Objectives & Opportunities

GEAR UP Objectives
  1. Increase the academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education of GEAR UP students

  2. Increase the rate of high school graduation and participation in post-secondary education through a systemic transformation of schools

  3. Increase students' educational expectations and students’ and their families’ knowledge of postsecondary education, options, preparation, and financing

  4. Increase students’/parents’ knowledge and skills, including STEM-Computer Science skills and prepare them to be informed, thoughtful, and productive citizens.

GEAR UP Opportunities

GEAR UP students will be able to participate in various activities, including:

  • Presentations to help with academics and social/emotional skills

  • College field trips

  • Exploration of careers and post-secondary options

  • College preparatory informational meetings

  • Family meetings, and

  • Empowerment conferences


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