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Norris Middle School (Tennessee GEAR UP)

  • Norris Middle School (Tennessee GEAR UP)
  • P.O. Box 1194
  • Norris, TN 37828
  • 8654947171
  • Jeff Harshbarger
  • Principal
  • 8654947171

Program Description

The United States Department of Education awarded a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). GEAR UP, a seven-year discretionary grant program, aims to increase the number of low-income, first generation students enrolling and succeeding in college. THEC's successful GEAR UP TN proposal provides direct services to a cohort of students, the Class of 2018, beginning in the 7th grade and continuing through the cohort's first year of postsecondary education. GEAR UP TN also provides services to students in the senior class of participating high schools each grant year.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants



  • Less than 25%