For High School Students

Washington's colleges and universities offer a variety of activities for middle and high school tour groups. This matrix provides the necessary contact and background information to help coordinate a GEAR UP campus visit. This resource will be updated as needed.
This guidebook is intended for GEAR UP coordinator use. It includes best practices and resources from a variety of sources, which includes but is not limited to, GEAR UP programs from across the nation, the College Board, and the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. It is meant to be a working copy with replicable, customizable tools. It will be updated with resources and lessons learned from our own GEAR UP schools.
This presentation from GEAR UP EDI focuses on the future. Learn what job are on the horizon and how to support high school students in evaluating postsecondary options. Discover certificate programs, apprenticeships, scholarships, and two and four year degrees that will connect your students with the education they need to secure the jobs of tomorrow.
The First Year in Five Stages. The transition from high school to college is an important milestone. Many students who live on-campus or commute experience a wide range of emotions during their first year at college. These emotions are normal and often occur in five stages. This timeline includes examples of things students commonly face during their first year of college.
These are common scenarios that students encounter during their first year in college. Using your college or university’s website and the handout: Resources & Support Services to Navigate Your Way, identify what resource(s) can help in each scenario on your future campus.
This list identifies common student support resources found at college. Review your college or university’s website. Identify what supports you may need, and what is available on your campus.
There are important steps that need to be completed over the summer for you to be able to enroll in the fall. The tasks listed are common to most colleges.
The transition from high school to a postsecondary institution is an important milestone. This period can be marked with enthusiasm as well as self-doubt, stress, and uncertainty. College access professionals can use this activity guide to help prepare students and families for the first year after high school, including what to expect and how to navigate common challenges.
This presentation is from the 2016 GEAR UP West Conference. Where students enroll in college can be just as important as if they enroll. Students are more likely to complete college if they attend an institution that fits their social, academic, and financial needs. Oregon GEAR UP’s College Fit Toolkit offers strategies that explore the importance of college fit in every stage of the college choice process for students in middle school through 12th grade. Learn the research and participate in en
This resource guide is designed to assist college access professionals who work with high school students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). The information provided has an emphasis on supporting transgender youth who plan to continue their education at a postsecondary institution.

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