1. 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...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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...
  4. 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,...
  5. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Xavier

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_FOGU_Xavie
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Xavier is all...
  6. 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.
  7. 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.)
  8. 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.
  9. Understanding College Loans

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_Loansunder
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Figure out all the basics of education loans with this easy-to-understand guide, which also provides useful strategies, tips, and potential pitfalls to watch out for....
  10. Introduction to Financial Aid

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_Finaidintr
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The good news: There’s loads of money out there to help your child pay for...
  11. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Brooke

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_FOGU_Brook
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    We’re...
  12. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Andrew

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_FOGU_Andre
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    If there’s anyone who’s on our fantasy lineup for the football team (close your...
  13. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Gustavo

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_FOGU_Gusta
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Family is everything for Del Rio High School sophomore, aspiring artist, and history buff...
  14. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Brenden

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_FOGU_Brend
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Shooting hoops,...
  15. Texas GEAR UP in Action: College Road Trips

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Collegeroa
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we definitely agree. But when it comes to students being able to really place themselves in a college setting, a 3-D experience is even more ideal. And no, we don't mean sending them to an informational IMAX screening—we're talking...
  16. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Parent 2 Parent

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Parent2par
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    What happens when parents come together? Greatness. In East Texas, parents are coming together like never before. The launch of a GEAR UP outreach program called Parent2Parent is connecting educators with parents to close the knowledge gap and expand the educational possibilities for all the...
  17. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Science and Engineering Extravaganza

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Scienceext
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Our GEAR UP friends out in El Paso are up to some pretty amazing things. What once began as an event for a handful of students has exploded into an engineering and science extravaganza that takes STEM development into the next stratosphere. By partnering with the local chapter of Mexican...
  18. Texas GEAR UP in Action: iMAS Academy and Discover College

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Imas
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Heads up! The Investigations in Math and Science (iMAS) Academy and Discover College program are taking college prep to the next level. Held at Stephen F. Austin University, Texas GEAR UP students spend time at the dual-program camp taking a deeper dive into STEM-based skills, in addition to...
  19. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Rails to Trails

    • Resource ID: Gearup_H_Railstrails
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The forward-thinkers at Region One ESC GEAR UP are using a citywide problem in Rio Hondo to improve the quality of life for its citizens—as well as provide a tremendous opportunity to teach urban planning to some lucky students. After a city planner noticed that kids were literally running...
  20. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Parent & Student Athlete Symposium

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Parentathl
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The Texas GEAR UP State Grant hosted a Parent & Student Athlete Symposium and scored big time. The focus of the event was to bring kids who play sports together with their biggest fans—their parents—under one roof to talk about the deeper meaning behind athletics and how the...