Welcome to GEAR UP at KHS!
My name is Julie McPherson and I am the GEAR UP Facilitator for the Class of 2023!
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federal initiative designed to increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and excel in postsecondary education.
GEAR UP Objectives
Objective 1: Increase the academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education of GEAR UP students.
Objective 2: Increase rate of high school graduation, awareness, and participation in postsecondary education for GEAR UP students through a college network.
Objective 3: Increase GEAR UP students’ education expectations and students’ and their families’ knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparation and financing.
GEAR UP Services
Academic/Career Counseling Academic Enrichment College Visit/Student Shadowing
Comprehensive Mentoring Educational Field Trips Family/Cultural Events
Financial Aid Counseling Financial Literacy Job Site visit/Job Shadowing
Leadership Development Parent Workshop Rigorous Academic Curricula
Student Workshop Summer Programs Tutoring/Homework Assistance
GEAR UP Site Facilitator
Phone: 254-336-0477 254-541-8234
NO PARENT NIGHT OCTOBER 21! This event has been canceled. Be on the look out for future parent nights! Sorry for the inconvenience.
See Mrs. McPheherson for information on the following field trips:
Central Texas College Visit October 9
Temple College Visit October 10
Get Financially Fit! October 22
UMHB Visit October 29
Texas State Visit November 5