1. Texas CTE Resource Center YouTube Playlist

    • Resource ID: TXCTEYT
    • Grade Range: N/A
    The Texas CTE Resource Center YouTube Playlist on the TEA channel hosts special populations videos in a closed captioned format. 
  2. Texas GEAR UP in Action: LVN Program

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_LVN
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Nursing's a great job. Nurses perform an incredibly demanding, immensely valuable, and incalculably rewarding service to their community—and it's steady work that requires even steadier minds to go in and git 'er done with compassion and a high level of expertise. That's...
  3. How I Got Here: Maria

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_HIGH_Maria
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    During high school, Maria went through every day carrying a secret—she’s an undocumented citizen. While other students were starting to prep for college, Maria was thinking that she’d never be able to step foot on a college campus due to her status. And she was seriously...
  4. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Health Science Academy

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Healthscie
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When the folks at IDEA Public Schools GEAR UP started hearing that students were wanting to leave to attend more health and science-oriented institutions, they knew they had to come up with an inventive solution or risk losing them all together—and thus was born ...
  5. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Phenomenal Women Career Conference

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Phenomenal
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    A great group of gals from ESC Region 12 got the chance to get up close and personal with working women at a Phenomenal Women Career Conference in Temple. Fusing facts with fashion and fun, the day-long conference offered some amazing insight and invaluable info from some incredibly fierce...
  6. Texas GEAR UP in Action: GeoFORCE

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Geoforce
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Students in the Texas GEAR UP State Grant don't have to be stuck between a rock and a hard place when making their summer plans thanks to a partnership with the innovative GeoFORCE program. The STEM-focused geoscience course lets students get hands-on with nature, while also providing them...
  7. Texas GEAR UP in Action: GEAR UP Club

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_GUclub
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Some lucky IDEA Public Schools students from the Rio Grande Valley are getting a highly unique taste of college life through the exciting and engaging Transformational College Field Lessons program. These lessons aren't your typical visits to local colleges or even state universities. No,...
  8. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Xavier

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_FOGU_Xavie
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Xavier is all...
  9. How I Got Here: Yarii

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_HIGH_Yarii
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Some students may not fully appreciate the value of dual-credit classes—until they see Yarii’s story. This student (who didn’t even speak English until she was 14)...
  10. How I Got Here: Kevin

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_HIGH_Kevin
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    What happens when you blow through your grant money in the...
  11. How I Got Here: Dorthy

    • Resource ID: Gearup_C_HIGH_Dorthy
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When self-described bookworm Dorothy went from the Rio Grande Valley to Harvard for college, she expected to fit in immediately in her new surroundings. So she was pretty surprised when...
  12. How I Got Here: Dianey

    • Resource ID: Gearup_C_HIGH_Dianey
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Getting parents on board with the idea of college is step one. Getting them on board with a college far away from home can be an even more daunting challenge. Dianey faced that issue...
  13. How I Got Here: Alex

    • Resource ID: Gearup_C_HIGH_Alex
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Students like Alex might get a lot of flak for switching schools and switching studies. But as he shows us in the latest installment of TXGU's "How I Got Here" video series, switching things up can...
  14. How I Got Here: Elvia

    • Resource ID: Gearup_C_HIGH_Elvia
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    You’ve got big college dreams, but what if your parents...
  15. Parents: Letting Go

    • Resource ID: Gearup_C_LettingGo
    • Grade Range: 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Make your letting-go process much easier for the whole family by following the helpful tips, tricks, and advice in this detailed guide.
  16. College Life Guide for Parents

    • Resource ID: Gearup_C_CollegeGuid
    • Grade Range: 12, Postsecondary, Adult education
    Get a sneak peek into the future right here with a glimpse of the college experience for a brand-new student. (Spoiler: There are a huge variety of resources on the campus to help your teen thrive.)
  17. How I Got Here: Greg

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_HIGH_Greg
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When San Antonio native Greg lost his scholarship while he was in college, he was absolutely determined that he would still graduate. So he turned to student loans to cover his costs...
  18. How I Got Here: Angelica

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_HIGH_Angel
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    So you've got a lot of first-gen students on your hands without too much in the way of college savings, and some may be close to giving up hope on pursuing higher education all...
  19. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Jocelyn

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_FTGU_Jocely
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Watch the video to get to know all about this guitar-playing, goal-shooting, world-traveling GEAR UP freshman from El Paso.
  20. How I Got Here: Lemnique

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_HIGH_Lemniq
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Lemnique had a passion for animals that she wanted to turn into a career, and she knew that college (specifically, a lot of it) was the only way to make it happen. ...