Gear Up

Prepare yourself for the college of your choice

Have access to the supports your child needs to be prepared for not only going to college but being successful while there

The Goals of the Program

A cohort model for students starting at grade nine that will be followed all the way through 12th grade. The project seeks to increase the percentage of students passing a rigorous academic course sequence; raise student proficiency on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA); increase on-time grade promotion; raise high school graduation rates; decrease the number of unexcused absences; increase student and parent knowledge of the requirements for postsecondary admission and information about financial aid; and increase postsecondary attendance of project graduates

Program Orientation Every Monday in September at 3:00 in the I.M.C

Parents and students are welcome to come in and learn together the tremendous benefits of the Gear Up program. We will provide you with all of the necessary information to become a committed member. We want to help you and your child prepare for the demands of not only getting into a postsecondary institution but being successful while there.

Program Leaders

Roxborough High School's Vision

Roxborough High School is committed to delivering a learning experience that fosters creativity, individuality, innovation, and leadership. Our program is built upon a strong college preparatory foundation and provides students with skills and tools that are essential to success in both college and career. Our climate cultivates independent thought, critical thinking, and moral character, empowering our graduates to meet the challenges of our modern global society.

Our Philosophy is that we need to prepare each an every student for the intense demands of a competitive society. Our programs and initiatives are driven by our school wide vision and we always make our decisions based on what is in the best interest of our students.

Key Components of the Program

-Academic Support
-Parental Engagement
-Personal Development
-Summer Enrichment Opportunities
-Opening more doors to step through