Systems thinking becomes part of organizational and classroom culture and practice
The programmatic focus of the California GEAR UP Program is to develop and sustain the capacity of feeder sets of middle and high schools to prepare all students for higher education through a systemic network of support for the adults who influence secondary school students. By expanding the capacity of the adults, the expected result will be a greater proportion of students will graduate from high school and be able to access a greater array of postsecondary options without the need for remediation.
To increase the number of students at sets of participating middle and high schools who met or exceeded standards on grade-appropriate statewide assessments in English/Language Arts and Math by 10 percent as compared to the performance of students in the same grade at these schools in the 2016-17 school year.
The California GEAR Up Program is guided by the following philosophy:
Program Services and Partnerships
Support services are determined in collaboration with school site leadership and the GEAR UP Program Leadership. The principal services include, but are not limited to: