Educational Philosophy


The founders of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District believed that a community college should provide experiences which will greatly broaden the students' educational opportunities and strengthen the society's democratic institutions. The representatives of the community directed the college to provide an education through which students may create rewarding lives, productive for themselves and for society, based on an understanding of the relationship between the past and the challenge of the present and the future.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District accepts, and is committed to the following premises:

The democratic way of life allows each individual the personal freedom and initiative consistent with his/her responsibilities to other persons.

The college recognizes the worth of the individual, and the fact that individual needs, interests and capacities vary greatly.

The maximum development of the personal, social and intellectual qualities of each individual must be encouraged.

The maximum development and fulfillment of the individual, and the development of the community are increasingly interdependent.

All segments of the college community are encouraged to contribute and participate in the operation of the college. An educational environment, dedicated to these philosophic premises, will produce individuals prepared for life and citizenship in a complex, viable society.