For High School Students

This overview highlights key findings and provides effective practices from current research on middle to high school student transitions to inform GEAR UP programs.
Customizable template by College Success Foundation for use during screening of potential mentors.
This pre-visit handout, Sample Campus Tour Tips for GEAR UP 7th-12th Graders, is intended for campus staff.
This handout is intended for on-campus use by students. It contains suggestions for questions about a variety of aspects of an institution. Help students get their questions answered.
This pre-visit handout is intended to be customized and shared with your chaperones. It explains the role and responsibility of a chaperone for this event.
This sample handout is intended for students pre- or post-visit. Compare colleges based on the characteristics that are most important to you. This scorecard helps you evaluate colleges side-by-side. It can also be used during virtual college exploration activities.
Sample volunteer mentor application by Vancouver Public Schools
Explore the switch to ELA CCSS and get practical classroom strategies and assessment samples for implementing the CCSS in your school.
Learn the basics about mentoring and how to start your own program. Includes Presentation and the following resources: Background Check Disclosure and Authorization Sample|Mentor Qualifications and Responsibilities Sample|Mentoring Contract Template|Reference Check Template|Mentor Orientation Sign-Off Sample|Mentor Participant Profile|Match Worksheet Template|Mentor Application Template|Mentor Interview Template|Mentor Meeting Log Template
The purpose of this activity is to identify staff members by their institutions of higher education and engage students in dialogue with faculty and staff members regarding college access and college applications.


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