September 19, 2016
7th-9th grades GEAR UP Student Survey
Roadmap To College Night
On September 13, at the Stone Center, Elizabeth Owens, a national presenter for Princeton Review, outlined the steps necessary in constructing a "ROADMAP to College." The focus of the event was to make parents and students aware of the significance of middle school, high school transition, and the 9th grade year, in building the foundation necessary for college.
National GEAR UP Week Celebrations!
Why Gear Up Week?
National GEAR UP Week is an opportunity to raise awareness in your school and community about the positive impact GEAR UP is having locally.
School culture and climate directly affect student learning and engagement as well as college aspirations and preparation. A college-going culture sets high expectations for all students and provides them with the academic preparation and other tools to meet those expectations. Students benefit from ever-present reminders of college expectations in visual reminders, verbal interactions and activities dedicated to exploring postsecondary opportunities. All school staff, plus parents and students (and even the community) play a role in consistently echoing the expectation of college.