Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) aims to increase the number of students going to post-secondary schools
On Tuesday, September 25, National GEAR UP Week launched at Shiprock High School. GEAR UP, implemented at Shiprock High School and Tsé Bit A'í Middle School, assists students in areas such as tutoring, literacy intervention, college and career readiness, college visits, ACT test preparation, and student leadership.
“We chose CCSD for the launch of GEAR UP Week, because the students are phenomenal, and because of their commitment, energy and improvement,” said Melanie Granito, GEAR UP New Mexico State Director.
GEAR UP New Mexico, a division of the New Mexico Higher Education Department, is at work in 12 school districts. Their goal is to increase the number of students going to post-secondary schools, enhance the college-going culture in those communities and to improve access and opportunities within state colleges and universities for all students.
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