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 11th 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

Test Prep Resources

Opportunities currently open for all 11th grade GEARUP students!

PSAT/NMSQT Test

Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 9am

1922 South General McMullen Drive

San Antonio, TX

The PSAT/MNSQT is a standardized test that 11th graders take in October. Like the SAT, it measures the knowledge and skills in reading, writing, and math students learn in the classroom—the same knowledge and skills your child needs to succeed in college and career.


Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT qualify for a chance to win scholarships and recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Clearinghouse.


The PSAT/NMSQT has three parts: the Reading Test, the Writing and Language Test, and the Math Test.

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.