost their lives because of the negativity and bullying that occurs daily, and it aspired to be the relaying movement to end all sources of harshness, cruelty, and foul judgment done onto one another. Bolsa Grande's, ASB would like to thank you all who watched this skit and would like to give an even greater sense of gratitude to those who have helped make a difference in another individual's life.
Please see attached for Parents United, Freshmen Orientation, Yearbook, Lifetouch Pictures and Bolsa Purchase forms. These can be downloaded and brought to registration as additional purchases.
Congratulations to our very own Matador, Amber Tran, for winning this year’s “Voice of Garden Grove” competition Thursday, August 13! Amber claimed a $500 cash prize, with another award of $500 donated in her name to Bolsa Grande’s Choir Department.The other finalists in the Voice of Garden Grove included Anna Pham. We are so proud of both of you!
Congratulations to Garden Grove Unified School District seniors Jair Fabian of Bolsa Grande High School and Nancy Nguyen of Rancho Alamitos High School for being part of an elite group of 19 Orange County students who contributed to finding a cure for cancer by completing the six-week UC Irvine Cancer Research Institute Youth Science Fellows Program.
The aspiring scientists, selected from a field of 160 high school applicants, devoted six hours a day this summer in hands-on projects working side-by-side with UC Irvine faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and technicians in laboratories affiliated with the university’s Cancer Research Institute. The final presentations on their in-depth research took place August 7.
The participants in the Youth Science Fellows Program also attended weekly meetings for advice on careers and the college admissions process, with the overall goal of building a sustained pipeline for producing the next generation of cancer research.
In preparation for the release of the student score reports, the California Department of Education, has posted the new video Understanding Your Child’s Score Report on the CAASPP Communications Toolkit Web page. This video describes and explains the new 2015 CAASPP Student Score Report.
We are looking forward to an exciting 2015-2016 year. You can now register your student by going onto your Aeries Parent Portal Account. If you have not set up your Aeries Parent Portal Account, please see the directions. If you have set up your account, please see the Online Registration/Data Confirmation directions.
Mrs. Cherri's class, with the help of Garden Grove Community Artist, Robin Mancaro, have created an amazing mural to be put up in our community. See if you can find it on our streets.
We are proud to announce, Bolsa Grande High School (BGHS) is the recipient of the California Gold Ribbon Schools Award. The new award is in lieu of the California Distinguished Schools Program and recognizes middle and high schools that have impacted students’ lives by implementing an exemplary program. In 2009, 38% of students at BGHS were eligible to attend a four-year college. To address this disconnect between student’s A-G rates and the disproportionate number of students not being accepted to a 4-year college, BGHS created Senior College Focus. The fundamental core of the program is that every student understand all of their post-secondary options and take an active role in the college application process at the end of their senior year end up at the most competitive educational institution based on their ability to be successful. Through the efforts of teachers and staff, Senior College Focus has increased the number of students meeting A-G to 64% in 2014 with 77% accepted to a four-year college. According to State Superintendent of Public Education Tom Torlakson, “These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching. They provide great examples of the things educators are doing right - embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate.” For more information, please read the news release from the California Department of Education.
In an effort to continue to communicate our strategic plan and district goals, our ASB sponsored an Opportunities for Success Week. Each day centered around our three district goals, which focus on the development of academic and personal skills ultimately leading to student lifelong success. The week consisted of daily announcements, lunch time activities, campus wide posters, and culminated in a student created and published video (see link). The video delves into what lifelong success means to our Matadors. This is an exciting beginning to our ongoing conversations regarding our strategic plan for student success.