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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…

235 students selected for GUK Summer Academy Class of 2016

On May 3, 2016, Posted by , In for students,summer academy, With No Comments

Every GUK high school will be represented this summer in the GUK Summer Academy Class of 2016. Acceptance letters were sent out on April 22 to students selected to participate. All  accepted students must confirm their participation by returning the confirmation forms they receive by May 11. If no confirmation form is received…

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Meet the 2015-16 GEAR UP Ky Students of the Year

On April 28, 2016, Posted by , In for students, With No Comments

[ypt playlist_id=PL2q4X_4l81PFNb0m_pHnHQybpqWUCILJ-] This spring, each GEAR UP Kentucky (GUK) high school was asked to nominate one 2015-16 GEAR UP Student of the Year. To be chosen for this recognition, the nominee had to be identified by their GEAR UP College and Career Advisors as an emerging student leader with a…

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.”…

Now accepting applications for 2016 GEAR UP Ky Summer Academy

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

Click here for the 2016 GUK Summer Academy online application APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 11, 2016 What is the GEAR UP Kentucky Summer Academy? The GEAR UP Kentucky Summer Academy is a three week residential summer enrichment program on a university campus sponsored by the GEAR UP Kentucky program….

GEAR UP KY hosting Family Campus Days this spring

On January 6, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

Beginning in February 2016, GEAR UP Kentucky is hosting a series of Spring Family Campus Day  to help families and/or mentors of juniors be better prepared to help senior year college planning. Family Campus Day brings participants together in one place to learn their next steps towards successful college transition….

Coalition launches student competition, targets paying for college

On January 4, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (FRANKFORT, Ky.) The Kentucky College & Career Connection (Ky3C) coalition invites middle and high school students to create 30-second Public Service Announcements promoting the idea that there’s more than one way to pay for college. Challenge winners will have their work produced and broadcast on television and…