GEAR UP stands for:
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
GUKII stands for GEAR UP KENTUCKY II-2nd Grant
The 2 Staff Members for GUK are:
|Angela Roberts, Project Associate
701 E. Main Street, Room 201
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-4336 Phone
(859) 381-4300 Fax
|Angela Davis, Site Coordinator
1111 Centre Parkway
Lexington, KY 40517
(859) 381-3620 School Line
(859) 381-4300 Direct Office Line
Who is a GEAR UP student?
Tates Creek High School GEAR UP students are ALL 9th grade students from these middle schools only: Crawford Middle, Leestown Middle, Tates Creek Middle and Winburn Middle.
What do GEAR UP students do/get?
These students get specialized services like: a paid membership to the YMCA Black Achievers program, college access information, college fieldtrips and much more.
What does the school get?
The school gets funds (this is a federal grant) to carry out a plan to provide specific services and have events that are targeted at hitting one or more of the 5 priority areas-see them below. Teachers get professional development opportunities. All 9th grade students can take part in activities like the PLAN test, college readiness events and they also benefit from the professional development that the teachers get.
The GUK Site Coordinator is at TCHS ½ day on Wednesdays in the Youth Service Center.
The GUK Site Liaison at TCHS is Angela Davis, Youth Service Center Director
Providing info about the value of college, admissions requirements, college costs & financial aid.
Ensuring students have access to a rigorous education & teachers/schools are able to close achievement gaps.
Helping parents set high expectations for their children including college education and getting them involved in activities at the school.
Educating parents and students about federal & state financial aid resources that make college possible.
Preventing students from failing by providing academic & social support through supplemental programming.
About this page
- Author: Lauren Wolfe
- Updated: Thursday, November 12, 2009