Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness (Gear Up) Program
Program Objectives and Intended Outcomes
Gear Up is a federally funded program that works in collaboration with teachers, community partners, students and families, and St. Olaf College to annually assist 850 students from the class of 2011 at Humboldt Senior High School and Harding Senior High School in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Gear Up participants will demonstrate:
- Increased academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education
- Annually, 85% of GEAR UP participants will successfully complete advanced courses that will prepare them for postsecondary programs.
- Annually, 95% of GEAR UP participants will be promoted to the next grade level.
- Annually, 80% of GEAR UP participants will earn credits on time.
- Increased rate of high school graduation and participation in postsecondary education
- 95% of students will earn a high school diploma or GED by June 2011.
- 95% of students will pass all three sections of the Minnesota Basic Standards Tests (MBST) required for high school graduation by the end of 12th grade.
- 85% of college ready students will enroll in a postsecondary program by the end of September 2011.
- Increased student and family knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparation, and financing.
- a) By June 2011, 95% of parents and students surveyed will gain knowledge of postsecondary options.
- By June 2011, 95% of parents and students surveyed will gain knowledge of high school courses required for admission to postsecondary programs.
- By June 2011, 95% of parents and students surveyed will gain knowledge of financial aid by high school graduation.