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Program Objectives

logo Increase the academic performance and preparation for post-secondary education.
logo Increase the rate of high school graduation and participation in post-secondary education.
logo Increase GEAR UP students and their families’ knowledge of post-secondary education options, preparation, and financing.

Program Components

logo In-school Instruction
logo Student Development Seminars
logo Content Tutoring
logo English, Math, and Science Advance Placement Courses
logo Saturday Activities, including Early Credit
logo Summer Programs
logo College Readiness Programs
logo Parent Programs
logo Teacher Professional Development

Program Benefits

logo Creates a social context for collaborative learning, performance-based assessments, and work experiences.
logo Develops opportunities for rigorous academic preparation.
logo Develops opportunities for the creation of knowledge and inquiry in the school and community.
logo Supports student learning by enhancing students’ engagement in the creation of their own knowledge.
logo Increases student and parent awareness of post-secondary education and career options to promote college attendance.