Goals and Objectives
Goals are to:
- increase the academic performance and college preparation of GUV students;
- increase the number of students in rigorous courses;
- increase knowledge of college and financial aid among students and their families;
- improve college readiness rates; and 5) increase college enrollment rates.
Number of Students Served
Currently, GEAR UP Virginia currently serves 4,500 eleventh-graders and up to 50 Priority Population homeless students annually (up to 300 total).
Activities and Services
GEAR UP services include: 1) tutoring and mentoring; 2) summer programs to promote transition to high school and, later, transition to college; 3) professional development for teachers in core academic areas; 4) college and financial aid awareness workshops for students/parents; 5) visits to a variety of colleges; 6) counseling and advising related to college and career; 7) academic services in high school so that students do not need remediation in college; and 8) outreach to help high school graduates as they transition to postsecondary education.