GEAR UP stands for "Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs" and provides college-readiness support to Wa-Hi students and families in the following ways:

For Students:

  • Tutoring during and after school
  • Enriched technology-based curriculum, especially in reading, writing, and math
  • College campus visits
  • Motivational speakers
  • Support throughout all four years of high school
  • Scholarship assistance for select students

For Parents:

  • Leadership training
  • Facilitating grass-roots community development
  • Educational classes and workshops on topics such as paying for college, applying for college and financial aid, writing the college application essay, and selecting a college

For Teachers:

  • Staff development in areas such as ESL and reading endorsement
  • Classroom technology and curriculum


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