Celebrate student achievements with National GEAR UP Week.

San Antonio ISD will celebrate National GEAR UP Week with various events at district middle schools during the week-long event, which runs Sept. 10 – 14, 2012.

GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. All eighth graders at San Antonio ISD are enrolled in the program and have been assigned with college readiness coaches who will support and follow them through high school and the first year of college, according to district officials.

Whittier Middle School 8th-graders penned their college and career goals and posted them in place where they can serve as daily motivators as they work toward those goals.

The GEAR UP program is made possible through a $21.5 million federal GEAR UP grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information, visit GEAR UP at San Antonio ISD.

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Learn more about National GEAR UP Week at NCCEP.

Photo Courtesy: San Antonio ISD