1. Texas GEAR UP In Action: Novela Screenings

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Novela
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    If a penny saved is a penny earned, students and parents in Region One ESC GEAR UP are learning how to pull down some serious cash. Family novela-viewing nights in the schools are paired with demonstrations from financial-literacy grant partners to give TXGU'ers better insight into what it...
  2. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Dropout Recovery & Prevention

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Dropoutrec
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    There are students in Bryan who are heading to college despite incredible odds being stacked against them—and that is due in no small part to the efforts of the Bryan ISD GEAR UP team. With a focused, personalized commitment to dropout recovery and prevention, GEAR UP staffer Lindsey...
  3. 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...
  4. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Focus for Students with Disabilities

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Disabiliti
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    As a general rule, TXGU'ers tackle issues of a lack of expectation, example, or ambition and go on to an amazing education post-graduation. That goes double for students who have disabilities—and that lack of a dream to strive towards could've been a real impediment in Bryan ISD if...
  5. Texas GEAR UP in Action: District Leadership Team

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Districtle
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Multi-level collaboration is the name of the game with the school admin and staff of Region One ESC GEAR UP. What they're doing (and quite successfully) is having regular interdisciplinary meetings in each district between GEAR UP staffers, teachers, and school administrators (all the way up...
  6. 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...
  7. 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-...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. How I Got Here: Veronica

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_HIGH_Veroni
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Raised in a migrant farm-worker family (and working in the fields eight months a...
  11. High School

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Videos and examples of high school clubs and activities that develop college ready students.
  12. GEARUP Resources

    • Resource ID: GEARUP-Master
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Explore resources to answer all your burning college questions, watch videos of kids who've overcome some of the same challenges you may be facing, get the full scoop on your dream career, and so much more.
  13. Why Go to College?

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Use these resources to discover the major benefits that come along with that college degree