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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 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.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and youth and practitioners involved in the child welfare system, developed this toolkit to help youth access the resources needed to successfully transition into adulthood, continue on to postsecondary education, and meaningful careers.
This binder system can be used with high school seniors to help them stay organized during the college and financial aid application process. This manual provides guidance on how to assemble the binder, provides examples, and explains the rationale.
Form for students and parents to complete. Grants permission to use photographs, digital images, or video/film of a student (and/or his or her property) and to use them for educational and promotional materials.
This resource guide is designed to assist those who work with high school students with disabilities who plan to continue their education in postsecondary institutions, including vocational and career schools, two- and four- year colleges, and universities. Because postsecondary institutions differ significantly from high school, it is imperative that students with disabilities know their rights and responsibilities and self-advocate in order to be successful.
Please use the following GEAR UP Student Service Definitions when determining the Activity Type to assign to a particular activity. It is imperative that you follow these guidelines; as they are being used to evaluate not only the Washington GEAR UP program, but also that of 15 other states. If you have any questions about how to assign an Activity Type, please contact Kelly Keeney at kellyk@wsac.wa.gov.
Contains Washington State GEAR UP letterhead, privacy notices in English and Spanish, media release form, field trip approval form, grade level bench marks, grant sources, and logo usage guidelines.

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