Gear-Up of Lancaster County
What Is GEAR-UP? Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
Project Goals• Raise student expectations and  academic achievement• Increase information accessibility  and promote highe...
Gear-Up ScholarshipsStudents qualify for scholarships by   earning points within Gear-Up
1. GEAR UP Endorsed Activity Participation       Participation Frequency/Semester             Points/Semester   Participat...
1. GEAR UP Endorsed Activities    SMART Academy (Our Summer Camp)     Mentoring (Sweet Peas, MaxOps, etc.)College Awarenes...
2. Attendance Record Criteria*Total Absences/Semester Points/Semester      0                       20      1              ...
3. Academic AchievementGPA            Points/Semester3.5 and above           183.25 – 3.49             153.00 – 3.24      ...
4. Career Plan*Career Plan       Points/Year Completed                15
5. Extracurricular/Community Participation*Activities               Points/SemesterSchool Clubs/OrganizationsStudent Counc...
Define School/Non School  Activities•School Activities Include   •Non-School Activities Include   •Junior Civitans        ...
6. Behavior*Referrals/Semester              Points/Semester        0 referrals                    5        1 referral     ...
7. Bonus Points CategoriesCategory                                   Points/SemFinancial Need                             ...
Total Points Possible per Semester?•143 (120) Points through Sophomore Year•158 (135) Points during Junior/Senior Year  •N...
Upcoming Opportunities• Home Visits...if you want to go ahead  and get yours done, write it on your  comment card. Remembe...
Upcoming Opportunities• Alive at 25...LHS is hosting a program that  all students who plan on getting a parking  pass for ...
Upcoming Opportunities• Scholarship opportunities• Sara’s Notes• Upcoming Events  • Both GEAR UP Schools
News Flash• New Email...school district has new email  addresses that were using right now:• Sara.Jordan@lcsdmail.net• Lat...
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Scholarship points presentation

  1. 1. Gear-Up of Lancaster County
  2. 2. What Is GEAR-UP? Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
  3. 3. Project Goals• Raise student expectations and academic achievement• Increase information accessibility and promote higher education• Raise awareness of financial aid opportunities
  4. 4. Gear-Up ScholarshipsStudents qualify for scholarships by earning points within Gear-Up
  5. 5. 1. GEAR UP Endorsed Activity Participation Participation Frequency/Semester Points/Semester Participates in 4 or more activities 35 Participates in 3 activities 25 Participates in 2 activities 15 Participates in 1 activity 5 No Participation 0
  6. 6. 1. GEAR UP Endorsed Activities SMART Academy (Our Summer Camp) Mentoring (Sweet Peas, MaxOps, etc.)College Awareness (College Visits/College Fairs) Parent Workshops After-School (Tutoring/Homework Center)
  7. 7. 2. Attendance Record Criteria*Total Absences/Semester Points/Semester 0 20 1 15 2 10 3 5 4 or more 0
  8. 8. 3. Academic AchievementGPA Points/Semester3.5 and above 183.25 – 3.49 153.00 – 3.24 122.75 – 2.99 92.00 – 2.74 6Less than 1.99 0
  9. 9. 4. Career Plan*Career Plan Points/Year Completed 15
  10. 10. 5. Extracurricular/Community Participation*Activities Points/SemesterSchool Clubs/OrganizationsStudent CouncilCommunity/Church GroupsUnique Job InternshipsService Learning (At least 1) 5 Total
  11. 11. Define School/Non School Activities•School Activities Include •Non-School Activities Include •Junior Civitans •Girl Scouts •Beta Club •Boy Scouts •Sports Teams •Non-Profit Organizations •Band/Chorus •Churches •Mentoring/Tutoring •Red Cross •Etc… •United Way •Etc…
  12. 12. 6. Behavior*Referrals/Semester Points/Semester 0 referrals 5 1 referral 3 2 referrals or more 0
  13. 13. 7. Bonus Points CategoriesCategory Points/SemFinancial Need 10First Generation 10Special Student Attendance 5Service Learning 5Pre-AP/AP Course Participation 2P/T Conference (2 opportunities) 2Open House 1Parent Workshop #2 5Parent Workshop #3 5*Letter of Reference 5*Novice Scholarship App 10 *Applicable during Junior/Senior year
  14. 14. Total Points Possible per Semester?•143 (120) Points through Sophomore Year•158 (135) Points during Junior/Senior Year •Novice Scholarship = 10 •Letter of Reference = 5
  15. 15. Upcoming Opportunities• Home Visits...if you want to go ahead and get yours done, write it on your comment card. Remember to write your name and your students name and well call or email you.
  16. 16. Upcoming Opportunities• Alive at 25...LHS is hosting a program that all students who plan on getting a parking pass for next year must take. The first 175 students that return their form to get to do it for free. The fee is $35. Program is aimed at developing healthy driving habits. Class is 6 hours on Feb. 11 at 8am.
  17. 17. Upcoming Opportunities• Scholarship opportunities• Sara’s Notes• Upcoming Events • Both GEAR UP Schools
  18. 18. News Flash• New Email...school district has new email addresses that were using right now:• Sara.Jordan@lcsdmail.net• Latasha.Thompson@lcsdmail.net• Reggie.Lowery@lcsdmail.net
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