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East High School GEAR UP (UVU)

  • East High School GEAR UP (UVU)
  • 840 S 1300 E
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Program Description

GEAR UP is an acronym for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. It is a seven-year federal grant program that provides services and assistance for low-income students in order to help them successfully graduate from high school and prepare for college.

Grant Objectives

  • Increase academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education for GEAR UP students.
  • Increase the rate of high school graduation and enrollment in postsecondary education for GEAR UP students.
  • Increase GEAR UP students' and their families' knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparations, and financing.
  • Increase GEAR UP students' success in their first year of attendance at an institution of higher education.
  • Services Provided

    • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
    • College admissions guidance and counseling
    • College transition and retention support
    • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
    • Mentoring
    • Parent/family services

    Demographics

    First-Generation

    • Less than 25%