1. How I Got Here: Heriberto

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_HIGH_Herib
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The video introduces a former student from Brownsville who went from playing with Legos to owning his very own robotics company. Passion, hard work, and a lot of AP classes helped him...
  2. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Brooke

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

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_FOGU_Brend
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Shooting hoops,...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. College Prep Checklists

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Checklist
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Not totally sure what you should be doing at any given moment to prep for college? No worries—we’ve got you covered. Choose your grade to get a to-do checklist that’ll help you stay on track for that shiny college future of yours.
  7. All about the SAT/ACT

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Satact
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    One of the big parts of prepping to get into college is taking the ACT and/or SAT test. These college entrance exams measure general academic knowledge and also provide a rough assessment of students’ readiness to do college-level work. They are tough, but with some preparation (and a big...
  8. Being an Advocate for Your Teen

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Advocate
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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  9. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Xavier

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_FOGU_Xavie
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Xavier is all...
  10. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Youth Congress

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Youthcongr
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Being a leader doesn't come naturally to most, but thanks to the Youth Congress program at Moody High School in Waco, some top-notch students are finding out it doesn't have to. This elite extracurricular club is giving its members an all-access pass to picking up some...
  11. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Wee Blue Beasties Gaming Club

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Gaming
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Manor New Tech High School is getting gamers completely GEAR'ed UP about STEAM subjects and all the related career options with their innovative gaming and media club Wee Blue Beasties. Whether students are aspiring artists or math masters, everyone is welcome in this super-...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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...
  14. 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,...
  15. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Mental Health Symposium

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Mentalheal
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) needed to get the word out about substance abuse and mental health in south Texas, it made perfect sense to partner with TAMIU'S “Creating a Vision” GEAR UP team. For one day, parents and educators were invited to learn...
  16. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Book Club

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Bookclub
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
     In an effort to foster a passion for reading, the ESC Region 12 College Link team started a book club that's gotten their kids going cover to cover like never before. A focus of the club is preparing students for college by developing social skills, text-analysis...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...