What does the GEAR UP program offer students?
college field trips

Studies have shown that acclimation to a new environment prior to introduction to that environment eases anxiety, improves perfomance and promotes leadership. Those are qualities that we want our students to posess. Learn more about upcoming events and tours here.


Every student struggles at some point in their educational career, and we are there to make sure their "struggle" doesn't turn into a "stumble". We have trained counselors whose specific job is to focus on a small group of kids and ensure their success!

learning academies

Focused learning academies are springing up all over the district, the county, the state and the country. Why? Because having a focused group of students that are working toward a common goal WORKS! Contact us to learn more.

college readiness advice

College is a scary transition, which is why we are starting our students down that path as early as middle school. The sooner we expose them to higher education, the more prepared they (and their parents!) will be when the time comes to make the leap.

"STEM" enrichment

If you haven't heard the term "STEM", it is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and encourages the focus on these core subjects throughout the curriculum. For more information on this educational movement, read this article.

service learning opportunites

If you learn in a classroom, out of a book, you're missing the big picture. Service learning allows students to take what they are learning in school and apply it to a "real-world" scenario. It benefits the students and strengthens their community. It's a "win-win"!

What does the GEAR UP program offer parents?

Parents need to be just as ready for their children to go to college as their children need to be to go there. There are elements of college that need to be set in motion years before a student graduates from high school, so please don't hesitate to contact any one of our trained counselors to help you. Our mission is your student's success!

With the flurry of paperwork that colleges require, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle. There are documents to sign, letters to organize, packets to complete... Let us show you the correct way to get your student ready for one of the most important events in their life. Don't get left behind because you forgot to have a piece of paper turned in!

The price of a quality education is going up every year. Most people don't have the amount of money it takes to put a child through college just laying around. Most people require some type of financial aid, and there are a lot of things to know before applying. We know how to get you all the aid you need to make paying for college possible.

Is your student ready for college? How do you know? Have they passed all the classes they need to get into a great school? Are they going to have to take a bunch of remedial classes at the college level before they even start their major? Contact any one of our conselors to learn more about requirements.