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Fox Creek Junior High (NAU GEAR UP)

  • Fox Creek Junior High (NAU GEAR UP)
  • 3101 Desert Sky Drive
  • Bullhead City, AZ 86442

Program Description

Arizona GEAR UP is an innovative college access program that works.

The numbers tell the story: 75% of Gear Up students graduate high school and go onto college �??�?�¢?? a number that is more than double the Arizona average.

Created in 1999 through a federal grant, GEAR UP is aimed specifically at students from low-income communities statewide. Because of GEAR UP's track record of success, the grant was renewed in 2012; Arizona GEAR UP is in the second year of the seven-year grant cycle.

Arizona GEAR UP is successful because it is unique. It differs from other college access programs by:

â?¢ Catching the attention of students early in their academic lives, starting in 7th grade.

â?¢ Raising the academic aspiration of an entire group (cohort) of students. Rather than working just with individuals at the disparate locations, we work with an entire grade level at a school. The group learns to dream together, cultivating the motivation, knowledge and skills needed to succeed along the pathway to college.

â?¢ Keeping these groups of children together all the way through high school.

â?¢ Working with parents to alleviate fears and elevate expectations.

â?¢ Enlisting the support of parents, teachers, guidance counselors, school administrators and community groups.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills

Demographics

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%