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GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) -

The GEAR UP program offers many services to increase basic academic skills that will enable your child to succeed in post secondary education and career choices.
We will be visiting colleges to introduce students to college life as well as inviting college coaches, financial aid speakers, college faculty members, alumni, and guest speakers to visit our campus. Parents will be invited to participate as chaperones on many of the trips. GEAR UP works with teachers, counselors, parents, and students to ensure that each individual is on track to graduate and be well prepared to pursue a college education after high school graduation.

One aspect of the GEAR UP program is Career Cruising which is an exciting, user-friendly and innovative program that GEAR UP implements to create a portfolio for all 9th and 10th grade students that will follow them throughout high school. Career Cruising is a web-based career exploration and planning tool that your child will use to explore career and college options that match their interests. The program has career inventories, interviews with people in specific careers, and a glance at colleges that support those career choices as well as the financial commitments.

All 9th and 10th grade students are eligible to participate in the PVHS GEAR UP cohort through their 12th grade school year as long as they maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average.

For more information, contact Lisa Hamrick, GEAR UP Site Representative 775-727-7737 ext. 2519

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