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Kern to College Timeline

September 2019

GAAA evolves into Kern to College, in order to

be more inclusive of all students that attend

high schools in Kern County.

May 2021

Grimmway Academy Arvin's first promoting 8th Grade Class is set to graduate high school

as the Class of 2021.

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2021

June 2018

The Grimmway Academy Alumni Association

(GAAA) is created to support Grimmway Academy

Alumni as they continue their educational journey

into high school and college. 

January 2020

Kern to College participants toured California

Institute of Technology and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. 

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About Kern to College

HERE TO GUIDE, INSPIRE AND SUPPORT

Kern to College is a program of Grow Public Schools Schools. Formerly known as the Grimmway Academy Alumni Association, this program is designed to support students in Kern County high schools as they continue their education and prepare for college & adulthood.

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GROW PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Grow Public Schools is a growing network of high-performing, college-prep public charter schools in Kern County, California. Our schools are lead by a home office, based in Bakersfield.  

THE MISSION

The mission is for Grow Academy Arvin and Grow Academy Shafter, K-8 public schools, to close the achievement gap for students in the rural areas of Kern County by creating an environment for student excellence and well-being.

THE VISION

The vision is for Grow Schools to transform the educational landscape for students in the rural areas of Kern County by providing a model of excellence and innovation leading to college readiness and lifelong success.

LEARN MORE ABOUT GROW PUBLIC SCHOOLS