GEAR UP-2-Success is the strategy that provides technical assistance and coaching to help schools adopt and implement a whole-school advising and monitoring system of early intervention with middle and high school students. The system is based on the very successful GEAR UP Kentucky EPAS advising process and incorporates the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) student advising toolkit and Individual Learning Plan. A customized early warning system uses individual student data to monitor whether or not students are on track to graduate high school ready for college and career and inform ongoing, individualized advising. The strategy is comprised of a 4-step process:
- Step 1: Plan & Pull
- Step 2: Refine & Match
- Step 3: Advise & Monitor
- Step 4: Evaluate & Transition
GEAR UP-2-Success is a core strategy offered to all GEAR UP students in all cohorts, grades 7 through 12.