Apply Now to be a California GEAR UP School2011 | Admin | November 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm
California GEAR UP supports middle schools in developing a self-sustaining college-going culture for ALL students. The program serves whole schools through the adults that have the greatest impact on student life and experience: the principals, teachers, counselors, families and community leaders. GEAR UP resources, strategies and interventions are implemented by School Leadership Teams and guided by a school-based, six-year plan.
Selected California GEAR UP school teams commit to strong academic programming and a cohesive college and career readiness curriculum, beginning at the middle school and connecting with area high schools and local postsecondary institutions. GEAR UP provides a network of support and professional development activities to integrate a college-going culture into school site reform efforts.
Following a six-month Planning Phase in 2012, schools are selected to participate in the program from January 2012 – August 2017.
Please visit our application page for more detailed information and to download the application forms.