Welcoming international students to Grossmont High School has been a tradition at Grossmont, creating life altering experiences and lifelong friendships. One prominent program for decades at GHS was the American Field Service. According to their 1969-1974 newsletters, AFS “began with a group of WWI ambulance drivers who wanted to help bring peace and understanding to the young people of the world.” The AFS motto proclaims, “Walk together, Talk together, O Ye People of the Earth, Then and only then shall ye have peace.”
Soccer, a sport which is an international sensation, arrived at Grossmont High School in 1970. Since then, Boys and Girls Soccer Teams have provided Foothillers with opportunities to create amazing memories for themselves and the school.
The first semester of Grossmont High School’s 97th year ended on December 22, 2017. Throughout the semester, the campus was filled with the excitement of student achievement
Drama Production of the Musical Xanadu
The Foothiller Players closed a successful run of the hit musical Xanadu! They played to sold out houses and received rave reviews from all in attendance! The next offering from the Foothiller Players will be Peter and the Starcatcher playing March 8-10 and 15-17. Come and join us! Check out the shiny new Foothiller Players website www.ghsfoothillerplayers.com.
Connie and Lynn Baer, Cadets Chayla Crouch and Jocelyn Brown-Hill
The earliest evidence of a Military Science Program at Grossmont High School is a small photograph in the 1948 year book El Recuerdo. The 1950 yearbook first featured the Military Science Program, called the California Cadet Corps. According to the yearbook, “The California Cadet Corps gives high school boys courses in military training and tactics. In addition to their training at school and camps, these uniformed Foothillers regulated traffic and guarded at football and basketball games and at school dances.” The program continued until 1971 when it ended, due to the controversy over the Vietnam War.
Since 1920, Grossmont High School sports teams have had wonderful success. Two of the more recent (in the last 50 years) teams are Boys and Girls Water Polo.