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GEAR UP

Gear Up


About

The GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is designed to increase the number of low income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP provides six year grants to states and partnerships to provide services at high poverty middle and high schools. GEAR UP grantees serve an entire cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade and follow the cohort through high school. Currently, GEAR UP is serving class of 2020 and 2021 at the following three schools: Mary Carroll High School, H.M. King High School, and Roy Miller High School.

Services 

  • Tutoring 
  • College Visits
  • Family and Cultural events 
  • Testing Preparation
  • Mentoring 
  • Summer programs 
  • Career Planning 
  • Financial Aid Counseling 
  • Educational Field Trips 
  • Organizational Skills 
  • College Planning

Mission Statement

GEAR UP is designed to create a college and career readiness environment for students and family members of our serviced schools with the goal to increase the number of students who graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college and the workforce and is dedicated to increase educational expectation for students while increase student and family knowledge of post-secondary education options, preparations, and finance focusing on students from undeserved communities who may be the first person in their families to enter and succeed in graduating high school and/or succeeding in graduating high school and/or succeeding in post-secondary education and is committed to providing a quality education for all serviced students to enable them to achieve their highest potential. 

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All activities and events will be Virtual

*For more information on events please contact the Academic Coach

Contact Us

  • Name: Carlos Alvarado
  • Title: Academic Coach II 
  • Email: carlos.alvarado2@tamuk.edu
  • Phone: 361-593-4564
  • Location: Carroll High School Room 110B

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  • Facebook

Carroll High School ISD


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Welcome Back! 

ApplyTexas Application 

TSI (Reading/Writing/Math) 

ACT Registration 

National Gear Up Week 

  • For more information please visit the Go Center or contact the Academic Success Coach

Contact Us

  • Name: Omar Pena
  • Title: Academic Success Coach II
  • Email: omar.pena@tamuk.edu
  • Phone: (361)595-8600 ext. 6451 
  • Go Center
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Follow us on Social Media 

  • Twitter: @tamukgu 
  • Instagram: @tamukgu 
  • Facebook: /tamukgu or /hmkgocenter 
  • Remind: Class of 2020 - @hmkgu2020 / Class of 2021 - @hmkgu2021
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H.M. King ISD 


Roy Miller High School 

All activities and events will be Virtual

  • For more information on events please contact the Academic Coach

Contact Us

  • Name: Analisa Garcia

  • Title: Academic Success Coach II

  • Email: analisa.garcia@tamuk.edu

  • Phone: 361-878-5100 ext 20052 or 20053 

  • Location: Career Center Room 114

    Follow us on Social Media 

    • Twitter @gearupbucs
    • Instagram @GEARUPbucs
    • Facebook Gear UP Miller HS 

Miller High School ISD

 


Parents of GEAR UP students also receive information about the importance of secondary and post-secondary education for their children. Your participation in the GEAR UP program can make a significant difference to your child's future as he or she is impacted by the grant's initiatives. Here's how GEAR UP is helping:

  • Informational meetings
  • Financial aid & scholarship information and counseling
  • Understanding college requirements
  • Financial planning assistance
  • Parent/Teacher conferences 

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