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HISD GEAR UP at a Glance        

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

HISD GEAR UP will provide students with greater access to a postsecondary education.

HISD GEAR UP will serve an entire cohort of students from 7th grade through their first year in college. The student cohort will consist of all 2011-2012 7th graders in HISD. The GEAR UP cohort is currently in their 8th grade year.

Using 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 Goods Parent Newsletter

Mentoring programs

Parental engagement

STEM camps and workshops

Student study skills (AVID)

Tutoring services             


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