GEAR UP MissionTo significantly increase the number of low-incomestudents who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
GEAR UP Objectives Increase students’ academic performance and preparation for post-secondary education. Increase the rate of high school graduation and percent of students’ prepared to enter college. Increase students’ and their families knowledge of post-secondary education options, preparation, and financing.
College-Going Culture Awareness of Opportunities/Options for Students’ Futures Goal-Setting Academic Language Awareness Motivational Activities/Field Trips Parent/Community Involvement Staff Development for administrators, teachers, and counselors. Academic Success for All Students.
GEAR UP Partners CSULB: Administrative and fiscal oversight, tutor training, tours, materials, professional development, MESA, summer camps. LBCC: Mentoring, special events. AVID Center: Materials, training, site support. PIQE: Parent training, materials. The College Board: Training, consulting, data, and presentations. LA County Office of Education: Counselor training and materials.
GEAR UP Professional Development Math Language Arts Counselors Administrators Parents
Motivational Activities Guest Speakers Team Building Internet Projects Cultural Events Career Awareness Field Trips