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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2016-17 GEAR UP Students and Parents of the Year

On February 20, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

2016-17 GEAR UP Student of the Year Awards To recognize outstanding students and identify potential student leaders and youth advocates for the GEAR UP program, GEAR UP Kentucky invites participating high school schools to identify one student to be recognized as their GEAR UP Student of the Year for the…

250 Participate in 2016 Fall Family Campus Days

On February 1, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

GEAR UP Family Campus Days bring families as a unit (defined as parents/guardians/mentors/other significant adults along with their student) onto college campuses to receive information about the college planning process in general and the specifics of each university’s program offerings and campus life. GEAR UP Family Campus Days also educate…

2017 Institute for a College-Going Commonwealth Coming June 8-9

On January 26, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Mark your calendar to join us June 8 – 9, 2017 for the culminating statewide event of the GEAR UP Kentucky project! The 2017 Institute for a College-Going Commonwealth at Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Center will bring together the diverse voices and perspectives of GEAR UP students and…

Apply for 2017 GEAR UP Ky Summer Academy – DEADLINE EXTENDED to Feb 28!

On January 10, 2017, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 GEAR UP Summer Academy! Application deadline: February 28, 2017 For more information and online applications…  Visit the GEAR UP Summer Academy website 

FAFSA Frenzy kicks off October 1

On September 30, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

GUK is kicking off FAFSA Frenzy on October 1, a statewide effort to promote and support GUK seniors in successfully completing and submitting the FAFSA. As an incentive, the first high school in each of GUK’s five regions to have 85% of their senior class complete the FAFSA will receive funding…

NOW HIRING: 2016-17 GEAR UP Ky College & Career Advisors

On June 7, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

GEAR UP Ky will place a College & Career Advisor (CCA) in each GEAR UP Ky school to serve as an advisor to a cohort of GEAR UP students for the 2016-2017 school year. GEAR UP College and Career Advisors will: Work with middle and high school students to make meaningful…

Registration now open for 2016 Teacher/Leader Academy

On May 3, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

As part of GUK’s School Improvement Services designed to increase capacity to implement Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS), the second biennial GEAR UP Teacher/Leader Academy will take place on July 11-14, 2016 in Lexington. To register, schools/districts must contact their Regional Program Manager by May 20, 2016.  The teacher academy will…

New Visions Leadership Program kicks off in January

On February 18, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

To build upon the learning outcomes of the Institute, GUK will offer technical assistance to schools in the areas of rigor and relevance and college and career advising using the evidence-based model.  The GEAR UP Kentucky Visions Leadership Program, a new component of GUK School Improvement Services, is designed for…

Parent Services booth now available for your local and regional events

On February 18, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

You admired it at the Institute and now it’s available to bring to your school! The Parent Services Booth is stocked with information and tools on a number of topics, and its colorfulness and size is sure to attract some attention!  From Parent-Teacher Conference Night to Financial Aid events, GEAR…

Save the date: GEAR UP Ky Teacher/Leader Academy returns July 11 – 14, 2016

On February 18, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

GEAR UP Kentucky is bringing back the highly-popular Teacher/Leader Academy in summer 2016!  The Academy is designed as a four-day professional development offering for core content teachers and district leadership. The 2016 Academy focuses on the theme “Using Inquiry to Address Rigor and Student Engagement: Connecting Community and Content Standards.”…