1. 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...
  2. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Alexis

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Alexis
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Need a theater...
  3. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Peer Mentoring Program

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Peermentor
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    When it comes to mentoring, the Central ISD team has hit on a decidedly winning solution: help students to help each other! After trying out different styles of mentoring without seeing the results they were hoping for, the team implemented a peer-mentor program—and that proved to be the...
  4. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Parent Transition Event

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Transition
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    TXGU students in El Paso are feeling double the support these days, with parents getting very in the know about all their college-prep needs. Between an active superintendent getting the word out , dedicated calls from multiple school districts aimed at having at least 560 parents in attendance...
  5. Texas GEARUP in Action: Finishing Strong

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Finishstro
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Bryan ISD GEAR UP team members have turned into some National Geographic-level hunter-gatherers—of student information, that is. The targeted approach their Senior Case Load program takes starts with identifying the most at-risk students in their final year, and then gets...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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-...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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.
  17. Lesson Plan: DC Circuits

    • Resource ID: 14775
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson introduces students to fundamentals of DC circuits and schematic electrical diagrams. The lesson also includes circuit analysis problems.
  18. 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.
  19. 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