Kearny High

Educational Complex

GEAR UP logo
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for
Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)


Who is a part of GEAR UP?

All students in the class of 2014 and 2015

What is GEAR UP all about?
GEAR UP is committed to providing a wide range of services, such as tutoring, educational and leadership activities, individual and group counseling, college field trips, parent events, testing workshops, and many other exciting opportunities, to accomplish the following:


              · To cultivate a “college going culture” at our school

     · To increase the number of students who are the first generation of their family to attend college

              · To increase college eligibility and participation rates

              · To encourage parents to get involved

              · To support a successful learning environment


Our GEAR UP 2008-2014 goals are to provide a set of comprehensive services for students and their families to ensure they receive the necessary information, motivation, and preparation to enter post secondary educational programs as well as to firmly establish new approaches to student support and college going culture that permanently increase college going rates among disadvantaged populations.

When is GEAR UP happening and for how long?

Now until the class of 2014 graduates from high school and the class of in 2015 is in the 11thgrade


Where is GEAR UP at?

All 4 small schools, CTA, DMD, SCT, and SIB, at Kearny High Educational Complex receive services and funding through GEAR UP


Why is GEAR UP important?

It is never too early to be exposed to options after high school. Many of our students will be the first ones in their family to go to college, which means that information regarding college is important to them and their family’s education and empowerment.  There are many opportunities that are available to our students, if they so choose, and we want them to be as prepared as possible to be successful and well-rounded individuals. We want all of our GEAR UP students to believe in themselves and know they will be successful.