HISD GEAR UP at a Glance
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
GEAR UP Grant Project Administrator
HISD GEAR UP provides students with greater access to a postsecondary education.
HISD GEAR UP began serving an entire cohort of students from 7th grade and will continue following them through their first year in college. The student cohort now consists of all 2014-2015 10th graders in HISD. The GEAR UP cohort is currently in their 10th grade year.
a partnership approach, HISD GEAR UP seeks to provide services for our
community that research indicates are critical for college readiness.
HISD GEAR UP Community Goals:
Increase academic behaviors, performance and preparation for a postsecondary education
Increase the rate of high school graduation and postsecondary enrollment
Increase student and family knowledge of postsecondary options, preparation, and financing
HISD GEAR UP Services:
1-to-1 student advising
College and career bulletins
College visits for students and parents
GEAR UP Parent Newsletter
STEM camps and workshops
Student study skills (AVID)
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