Edgewood ISD GEAR UP

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.

GEAR UP 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.

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

We are currently serving the Class of 2023 Seniors!!

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


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College Search Tools

Test Prep Resources


National GEAR UP Week

Monday, Sep. 26th, 9pm to Friday, Sep. 30th, 4:30pm

1922 South General McMullen Drive

San Antonio, TX

SAT Test

Thursday, Oct. 27th, 9am

1922 South General McMullen Drive

San Antonio, TX

The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board.

Jesse Alvarado, M.Ed.

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 and Master of Education in Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education from Angelo State University.