Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness Undergraduate Program
GEARUP is a federal grant program through the United States Department of Education. The GU grant was awarded to GRREC on behalf of over 1,100 students in seven Kentucky school districts. This grant was awarded to Barren County Schools in 2007 specifically for the class of 2012. The grant will continue to follow this class until they graduate in 2012.
Goal 1:Create a college-going culture for the Class of 2012
Goal 2: Increase success in mathematics by increasing success in Algebra
Goal 3: Support Rigor and Relevance in teaching and learning
Goal 4: Create a school/community support system for students and families
GEARUP Class of 2012 students learn how to prepare for their future educational opportunities by participating in additional activities such as :
-Career speakers in classrooms
-Admission counselors from universities, colleges, and technical schools visits
-College tours for students and their families
- Family Nights where students and families learn more about educational opportunities and financial aide
-Additional classroom resources are available to ensure rigor and revelence
Western Kentucky University, a community partner of GEARUP, works closly with the grant to provide information and support for students and their families.
For more information on the GEARUP grant you may contact Kathy Lowe at BCHS.