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What is GEAR UP? 

GEAR UP is all about helping students in Texas get ready to be successful in college and BEYOND!

The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) State Grant is a seven- year federal initiative designed to increase early college awareness, readiness, and success for low-income and historically underrepresented students. The grant follows a cohort of students starting in 7th grade through their first year of post-secondary education. Nationally, GEAR UP outcomes have shown positive student gains for participating students (e.g. students graduate from high school at a higher rate than their peers - regardless of ethnicity or income - and attend college at a higher rate). For more information about the federal grant program, visit the Department of Education’s GEAR UP homepage.

For more information and resources for your student and how GEAR UP can help, please visit https://www.texasgearup.com/

 

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How will GEAR UP help my student?

  • Advising with every 7-12th grader every year 
  • Academic Tutoring
  • Financial Aid information and resources
  • College Trips
  • Summer School
  • Access to dual credit courses
  • Parent and Community Events
    • AND MUCH MORE!

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