GEAR UP

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.
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.
The purpose of this document is to provide support to families as their child transitions to college.
A fillable PDF Family Night Poster for schools to use to advertise GEAR UP family night events in their school and community.
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.
Learn how Lewis and Clark HS created a peer-tutoring program serving current GEAR UP students who can then step in as Juniors to be tutors as well.
This presentation is an introduction to Washington’s 12th Year Campaign and the FAFSA Completion Initiative. This material is from the Washington State GEAR UP: GPS for College Workshop in February 2016.
This student tracker is designed for school staff to monitor student progress around the college application, financial aid application, and acceptance process. Washington State GEAR UP has adapted and modified this tool with much appreciation from Northeastern Illinois University/Chicago GEAR UP. It includes key action steps that college-going students must complete during their senior year in high school.
This presentation was provided by Walla Walla Community College at the Year 6 Kickoff workshop.
This step by step guide to Career Bridge walks educators through this one-stop web resource for career exploration. Learn how to search for training programs by location, subject area, and type of school. Find performance results for many education programs, telling you how many people got jobs, what they got paid, and more.

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