GEAR UP Achievers

  • Preparing the Class of 2024 for Success

    Kent School District (KSD) and the University of Washington (UW) Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) have partnered to bring the GEAR UP Achievers program to three KSD middle schools in the 2019-2020 school year.

    All eighth-grade students (class of 2024) enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year at Meeker Middle School are participating in GEAR UP Achievers.

    Support Through High School & Beyond

    Our GEAR UP success specialist will offer resources and support for students through 2024-2025 as they transition from middle to high school, graduate from high school, and enter post-secondary education.

    • Support during eighth grade in 2019-2020
    • Support during ninth grade in 2020-2021
    • Support during tenth grade in 2021-2022
    • Support during eleventh grade in 2022-2023
    • Support during twelfth grade in 2023-2024
    • Support during the first year of post-secondary education in 2024-2025

    GEAR UP Achievers students and families can count on:

    • Tutoring, mentoring, and/or after school programs.
    • Support in understanding the cost of post-secondary education and how to pay with financial aid, scholarships, grants, work student, and more.
    • College visits, worksite visits, summer programming and more each year to help students prepare for post-secondary education and explore career pathways.
    • Assistance in understanding how to support their student’s educational goals and career aspirations.
    • Assistance with the College Bound Scholarship for eligible students. We will make sure students are signed up and taking the necessary steps to remain eligible.

    More Information

    Learn more about scholarships, summer programs, virtual tours, STEM challenges, and more!

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Last Modified on April 27, 2020