Edgewood ISD GEARUP

Check out what is coming up with GEAR UP at John F. Kennedy!

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What is GEAR UP?

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.

GEARUP is here to help students, parents, and teachers. Our primary goal is to help the class of 2023 be college, career, and military ready by their high school graduation.

GEARUP provides exposure opportunities we hope our students will take advantage of.


We are currently serving students in the 10th grade in Edgewood ISD.

Services and Resources GEAR UP offers!

· ACT/SAT/TSI prep testing for high school students,

· College campus tours,

· College application and financial aid assistance.

· Summer enrichment programming

· Professional development and training for teachers and administrators

· Educational and Job Site Field Trips

· Community Service opportunities

· Career and college readiness classes for students and more.

· School supplies

Attend tutoring and receive prizes!

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Opportunities currently open for all 10th grade GEARUP students!

Students in need of some extra support, this opportunity is for you!

We have partnered with STUDENT SUCCESS AGENCY to help support our Gear UP students.


What is Student Success Agency?


Student Success Agency is the first agency that represents teens instead of celebrities and athletes. We provide families and schools personal agents (college advisors) so students can receive advising for college admission, scholarships, and career success.


Please reach out to Mr. Alvarado to sign up!

2020 Virtual Kick Off Presentation
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Additional resources for GEARUP students!

Mr. Alvarado

Mr. Alvarado was born and raised in San Antonio Texas. He is a graduate of Thomas A. Edison High school and received his Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Mr. Alvarado is currently pursuing an M. Ed. in Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education from San Angelo State University.

Virtual Parent Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 9am

This is an online event.

Join us for our next virtual parent meeting! We will be discussing 11th-grade choice slips and the benefits of Dual Credit and AP classes! RSVP using this link!


CLICK HERE TO RSVP!