In March, Grossmont High School students participated in the San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition, for the fourth year. The Mock Trial Competition is sponsored by local, state, and federal courts and the San Diego County Bar Association. Each high school team consists of between 8 and 25 students. SDCBA assists in providing lawyer coaches while the courts provide the judges and the courtrooms. This year 29 county high schools participated in the competition.
The roots of today’s Grossmont High School softball teams reach back to the 1920’s. Beginning in 1925, Grossmont girls played in countywide indoor baseball teams, winning the county championship in 1925 and 1926. In 1926, the girls played seven games against Coronado, Fallbrook, Point Loma, La Jolla, Sweetwater, Escondido, and Mountain Empire.
In the early 1950’s, Foothiller girls began playing softball rather than baseball. Since 1978, and the advent of the 1972 Title 9, Grossmont High School has fielded girls softball teams. From 1986 to 2011, Grossmont teams won 12 League Championships. In 1989 11th year softball coach Steve Sutton led his team to a league championship and Grossmont’s first Softball CIF Championship.
Last school year, 2015-2016, Grossmont High School began the PRIDE program, a program designed to teach students school-wide behavioral expectations through a reward program that reinforces positive behaviors. GHS PRIDE encourages students to be Prepared, Respectful, Involved, Disciplined, and Empathetic.
For 96 years, Grossmont High School has offered its students a rigorous academic curriculum. This year, Foothillers have an opportunity to explore the world of Engineering. The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering Pathway joined the 5 other Career Pathways available to Grossmont’s students: Education; Transportation; Arts, Media, and Entertainment; Information Communication Technology; and Health (Sports Medicine). PLTW Engineering is a three-year course sequence, which focuses on preparing students for a university engineering program. The first course is Introduction to Engineering Design: students explore the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects such as designing a new toy or improving an existing product.
Grossmont has a rich athletic history. Cross Country is one of its more recent sports, with the first boys team appearing in 1951 and the first girls team in 1977. Due to the dedication of coaches and student athletes, both the GHS Boys and the Girls Cross Country teams finished second in the 11- team GUHSD league meet.