Welcome to GEAR UP.
A National, federally funded grant to improve college readiness and success for low income students.
Students and families in the Class of 2020 or 2021, school staff, and community members.
Professional development, technical services, field trips, mentoring, tutoring, building culture, summer bridge camps, parent & family events and seminars.
Why GEAR UP Matters ?
Why GEAR UP matters? GEAR UP's national mission is to build the capacity of communities to ensure that under-served students have the opportunity, skills, and knowledge to successfully pursue the education and training that will enable them to achieve their career and life goals. GEAR UP's objectives align with our school district's mission of preparing students for life. GEAR UP not only impacts students' success for life, but enriches communities and schools for our future children.
1. Increase the academic performance and preparation for post-secondary education
2. Increase the rate of high school graduation and participation in post-secondary education
3. Increase educational expectations for participant students and increase family knowledge of post-secondary financial preparation and options after graduation
> College Field Trips
> Parent & Teacher Seminars
> Student Educational Plans
> Career Related Field Trips
> Summer Camps
> Community Partnerships
> SAT, ACT, PERT practice
> School-wide Activities
> Teacher Professional Development
> Parent and student informational sessions
> Leadership Opportunities
> Financial Aid & Scholarship Help
Preparing students for life
These services enhance students' learning and support college and career readiness.
These services connect GEAR UP students to a trained mentor for ongoing support.
Financial Aid & Academic Counseling
These services help students and their families navigate financial aid and provide assistance with college & career planning.
College & Career Exposure
These services provide students with the opportunity to explore college campuses and career fields.
Student & Parent Workshops
These services link students & parents with information such as study skills, goal-setting, and problem solving.
These services teach educators skills to enhance college & career readiness and school culture.