Garden Grove High School est. 1921
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Principal's Message

Hello GGHS community,


I’d like to welcome you all to the start of the 2018-19 school year. One of the things I love most about education is that each year brings about unique opportunities for growth and new experiences, and this is especially true for me as I assume the position as the new principal of Garden Grove High School. I look forward to this journey of learning together!


I can see already that the Garden Grove High School faculty and staff work very hard to create an environment that promotes curiosity, learning, and personal growth. They bring professionalism and compassion to their jobs so that each student can comfortably explore his or her unique talents and abilities. At least one Wednesday each month our teachers collaborate by department where they engage in professional conversations, share best practices, and analyze evidence of student learning in order to best serve the needs of our students so that all students will be prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.


Rest assured that your student will be presented with a wide variety of opportunities and experiences while at GGHS. They will be presented with rigorous and relevant curriculum each class period and have access to take part in a comprehensive athletic program, exceptional visual and performing arts program, a robust activities program, and a variety of engaging college and career pathways in a supportive environment. We hope all of our students find a sport, club, activity, or program that they can enjoy. 


Parental involvement is a vital component in increasing student achievement and our staff invites all parents and family members to be involved participants in our learning community. There are many opportunities for you to take an active role including Site Council, ELAC, DELAC, Alumni Association, Parent Education classes, etc. We look forward to working collaboratively with you with the goal always to make our school even better for our students. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns at any time. 


Established in 1921, GGHS is a school rich in tradition and as we approach the 100 year anniversary, we will be celebrating and honoring these great traditions that all past Argonauts have created. And we will all play a role in building our own traditions in the years to come.


I’m proud to serve our community and I look forward to a fabulous year!


Todd Nirk

Principal, Garden Grove High School